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Riassunto: A crash course in sports discourse--from a former Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer and full-fledged Sports Goddess.
From living rooms to boardrooms, sports has become a second language--and one that women can't afford to misinterpret. Now they can learn about sports without ever watching a game!
Sports Goddess and former ESPN producer Jean McCormick shows women how to score big points with bosses, boyfriends, and all the sports fans in their lives with tips on how to get hip to: * The lingo of football, hockey, basketball, baseball, golf, and even extreme sports * Fun facts about star players--from Michael Jordan to Tiger Woods to Martina Hingis * Where to find sports highlights on television, in print, or on the Internet * How to fill out a pool sheet and read a box score * Why it's okay to complain about major league baseball * How to embrace college basketball's 'March Madness' * Why size doesn't matter in hockey * How to master the Masters golf tournament * And more
"Whether through body language or the English language, everyone needs to talk sports. Once you digest Jean's book, you'll have 99 secrets of your own."--Chris Berman, ABC/ESPN
* Foreword by ESPN sportscaster Chris Fowler
* Afterword by ESPN executive editor John A. Walsh
* The first female Studio Producer for ESPN, author Jean McCormick has won seven Emmy Awards in Sports Television
* Includes quotes and tips from men and women sports broadcast journalists and women who use sports talk in their business lives
Recensione: Don't let the subtitle--or Boticelli's Venus-in-the-pocket-of-the-glove on the cover--fool you. Talk Sports Like a Pro may be aimed at women, but every fan at any level of expertise could pick up a few nuggets from its pages. Once it gets beyond absolute basics like, "When you discuss a game, know three things. Who won. Who lost. One key play or fact," Talk Sports Like a Pro becomes a versatile and handy reference.
Take the section on baseball. Its opening pitch covers the least you need to know: there are 162 games in a season, each league is divided into three divisions, and the head coach is called a manager. From there you'll quickly pick up on the kinds of stuff fans like to grouse about--the World Series being played at night, for one; the essentials of the pitcher-hitter confrontation (complete with explanations of important stats like ERA, RBIs, and batting averages); a basic reading list; the names and contributions of important players past and present; why the Red Sox, Cubs, White Sox, and Indians seem cursed; even how to decipher the cuneiform of a box score.
All the major spectator sports (plus extreme sports) are addressed here, though track and field is oddly absent. Still, Jean M. McCormick--a former ESPN producer herself--nicely balances cleverness with information, and seasons her sporting stew with useful insights in the form of short essays from sports' interpretive goddesses--Robin Roberts, Lesley Visser, Summer Sanders--and gods--Chris Berman, Jim Nantz, and Bob Costas--alike. --Jeff Silverman
Titolo: Talk Like a Pro
Casa editrice: Perigee Trade
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G0399525343I4N00
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G0399525343I3N00
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2697256547
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade. Condizione libro: Good. . Codice libro della libreria SB13C-00550
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. A nice copy with a tight and square binding. Softcovers are good. Text is clean but has mildly yellowed. Careful packaging and fast shipping. We recommend EXPEDITED MAIL for even faster delivery. Codice libro della libreria 20364
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade, US, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0399525343 Minor creasing, used book, still very good. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Codice libro della libreria LOWER5RSG976
Descrizione libro Perigee Trade, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0399525343 Very good. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Codice libro della libreria BING2001115.ST
Descrizione libro A Perigee Book, 1999, 1999. Soft Cover. Very Good+ to Near Fine. First Edition, 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:0-399-52534-3. Foreword by ESBN sportscaster Chris Fowler. Afterword by ESBN executive editor John A. Walsh. Light creases on rear cover. 300 pages. Codice libro della libreria 003099
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803995253464.0
Descrizione libro Perigee, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 300 pages. Generic inscription and author signature inside front cover. There are no other marks or writing in the book. Very light wear to the corners. Light shelf wear. no reading creases on the spine. Spine is tight and there are no loose pages. Cover colors are bright. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 006074