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by Todd Gallagher


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Well, Andy Roddick could beat you using a frying pa. The author takes sports greatest debates and puts them to the test on the field of play with some of the world's greatest athletes. The excerpt focuses on Gallagher's battle with a pan-wielding Roddick.

Todd Gallagher is an American comedy writer, performance artist, and director. He has worked with ESPN and is known for his book "Andy Roddick Beat Me With a Frying Pan: Taking the Field with Pro Athletes and Olympic Legends to Answer Sports' Fans Burning Questions". Gallagher was raised in Jeanette, Pennsylvania. At the age of 16 he won the grand prize twice on the ESPN quiz show Dream League.

Todd Gallagher faced them all to answer your questions Every sports fan knows that the debates can be almost as interesting as the games .

Todd Gallagher faced them all to answer your questions Every sports fan knows that the debates can be almost as interesting as the games themselves (unless you’re a Tampa Bay Devil Rays fan, in which case they're much more interesting). But some debates can never be settled no matter how much you run up your bar tab arguing with your friends And, yes, he stuck a frying pan in tennis star Andy Roddick’s hands and went to battle.

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Massive goalies, midget batters, and Mike Tyson...Todd Gallagher faced them all to answer your questionsEvery sports fan knows that the debates can be almost as interesting as the games themselves (unless you’re a Tampa Bay Devil Rays fan, in which case they're much more interesting). But some debates can never be settled no matter how much you run up your bar tab arguing with your friends. Well, it’s time to answer your questions once and for all: • Could an average guy start in the WNBA?• Would sumo wrestlers make great NFL linemen?• How easy is it for pro athletes to get laid? • How good are pro golfers at miniature golf?• Do pro athletes really play drunk or high?• How would a fan hit against a major league pitcher?To settle more than thirty of sports’ greatest (and most ridiculous) debates, Todd Gallagher has teamed up with coaches, general managers, and athletes—including LeBron James, Mike Tyson, Dwyane Wade, Johan Santana, Eddie George, Jose Canseco, and many others. But Gallagher didn’t just ask questions. He put these debates to the test—literally. He sent an all-midget lineup up against a pro baseball team. He swam freestyle against a doggie-paddling Olympic gold medalist. He recruited America's #1 darts player to test that uncanny accuracy in beer pong. And, yes, he stuck a frying pan in tennis star Andy Roddick’s hands and went to battle.The results are hilarious and enlightening. Best of all, once you have the answers you’ll be able to shut up the next loudmouth who tries to debate you at the bar.

Comments: (7)

Fordg
Great leisurely reading. You won't discover the meaning of life, but it is entertaining. Perfect . .ummm. . . bathroom material (or on the train or while flying)
Geny
I wasn't impressed with the first few anecdotes in this book. The attempts at humor seemed forced and juvenile, and the premises and theories didn't seem like they were being tested with any conviction. But the book did eventually relax and get better, and some of the chapters were outright hilarious. Recommended for any sports fans that have ever sat around and bounced silly sports ideas off each other.
Era
The author is very qualified and has done a lot of research on the subjects, he did not just state his opinion. I highly recommend it.
Eigonn
interesting premise for a book, but unfortunately the writing style is off putting. sounds borderline frat boyish. too bad.
Dikus
Um, so I thought he was going to answer these questions definitively? Not so much. The questions ended up being not terribly interesting (other than the title of the book) and he never really answered much. Everything was left up in the air. the author rambled like it was a column in ESPN the Magazine. Lame!
Budar
Let's start out with a personal story, to show you why I had to read "Andy Roddick Beat Me With a Frying Pan," by Todd Gallagher.

One time I was visiting some friends at a beach cottage, and a ping-pong table was set up on the beach. The problem: we didn't have any paddles.

But -- we did have kitchen utensils. Someone materialized a couple of frying pans and a ball (don't ask why we had a ball and no paddles), and the game was on. The pan certainly put some odd spin on the ball, and consistent hitting was an issue, but we made do.

Roddick has some of the same issues trying to play tennis with a frying pan in this unique book that is extremely well done.

Lots of silly issues come up during the course of a sports fan's lifetime. I've heard debates regarding a goaltender who was four feet by six feet, thus filling the net. Gallagher actually put a goalie in a costume that came close to that size, and put him in the net against the Washington Capitals.

Could an Olympic swimmer be fast by doing the dog paddle? Can major league hitters hit a good Whiffle ball pitcher? How would a pro golfer do at miniature golf?

What makes this book work is that Gallagher actually got some top people to go along with his ideas. Roddick really did play him in tennis with a frying pan. Pete Weber tried to learn how to play skee ball at an amusement park. NBA players were willing to tell if anyone kept statistics in his head while playing (Lots of "I don't, but so-and-so sure does" answers). A pro pitcher tried throwing to midgets, with a limited amount of success.

Some of the 31 questions work better than others, naturally. Issues such as the advantages of a six-fingered pitcher and of a psychic in rock/paper/scissors aren't particularly compelling. That takes a little of the steam out of the book.

Still, Gallagher is a funny writer who comes across really well here. He knows he's exploring new territory here, and it sounded like it didn't take a great deal of work to get accomplices for this "scheme."

If you've ever used a frying pan in a sporting context, or at least had the thought go through your mind while cooking, this book is sure to charm you.
Redfury
I loved it. The humor, the facts, the writing style... all of it. Very funny, kept me laughing, easy to read. I am in a book club and I'm gonna recommend it at our next meeting. Perfect gift for the sports nerd in your family!
This book is suited for someone who is a fan of multiple sports, or just sports in general. If you are a baseball-only or football-only sort of sports fan, you won't like this book. Each chapter addresses a question that almost every fan has either pondered or argued about, but never examined in detail. Some questions contrast the caliber of world class athletes to average people (racing against an Olympic sprinter, mini-golf vs a PGA golfer, etc), or handicapping pros to play at the level of average players (a tennis pro playing with a frying pan, or a pool pro shooting one-handed). Others questions take pros out of their game an put them into a seemingly related game (a pro dart player shooting beer pong vs frat boys, a MLB batting champ trying to hit a wiffle ball, a PBA bowler playing skee-ball). Another group takes a "serious" look at well-known sports hypotheticals (the effectiveness of a batting order of little people in baseball, or a heavily-obese NHL goalie). Also included are well known mythical sports legends (basketball players making change from the board or street ball players in the NBA). Probably the best question was the relative comparision of female athletes to male athletes. It was fact-based, even-handed, and objective, and examined the question from several angles, inlcuding comparision world records, results of head-to-head competition, and personal testimony from the players themselves. At the same time the author was very clear and careful to distinguish "level of play" from the purely athletic perspective, from "quality of entertainment or enjoyment" from the fan's perspective.

The book does contain some mildly offensive language, and makes several references to Pittsburgh, so it is probably not suitable for young kids.
Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan: Taking the Field with Pro Athletes and Olympic Legends to Answer Sports Fans' Burning Questions download epub
Miscellaneous
Author: Todd Gallagher
ISBN: 0307352803
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Language: English
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (October 2, 2007)
Pages: 288 pages