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Kiss 'Em Goodbye, By Dennis Purdy.
Kiss 'Em Goodbye features over 100 accounts of the legendary and not-so-legendary teams that have graced (and disgraced) our professional sports leagues. Paying tragicomic tribute to the ones that went broke, broke down, and otherwise broke their fans' hearts, it highlights a team so bad it had to fold, a team so good that it destroyed its own league, a team that never played a single home game, and a team that burned down its own arena for the insurance money. From the tragedy of the clubs that abandoned their fans (the Dodgers, the Giants, the Colts, the Browns) to the hilarity of the teams that deserved their timely ends, Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a page-turning romp through the history of professional athletics.
Material: Paper Back
Brand: Random House
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