Jeff Pearlman

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My town beats yours

Was walking through Manhattan yesterday, stumbled upon this scene down in the West Village area.

I love New York. L-o-v-e New York. If you haven’t lived here, you need to. I’m being serious. I know people are afraid of the city; are intimidated by the city; are turned off by the city. But, man, the place just oozes … everything. Food. Theatre. Fashion. Culture. Yesterday was a scorcher—probably 93 degrees, with little breeze to be found—and my T-shirt was soaked with sweat. Yet I had a semi-free day to walk and walk and walk. So I did.

On a side note, the book is done. Handed in my final revision copy yesterday, filled with jots and insertions and such. This is my longest. most-detailed, most-reported work yet. I’m excited. Nervous. Anxious.

OK, done babbling. Need to write …

  • mark

    Congrats on finishing the book

  • http://www.computerconciergeny.com Mike

    Jeff, Congratulations on finishing the book. If it is like the others, it will be well received.

  • muhammed goldstein

    People who don’t like New York..well, enjoy driving to Wal-Mart on a Saturday afternoon for your culture!

  • jmw

    Mu Go
    There is culture elsewhere.
    Within walking distance of my home there is a nice park, two years ago I listened to Rock Legend (if you know your history), Nokie Edwards, play.
    A bit further downstream Jethro Tull plays in a week. The Moody Blues just left.
    Good shows all summer.
    http://www.thecuthbert.com/events.html
    Last winter Elton John was in town at the Matthew Knight Arena. The 8th-12th at the Arena – Cirque Du Soleil.
    The Hult center has ballet, opera, symphonies, as resident companies.
    Then there is the 3 day Oregon Country Fair to get your fill of the counterculture. http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
    Even small towns can have culture. Tiny Ashland, Oregon is famous for it’s Tony award winning theater. http://www.osfashland.org/index.aspx
    On top of that 45 feet from my kitchen window runs a nice river with a beautiful set of rapids.
    Fish for Salmon, Steelhead, trout.
    Raft, or tube downstream.
    Last year I watched a Bald Eagle preen itself on some rocks in the middle of the river. -Beat That-
    Not claiming that NY doesn’t overwhelm with opportunities. Just saying people that think NY is the only cultured place are as smart as pumice. Or maybe not quite that smart.

  • pt

    love the mr met shirt!

  • Redneck Ted

    My town has cockfights and yes, I’m talking about chickens.

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Once again, Jeff Pearlman has produced an exhaustively researched, elegantly written book that re-creates one of the most colorful and memorable teams of the modern era. No basketball fan's bookshelf will be complete without it.

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