Of Mikes and Men by Curt Smith
From Ray Scott to Curt Gowdy: Tales from the Pro Football Booth

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In this collection of anecdotes from the announcers of pro football, the Voices reminisce about a time before television, when the NFL was just making its floundering start and college ball held all the attraction. With the spread of television broadcasting, the Voices gain faces and the NFL gains an audience. Recall with the broadcasters the excitement of pivotal moments, the glory of the victors, and the great men who coached those champions. With their love of the work and lots of lighthearted memories about everything from the Heidi game to the glory of Green Bay to the birth of "Monday Night Football," these men and women bring football to life.
 

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Curt Smith is "the Voice of authority on baseball broadcasting" ("USA Today"). He is the author of fourteen books, including the classic "Voices of the Game", "Voices of Summer", and, most recently, the best-selling "Pull Up a Chair". Smith is a columnist for GateHouse Media, the host of "Perspectives" for National Public Radio s Rochester affiliate, and senior lecturer of English at the University of Rochester. Says Bob Costas of the former presidential speechwriter, "Curt Smith stands up for the beauty of words.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Taylor Trade Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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