Dick Enberg: Oh My!

Dick Enberg: Oh My!

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ISBN-13: 9781613210055
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/04/2012
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 605,801
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dick Enberg (1935-2017), a veteran of 60 years of sports broadcasting and the author of two bestselling books, is the only person to win National Emmy Awards as a sportscaster, writer, and producer. He was inducted into the National Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, National Sportscaster and Sportswriters HOF, Pro Football HOF, National Basketball HOF, National Baseball HOF, Rose Bowl HOF, and Academic All-America HOF. Having joined NBC Sports in 1975, Enberg served as the play by play voice of a variety of sporting events, including but not limited to World Series, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, and pro basketball, golf, and tennis championships. In 2000, he joined CBS Sports and ESPN. After seven seasons (2010-2016) Enberg concluded his role as the TV voice of the San Diego Padres on FSSD. A former college professor, he continued in his 30th year as the spokesperson for the collegiate Academic All-America Hall of Fame program.

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Chapter 1A Time to Dream2
Chapter 2Coming to a Crossroads26
Chapter 3It's Like Watching an Accident44
Chapter 4Who Does This Guy Think He Is?56
Chapter 5The Bruin Ballet72
Chapter 6Game of the Day90
Chapter 7Tanana and Ryan and Two Days of Cryin'104
Chapter 8No One Wanted to Be the Star126
Chapter 9"No" Is a Good Answer144
Chapter 10Sisu15
Chapter 11On a Set Full of Stars17
Chapter 12The Press Box Elevator Was Frozen17
Chapter 13Breakfast at Wimbledon19
Chapter 14Too Close to Call21
Chapter 15The Most Cooperative Athletes in Sports22
Chapter 16The Kid23
Afterword24
Epilogue25

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Dick Enberg: Oh My! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read Dr. Enberg's book yet; however I took two classes from him while attending San Fernando Valley State College and he was an excellent teacher in heath education. He also did an outstanding job in broadcasting some of the SFVSC basketball games in which I participated. I plan to read the book because he is really a true success story and an inspiration to all students who took classes from him at SFVSC.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book captures everything you need to know about the life of perhaps the greatest play-by-play sportscaster ever to hold a microphone. From his humble beginnings entering the sports world to his triumphant calls at Wimbledon and the Super Bowl, you feel like you're a part of his magical ride from the opening chapter. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about Dick Enberg and the fascinating people that have touched his life. His relationships with family and friends reveal many insights about what makes him a legend, both on and off the air. This would make a great gift for both sports fans and 'people' fans of all ages!!!