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And the Fans Roared: The Sports Broadcasts That Kept Us on the Edge of Our Seats (Book + 2 Audio CDs) Hardcover – October 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks MediaFusion; Har/Com edition (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570715823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570715822
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,118,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sports calls help us remember the best of times--who can forget the "Music City Miracle" (that's the "immaculate deception" to you, Bills fans)? "Touchdown, Titans! There are no flags on the field! It's a miracle!" They also help us remember the worst of times--such as the day the Vikings' Jim Marshall got a little confused after recovering a fumble. "Marshall is running the wrong way! Marshall is running the wrong way! And he's running it into the end zone the wrong way! Thinks he's scored a touchdown, and he's scored a safety!" Who doesn't grin when they hear Howard Cosell bellowing, "Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!" And who can forget the night Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke the NBA career scoring record? From Babe Ruth's raspy thank-you in his farewell speech in 1947 to Tiger Woods's resounding victory in the 2000 U.S. Open, And the Fans Roared captures more of history's greatest sports calls.

Similar in format to its sister volume, And the Crowd Goes Wild, And the Fans Roared includes two CDs featuring 43 original sports calls, including Michael Jordan sinking "The Shot," Affirmed winning the Triple Crown, the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding soap opera, Tom Dempsey kicking a 63-yard game-winning field goal, Mike Tyson biting off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear, and Walter Payton breaking Jim Brown's career rushing record. The book sets up each event with capsule explanations, accompanied by stock photographs. Narrated by Bob Costas, And the Fans Roared will entertain any sports fan. --M. Stein

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In a split second, an athlete or a team makes a decisive move and the crowd roars in the stadium; simultaneously, the sports announcer captures the play and the moment and the noise, sending the fans at home, listening on the radio or watching on television, to their feet. Garner knows that great sports moments are as personal as they are universal, and the most memorable are almost too numerous to nameDbut not quite, as he proved first with his bestselling And the Crowd Goes Wild and as he does, once again, with inimitable flair and momentum, in this spectacular companion containing more of those fateful seconds of history from the pros, the Olympics and college teams: the day Babe Ruth said goodbye to baseball, the buzzer-beating basket that Duke's Christian Laettner scored against Kentucky, the precise millisecond when Flo Jo became the fastest woman in the world, the fight in which Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield and 39 others. GarnerDwith popular sportscaster Costas, who narrates the two accompanying CDs with the original, spontaneous and unforgettable broadcasts of every play described in the bookDmakes each singular experience as fresh and hair-raising as it was originally. Arranged chronologically, the book and CD work in tandem, so all readers have to do is sit back and reminisce. 500,000 first printing. (Nov.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Following up on the one-two punch they delivered in last year's bestselling And the Crowd Goes Wild, Garner and Costas stick to the winning formula: a coffee-table compilation of great moments in sports with a companion two-CD collection of original broadcasts of those events, starring Joe Montana, Mary Lou Retton, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and dozens of other champs.
There are a few muffs -- why use an audio clip from 1956 to illustrate Jackie Robinson's historic 1947 debut with the Dodgers? But there's much more to celebrate, such as Lyell Bremser's call of Johnny Rodgers's 72-yard punt return in Nebraska's 1971 victory over rival Oklahoma: "Holy moly! Man, woman and child, did that put 'em in the aisle!"
A true sports paradise. A great gift combo of book and CD audio delights.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mark Piske on December 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
An excellent collection of the most exciting sports moments of the 20th century, and it's a collection that will get more valuable over time. While Garner's writing style might be described as simplistic by some, it is entirely appropriate for the subject matter at hand - sports. Here you don't want ivory-tower verbosity, you want simple direct descriptions, and Garner delivers.
Any sports fan will be captivated by Garners descriptions, and will relive the passion we all experienced with those great events when heroes were still heroes. For the sports fan in your family, there is no better gift.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By kelly on September 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I completely disagree with the above review. The CDs and actual broadcasts from the events were great. The book is an excellent recap of some of the greatest sports moments of the last century. I think that over time true sports fans will come to appreciate the book as one of the more important memoirs of sports history.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I found that the simplicity of Garner's writing style is an appropriate vehicle for conveying the power of sports' most memorable moments. He strikes a balance between overintellectualizing and patronizing the reader. He continues the spellbinding tradition of "And the Crowd Goes Wild" while simultaneously breaking new ground. This book is definitely a great gift idea for the sports fan in your family!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 13, 2000
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Any true sports fan is incomplete without reading this masterful account of some of the greatest moments in sports history. With simple words, Garner captures the drama and passion of a fan's love affair with the impossible catch, the knockout punch, or the record breaking sprint. This book brings back the memories of the moments we clung to as our heroes prevailed and we talked about for days after. I, for one, was spellbound and have already added "And the Fans Roared" to my holiday shopping list!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This was fun. Highly recommended. I think the audio CDs, could be a bit long winded, but other than that, it's great, especially the book, which is beautiful and nicely written.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Frank Brennan on September 13, 2000
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I could get drunk on all this sports nostalgia! I just received this book for my birthday and it is the best gift I have received in a long time. I love the CDs that come with the book, they truly help you relive these timeless moments. The pictures are great and the text is direct and insightful. A definite thumbs up!
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