- Hardcover: 255 pages
- Publisher: Q V Pub; First Edition edition (November 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0910767017
- ISBN-13: 978-0910767019
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sports Junkies Rejoice : The Birth of ESPN First Edition Edition
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A story of some tension and drama and insight. It's a short book, told quickly and without punches pulled. -- Springfield (Mass.) Republican September 1984
Bill Rasmussen leaves no doubt about who are the good guys, who are the bad. The hectic race to get ready for the first program and the countdown excitement should grip any reader. -- National Book Critics Circle April 1984
Bill Rasmussen's Sports Junkies Rejoice - The Birth of ESPN is a Horatio Alger story in space-age America. It's a fascinating diary of his journey through uncharted (television) territory. -- The Hartford Courant June 1984
They're fingerlings in a sea of oil and diversified corporate assets, but a fascinating story of father-son who plow the deep of conventional TV broadcast wisdom to spawn the idea of a 24-hour sports network. -- The Tulsa World August 1984
From the Author
Pursuing the American Dream with tenacity, entrepreneurial daring and fierce determination, using the tools of the day, we launched ESPN. Here's to you sports junkies . . . Rejoice!
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A look at the September 1979 program schedule in the book is a real eye-opener. No NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL back then. Irish Hurling, Austrailian Rules Football and Kick Boxing were regular fare. The NCAA was a somewhat tentative partner with tape-delayed football games every night of the football season. Wow, how the world of TV sports has changed over these last 20 years.
If you enjoy reading a good tale this is your kind of book. Adversity, disappointment, joy, frustration, anxiety and elation all come through. This book is a must read for anyone who claims to be an avid ESPN fan."
This book is more than a great sports or business story. It also tells the tale of the individuals involved in the story and makes you want to find out more about them. It is a great read which I could not put down and I often still refer to it in my business life. This book has served as a great inspiration for me as an entrepeneur, and should do likewise for others interested in seeing their vision become a business success.