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Those Guys Have All the Fun - James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales

Those Guys Have All the Fun

Author James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales

  • Published: 2011-05-24
  • Category: Sports & Outdoors
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Price: $14.99

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The inside story of one of the most successful networks in modern television history: ESPN.
In 1979 it began as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events, and now spans eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras.
Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success, as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

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    Some interesting stories and great, candid comments from key personalities but overall I felt that the book was poorly structured; far too long; and even repetitive (literally repeating the same quote in one spot). The book would benefit from a series of smaller, topical chapters rather than the current approach. As a reader it was frustrating to be jolted from one topic to the next. However, I found the book was at its most effective when shining light on the business side of ESPN, rather than the personality gossip that will probably attract most people to it in the first place. Overall, certainly not a bad read, and I can appreciate how hard it would be to condense and organize the exhaustive interviews, but unfortunately it made for a tiring book.