Upon Further Review by Mike Pesca

Upon Further Review

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way.No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, ...

Details Upon Further Review

TitleUpon Further Review
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Nonfiction, Adult, Science Fiction, Alternate History

Reviews Upon Further Review

  • Allen Adams
    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp...Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically … what if? What if something changed fundamentally about the games that we love? And what if those changes resulted in more changes and those changes led to still more changes and so on?That’s the guiding force behind ...
  • Kevin Larose
    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? What if the National League had adopted the designated hitter? You get the idea. Well written with a lot of different perspectives included, this is a great read for t...
  • Yosef Shapiro
    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection.
  • Austin Gilbert
    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down.
  • Jan Thullen
    I'm enjoying this book. It speculates on what might have happened in slightly different situations, like what if Nixon had been good at football (!). Read the 30 short pieces in any order. It has an extensive index, so browsing there is not a bad way in.