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The Year in Sports Media: Books
December 24, 2012
Did you see that Chris Bosh video bomb? How many versions of "Eli Manning Looking at Things" can you name? When the soccer titans tangled on Twitter, were you #TeamChastain or #TeamSolo? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, SI is here to help, highlighting 2012's good (Charles Barkley does Shaq), bad (the Olympics on tape delay) and god-awful (Terry Bradshaw goes Gangnam Style). Consider yourself back in the loop
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December 24, 2012

The Year In Sports Media: Books

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Miss the skepticism and reportorial rigor of Bissinger's Pulitzer-winning work for The Philadelphia Inquirer

ROBERT LIPSYTE

Former New York Times columnist, scourge of excesses in sports and "godding up" of athletes

EYE-POPPING ASSERTION

"[And] if all the rumors about his use of performance enhancing drugs turned out to be true? I'm willing to live with it. Let's assume that Lance's doctors have been so skillful that he never tested positive. Can we move on?"

The New Republic, Oct. 17, 2012

MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCE

Like Armstrong, a testicular cancer survivor; has confessed that cyclist is "closest I have ... to a celebrity jock hero"

BUT STILL ...

USADA report shows Armstrong to be what Lipsyte has spent entire career blasting: an alpha jock granted license to bully others with impunity

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