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by Vince Prygoski

Download Worst to First: Or a 'Shock'ing Tale of Women's Basketball in Motown ePub
  • ISBN 1598002767
  • ISBN13 978-1598002768
  • Language English
  • Author Vince Prygoski
  • Publisher Outskirts Press (February 24, 2006)
  • Pages 80
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  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Encyclopedias and Subject Guides
  • Size ePub 1105 kb
  • Size Fb2 1555 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 813

It Was A Truly "Shock"ing Turnaround! From worst record in the league to WNBA champions...this was the history making achievement of the 2003 Detroit Shock. Led by great players like Swin Cash, Ruth Riley, Deanna Nolan and Cheryl Ford, and coached by Detroit Piston legend Bill Laimbeer, the Shock knocked off the defending champions from Los Angeles in a thrilling three game championship final. This book tells the entire history of the Shock through the 2003 season, and also includes general background information on women's basketball.

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This book tells the entire history of the Shock through their 2003 season, and also includes general background information on women's basketball. About the Author: Vince Prygoski grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan, then attended Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He is currently a librarian at the University of Michigan-­Flint.

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Or a 'Shock'ing Tale of Women's Basketball in Motown. Vince Prygoski grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan, then attended Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan

Or a 'Shock'ing Tale of Women's Basketball in Motown. This book tells the entire history of the Shock through their 2003 season, and also includes general background information on women's basketball. Vince Prygoski grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan, then attended Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan. More about Vince Prygoski.

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The Women's Basketball League existed from 1978-1981. Source(s): My recently-published book on the history of the WNBA Detroit Shock. There were several other women's pro leagues during the 1980s and 1990s, including the American Basketball League which lasted from 1996-1998. Prior to 1978, there were semi-pro teams for women, which were often sponsored by businesses. Worst to First, Or, a 'Shock'ing tale of Women's Basketball in Motown" Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, 2006.

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Honeirsil
This was nothing more than a bunch of statistics and paragraph long game recaps thrown together. The writing style is confusing at best. Several of the games he writes about give no context to the schedule and makes it sound like 3 weeks of games occurred in a couple of days. There was no "color" to this book - no insight to the personalities of those on the team, very few quotes outside of generic statements after a major event like a coaching change, and there certainly wasn't anything "shocking" about this book outside of the team name. I have followed the WNBA since 1999 and know many of the people that are in this book. There is so much that he leaves out that makes this a huge disappointment. Also - the book is written in APA style instead of the conventional Chicago style that professional publishing houses use. I am quite underwhelmed by this.
Mejora
After the tumultuous 2002 season, where the club was in national publications like Sports Illustrated for all the wrong reasons, the Detroit Shock basically had nowhere to go but up in the standings.

Instead of one of those cliche-ridden rebuilding years in 2003, the Shock had one of those remarkable runs that culminated with a WNBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Sparks in a three game series.

In a brief, yet thorough chronicle of the season, author Vince Prygoski demonstrates how the Shock captivated a region that loves pro basketball. To celebrate the title, an industrial gas holding tank near I-75 was painted like a basketball with the Shock logo.

Under the leadership of coach Bill Laimbeer, the team had a little bit of the swagger from the Pistons' Bad Boys era of Isiah, Vinnie, Dennis and Joe with a nucleus consisting of 2004 Olympian Swin Cash, Finals MVP Ruth Riley, Deanna Nolan and rookie of the year Cheryl Ford. To win the Eastern Conference crown, Detroit defeated Cleveland and Connecticut.

The Sparks won game one by 12 points and seemed in control during a tight game two. Some late heroics at the free-throw line by Nolan, who smoothly drained free throws late in the contest, gave the Shock an exciting 62-61 victory. Detroit won the third game 83-78.

What made it all satisfying was it demonstrated how a true team with a great leader can cap a successful regular season with a storybook ending.
Nea
An exhilarating account of the fast and furious rise of the women's professional basketball team, the Detroit Shock, from last place to national 2003 champions.

Well researched and well written, without getting mired in tiresome detail. Vince Prygoski takes the reader from the beginnings of women's sports in the sixties to women's professional sports, specifically basketball, in 2003. Worst to First is an in depth and intense look at the players, the coaches, the teams and the WNBA (Womens' National Basketball Association). Prygoski follows the inception of the Detroit Shock to their seemingly overnight success: an overnight success that took five years in the making.

Prygoski conveys the excitement of the games, the disappointments and his love for sports without being maudlin or trite. I felt like cheering as Elaine Powell grabs that final rebound in that final game. And yes, now, I do believe in miracles.

Dee Power, Co-author of The Making of a Bestseller: Success Stories of Authors and the Editors, Agents and Bestsellers Behind Them.
Duzshura
With the enthusiasm of a devoted fan and the keen eye for detail of a seasoned journalist, Vince Prygoski takes us along on an amazing journey with the Detroit Shock of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), which in 2003 achieved the remarkable feat of going from cellar dweller to League Champion in just one year.

Vince Prygoski's writing style is reminiscent of the great Dick Schaap's, in his books about the Green Bay Packers' championship years. Both authors have a good feel for the ebb and flow of a long season in pro sports, how it is a test of endurance and will as much as of athletic talent.

Vince shows us all the pieces that have to fall into place-involving both hard work and a lot of luck-in order for a team to be able to make such an amazing turnaround. He also places his story in the larger context of the determined struggle of women's professional sports to gain recognition, media attention, and fan support, including a brief history of women's pro basketball leagues.

This fast moving, crisply written book makes an entertaining addition to any basketball fan's library, or anyone interested in the history of women's pro sports.

--written by Brian Hill, author of the pro football novel OVER TIME
Hugifyn
Sports fans and women's history buffs will both enjoy author Vince Prygoski's latest: "Worst To First (A 'Shocking' Tale of Women's Basketball In Motown)." The book presents the story of the Detroit Shock, and the amazing turnaround of the women's basketball team who went from last place to league champions in the course of two seasons.

Those interested in how women have advanced themselves in U.S. society over the last 100 years will appreciate the difficulties faced by female pioneers to take their place in professional sports, as Prygoski provides a quick history of women's basketball in the U.S. Personally, i wish the book had gone into much greater detail about this subject.

The book primarily caters to sports afficionados. Prygoski provides game-by-game coverage of several seasons as the Detroit Shock start off with a jolt, lose their footing, and then come back with a roar in the 2003 Season when they swept the championship. In the final chapter, Prygoski switches to announcer-mode, and gives play-by-play coverage of the most important games. As one who is primarily interested in

women's history, i still found myself caught up in the enthusiasm.

The book is a brief 72 pages, but it is a fun and fascinating read.