I Was There!
Joe Buck, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, and Others Relive the Most Exciting Sporting Events of Their Lives
Eric Mirlis, Marv Albert
- 352 Pages
- May 1, 2018
- ISBN: 9781683582120
Take a trip through sports history through the eyes of those covering the biggest events of all time. In I Was There! seventy of the biggest names in sports broadcasting and journalism share their personal experiences at the top five sports moments they each saw in person. From cultural phenomena like the Super Bowl, World Series, and Olympics to less-well-known sports and games, the people who brought you these moments on television and radio or wrote the stories you read in the newspaper or online give you a firsthand look at what made these events so special. Join such legends of the business as Marv Albert, Joe Buck, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, Bob Ryan, and Dick Stockton as they tell their stories from these indelible moments and explain why their five moments stand above all of the others they have seen, and find out why each of them are proud to say "I Was There!"
“A Must-Read for Sports Fans”—CBS New York
“A great mix of widely-significant moments (such as David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII and Vince Young’s performance in the 2006 Rose Bowl), lesser-known moments (such as Frank Deford’s account of the 1964 Princeton-Michigan regular-season basketball clash or Joe Posnanski’s stew story from the 2000 Olympics, and moments that resonated more for their significance to the media member (such as Michelle Beadle’s experience at the inaugural Austin Ice Bats game or Scott Ferrall’s momentous trip to Talledega.)”—Awful Announcing.com