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Zak Keefer covers the Indianapolis Colts for The Athletic. He previously spent seven years at The Indianapolis Star, writing about everything from Andrew Luck's shoulder to Pat McAfee's poker skills, from a deaf football team to a blind boxing champ to a former New York City mobster.
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Loose Balls
The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association
Terry Pluto - 1991-12-15 (first published in 1990)
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Discover the outrageous story of the American Basketball Association, the league that birthed everything we love about modern NBA - the 3-point shot, flashy moves, and flying dunks. Loose Balls is the ultimate history of the ABA, told in the words of players, writers, and connivers who lived through the craziness. This definitive book is a wild, hilarious ride through one of the most bizarre moments in pro sports history.
Zak Keefer
@pattymcspadden @IUMediaSchool that book is such a blast, great rec      source
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The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown - 2013-01-01
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Join nine young American rowers on their epic journey towards winning gold at the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics. Through perseverance and determination, this group of underdogs rise above the competition and overcome adversity both on and off the water. Discover an inspiring true tale of teamwork, triumph, and the pursuit of gold in this captivating read.
Zak Keefer
@BenReiff @ColtsConti @TeamUSA @usrowing Man, Boys in the Boat is such a great book      source
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Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight - 2016-04-26
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Discover the inspiring tale of how a young entrepreneur borrowed $50 from his father and built a global brand - Nike. In Shoe Dog, the founder and board chairman of Nike, Phil Knight, reveals the early days and evolution of the world's most iconic and profitable shoe brand. Knight's story tells of the terrifying risks, crushing setbacks, ruthless competitors, and countless doubters that he encountered along the way, but also of the thrilling triumphs and relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike. With a shared belief in the redemptive power of sports, Phil Knight and his team created a brand and culture that changed everything.
Zak Keefer
This book is awesome. I also can’t believe Nike was almost named “Dimension Six” instead.      source