[books pdf] The "Down Goes Brown" History of the NHL: The World's Most Beautiful Sport, the World's Most Ridiculous League (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Sean McIndoe, Sean McIndoe, Penguin Random House Canada: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Sean McIndoe – Carcier.co

Sean McIndoe of Down Goes Brown, one of hockey s favorite and funniest writers, takes aim at the game s most memorable moments especially if they re memorable for the wrong reasons in this warts and all history of the NHL The NHL is, indisputably, weird One moment, you re in awe of the speed, skill, and intensity that define the sport, shaking your head as a player makes an impossible play, or shatters a longstanding record, or sobs into his first Stanley Cup The next, everyone s wearing earmuffs, Mr Rogers has shown up, and guys in yellow raincoats are officiating playoff games while everyone tries to figure out where the league president went That s just life in the NHL, a league that often can t seem to get out of its own way No matter how long you ve been a hockey fan, you know that sinking feeling that maybe, just maybe, some of the people in charge here don t actually know what they re doing And at some point, you ve probably wondered Has it always been this way The short answer is yes As for the longer answer, well, that s this audiobook In this fun, irreverent, and fact filled history, Sean McIndoe relates the flip side to the National Hockey League s storied past His obsessively detailed memory combines with his keen sense for the absurdities that make you shake your head at the league and yet fanatically love the game, allowing you to laugh even when your team is the butt of the joke and as a life long Leafs fan, McIndoe takes the brunt of some of his own best zingers The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL is the weird and wonderful league s story told as only Sean McIndoe can

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  1. Ben M Ben M says:

    As an NHL fan from Europe and a relatively young fan I didn t know much about the history of the NHL This was a great book outlining the quirks of the league and it s evolution I enjoyed the numerous stories on the illogical and absurd definitely pay attention to the footnotes.

  2. Mr. Milan Fowkes Mr. Milan Fowkes says:

    Great book Humorous and full of interesting stories about how the NHL became what it is today Well worth the read

  3. sadovidsporn.coCustomer sadovidsporn.coCustomer says:

    The best sport, the worst league Sean McIndoe does a great job summarizing the history of the NHL in a fun, entertaining and knowledgeable way Behind the humour one of the smartest writers in the business This book could have easily been over 1000 pages, and I wish it was.

  4. Jacob Angemeer Jacob Angemeer says:

    Picked this book up and did not put it down until it was finished a must read for any hockey fan Sean keeps you captivated throughout the entire book with some incredibly interesting stories that have occurred throughout the history of the NHL, with his usual and welcomed sense of humour mixed in.

  5. Pablo Marín Pablo Marín says:

    Un libro muy bueno para cualquier aficionado al hockey hielo Es f cil de leer y est muy bien escrito Se lee con una sonrisa de oreja a oreja de inicio a fin.

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  7. Brandon Murray Brandon Murray says:

    I honestly can t recommend this book enough Fantastic read.

  8. sadovidsporn.co Customer sadovidsporn.co Customer says:

    Excellent read, can t put it down.

  9. Dan Ricci Dan Ricci says:

    Good book

  10. Roy S Levy Roy S Levy says:

    This book is halarious and well written.

  11. Meta Meta says:

    Very nice History of the NHL.

  12. Merclateralus Merclateralus says:

    Another Masterpiece by Down Goes Brown

  13. Canadian buyer Canadian buyer says:

    Sean McIndoe is a good hockey writer with a good sense of humor.

  14. Sean Dougherty Sean Dougherty says:

    One of the most unique voices in hockey journalism has written his first full length original book and it lives up to his lofty goal of making it both educational as well as fun Secrets of how Rangers would have had Gordie Howe if they hadn t been stocked by a bunch of obnoxious New Yorkers, where the Predators got the pick they used to draft Shea Weber, how the first outdoor game of the modern NHL was played in a Las Vegas parking lot, why the NHL chose to use a wheel to see who got to pick Gilbert Perrault and why they flipped a coin to pick who got to spin it , as well as a serious look at the history of violence in hockey and what happens to the league when they invent a way to test for brain damage on a living person, are explained in just enough detail That should suggest that you will need a certain baseline familiarity with the NHL particularly the 80s and 90s to get full entertainment value out of it That said, it s just a baseline The joke about Pierre Dagenais can be understood even if you don t remember him I read the book in a little under four hours during an plane flight, so again, not a heavy lift.

  15. Joe Dileo Joe Dileo says:

    I ve been a DGB fan for a while now and this book certainly lives up to his standard Packed with stories you won t get in a normal NHL history and presented in a manner that makes it fun and easily digestible, Sean not only finds a way to break the literary neutral zone trap, but also abolish the literary offside challenge while he s at it OK, maybe he didn t do all that, but this book is great fun and you should buy it too Oh, I also miss his Biscuits podcast I just want that on the record.