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|Named Person:||Marv Albert; Marv Albert|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marv Albert; Rick Reilly
|Description:||192 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Marv Albert with Rick Reilly.|
God-knows-how-many road trips doing the NBA, NFL, boxing, and Olympics on NBC, not to mention all those years trying to fit in the 6 o'clock and 11 o'clock sports news on WNBC TV in New York, plus a few stories about his remarkable string of brothers and offspring, one of whom now does play-by-play for every single professional sports team in America. With individual chapters devoted to the highlights of modern sports history - " Life is a Non-Title Bout in Maracaibo,"
"The Fifty-Yard Chair Throw and Other Olympic Events," and of course "A Few Fries Short of a Happy Meal" - keen insights into the complex characters of Marv's colleagues - from the "Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco to Mike "the Czar of the telestrator" Fratello - and a few choice words for every sports star from Michael Jordan to Muhammad Ali (not to mention such luminaries as Bubbles Hawkins and Vampire Johnson), this is a book no serious sports fan will want to miss,
unless he's out mowing the lawn. And as if that's not enough, I'd Love to but I Have a Game features an introduction by David Letterman plus chapter introductions by Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Lewis, Bob Costas, Bill Parcells, and just about anybody else who wanted a chance to insult Marv.