The hosts of ESPN's popular SportsCenter offer a whimsical behind-the-scenes look at the series and the world of modern sports, discussing their choices for the greatest athletes of all time, on-the-air errors, superstar athletes, and each other. Read by Keith Olberman & Dan Patrick. Simultaneous.
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ESPN, the network that revolutionized the way we watch sports, has long been associated with terrific sports reporting. And no hour on ESPN is more popular than SportsCenter, a.k.a. "The Big Show." With their typical wise-guy flair, the celebrated tandem of cohosts, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, offer a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at what makes SportsCenter tick. Chapters titled "Bill Buckner--What Happened?," "How to Be a Sportscaster When You Grow Up," and "Put Your Baseball Cards in Your Bicycle Spokes, Now!" are widely regarded as the three most compelling and astutely researched chapters in the sportswriting canon. Learn the true origins of the expressions "en fuego," "Niedermeyer: Dead!," and "Detlef Schrempf!" in the glossary of terms, find out who makes their "Twenty-One Top Ten Athletes" list, and discover the real reason why Patrick held Bill Murray's hand at the ESPYs.--D.G. McDonaldFrom Library Journal:
This audiobook is probably more appealing than the full-length book since it is performed by the principals of ESPN's SportsCenter themselves. Their performance is as immediate and captivating as the live TV sports show that Olbermann and Patrick write and present seven nights a week. The story is one of ESPN, of tremendous luck and audacity, and of the amount of behind-the-scenes effort it usually takes to make something look easy. The dialog is fast-paced, often uproariously funny, and always interesting. This is not just for sports fans and couch potatoes. Olbermann and Patrick have opinions on everything: cable networks, sports journalism, the sports and their stars, and even each other's opinions, talents, insights, and faults. Their choices for their lists of all-time favorite athletes, greatest sporting events personally attended, and best nonmembers of the Baseball Hall of Fame are a lot of fun. Plus, the listener will learn a lot about Olbermann, Patrick, and the sports industry along the way. Very highly recommended for general audiences.?Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., Ohio
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Book Description Audioworks, 1997. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671576224