If you are a sports fan, you will no doubt be amazed by the sheer amount of useful information that can be retrieved from a sports almanac. There are many different sports almanacs in print, but all of them strive to do essentially the same thing, which is to bring together data on games, players, and matches relating to the sport in question. If you pick up a recent sports almanac, you will encounter many charts and graphs related to these statistics, with information on each year. The sports almanacs come out in new editions every year, and contain only information on that particular year.
There are two choices of sports almanacs. The first is the general almanac that attempts to make an overview of the entire world of sports. This includes every major sport out there, and even some of the ones that are less well-known. This almanac will compile the winners of the major tournaments, the world records from that year and previous years, and many other relevant facts about that sport. These are very interesting for an overall survey of the world of sports, but there are other ones that are equally interesting.
You can also choose to purchase a sports almanac based on a single sport which will be focused on for the whole time. This is a better idea if you have a sport that you are trying to become particularly familiar with, or trying to find all of the detailed statistics on. In a baseball almanac, you will find all of the major losses and wins in the history of the sport, every major player and his statistics, and so on. These are references that, white maybe not being much more interesting, are much more complete than their counterparts. If you need to do some heavy-duty research about a certain sport, these are your best bet.
For any piece of information found in a sports almanac, you can most likely look online and find its equivalent on a web page. Buying and reading a book may seem outdated to some, or anachronistic. But even if you have all the web pages in the world to look at, there is still something simple and appealing about just being able to open up a book and find what you are looking for.