Spanning the World: The Crazy Universe of Big-Time Sports, All-Star Egos, and Hall of Fame Bloopers

Spanning the World: The Crazy Universe of Big-Time Sports, All-Star Egos, and Hall of Fame Bloopers

by Len Berman
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Overview

Spanning the World: The Crazy Universe of Big-Time Sports, All-Star Egos, and Hall of Fame Bloopers by Len Berman

Go Spanning the World with Len Berman in this wildly entertaining, insightful, and often hilarious book that takes sports fans behind the scenes and inside locker rooms.

One of the most popular television sports personalities—known for his "Spanning the World" segments on NBC's Today show—Len Berman delivers his unique view of the world of sports, from the bizarre to the historic, all with his characteristic wit.

Over the years sports and sports reporting have changed, but Spanning the World puts it all in perspective in this irreverent take on the heroes and iconic moments.

  • Barry Bonds massages the media: "If you put that camera in my face, I'll slit your throat."
  • Mickey Mantle reveals his most pleasurable Yankee Stadium experience (it didn't happen on the field).
  • Bobby Orr loses his cool and chairs start flying from the upper decks.
  • Bill Parcells finally spills his Super Bowl–winning formula: "Power wins!"
  • And much more ...

Berman guides us through the world he knows like no one else, from intimate recollections of his heroes to postgame celebrations, exhibiting the most hilarious and shocking moments from the whole cast of characters from the last decades in sports: John McEnroe, Muhammad Ali, Larry Bird, Derek Jeter, and many more. He also addresses the more serious issues facing sports today, including steroids, overpaid stars, athletes and violence, and the place of sports in society.

A must read for every sports fan, Spanning the World is an irresistible blend of humor, history, and contemporary commentary on the state of sports from the ultimate fan who has seen it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061752629
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Len Berman is the weekday sports anchor at WNBC New York, and the host of the popular "Spanning the World" segments on NBC's Today show. He has won six local Emmy Awards and has been voted New York Sportscaster of the Year five times by his peers in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

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Spanning the World: The Crazy Universe of Big-Time Sports, All-Star Egos, and Hall of Fame Bloopers 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Mr. Berman was himself, silly, serious, and as always funny as hick. This book will make you laugh, smile, laugh, and oh yeah did I say laugh. A great read for anyone wanting to know more about one of America's favorite Sportscaster's. Great job Mr. Berman!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Len Berman is my favorite sportscaster. I grew up watching him in Boston. His book is suited for any sports fan and will make you laugh. Don't miss it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book and couldn't put it down. I knew anything this guy writes would be smart & funny like his sportscast and I wasn't disappointed!