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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick Narrator: Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 1997 ISBN: 9780743541954
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From World Sports Headquarters in historic Bristol, Connecticut, comes the audiobook that's more colorful than Dennis Rodman's hair. For the first time, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, the tag-team partners of ESPN's award winning Sportscenter, bring what People magazine calls their "Letterman-like loopiness and Koppel-esque smarts" to listeners everywhere in THE BIG SHOW.

Less expansive (and easier to ge) 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. It tells truths about the sports world the government doesn't want you to hear. Which government, nobody'sure, but there must be a government somewhere that doesn't want you to now about:

The voodoo that Keith and Dan do to make THE BIG SHOW run slicker than Pat Riley's "do"

Keith and Dan's complaints about sports idiocies - and each other!

What superstars, celebrities and the press really think about Dan and Keith - and how they've survived to this day!

Listening to THE BIG SHOW, you'll have joy, you'll have fun, you'll have seasons in the sun, and you'll dismiss all notions of becoming a sportscaster yourself. But try as you may, your TV remote can't turn them off this time, so Dan and Keith's fragrantly illegal use of the mouth will keep you listening O-ver-time! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An informative hoot...advice, barbs, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes.”

    New York Times

  • “A fun read...highly recommended.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Fans of ESPN’s evening sports show who want to know more about their heroes, together since 1992, will enjoy this joint effort.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachary | 10/19/2013

    " This book is 14 years old but I just picked it up and read it. It's awesome. Two of the smartest and funniest guys of all time. SO many hilarious stories about athlete encounters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 7/21/2013

    " Dan Patrick and Keith olbermann should just come together and makes babies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinna | 5/5/2013

    " Surprisingly enjoyable. And I'm not one who's really into sports. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 4/4/2013

    " Hilarious! I wish these two were still together on SportsCenter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Wierzbicki | 10/27/2012

    " Funny and interesting book written by two guys who were part of the golden years of Sportscenter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam Burwell | 3/6/2012

    " I was a big fan of Sports Center with Dan and Keith but their chemistry doesn't really carry over well in print. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 8/5/2011

    " Dan and Keith doing what Dan and Keith do, or did, for that matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 1/8/2011

    " omg i looooooved sportscenter when patrick and olbermann were on. i also have this on cassette....on a sort of side note.....i can't stand olbermann on msnbc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/19/2010

    " One of the easiest reads you could ever find, it's worth a read if you're interested in a career in sports broadcasting or were a huge ESPN fan when you were ten years old. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth Mechum | 3/4/2010

    " Could be the worst book I've ever read - but what did I expect from a $2 Goodwill purchase? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/19/2010

    " I love this book. I can read this over and over again because it brings me back to the good old days of Sportscenter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitchell Szczepanczyk | 12/23/2009

    " A very personal memoir / behind the scenes look at ESPN's Sportscenter circa 1997. Olbermann is a better writer than Patrick, and Olbermann's chapters are far more informative than Patrick's are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/6/2009

    " One of the easiest reads you could ever find, it's worth a read if you're interested in a career in sports broadcasting or were a huge ESPN fan when you were ten years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ladiibbug | 7/23/2009

    " Non-Fiction - Read 5 years ago

    Very entertaining look at ESPN TV "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 7/3/2008

    " Hilarious! I wish these two were still together on SportsCenter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 4/28/2008

    " omg i looooooved sportscenter when patrick and olbermann were on. i also have this on cassette....on a sort of side note.....i can't stand olbermann on msnbc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 2/9/2008

    " Dan and Keith doing what Dan and Keith do, or did, for that matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitchell | 3/8/2007

    " A very personal memoir / behind the scenes look at ESPN's Sportscenter circa 1997. Olbermann is a better writer than Patrick, and Olbermann's chapters are far more informative than Patrick's are. "

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About the Author
Author Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann has hosted primetime news programs, moderated a Democratic presidential debate, anchored two World Series and one Super Bowl, written for dozens of major publications, and won numerous awards for broadcast and writing. He is the author of The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Other Contenders, Truth and Consequences, and other books.