The Official Heckler Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Offending and Irritating the Enemy

The Official Heckler Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Offending and Irritating the Enemy

by Kevin Nelson, Aaron H. Dana

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Any sports fan can yell offensive and stupid things at anyone else. But only the best are true hecklers, game-changers as valuable in their way as LeBron James is to the Cavaliers or Tom
Brady to the Patriots. The Official Heckler Handbook is the essential book for and about hecklers and for all fans ready to make a real difference on behalf of their teams and their players. Packed with outrageous illustrations, can’t-miss sidebars, real-life anecdotes, and expert advice, this book breaks down:

• Great moments in heckling history • The best hecklers of all time • Heckling in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and more • The most effective lines of attack • Strategic heckling locations • Verbal and nonverbal heckling • And much, much more

So, turn around and read this book with your good eye! And learn how to be among the best in the boo-bird business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493024520
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Kevin Nelson is the award-winning author of 19 books, including Baseball’s Greatest Quotes, Baseball’s Greatest Insults, Baseball’s Even Greater Insults, Football’s Greatest Insults, Trash Talkin’: Basketball’s Greatest Insults, Slap Shots: Hockey’s Greatest Insults, and The Greatest Golf Shot Ever Made (many humorous anecdotes). Nelson is also the author of The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball, his award-winning history on the origins of baseball in California, which received glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly and Sports Illustrated. It was one of only three books nationally to be named a finalist for SABR’s best baseball book of the year. Nelson lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.

Aaron H. Dana is an illustrator/graphic artist based out of Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in portraiture and the world of sport. Visit his website at www.aarondana .com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Why does everyone hate heckler Or do they? 5

Sidebar: Comic relief: What stand-ups say about hecklers

Sidebar: Heckling in pop culture

2 Hunter Pence eats pizza with a fork 20

Sidebar: Sign language

Sidebar: Social media for hecklers

3 "Darrr-ryl…Darrr-ryl…Darrr-ryl…" 35

Sidebar: Where to heckle at a baseball game: The bleachers

Sidebar: The bullpen

Sidebar: Visitors' dugout

Sidebar: Behind home plate

4 Showdon in the Garden: Reggie v. Spike 48

Sidebar: Jack Nicholson, The Heckler

Sidebar: More celebrity heckler sightings

5 The greatest sixth man in basketball history 60

Sidebar: NBA Fan Code of Conduct

Sidebar: Quotations from Chairman Robin

6 Walking the runway 77

Sidebar: How to survive and thrive in the Black Hole

Sidebar: Heckling Roger Goodell

7 How to heckle: The 20 essential rules of heckling 89

Sidebar: Nonverbal heckling

8 The incredible, inevitable, unavoidable "You suck!" chapter 111

Sidebar: Rhymes with "itch." and other favorite baseball expressions Sidebar: What heckling is not

9 Group dynamics: How to turn one into many 133

Sidebar: English soccer chanting and swearing

10 The Green Men, Little SAS, and other costumed characters 157

Sidebar: The heckler's best tool

Sidebar: The unhappy heckler

11 "You cannot be serious:" A plan to save tennis 175

Sidebar: Jimmy Connors: Portrait of an on-the-court heckler

12 World heckling capital 187

Sidebar: The Iron Lung and other old-time hecklers

Sidebar: Comic goes off or Philly, loves it

13 The curious case of the hockey heckler 202

Sidebar: Throwing things on the ice

14 The royal and ancient heckling game 215

Sidebar: Things to yell after a tee shot

About the Author 229

About the Illustrator 230

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