Chuck Culpepper was a veteran sports journalist edging toward burnout . . . then he went to London and discovered the high-octane, fanatical (and bloody confusing ) world of English soccer.
After covering the American sports scene for fifteen years, Chuck Culpepper suffered from a profound case of Common Sportswriter Malaise. He was fed up with self-righteous proclamations, steroid scandals, and the deluge of in-your-face PR that saturated the NFL, the NBA, and MLB. Then in 2006, he moved to London and discovered a new and baffling world the renowned Premiership soccer league. Culpepper pledged his loyalty to Portsmouth, a gutsy, small-market team at the bottom of the standings. As he puts it, It was like childhood, with beer.
Writing in the vein of perennial bestsellers such as "e;Fever Pitch"e; and "e;Among the Thugs,"e; Chuck Culpepper brings penetrating insight to the vibrant landscape of English soccer visiting such storied franchises as Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool . . . and an equally celebrated assortment of pubs. "e;Bloody Confused "e; will put a smile on the face of any sports fan who has ever questioned what makes us love sports in the first place."e;