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Arm Wrasslin’

Armwrestling: How to Become a Champion

Submitter: I suppose the images speak for themselves.

Holly: What does one have to do to become an official armwrestling referee? And why are the contestants wearing referee shirts?  I’m fascinated by the history of Chinese armwrestling.  Sucks to be the loser with a bamboo pin cushion in your arm!  This book isn’t hurting anything, I guess, but it’s an easy weeder if you’re strapped for space.  Anyone care to enlighten us on the changes in armwrestling over the last 33 years?

Check out these older posts on other old-timey sports!

America’s First Football Game, 1978

We Can Teach You to Play Hockey, 1970

The Complete Book of Family Bowling, 1968


The Baseball Book
Complete A-to-Z encyclopedia of baseball
Hollander, ed.

Every library in Michigan should have weeded this title on principle when the Tigers won the World Series in 1984.  (I was there!) So that is a strike 1.   My husband, the ultimate Cubs fan, rejects this book,regardless of publication date, as Ernie Banks does not get his own entry.  In the book’s defense, the book does give him props in the entry for Chicago Cubs.  (I will spare you the non stop diatribe at my house of the Cubs’ performance.  Poor guy still holds out hope though. ) Note the comment about lights at Wrigley Field!  Strike 2.   What no entry for steroids?  Strike 3. You are out!

Baseball fans would enjoy the pictures and the entries, but this book devotes a lot of time and energy to stats making this book a poor choice in 2010.

Batter up!


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Weaklings need not apply

Make the Team in Football

My knowledge of football is limited to the fact that the Detroit Lions are unlikely to see a Superbowl in my lifetime.  I cannot comment on if the rules of play have significantly changed in the nearly 50 years since this was published, but I do know it hasn’t circulated much and that the cover is probably not going to be something kids would find attractive.  Sports folk: please tell me if the information would be outdated.  I would hate to base weeding on just circulation alone in topics like this.

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More Football

How about some O J Simpson Biographies? (Yes, he played football once upon a time)  Click here and here.


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