You Can't Make This Up CD: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television

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9780062351081: You Can't Make This Up CD: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels—the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and Stanley Cup Final—as well as the Olympic Games, Triple Crown, and many more. He has witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in sports, and in this highly personal and entertaining account, brings them all vividly to life.

Michaels's stories cover unforgettable chapters over the past half century—from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics' "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series to the drama of what many consider the most exciting Super Bowl ever—Super Bowl XLIII between the Steelers and Cardinals. Some of the biggest personalities on and off the field are here—Brett Favre, John Madden, Tiger Woods, Cris Collinsworth, and many more. Complementing access with insight, Michaels adds to the stories you thought you knew: Michael Jordan's eyesight; Howard Cosell's prickly, bombastic personality; even Peyton and Eli Manning's sibling rivalry.

From start to finish, Michaels gives us an up-close portrait of an industry that is—today more than ever—a vital part of our national culture.

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One of America's most respected sportscasters gives us a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most thrilling games and fascinating figures in modern sports.

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels, having covered the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup final, Olympic Games, and many more. He has witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in sports, and in this personal and entertaining account, brings them all vividly to life.

Michaels describes unforgettable chapters over the past half century and some of the biggest personalities—Brett Favre, John Madden, Tiger Woods, Cris Collinsworth and many more. Michaels adds to the stories you thought you knew, giving us an up-close portrait of an industry that is a vital part of our national culture.

About the Author:

Al Michaels primetime network television than anyone in history, including twenty years as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football. He won his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980, became the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series, and was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Sports Emmys. Michaels has covered eight Olympics, and is currently the play-by-play voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, TV’s highest-rated show. He lives in Los Angeles.



L. Jon Wertheim, the executive editor of Sports Illustrated, is one of the most accomplished sports journalists in America. His work has been cited in The Best American Sports Writing anthology four times as well as in The Best American Crime Writing. He is the author of seven highly praised books, including the New York Times bestseller Scorecasting. He is a regular contributor to CNN and National Public Radio and is a commentator for the Tennis Channel.

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