And the Fans Roared: Recapture the Excitement of Great Moments in Sports
  • And the Fans Roared: Recapture the Excitement of Great Moments in Sports
  • And the Fans Roared: Recapture the Excitement of Great Moments in Sports

And the Fans Roared: Recapture the Excitement of Great Moments in Sports

by Joe Garner
     
 

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Featuring the riveting stories that bring the reader back to the moment, Garner (best-selling author, and expert on the media's coverage of major sporting and news events) presents sports photographs and text that, together with two audio CDs, deliver about 40 years of the exciting moments from every major sports arena. The CDs, narrated by sports journalist Bob… See more details below

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Featuring the riveting stories that bring the reader back to the moment, Garner (best-selling author, and expert on the media's coverage of major sporting and news events) presents sports photographs and text that, together with two audio CDs, deliver about 40 years of the exciting moments from every major sports arena. The CDs, narrated by sports journalist Bob Costas, contain actual broadcasts by the original announcers. Oversize: 10.75x10.75". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a split second, an athlete or a team makes a decisive move and the crowd roars in the stadium; simultaneously, the sports announcer captures the play and the moment and the noise, sending the fans at home, listening on the radio or watching on television, to their feet. Garner knows that great sports moments are as personal as they are universal, and the most memorable are almost too numerous to name--but not quite, as he proved first with his bestselling And the Crowd Goes Wild and as he does, once again, with inimitable flair and momentum, in this spectacular companion containing more of those fateful seconds of history from the pros, the Olympics and college teams: the day Babe Ruth said goodbye to baseball, the buzzer-beating basket that Duke's Christian Laettner scored against Kentucky, the precise millisecond when Flo Jo became the fastest woman in the world, the fight in which Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield and 39 others. Garner--with popular sportscaster Costas, who narrates the two accompanying CDs with the original, spontaneous and unforgettable broadcasts of every play described in the book--makes each singular experience as fresh and hair-raising as it was originally. Arranged chronologically, the book and CD work in tandem, so all readers have to do is sit back and reminisce. 500,000 first printing. (Nov.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
This book-and-CD set is the sequel to Garner's popular title from last year, And the Crowd Went Wild. With both sets, the text and plentiful photographs in the book provide background for the broadcast calls of celebrated sports events presented on the two CDs. Each call is set up by announcer Bob Costas's literate narration. On the plus side this time, the CDs feature less of Costas and more of the enthusiastic original broadcasts. In general, the selections themselves are also better because they include more great events with climactic moments: the key to a compelling broadcast is a thrilling climax. In addition, the events chosen here are more recent, the last event being Tiger Woods's winning the U.S. Open in June 2000. All in all, the concept continues to be a good one and is better executed this time around. Recommended for all general sports collections.--John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Only if a bag of hot-roasted peanuts were included could this book be a bigger treat to the senses. The sights and sounds of emotionally punched moments in American sports fill each broad page and the two companion CDs. Jackie Robinson's last hit in a World Series before retiring, Citation winning the Kentucky Derby, Mary Lou Retton earning consecutive perfect scores, and Florence Griffith Joyner stylishly becoming the fastest woman in the world are captured in lively photographs and stirring text. Alone they are a fine addition to any collection, but with the CDs (tucked inside the front cover), the action becomes even more vivid. Original broadcasters are heard announcing play-by-plays while the fans cheer for the unique feats of athleticism. Highlights from boxing, racing, track and field, baseball, football, basketball, bicycling, hockey, and gymnastics are entwined with commentary from Bob Costas. He sets the stage and reveals some poignant facts about the competitors who own those pinnacle moments, and the broadcasters who recorded them. Written with enthusiastic craftsmanship, the book offers nuggets about how disciplined work can result in personal triumph, how luck and talent can combine for stellar performances, how even stars can lose their luster (Pete Rose, Mike Tyson, O. J. Simpson), and sorrow can come to those who made the fans roar.-Karen Sokol, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Hyperbole. The lifeblood of sports broadcasting. ESPN-type channels and their insatiable need for dramatic footage magnify every play, exaggerate every action. Announcers preparing for a record-breaking affair practice their calls ahead of time, based on what might happen. So much for spontaneity. From hundreds of thousands of games across the athletic spectrum, Garner has separated the wheat from the chaff in And the Fans Roared, his follow-up to And the Crowd Goes Wild. Like the original, this book comes with two CDs, narrated by Costas, which contain the original calls of such memorable events as Babe Ruth's farewell, George Foreman's victory over Joe Frazier, and Reggie Jackson's three consecutive homers in the 1977 World Series, and Tiger Woods demolition of the U.S. Open just a few months ago. Baseball, football, and basketball lend themselves well to this audio format. Others sports, such as tennis, ice skating, and gymnastics, do not. Taken together with the text, however, they all come together neatly. Certain milestones included in And the Fans Roared, though no less historic, make for less drama than others. Cal Ripken, Jr., took thirteen years to break Lou Gehrig's "iron man" record. Pete Rose played over two decades on his way to wrest the all-time hit crown away from Ty Cobb. Other moments happen as fast as a heartbeat and can put an ordinary player on par with the games' immortals: With one swing of the bat, Joe Carter led the Toronto Blue Jays to a world's championship in 1993. On the other hand, Bill Buckner will forever be remembered for his error which allowed the Mets to return from the dead in Game Six of the 1986 Series. Jim O'Brien, born with serious physicaldeformities, overcame his afflictions and kicked the longest field goal in NFL history. Sports have often been spoken of in terms of life and death, but truer words were never spoken during the 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, which was interrupted by a major earthquake. The routine banter in the broadcast booth belied the very real danger, which delayed the games for ten days while the Bay Area tried to right itself. Magic Johnson's biggest fight, against the HIV virus, was put on the back burner as he returned for one last hurrah, taking to the court, and earning MVP honors, in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game. Not every event in sports carries the same weight, but they are all important in their own right and all enjoyable to relive.
L.A. Times
Last year Joe Garner of Encino, with research help from Todd Donoho, put together "And the Crowd Goes Wild," a book that featured great moments in sports and also had two CDs attached inside the front cover that contained original TV or radio broadcasts of those moments. It became a bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold. Garner heard from fans across the country who wanted a sequel. Since he had only scratched the surface, a sequel was a natural, and this is it. There are 44 moments in "And the Fans Roared." The book begins with a tribute to Jackie Robinson, who integrated baseball in 1947. The CD has Bob Wolf�s call of Robinson�s last major league at-bat, in the 1953 World Series. The last of the 44 moments is Tiger Woods� U. S. Open victory at Pebble Beach this year, and NBC�s Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller are featured in the CD. The book�s second segment is on Babe Ruth and the day he was honored at Yankee Stadium on April 27, 1947. The book has three pages of text and some incredible pictures of Ruth. The CD portion features Ruth�s speech to fans that day, bad voice and all. The book�s foreword was written by George Foreman, who notes that listening to Cassius Clay�s fight with Sonny Liston in 1964 on radio made him want to be a fighter. Foreman�s moment in the book is his 1973 fight with Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica. Howard Cosell�s call-"Down Goes Frazier"- is one of the highlights on the CD portion, narrated by Bob Costas. One moment that Garner probably could have left out was Dec. 16, 1973, when O.J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills topped 2,000 yards. And if he felt it necessary to include Simpson, his 64-yard touchdown run-and even his 13-yard touchdown run-against UCLA in 1967 are more memorable moments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402200304
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Hyperbole. The lifeblood of sports broadcasting. ESPN-type channels and their insatiable need for dramatic footage magnify every play, exaggerate every action. Announcers preparing for a record-breaking affair practice their calls ahead of time, based on what might happen. So much for spontaneity.

From hundreds of thousands of games across the athletic spectrum, Garner has separated the wheat from the chaff in And the Fans Roared, his follow-up to And the Crowd Goes Wild. Like the original, this book comes with two CDs, narrated by Costas, which contain the original calls of such memorable events as Babe Ruth's farewell, George Foreman's victory over Joe Frazier, and Reggie Jackson's three consecutive homers in the 1977 World Series, and Tiger Woods demolition of the U.S. Open just a few months ago.

Baseball, football, and basketball lend themselves well to this audio format. Others sports, such as tennis, ice skating, and gymnastics, do not. Taken together with the text, however, they all come together neatly.

Certain milestones included in And the Fans Roared, though no less historic, make for less drama than others. Cal Ripken, Jr., took thirteen years to break Lou Gehrig's "iron man" record. Pete Rose played over two decades on his way to wrest the all-time hit crown away from Ty Cobb.

Other moments happen as fast as a heartbeat and can put an ordinary player on par with the games' immortals: With one swing of the bat, Joe Carter led the Toronto Blue Jays to a world's championship in 1993. On the other hand, Bill Buckner will forever be remembered for his error which allowed the Mets to return from the dead in Game Six of the 1986 Series. Jim O'Brien, born with serious physical deformities, overcame his afflictions and kicked the longest field goal in NFL history.

Sports have often been spoken of in terms of life and death, but truer words were never spoken during the 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, which was interrupted by a major earthquake. The routine banter in the broadcast booth belied the very real danger, which delayed the games for ten days while the Bay Area tried to right itself.

Magic Johnson's biggest fight, against the HIV virus, was put on the back burner as he returned for one last hurrah, taking to the court, and earning MVP honors, in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.

Not every event in sports carries the same weight, but they are all important in their own right and all enjoyable to relive.

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