Will Leitch - Are Today's Sports Fans too Cynical?
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/02/06/Will_Leitch_God_Save_the_Fan Deadspin.com editor Will Leitch discusses sports fans' changing attitudes about professional athletes. ----- Will Leitch, Founding editor of Deadspin.com, discusses his new book God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (And How We Can Get It Back). ...a bitingly funny manifesto about how sports fans can take back their games from the bottom-line owners, corporate media, and the cheating athletes on the field - Books Inc. Will Leitch is the founding editor of Deadspin.com, Will Leitch has also written for the New York Times, New York magazine, Slate, Salon, and Playboy, and is the author of Catch, a novel, and Life as a Loser, a book of essays. He has been profiled in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. Born in Mattoon, Illinois, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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