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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Nantz Narrator: Jim Nantz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As vivid as an instant replay, Always by My Side gives readers an insider’s look into an unprecedented sixty-three-day stretch from February through April of 2007, when Jim Nantz became the first broadcaster to call the Super Bowl, the Final Four, and the Masters. Though Nantz was unable to share the voyage with his dad, the devoted son felt his father’s presence every step of the way, and used this championship odyssey to celebrate the people, venues, and moments that tapped into all the goodness that his dad—and his dad’s generation—represent.

In recounting the highlights of more than two thrilling decades with CBS Sports, Nantz recalls legendary voices of his youth—such as Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel, Pat Summerall, Jack Whitaker, and Dick Enberg—who sparked his imagination and shaped his style.

Always by My Side traces Nantz’s life and career, and along the way readers are treated to an array of memories, including Nantz’s special relationship with former president George H. W. Bush and his friendships with such sports royalty as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Mike Krzyzewski, John Wooden, and many others. Always by My Side turns every day into Father’s Day.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 2/15/2014

    " If I were a great sports fan I may have given this book a much higher rating. I enjoyed many of the stories even though I read the book because of my interest in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer's and other dementias. It was a warm story in that regard. Jim Nantz's dad suffers from AD, and he is the one who inspired his son in so many ways. The references to that part of the story are few, but I think that sports-minded people will probably love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom | 2/10/2014

    " This is more of a mid-career memoir than a celebration of dads and sons. As a memoir it has interest, but I confess disappointment that I thought I was going to learn more about how a dad and son grew together vs. what was delivered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hayden | 1/8/2014

    " Touching book about Nantz's life and dealing with his father's decline due to Alzheimer's. Great sports story about achieving your dreams but also has some life lessons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin Harris | 12/22/2013

    " Story of Jim Nantz and his relationship with his late father who was stricken with Alzheimers. Reminder of the importance of family relationships in the midst of the busyness of life and the relationship between Father and Son. Cool history of Jim Nantz's career. "

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