Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
Those Guys Have All the Fun Inside the World of ESPN Author:James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones,the internet, video games and more, while ESPN's personalities have become global superstars to rival the spor... more »ts icons they cover. Chris Berman, Robin Roberts, Keith Olbermann, Hannah Storm, Bill Simmons, Tony Kornheiser, Stuart Scott, Erin Andrews, Mike Ditka, Bob Knight, and scores of others speak openly about the games, shows, scandals, gambling addictions, bitter rivalries, and sudden suspensions that make up the network's soaring and stormy history. The result is a wild, smart, effervescent story of triumph, genius, ego, and the rise of an empire unlike any television had ever seen.« less
It was good to read the origins of a lot of the broadcasters (it was good to be an unemployed media major in Connecticut in 1980), a lot of whom stayed with the network to this day. This is the print version of talking heads, a series of (1/2 page long) quotes and anecdotes surrounded by very little commentary.