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Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime
Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime

Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime

An Irreverent Romp through Chicago Sports
By Chet Coppock, Foreword by Mark Giangreco

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600782695

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2009)

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Overview

Flamboyant. Pioneering. Opinionated. These words and dozens more have been used over the years to describe Chet Coppock, a true Chicago sports legend. Now, after decades of talking sports in every corner of the city with everyone from Hall of Famers to average fans, Coppock has written the ultimate guide to the most famous-and infamous-people, places, and moments in Chicago sports history. Fat Guys Shouldn't be Dancin' at Halftime is a one-of-a-kind guide through the wild and wacky world of Chicago sports. Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the city's biggest stars from a man who's seen them all come and go—they'll also be directed to some off-the-beaten-path attractions that every true sports fan should visit.

Author Biography

Chet Coppock is an Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and radio host who has worked in the Chicago sports scene for more than 40 years.

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Check out this excerpt about Jerry "The Crasher" Berliant from Chet Coppock's Fat Guys Shouldbn't Be Dancin' at Halftime.
Check out the foreword from Mark Giangreco from Chet Coppock's Fat Guys Shouldbn't Be Dancin' at Halftime.
Chet Coppock lists the best Chicago sportscasters of the past 25 years on Chicago Now, taken from his book Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime.
Ed Sherman on Crain's Blogs looks at Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime and the man behind it, Chet Coppock.
Chet Coppock talks to Steve Cochran on WGN Radio about Fat Guys Shouldn't be Dancin' at Halftime.
Chicagoist checks in with an in-depth review of Chet Coppock's Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime.

Press Releases

Chet Coppock is Chicago sports, and now he has proven it once again by writing the ultimate guide to the sports scene in the Windy City.  From his time as a host on WMAQ-TV to his days on the airwaves on "Coppock on Sports" to pitching Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevrolet with Michael Jordan, Coppock is as well-versed as anyone, anywhere when it comes to knowing the legends that have made Chicago such a famous sports city.

 

After all his years as a sports talk TV and radio legend in Chicago, Coppock finally puts all of his thoughts on paper in his new book Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime: An Irreverent Romp Through Chicago Sports, where he dissects the local sporting scene and offers his outspoken opinion on topics such as:

 

  • Who takes more lumps - Crane Kenny, the Cubs unofficial Greek priest, or the McCaskeys?
  • What is the most unique tradition in Chicago sports?
  • Where should Pat Fitzgerald, the Northwestern football coach, be in 2011?
  • What would Chet Coppock rather do...interview Michael Jordan or introduce Hulk Hogan?
  • Who are the 12 worst sportscasters Chicago has endured over the past 25 years?
  • Which is the better ballpark: Wrigley Field or U.S. Cellular Field?

 

Coppock has been covering the Chicago sports scene for decades, and his humorous anecdotes, musings and rankings in Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime: An Irreverent Romp Through Chicago Sports are sure to both raise the eyebrows of many Chicago sports junkies while others nod their heads in approval regarding Coppock's assertions. 

 

So if you are a hardcore Chicago sports fanatic, then Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime: An Irreverent Romp Through Chicago Sports is a can't miss book that will make you both laugh hysterically and shake your fist while gaining a sincere appreciation of all the Chicago's sports scene both past and present has had to offer.

 

About the Author:

Chet Coppock has been an integral part of the Chicago sports scene for more than four decades. Flamboyant and opinionated, Chet first made his mark as a TV sports anchor, then revolutionized sports talk radio with his long-running show, Coppock on Sports. He is probably the only Emmy Award-winner who can brag that he has been national TV voice for Roller Derby, P.A. announcer for the Bears, and Michael Jordan's sidekick for selling Chevrolets. This is his first book.

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Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.252.1248, b.ames@triumphbooks.com