Pass the Nuts: More Stories About The Most Unusual, Eccentric & Outlandish People I’ve Known in Four Decades as a Sports Journalist

Pass the Nuts: More Stories About The Most Unusual, Eccentric & Outlandish People I’ve Known in Four Decades as a Sports Journalist

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by Dan Coughlin
     
 
"A trove of tales--some poignant, even tragic; many hilarious. All of them reveal Coughlin’s unique perspective from more than 40 years in sports journalism." -- The Beacon Journal

Dan Coughlin serves up a second rollicking collection of stories about colorful characters and memorable events from his four decades covering sports for Cleveland TV and

Overview

"A trove of tales--some poignant, even tragic; many hilarious. All of them reveal Coughlin’s unique perspective from more than 40 years in sports journalism." -- The Beacon Journal

Dan Coughlin serves up a second rollicking collection of stories about colorful characters and memorable events from his four decades covering sports for Cleveland TV and newspapers. Meet the gun-toting fanatics of Morgana Park--once home of "the most intense slow pitch softball league in the world." Sit in on a star-studded night in the legendary Theatrical Restaurant alongside Don King while Dan flips a coin for a $500 bar tab with Ted Turner. Ride along on a series of death-defying, top-priority helicopter trips to report on . . . high school football. Reading Dan's stories is like dipping into a bowl of bar nuts--easy to start and hard to stop!

Editorial Reviews

John Telich
Coughlin not only lived these wild stories but has the ability to tell them so well that you can almost smell the stale beer and cigar smoke as you read them . . . you will feel sad when you turn the last page.
Mike Holzheimer
Who better to share so much knowledge about the world of Cleveland amateur and professional sports than Dan Coughlin? His new book is a wonderful collection to take Cleveland fans back down memory lane.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013206816
Publisher:
Gray and Company, Publishers
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
780 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Coughlin has covered the Cleveland sports scene for 45 years, as a sportswriter for The Plain Dealer (1964–1982) and on WJW-TV 8 (since 1983). His columns also appeared in several other daily newspapers, including the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Medina Gazette, Lake County News-Herald, Painesville Telegraph and papers in Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. He was twice named Ohio sportswriter of the year and was honored with a television Emmy. He traveled with the Browns and Indians, and covered some of the biggest college football games of the 20th century, including five major bowl games. He was at ringside for several world championship fights as well as the Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier series. He covered 17 Indianapolis 500s and several auto races in Europe. He lives in Rocky River, Ohio.

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