I Was There!

Joe Buck, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, and Others Relive the Most Exciting Sporting Events of Their Lives

Foreword by Marv Albert

About The Book

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!"

About The Author

Eric Mirlis is a veteran of twenty-five years of the sports world. Most recently, Eric was coordinating producer for Fox Sports, with stops before that at CBS Sports Network, NCAA.com, CSTV.com, the NBA, and the New York Islanders. He was also a talent statistician with multiple networks for hundreds of games, most notably with Kenny Albert on NFL and NHL broadcasts and Marv Albert, Mike Breen, and Ian Eagle on NBA broadcasts. Mirlis lives with his family on Long Island.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Sports Publishing (May 1, 2018)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781683582120

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Raves and Reviews

“Compelling”—Los Angeles Times

“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

“Compelling”—Los Angeles Times

“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

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