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 modern sports.
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 firsthand some of the most memorable events in
modern sports and, in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them
vividly to life.
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 historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals known as the “Miracle
on Ice” 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. Download and start listening now!