Wednesday, December 30, 2009

From peanuts to pressbox - Thomas Nelson

From peanuts to the pressbox: insider sports stories from a life behind the mic written by Eli Gold, voice of the Alabama Crimson Tide. This book describes how Gold got started in sports broadcasting. If you love sports, this is the book for you. From basketball to football, hockey to NASCAR, Eli Gold has broadcast them all and shares many interesting stories about his years behind the mic!
As a young boy, he loved sports and as many boys did, would go to bed listening to a sports broadcast. By the time he was in high school, he had decided to become a sports broadcaster and started skipping school in order to educate himself on this career choice. He visited radio stations and listened to their announcers, he'd get as close as he could to the press box during games so that he could hear how it was done. Eventually, he got a job at The Garden selling peanuts and would spend more time watching games or the broadcasters then selling peanuts.
Throughout this book, Gold mentions various people who helped him out or who he met and remains friends with. Names such as Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Red Barber, Bob Wolff, Howard Cosell, John Brophy, Kenny Stabler, among many others. Knowing so many and so varied a group of people helped him when he hosted sports talk shows, he could interview a lot of well-known sports personalities.
Eli Gold is now best known as the voice of Alabama Crimson Tide - roll tide!
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