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Got a sports bucket list? His parents told him he was crazy. His friends said he'd never do it. #HoldMyBeer In September 2013, Jamie Reidy set out to complete Sports Year,his Hail Mary attempt at a return to literary success while also recusing himself from self-inflicted midlife and debt crisis. With very little planning and even less funding, the itinerary called for Re Got a sports bucket list? His parents told him he was crazy. His friends said he'd never do it. #HoldMyBeer In September 2013, Jamie Reidy set out to complete Sports Year,his Hail Mary attempt at a return to literary success while also recusing himself from self-inflicted midlife and debt crisis. With very little planning and even less funding, the itinerary called for Reidy to hit a sports event every day,ranging from the Super Bowl down to a six-year-old girls' basketball game. (FYI: the refs don't call traveling.) Along the way, he'd visit all the iconic venues like Lambeau,, Fenway, Rupp, et al. He saw a Heisman Trophy winner play...hoops in a men's rec league. Jamie tailgated with strangers at The Grove, The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, and Army-Navy. He discovered his new favorite new sport: women's indoor volleyball. He also witnessed sports that didn't really qualify as such: inner-tube water polo and Cleveland Browns Football. Not to go to all Tom Rinaldi on you, but it "got a little dusty" at times. Reidy watched in awe as wheelchair bowlers and amputee softball players transcended any so-called limitations. He also brought wounded veterans to games on their sports Bucket Lists, giving him much needed perspective on what constitutes actual "problems." So, Jamie actually made it the entire year?! Yeah, no. He fell shorter than a Shaq free throw. But, but for five magical months, the author was a daily spectator of the human condition, and the result - Need One! - is a hilarious and heartfelt road-trip memoir. Reidy learned that while scoreboards don't allow for moral victories, life sure does.


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Got a sports bucket list? His parents told him he was crazy. His friends said he'd never do it. #HoldMyBeer In September 2013, Jamie Reidy set out to complete Sports Year,his Hail Mary attempt at a return to literary success while also recusing himself from self-inflicted midlife and debt crisis. With very little planning and even less funding, the itinerary called for Re Got a sports bucket list? His parents told him he was crazy. His friends said he'd never do it. #HoldMyBeer In September 2013, Jamie Reidy set out to complete Sports Year,his Hail Mary attempt at a return to literary success while also recusing himself from self-inflicted midlife and debt crisis. With very little planning and even less funding, the itinerary called for Reidy to hit a sports event every day,ranging from the Super Bowl down to a six-year-old girls' basketball game. (FYI: the refs don't call traveling.) Along the way, he'd visit all the iconic venues like Lambeau,, Fenway, Rupp, et al. He saw a Heisman Trophy winner play...hoops in a men's rec league. Jamie tailgated with strangers at The Grove, The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, and Army-Navy. He discovered his new favorite new sport: women's indoor volleyball. He also witnessed sports that didn't really qualify as such: inner-tube water polo and Cleveland Browns Football. Not to go to all Tom Rinaldi on you, but it "got a little dusty" at times. Reidy watched in awe as wheelchair bowlers and amputee softball players transcended any so-called limitations. He also brought wounded veterans to games on their sports Bucket Lists, giving him much needed perspective on what constitutes actual "problems." So, Jamie actually made it the entire year?! Yeah, no. He fell shorter than a Shaq free throw. But, but for five magical months, the author was a daily spectator of the human condition, and the result - Need One! - is a hilarious and heartfelt road-trip memoir. Reidy learned that while scoreboards don't allow for moral victories, life sure does.

13 review for Need One!: A Lunatic's Attempt to Attend 365 Games in 365 Days

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lance

    Every sports fan has a sports bucket list, places and teams that the fan wants to see at least once in his or her lifetime. Dubbed “Sports Year”, author Jamie Reidy set out to do just that by attending one sporting even each day for an entire year. He also wanted to align Sports Year with the Wounded Warrior Project and allow wounded veterans to attend games and events on their bucket lists. While Sports Year fell short of the goal of one event every day for a year, the book does a fine job of c Every sports fan has a sports bucket list, places and teams that the fan wants to see at least once in his or her lifetime. Dubbed “Sports Year”, author Jamie Reidy set out to do just that by attending one sporting even each day for an entire year. He also wanted to align Sports Year with the Wounded Warrior Project and allow wounded veterans to attend games and events on their bucket lists. While Sports Year fell short of the goal of one event every day for a year, the book does a fine job of capturing the adventures Reidy encountered while attending events. He had to do this on a very limited budget as his hopes of obtaining sponsors did not go as well as he hoped (but he did end up sending out some Sports Year koozies for donors as promised). He talks often about his 10-year-old Saab and the less-than-prime condition it was in to make the long journey. His tales about his car were quite funny as were many of the other stories he shared. This humor is the best quality of the book as it is not only entertaining, it kept the book moving along at a good pace. Another nice touch to not only the book, but also Sports Year, is the variety of sports he attends. Not only the types of sports, but also the age level of the participants. During this trip, he becomes a big fan of girls’/women’s indoor volleyball. He realizes how trivial his troubles during the trip are when he sees a softball game in which all players have had at least one limb amputated. He gets to take veterans to some of the biggest venues such as Cowboys Stadium and Lambeau Field. Through it all he maintains not only his sense of humor but also his sanity – at least enough to be able to write a very different type of sports memoir that any sports fan will enjoy reading. http://sportsbookguy.blogspot.com/201...

  2. 5 out of 5

    greg hendry

    Fun read for sport's fans, dreamers, and patriots. A must read for any fan or anyone who appreciates the sacrifices our veterans, especially wounded ones, made for all of us. You will enjoy the ride likely more than the author, Jamie Reidy, did. Fun read for sport's fans, dreamers, and patriots. A must read for any fan or anyone who appreciates the sacrifices our veterans, especially wounded ones, made for all of us. You will enjoy the ride likely more than the author, Jamie Reidy, did.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Danté Evans

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    Michael

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    Denise

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    Denis C Klein

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    Alex Harrison

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    Jim Townsend

  9. 4 out of 5

    ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣

  10. 4 out of 5

    Robert

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    Tina

  12. 4 out of 5

    Scott Donnelly

  13. 4 out of 5

    Reverenddave

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