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Thu, Jun 23

Hard to say how good you would be at writing best-seller sports books but if publishing houses employ personnel to come up with book titles, you are a natural.

We asked you to suggest titles for sports books that don't actually exist but would be "can't miss" best-sellers. And you answered the challenge with titles that would demand that the books be read.

This week's list was inspired by the success of "Through My Eyes," written by Tim Tebow with an assist by Nathan Whitaker. Released May 31, it's still No. 60 on the best-seller list for and No. 1 both for sports memoirs and for American football.

Tebow's title, however, is weak. It has no colon. Almost all sports books have at least one colon in the title, sometimes two. Only two of the titles in your top 10 list do not have colons. (You're No. 1 title doesn't even have any words but that's a special case.) And although it didn't actually make the list, a special shoutout to Darren H. of Denver for this suggested title: "Colon: The 'Inside' Story of Bartolo."

Enough with the set-up. Let's get to the list:

Top 10 Titles for Fictitious Sports Books

10. "My Life In the NHL: Teeth Are for Sissies!" by Mike Ricci -- suggested by Brian C. of Perry, Mich.

9. "Through My Legs: The Bill Buckner Story" -- suggested by Dan S. of San Diego.

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