Book Review: All In

Review by Budd Bailey How many athletes really mattered in the 20th century? Not too many. Jackie Robinson, absolutely.  Muhammad Ali, certainly. Babe Ruth, perhaps (mostly for starting the rise…

Book Review: Bracketology

Review by Budd Bailey Basketball fans have learned a new word over the past several years: bracketology. If you were trying to define it, you’d say it is the study…

Book Review: True

Review by Budd Bailey It was particularly appropriate – and perhaps a little scary – to read this book shortly after the mass shooting in Buffalo that killed 10 African…

Book Review: Paradise Found

Review by Budd Bailey The first and last time that many of us knew anything about Paradise, California, was on November 8, 2018. An enormous wildfire ran through the town…

Book Review: Tom Seaver

Review by Budd Bailey I waited about 10 years for someone to get this right. Back around 2011, I read a biography of Tom Seaver called “The Last Icon.” It…

Book Review: Playmakers

Review by Budd Bailey Mike Florio has some opinions about the state of the National Football League, and he’d like to share them. No, that’s not right. That statement doesn’t…

Book Review: Up & Down

Review by Budd Bailey “Up & Down” gives us the chance to talk about the curious case (and accompanying autobiography) of golfer Bubba Watson. Here’s someone who is almost tailor-made…