Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice

Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice

by Woody Durham, Adam Lucas
     
 

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"Carolina has a knack for developing legends; albeit Dean Smith or Michael Jordan. But there is another one that all Tar Heel faithful should celebrate�Woody Durham. He is the ultimate pro's pro. I admire him beyond words."
�Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS

From 1971 to his retirement in 2011, Woody Durham was the �Voice of the… See more details below

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"Carolina has a knack for developing legends; albeit Dean Smith or Michael Jordan. But there is another one that all Tar Heel faithful should celebrate�Woody Durham. He is the ultimate pro's pro. I admire him beyond words."
�Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS

From 1971 to his retirement in 2011, Woody Durham was the �Voice of the Tar Heels,� the radio play-by-play man for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our State magazine once said: �To his listeners, he has been a faceless passenger in a car, the audio to a muted television, or the man inside the earplugs. To his listeners, he�s what powder blue sounds like.� Even in Kenan Stadium or the Dean Smith Center, hundreds of fans listened to the radio at the games so Woody could tell them what was really happening on the field or the court.
In this autobiography, Woody takes the reader on a nostalgic stroll down memory lane�from his descriptions of a sleepy Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and the days of football legend Choo Choo Justice to the enormous changes in college sports and how they are covered to his dozens of behind-the-scenes stories about the coaches and players he worked with during his tenure. An appendix offers Woody�s thoughts on every football and basketball player he covered who has an honored jersey at UNC.
As coauthor Adam Lucas describes in his acknowledgments: �This book is about [Woody�s] life, but for many of us, it�s also about an era of Tar Heel sports�one that we heard through him.�

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Editorial Reviews

Advance Praise - Roy Williams
“Woody Durham is the epitome of a professional broadcaster, who just so happened to also love the Tar Heels as much as he did his craft. He prepared for each game as if it were the national championship and spoke about each player and coach with an enthusiasm that connected them to his listeners in a unique way. Woody helped bring the Tar Heels to life for generations of Carolina fans.”
Advance Praise - Jay Bilas
“Woody Durham is one of the true greats in broadcasting. I know someone will always broadcast Carolina’s games, but Woody will always be the voice of the Tar Heels. I’m proud to call him a friend.”
Advance Praise - Dick Vitale
“Woody Durham had a unique passion for North Carolina sports. He was Mr. Loyalty, and this book clearly provides the details of his love affair with UNC!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015200539
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
08/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
11 MB
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