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Publisher Comments:

From World Sports Headquarters in historic Bristol, Connecticut, comes the book that's more colorful than Dennis Rodman's hair. Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, the former tag-team partners of ESPN's award winning SportsCenter, mark for the ages their most unforgettable moments, which have transformed the art of sports broadcasting — bringing what People magazine calls their "Letterman-like loopiness and Koppelesque smarts" to the printed page in THE BIG SHOW

Less expensive (and easier to read) than a big-leaguer's autograph, The Big Show gives you the honest, horrifying, yet always entertaining story of two men, three cameras, and highlights run amok, including:

  • How Keith and Dan made The Big Show run slicker than Pat Riley's hair

  • The origins of Dan and Keith's patented phrases

  • Keith and Dan's on-air flubs — errors that made Bill Buckner's blunder seem minor

  • Dan and Keith's pantheon of all-time greatest athletes (Okay, who picked Coach Reeves from The White Shadow?)

  • And so much more we couldn't — and wouldn't dare — mention here!

Synopsis:

The former tag-team partners of ESPN's award-winning "SportsCenter" shares with readers a controversial list of should-be Baseball Hall of Famers; the pantheon of all-time greatest athletes; the dirt on each other; what superstars and the press really think about them; and much more in this eye-opening look behind the scenes at ESPN.

Synopsis:

From World Sports Headquarters in historic Bristol, Connecticut, comes the book that's more colorful than Dennis Rodman's hair. Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, the former tag-team partners of ESPN's award winning SportsCenter, mark for the ages their most unforgettable moments, which have transformed the art of sports broadcasting — bringing what People magazine calls their "Letterman-like loopiness and Koppelesque smarts" to the printed page in THE BIG SHOW

Less expensive (and easier to read) than a big-leaguer's autograph, The Big Show gives you the honest, horrifying, yet always entertaining story of two men, three cameras, and highlights run amok, including:

  • How Keith and Dan made The Big Show run slicker than Pat Riley's hair

  • The origins of Dan and Keith's patented phrases

  • Keith and Dan's on-air flubs — errors that made Bill Buckner's blunder seem minor

  • Dan and Keith's pantheon of all-time greatest athletes (Okay, who picked Coach Reeves from The White Shadow?)

  • And so much more we couldn't — and wouldn't dare — mention here!

About the Author

Keith Olbermann was rescued from a sinking barge, and raised by wild ocelots in the Brazilian rain forest. Years later, he was found by a touring band of would-be soccer play-by-play announcers and brought back to civilization (well, Bristol).

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE v

INTRODUCTION xi

1 • HI, HELLO, AND HOW ARE YOU? 1

2 • A SORT OF GLOSSARY OF TERMS 9

3 • THE OFFICIAL TIME-LINE HISTORY OF THE BIG SHOW 33

4 • HOW WE DO THE VOODOO THAT WE DO 49

5 • "BILL BUCKNER — COULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENED?" Dan and Keith's Top Ten Weirdest Things Said by Athletes 63

6 • GOOD GRIEF, WE'RE FAMOUS, SORT OF, PART-TIME 93

7 • HOW TO BE A SPORTSCASTER WHEN YOU GROW UP Dan and Keith's Top Ten Free Pieces of Advice to Other Sportscasters 115

8 • PETE ROSE AND THE HALL OF FAME 139

9 • KEITH'S COMPLAINT: IF YOU BUILD IT FOR ME, I WON'T LEAVE Dan and Keith's Top Ten Most Troubling Sports Team Names 187

10 • DAN'S COMPLAINT: WE BLAME ATHLETES FOR THE WRONG THINGS Dan and Keith's Top Ten Favorite Types of Sports Figures to Interview 199

11 • OUR TWENTY-ONE TOP TEN ATHLETES 207

12 • KEITH'S COMPLAINT, PART II: TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR ALBERT BELLE TO HATE MY GUTS 233

13 • PLAYS OF THE WEEK Dan and Keith's Top Ten Pleas to Athletes Who Are Being Interviewed 241

14 • OUR GREATEST GAMES (WATCHED, THAT IS, NOT PLAYED) Keith's Top Ten Prominent Baseball Players' Names (Submitted Without Dan's Approval) 249

15 • PUT YOUR BASEBALL CARDS IN YOUR BICYCLE SPOKES, NOW! 281

16 • BUT ENOUGH ABOUT US, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT US? 295

17 • TOM 305

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671009199
Author:
Olbermann, Keith
Author:
Patrick, Dan
Publisher:
Atria Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mass Media - Electronics Media
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Ovid
Subject:
Sports journalism
Subject:
Television broadcasting of sports
Subject:
SportsCenter
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Olbermann, Keith
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.34x7.34x.75 in. 1.25 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Atria Books - English 9780671009199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The former tag-team partners of ESPN's award-winning "SportsCenter" shares with readers a controversial list of should-be Baseball Hall of Famers; the pantheon of all-time greatest athletes; the dirt on each other; what superstars and the press really think about them; and much more in this eye-opening look behind the scenes at ESPN.
"Synopsis" by , From World Sports Headquarters in historic Bristol, Connecticut, comes the book that's more colorful than Dennis Rodman's hair. Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, the former tag-team partners of ESPN's award winning SportsCenter, mark for the ages their most unforgettable moments, which have transformed the art of sports broadcasting — bringing what People magazine calls their "Letterman-like loopiness and Koppelesque smarts" to the printed page in THE BIG SHOW

Less expensive (and easier to read) than a big-leaguer's autograph, The Big Show gives you the honest, horrifying, yet always entertaining story of two men, three cameras, and highlights run amok, including:

  • How Keith and Dan made The Big Show run slicker than Pat Riley's hair

  • The origins of Dan and Keith's patented phrases

  • Keith and Dan's on-air flubs — errors that made Bill Buckner's blunder seem minor

  • Dan and Keith's pantheon of all-time greatest athletes (Okay, who picked Coach Reeves from The White Shadow?)

  • And so much more we couldn't — and wouldn't dare — mention here!
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