Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica by Roger Bennett

Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

From the wildly popular soccer pundits, a hilarious and informative guide to the ever-more popular game.For more than a decade, the "Men in Blazers"—two balding transplants from Britain named Rog and Davo—have stood at the center of our growing national obsession with soccer. Hundreds of thousands of fans tune in weekly to their podcast and television broadcast to get their analysis of the previous week's matches and soccer news. But for all ...

Details Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

TitleMen in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Soccer, Nonfiction, Humor, Comedy

Reviews Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

  • MH
    So much more than a well-illustrated collection of jokes about pie and hair loss, the encyclopedia format serves as a backdoor biography for the two men, "an optimistic Londoner who believes everything is possible" and "a negative Liverpudlian who sees Cossacks lurking behind every door" (x), told through entries on family, football collectibles, and especially childhoods in England spent dreaming about America. There are plenty of jokes for GFOP...
  • Thekelburrows
    Balds win! Balds win! BALDS WIN!
  • Liesel Reichart
    Entirely sub-optimal. The final nail in the coffin of the publishing business as we know it. Courage to all readers who embark on this heartless work, devoid of all human emotion and clearly ghost-written by Zlatan.
  • Ric
    Rog and Davo have outdone themselves here. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more suboptimal than the podcast and the tv show, they release this book that is as crap as the rest. And I couldn’t have possibly enjoyed it more.
  • Spencer
    I have loved soccer for a long time. In the buildup to the last World Cup in 2014, I discovered a podcast by two English gents call "Men in Blazers". I immediately fell in love with Rog and Davo, their football knowledge, their incredible sense of humor, and of course, their delightful accents. I haven't missed a Men in Blazers podcast in the past four years. Not only have they brought more enjoyment to the World Cup and subsequent international ...
  • Paul Carr
    Nothing I say will persuade you to or dissuade you from buying this book. If you don’t know or like the Men in Blazers, you won’t get most of the jokes, and the humor will seem bizarre. If you are a Men in Blazers fan (as I am), you will relish the sub-optimality and understand that reference. I laughed out loud many times while reading this, and I smiled or chuckled countless others. Their ability to blend soccer, comedy and pop culture is a...
  • Ian Hamilton
    Bennett and Davis' show and podcast are consistently entertaining, but unfortunately Blazertannica feels as though it was hastily thrown together to ride the wave of the duo's popularity. The jokes are inconsistent, and the "encyclopedia" is a smorgasbord of largely dull and superfluous entries. Much of what makes the comedic pair so strong is their delivery and ability to feed off one another on air; unfortunately this formula isn't replicated i...
  • Kenneth
    Fun build up to the World Cup.It brings me more joy to have than it does to read, if that makes any sense. Consuming tons of the Men in Blazers podcasts and tv episodes creates value for this as a piece of merchandise. It’s like a really cool concert poster.If you are a GFOP, it’s worth getting.
  • Poppy
    Could anything be better.Could anything be better. Hours & hours of football & laughter. I've sat with this all day. I will continue to enjoy it and share it with my kids & laugh with them. If only it came with pies.
  • Angel Ojeda
    Pure Sub-Optimal Crap. I’ll forgive the lack of having Mexico with an excellent section on Miguel Herrera.
  • Joe Lucia
    Suboptimal crap. Could not recommend it more highly.
  • David
    Total crap, insanely suboptimal, but highly commended
  • Gus Sanchez
    Crappity crap crap crap. And we’re all the better for this. Thank you for this, gents.
  • Moira
    Fun read leading up to World Cup!
  • Bob
    It’s fun to read although I think it may not be fully appreciated if you don’t listen to the podcast. Definitely not a reference book. Lots of fun.
  • Mike
    Utter crap.
  • Hans-Martin Ishida
    So crap it made me wish I'd stayed in Senegal rather than come back to buy it. Would read/refer to again.
  • Will
    Best suboptimal book ever!Seriously, tons of information about America's "sport of the future", including history and little-know facts, along with the experience of two English blokes who've been living in the US the last 3 decades. The best entry was the last, which missing the end of the 2006 World Cup final turned to how the two met.