DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Dallas-based trial lawyer, sports columnist and sports administrator, Bob Latham, has published his first book entitled Winners & Losers: Rants, Riffs & Reflections on the World of Sports (Greenleaf Book Group Press).
More at home in the bleachers than the press box, Latham brings his unique court-side perspective to his reflections on the drama, personalities, issues and events that color the world of sports.
U.S. Davis Cup captain and multiple Grand Slam tournament winner, Jim Courier, says, "The real stories in sport are located somewhere beyond the box scores. This collection of essays enlightens, entertains, and spotlights the reason we care so much about sports – the people involved."
The 58 essays and articles contained in the book chronicle Latham's pilgrimages to sporting cathedrals and famed events within the US and around the world. Readers will enjoy first hand accounts of events as diverse as Muhammad Ali's seventieth birthday party to hockey at Wrigley Field and the Super Bowl.
Latham also reflects on a variety of issues from the common living room musings of which sports event in history would you most like to have witnessed to a humorous examination of the NCAA policy on mascots. He even manages to work Fonzie and Nelson Mandela into the same essay.
CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts says, "Passion, harmony and joy. We love all three, and they're here in these great stories. When Rolf Jensen said that the heroes of the twenty-first century will be the storytellers, who'd have thought he had in mind a rugby-playing Texas lawyer?"
Other sports and events covered in the book include:
- The Belmont Stakes
- Rugby World Cup
- The Olympics
- Il Palio in Siena, Italy
- NHL Hockey
Bob Latham is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Virginia Law School. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in multiple disciplines. Pegasus News in Texas recently analogized having Bob Latham in the courtroom with you to having Mike Tyson in the ring with you. Bob has been a Board member of the US Olympic Committee, Chairman of USA Rugby, and International Rugby Board Executive Committee member.
SOURCE Greenleaf Book Group Press