The adjectives associated with the University of Washington s 2000 football season mystical, magical, miraculous changed when Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry s four-part expose of the 2000 Huskies hit the newspaper stands: explosive . . . chilling ("Sports Illustrated"), blistering ("Baltimore Sun"), shocking . . . appalling ("Tacoma News Tribune"), astounding (ESPN), jaw-dropping ("Orlando Sentinel").Now, in "Scoreboard, Baby," Armstrong and Perry go behind the scenes of the Huskies Cinderella story to reveal a timeless morality tale about the price of obsession, the creep of fanaticism, and the ways in which a community can lose even when its team wins. The authors unearth the true story from firsthand interviews and thousands of pages of documents: the forensic report on a bloody fingerprint; the notes of a detective investigating allegations of rape; confidential memoranda of prosecutors; and the criminal records of the dozen-plus players arrested that year with scant mention in the newspapers and minimal consequences in the courts. The statement of a judge, sentencing one player to thirty days in jail, says it all: to be served after football season. Read additional praise."
University of Nebraska Press
A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity
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