Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television
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In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of
television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the
story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of
some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in
No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than
Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career,
he has logged more hours on live network television than any
other broadcaster in history, and is the only play-by-play
commentator to have covered all four major sports
championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and
the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some
of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this
highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly
Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early
years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest
moments of the past half century—from the “Miracle on
Ice”—the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals—to the
earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the
greatest names on and off the field are here—Michael Jordan,
Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning,
Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth,
and many, many more.
Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he
sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama,
the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains
of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.
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