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Reference Trivia

California Sports Trivia

by (author) Raul Guisado & J. Alexander Poulton

Editions de la Montagne Verte
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Trivia, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
    List Price
    $14.95 USD

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Enthusiasts and uber-fanatics of just about any sport you can think of can be found in California. Read about the interesting, kooky and popular stories that portray the rich sports culture of the Golden State: * The Oakland Raiders is one of only two teams in the NFL to have played in the Super Bowl in four different decades * During the 2007 Summer X Games, skateboarder Jake Brown fell 45 feet before crashing to the ramp; the force of the fall knocked his shoes off, and he was unconscious for eight minutes * The signature patch O'Neill Surf Shop founder Jack O'Neill wears over his left eye was the result of an accident with an overly elastic surf leash prototype invented by his son * And more.

About the authors

J. ALEXANDER POULTON is a writer, photographer and genuine sports enthusiast. He's even willing to admit he has ''called in sick'' during the broadcasts of major sports events so that he can get in as much viewing as possible. He has earned his BA in English literature and his graduate diploma in journalism.

Raul Guisado's profile page

Arpon Basu had said since the age of eight that he would one day make the National Hockey League. Any chance of that happening, came to a crashing halt when, at 15 when he realized he was completely devoid of any talent. He earned a graduate journalism degree from Concordia University and went straight to a sports-writing job with the Canadian Press. The first time he walked into the Montréal Canadiens dressing room as a giddy cub reporter, Basu nearly fell over as it dawned on him that, despite his ineptitude on the ice, he had in fact been telling the truth as a dreamy-eyed eight-year-old.Basu covers sports for the Canadian Press in Montréal and writes a weekly sports column for the Montréal Gazette. He is also editor of Montréal’s South Shore, The St-Lambert Journal.

J. Alexander Poulton's profile page

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