By the way, off-topic, by far my favorite sports book ever was The Sweet Science, by AJ Liebling. It's a collection of articles about boxing that were printed in The New Yorker. If you like boxing, and you haven't read it, you're missing something special.
I'm a writer, and he is one guy I downright envy for his talent.
If anyone is even remotely a fan of the rough stuff, and the guys that handle that aspect of the game then "The Code" is an absolute must. Written by Ross Bernstien and has some great insight on fighting in the game of hockey. Forward by Tony Twist, some classic...Truly classic Nick Fotiu info in there.