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Steve Rushin, for most of the past 30 years, has been our guy at Sports Illustrated. Grew up in Bloomington. Hired at SI right out of Marquette University. His trademark: puns, palindromes, anagrams and all other manner of wordplay. The English language is like Silly Putty in his hands, often bending back on itself at the end of his columns. Then, you think: Man, I wish I could do that. If you never ordered the popcorn at the Met … good call.
by Steve Rushin
Used by permission of Little Brown and Company. All rights reserved. Bananas and Mississippis. They're the two major currencies in the South Brook subdivision of Bloomington, Minn. Before rushing the quarterback in backyard football, a defensive lineman must count out five Bananas or three Mississippis, an exchange rate—one Mississippi is equal to 1. The big brothers of Bloomington have passed down to us a thousand bits of suburban street wisdom: the coordinates to the Playboys hidden in the reeds near Nine Mile Creek, the full lyrics to "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" and the proper way to curve a hockey stick over the red-hot coils of the cooktop. But foremost among these are Bananas and Mississippis. It's a story of the s: an utterly fond, psychedelically vibrant, laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of an exuberant decade. Buy Now. The team that just scored a touchdown gets to remain at that end of the field, while the just-scored-on "suckers" must walk in shame to the other end of the yard to receive the kickoff.
An award-winning sportswriter looks back, mostly fondly, at a childhood in the s in a Minnesota suburb. For a future sportswriter, he had the good fortune to grow up in Bloomington when the city was home to all the major Minnesota sports teams: the Vikings, the Twins, and the North Stars. Doyle offers another lucid, inspiring chronicle of female empowerment and the rewards of self-awareness and renewal. More life reflections from the bestselling author on themes of societal captivity and the catharsis of personal freedom. In her third book, Doyle Love Warrior , , etc.