For more than three decades, countless millions of sports fans have welcomed him into their living rooms. Now, broadcasting legend Pat Summerall is granting you more intimate access into his extraordinary life. ^This is the voice of Pat Summerall as...
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For more than three decades, countless millions of sports fans have welcomed him into their living rooms. Now, broadcasting legend Pat Summerall is granting you more intimate access into his extraordinary life. ^This is the voice of Pat Summerall as you've never heard it before. Personal. Revealing. And willing to share with you equally his career victories and private defeats. ^Here, Summerall calls the plays of his own life story. It is a story of sports, celebrity, and alcoholism. But, ultimately, the story that Pat Summerall shares from his life is one of spiritual healing and redemptive faith.
This is the inside story of American Sportscasters Hall of Famer Pat Summerall. A sportscaster for more than fifty years, Summerall's distinguished career has made him one of the best-known personalities in broadcasting. In this book, readers will get a rare glimpse into a life filled with games, drama, a life-and-death battle with alcoholism, and Christian faith.
"In this autobiography, you will encounter the spirit of a champion time and again. From a troubled family in small-town Florida, to the Sportscasters Hall of Fame, to the halls of healing at the Betty Ford clinic, Pat Summerall bears his soul for the first time. In his own words, you will learn the true story behind his role in the legendary "Greatest Game Every Played," to his spontaneous, walk-on audition at CBS that would catapult him to stardom. Along the way are unforgettable cameos by many of the greatest legends in sports: Mickey Mantle, Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Howard Cosell, Jack Nicklaus. Here, Summerall reveals their never-before-told stories with candor and humor." "Summerall also grants exclusive insight into the power players and politics that drive the sports industry, from the Super Bowl, to ABC's Monday Night Football, to the Masters Tournament, and more. Through it all, Summerall pulls no punches. He reveals the seduction of fame and alcohol that almost cost him the ultimate price. And he proclaims the faith that brought him redemption and healing."--BOOK JACKET.
Summerall is the broadcaster for network coverage of the National Football League.