Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

From the wildly popular soccer pundits, a hilarious and informative guide to the ever-more popular game. For more than a decade, the "Men in Blazers"?two balding transplants from Britain named Rog and Davo?have stood at the center of our growing national obsession with soccer. Hundreds of thousands of fans tune in weekly to their podcast and television broadcast to get thei From the wildly popular soccer pundits, a hilarious and informative guide to the ever-more popular game. For m...

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Title:Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica
Author:Roger Bennett
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica Reviews

  • Steven
    Sep 21, 2018
    To all who embark on reading this sub-optimal pile bald winning schlock, I say courage. Is that your analysis? Read this one when it came out in advance of the 2018 World Cup. Although I have heard a lot of these stories and thoughts as part of their podcast, the book was well wo...
  • Miles
    Jun 29, 2018
    I love these guys - their podcasts, their tv shows, and now their book! If you are even mildly curious about soccer and enjoy a modern English take on the sport, its heroes, the Premier League, America, and life in general, then this book is a must read. ...
  • Spencer
    May 28, 2018
    I have loved soccer for a long time. In the buildup to the last World Cup in 2014, I discovered a podcast by two English gents call "Men in Blazers". I immediately fell in love with Rog and Davo, their football knowledge, their incredible sense of humor, and of course, their delightful...
  • Jen
    Sep 07, 2018
    Listen to it on audio! While they don?t read every entry, I could listen to Rog and Davo talk soccer to me any day of the week. ...
  • Ryan
    Jun 24, 2018
    Sub-optimal crap has never been more enjoyable. ...
  • Kenneth
    Jun 09, 2018
    Fun build up to the World Cup. It brings me more joy to have than it does to read, if that makes any sense. Consuming tons of the Men in Blazers podcasts and tv episodes creates value for this as a piece of merchandise. It?s like a really cool concert poster. If you are a GFOP,...
  • Joyce
    Jul 04, 2018
    While I can't say I'm a fan, I was familiar with Rog and Davo before I came across this delightful recording. Honestly, there's no point in bothering with the print version, unless you're a real soccer/football fan, because, as they meander through the alphabet in their encyclopedia, t...
  • Leah Rachel
    Aug 13, 2018
    This book was fun. It made me laugh a good number of times, and I shared many of the best stories with Nick. It's full of stories not just about soccer, but also about Rog and Davo's lives, where they come from, what makes them up as people. Highlights included a diagram of best penalt...
  • Robin
    Jun 18, 2018
    I love the Men in Blazers, and this was a fine complement to the first week of World Cup 2018. I?m just sad I won?t be seeing them every night from Bob Ley?s Panic Room, where I first found them four years ago... ...
  • Tim Hoiland
    Jun 20, 2018
    From "Accents" and "Achilles Feet" to "Zaha" and "Zidane" this book is as lively and weird as its authors. If you've listened to the podcast or watched the show, a lot of this material will be familiar to you. Best suited for those who find themselves on the verge of soccer enthusiasm ...
  • Dan
    Jul 06, 2018
    Absolutely hilarious!! To be fair, I?m biased. I like their podcasts, their shows, their commentary, their humor, and I LOVE the sport of soccer. So, it?s easy for me to score this one highly, but they do such a great job of intertwining real history with their own differing opinio...
  • Thekelburrows
    May 20, 2018
    Balds win! Balds win! BALDS WIN! ...
  • Poppy
    May 15, 2018
    Could anything be better. Could anything be better. Hours & hours of football & laughter. I've sat with this all day. I will continue to enjoy it and share it with my kids & laugh with them. If only it came with pies. ...
  • Brian
    Jul 04, 2018
    Absolute Crap Full of interesting facts and laced with a vaguely cloying sweetness, this book is not an important addition to anyone's collection. The personal anecdotes are delightful. I got a copy in the hope of keeping it off the street. ...
  • Angel Ojeda
    May 26, 2018
    Pure Sub-Optimal Crap. I?ll forgive the lack of having Mexico with an excellent section on Miguel Herrera. ...
  • Matthew Dudley
    Oct 29, 2018
    An absolute must if you are a GFOP or fan of them on TV. If you are not, some of it will be lost to you. Still, it has some heartfelt stories of growing up in the U.K. in the 70's and 80's with a yearning to come to America. ...
  • Brandon Anderson
    Nov 16, 2018
    This is the Men in Blazers at their finest. It's a coffee table book. If you're a diehard listener or viewer, you won't find much new here. There are a lot of jokes and references you've heard before, but that's ok -- that's why we come back every week. If you're newer, you'll enjoy ge...
  • ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
    May 15, 2018
    I am barely able to properly convey how essiiiiiited I am to read this. ????? ...
  • Sebadiaz
    Jul 25, 2018
    I am a fan on Men in Blazers even though I don't follow English football, they are knowledgeable and funny, just getting a chance to hang with them as they talk football is worth it. This book is a collection of all the inside jokes and repeat bits from the last 6 years of the show, al...
  • Michael J.
    Jul 30, 2018
    You'll learn a lot more than just football/soccer in this highly entertaining and often funny collection of short articles (from one paragraph to several pages) on various and sundry topics - - some only loosely related to football/soccer. Just like the Men In Blazers television sho...
  • Ric
    May 23, 2018
    Rog and Davo have outdone themselves here. Just when I thought it couldn?t get any more suboptimal than the podcast and the tv show, they release this book that is as crap as the rest. And I couldn?t have possibly enjoyed it more. ...
  • Paul Carr
    Jun 08, 2018
    Nothing I say will persuade you to or dissuade you from buying this book. If you don?t know or like the Men in Blazers, you won?t get most of the jokes, and the humor will seem bizarre. If you are a Men in Blazers fan (as I am), you will relish the sub-optimality and understand tha...
  • Colona Public Library
    Oct 16, 2018
    I love the show Men in Blazers. If you do too, then you have to pick up this book. The humor is the same. The book is formatted like a real encyclopedia. It starts with A and ends with Z. There are tons of photos and drawings through out the book. You also get to learn more about Roger...
  • Ian Hamilton
    Jun 08, 2018
    Bennett and Davis' show and podcast are consistently entertaining, but unfortunately Blazertannica feels as though it was hastily thrown together to ride the wave of the duo's popularity. The jokes are inconsistent, and the "encyclopedia" is a smorgasbord of largely dull and superfluou...
  • Phil Thoden
    Jul 01, 2018
    This book is a delightful accompaniment to any English Premier League (EPL) or World Cup soccer viewing experience, as it provides a source of much needed entertainment during the 89.5 minutes of tedium generally on display during a typical 90+ minute ?football? match. The short A-...
  • Matt Mitchell
    Sep 23, 2018
    In the words of Davo, this is a brand extension. A hilarious and comedic one at that, explaining many of the tropes and quips of this soccer commentary duo. The only knock is that if you don't know the show, this won't make nearly as much sense as it does to a GFOP like myself who list...
  • MH
    May 20, 2018
    So much more than a well-illustrated collection of jokes about pie and hair loss, the encyclopedia format serves as a backdoor biography for the two men, "an optimistic Londoner who believes everything is possible" and "a negative Liverpudlian who sees Cossacks lurking behind every doo...
  • Jay Hanewald
    Nov 28, 2018
    A good companion book to GFOP. Encyclopedia Blazertannica is ideal for someone who can't get enough Men In Blazers. For a wider audiance, this books lacks enough substance or laugh-out-loud moments to be worth more than a casual glance at Barnes & Noble before moving elsewhere in t...
  • Liesel Reichart
    May 16, 2018
    Entirely sub-optimal. The final nail in the coffin of the publishing business as we know it. Courage to all readers who embark on this heartless work, devoid of all human emotion and clearly ghost-written by Zlatan. ...
  • Philip Looney
    Jun 10, 2018
    This felt like part memoir, part love letter to GFOPs everywhere. Much of the content will be familiar to long time listeners, but there is lots of behind the scenes photos and stories that let you get even more inside the mind of Rog and Davo. I enjoyed learning more about 70s and 80s...