It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. 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.election night, I immediately began to plot out when I should begin to make arrangements for him to fill out the [NCAA Basketball Tournament] bracket with me. ... When Obama was abroad he wasasked if he could do a soccer bracket, and when Carolina went to the White House ... ButifI were president of the network fora day, I mightfind some time todevote to working together and moving beyondthe same old debates year after yearaby finally creating a college football playoff system.
|Title||:||Those Guys Have All the Fun|
|Author||:||James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-05-24|