Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A tip to the bleachers creatures

I've read a lot of basketball books and there are some pretty good ones out there: The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith, 07 Seconds of Less by Jack McCallum, A Season On the Brink by John Feinstein, Heaven is a Playground by Rick Telander, and Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made by David Halberstam to name a few, and Filip Bondy's Tip Off is another great read on a much tread 1984 NBA Draft.

In case you haven't read Mr. Bondy's other works, he wrote/co-wrote: Bleeding Pinstripes: A Season with the Bleachers Creatures of Yankee Stadium and The Selling of the Green: The Financial Rise and Moral Decline of the Boston Celtics. He is also a writer for the New York Daily News.

It's a great read this Tip Off, effendis. It's all the insider info and back story on the draft. Thanks to Robin for this!

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