Shawn Fury

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Writer
Location New York, NY
Introduction I'm a freelance writer and editor, former newspaper reporter and the author of Keeping the Faith: In the trenches with college football's worst team. On February 23, 2016, Flatiron Books will publish my book about the history of the jump shot: Rise and Fire: The Origins, Science, and Evolution of the Jump Shot--And How It Transformed Basketball Forever. I'm obsessed with the Los Angeles Lakers, sports from the 1980s and Super Tecmo Bowl. I'm a Minnesota native and am married to a South African, but I now live in Manhattan. Also visit me at my website Write to me at shawnpfury at Or, to read even more of my ramblings, visit
Interests The NBA, the Showtime Lakers, old NFL Films clips, writing, reading, magazines, small towns, history.
Favorite Movies The Naked Gun, Airplane, A Few Good Men, The Godfather, The Godfather II, and, yes, The Godfather III, Fletch, National Lampoon's Vacation, Wonder Boys.
Favorite Music Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Grampa's Amp.
Favorite Books The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Sunday Money, The Great Gatsby, The Sweet Season.