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Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller
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Jul 07, 2011

really liked it

Very good oral history of ESPN from the writers of "Live From New York" an oral history of Saturday Night Live. The book works as both a collected history of one of the most successful cable channels and a collection of great stories from the men and women who cover the sports we love. Be warned though, at 784 pages, if you aren't REALLY interested in the beginnings of cable tv or sports and their coverage, stay away. It was incredibly interesting to read about the creation of the ESPN, it's role in the blossoming of cable tv, and the stories behind the events and controversies through the channel's years, but even for me it started to feel a little long winded. I can't imagine someone with little interest in the channel getting anything out of it. So, if you grew up watching ESPN, jump in and enjoy, otherwise look elsewhere for your summer reading entertainment.
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