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Sports Audio Programs-Painstakingly faithful to its title, Kenny Maynes book is neither complete nor is it particularly accurate.p Ostensibly an A-to-Z encyclopedia of all known sports, many sports are never mentioned. Theres not a word about rugby, volleyball, roller derby, swimming, or (shockingly) Basque pelota or shinty. There is a chapter about sliding, but none about skiing. Competitive eating and rhythmic gymnastics will have to wait for another book.pHowever, there are roughly eight chapters about tackle football - the greatest sport in the world, and everyone knows it - and a good four or five about horse racing. So quit complaining before youve even heard the book. There will be plenty of time for complaining after youve finished it.pThose sports that are covered in the book are examined with exhaustive inattention to unretained detail. Many chapters have nothing to do with sports. For instance, the chapter on hunting is about hunting for a hassle-free, triple-tall Americano, light on the water.pSo, then, what exactly is iAn Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sporti Part nostalgic memoir (like the summer Mark Sansaver hit 843 home runs in backyard wiffleball), part Dave Barry-esque riffs (like explaining bocce to non-Italians), part scholarly tract (it includes the origins of tackle football), and part metafiction (see Time-outs), it is what Kenny calls his anti-coffee-table book.

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