Those Guys Have All the Fun
Inside the World of ESPN
James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales
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The inside story of one of the most successful networks in modern television history: ESPN.
In 1979 it began as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events, and now spans eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras.
Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success, as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.
Although the story is a bit lengthy, this is a great sports read for anyone who is interested in the foundation of the greatest sports network on the planet. There are some fascinating stories from executives, anchors and athletes that I will never forget.
this book is a great read that has outstanding stories about ESPN. a bit long, but overall, worth it.
Exactly what you'd want it to be.
It's exactly what you'd want a book about ESPN to be, and it really shines in telling the story of how ESPN went from a mad idea into The Worldwide Leader it is today.