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Reference Trivia

Texas Sports Trivia

by (author) Tim Price & J. Alexander Poulton

Editions de la Montagne Verte
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Trivia, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
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The Wildcatter attitude and thirst for winning have supplied the world with great players and personalities in nearly every sport. Bringing together stories of athletic heroics, hard-fought rivalries, memorable characters and unforgettable moments, Texas Sports Trivia combines the quirky, the comical and the unusual: * Seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Dallas-born Lance Armstrong once rode up the Champs-Elysees at the finish holding the Lone Star flag high, but nearly crashed when it caught in the chain of his bicycle. * AstroTurf got its name when it was installed in the Houston Astrodome; the real grass died after the roof's skylights were painted over. * Before becoming president of the United States, George W. Bush was the managing partner of the Texas Rangers baseball club. * In 1973, East Texas-born George Foreman took on an undefeated Joe Frazier and knocked him out in the second round to win the World Heavyweight Championship. * The largest 100-mile cycling event in the nation, the Hotter'N Hell Hundred pays homage to our 100-degree temperatures and is contested by almost 15,000 participants in the blowtorch heat every August. * And many 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.

Tim Price'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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