Welsh superstar rugby
player, Gareth Thomas, came out as gay. What’s the big deal, you ask…
and we know you didn’t mean that in any kind of sexual way. Here’s the
big deal: Thomas made his announcement on exactly the same day our new
book Sports Fans are Crazy
came out. In other words, he came out when our book came out.
Okay, you’re saying, again what’s the big deal? The
big deal is the first chapter of our book – Sports Fans are Crazy –
deals with a 2005 event in which Wales beat England in Rugby, which, by
the way, almost never happens and Thomas was a player in that event.
Also our cover, shown below, deals with that story. In a nutshell,
Gareth’s announcement and our book release coinciding must mean our
book – Sports Fans are Crazy
-- is destined for success.
Here’s another crazy coincidence: The movie, Avatar, comes out on the same day
our book is published. It’s a huge movie with a huge budget, not at all
like our book. So what’s the connection, you ask? The director of
Avatar, James Cameron, also directed a movie about aliens called Aliens and, get this, the back cover
of our book depicts an ALIEN! Yeah, I know.
Not enough coincidences for you to realize our book
– Sports Fans are Crazy -- is
bound for greatness? Well listen to this, you doubter, you. We have a
football story in our book about Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys and
our book – Sports Fans are Crazy
– comes out one day before the Cowboys play their best game of the
year, beating the previously undefeated New Orleans Saints. Yeah, I
Still not convinced? The movie – Invictus – in its second week of
theatrical release is, arguably, the greatest rugby movie ever made. In
that movie, the climatic game matches South Africa against New
Zealand’s All Blacks team. Earlier in the movie there is a match
between South Africa and Australia. In our book – Sports Fans are Crazy – we do a
rugby story about a match between New Zealand and Australia! Weird,
isn’t it. Yeah, I know.
These are too many cosmic coincidences not to mean
something. It does. It means sports fans are crazy, just like the title
of our book. Think about it. What has been the biggest story for the
past month? Tiger Woods and his infidelities. Fans of all stripes,
especially sports fans, have been frothing, like folks… who are crazy.
When you consider the passion, the verve and the energy it takes
to be a sports fan, it’s little wonder some of then go off the deep
end. When you combine this important collection of stories with this
unusually large amount of strange coincidences you have to believe it
may be necessary for every sports fan in America to purchase our book.
That’s where you come in. Zyk and I would like your
ideas on promoting this book. We want to get the word out but don’t yet
have a marketing plan. We’re thinking about not hiring Tiger Woods PR
team. That much we’ve decided. We’re thinking also about not hiring the
genius who persuaded Brut to be the sponsor of the Sun Bowl. It may
just be me but when I’m thinking sun I feel cooler if I don’t precede
it with the word, brute. We realize Brut is an aftershave but… that’s
just another item to sting your face. So anyway, if you have any ideas
on selling our collection of stories of sports fans acting really
weird, we’d like to hear them. If you know of a radio show to talk
about our book, things of that nature, we’ll listen.
In the meantime, did I ever tell you…? Oh, I did?
It’s called Sports Fans are Crazy.