"There are really two games, the one you see and the one you don't. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. It's better to be wrong than to be played for a fool." – Colin Cowherd
In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, “feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it’s tough to find people who aren’t afraid to say what they’re really thinking.
But that’s where Colin Cowherd comes in. As his millions of fans on ESPN Radio and ESPNU already know, Colin is the rare sports analyst who’s brave (or crazy) enough to speak his mind—even if it pisses some people off. Of course, it helps that a lot of what Colin has to say is simply hilarious. Lots of writers can tell you about Boston’s storied sports history. But how many can tell you why the city of Boston is America’s five year old? Lots of writers will brag about the stuff they got right, but how many will happily list all the calls they got completely and utterly wrong? Whether he’s pointing out the stupidity of conspiracy theories, explaining why media bias isn’t nearly as big a deal as many assume, or calling out those who prize short term wins over sustainability, Colin is smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the questions he’s not afraid to ask in You Herd Me! include:
Unapologetically entertaining and packed with behind-the-scenes insights you won’t get anywhere else, You Herd Me! is unlike any other sports book ever written.
©2013 Colin Cowherd (P)2013 Random House
No, great book but no need to listen again.
I listen to Colin Cowherd's podcast religiously and have gained a ton of insight on life and sports from his perspective. I think he is the most thought provoking personality on radio and made me reanalyze many aspects of my personal and business life. The book is essentially a condensed version of all the themes of his radio show so I would recommend it to anyone who is interesting in American sports or bettering themselves.
A am a Sales Manager at Amazon Webstore, love comedy and wish to continually improve in every area of my life.
In addition to regularly enjoying Colin Cowherd’s sports broadcasts on ESPN Radio and ESPNU, I’ve found his no-nonsense observations on life and family highly engaging. I don’t always agree with him, but can’t argue with his logic and sincerity - both in his book and on-air. The lack of Bull***t is refreshing, and while passionate and opinionated, I never feel like he’s attempting to ‘win’ an argument or push an agenda.
Never read the print. But Colin narrates it, so you get the author's words in the author's voice, which is great. Next question.
Well, um, Cowherd, obviously.
I think Mookie Wilson as performed by Colin Cowherd was my favorite. Mookie or "Passionate Dumb Fan."
Yes. But there are bills to pay.
Buy this. You wont be disappointed if you like Cowherd.
Searching and discovering books in the slimmest demographic: adult males.
I am a big fan of Cowherd, but was disappointed with his book. It's only redeeming quality is that it was narrated by the man himself.
It seemed like this book was composed of content that wasn't good enough for Colin's radio show.
Enjoy mostly non fiction and the occasional thriller.
Have to say I'm a fan of Colin's so agreeing with his realistic rather than glossed over views of sports (and life) is not an issue. Guess there were just too many subjects that I did not care about so I fast forwarded thru several chapters. The ones I did listen to were classic Colin and very intuitive. Not sure if I can recommend unless you are unfamiliar with his radio show. In that case I think it can open your eyes to another viewpoint from a sports 'insider'.
I did enjoy the many little stories he told.
It was similar to Matthew Berry's fantasy football book in that both used a variety of short stories.
My favorite parts were the discussions on Alex Rodriguez and Basketball.
You wouldn't make a film of this.
I was a little disappointed that he's talked about virtually all of this on his radio show so there was very little in the way of surprises.
Hard to get a audio book signed
Hey, Wait a minute I wrote a book. John Madden
Say it out loud, unbalanced guy! AKA immersed in his profession guy
Bill Polian on Payton Manning; strategic thinking
I've listened to it 5 times so far...and (still) keep laughing
Maybe. Disappointed I spent $15 when 90% of this material has been covered on his show already.
This book is the same as his daily show. Not much new covered. His points are strong but it was nearly identical to his show.
I'm a big, big fan of Colin's daily show on ESPN Radio. His show is the only reason I keep the ESPN Insider subscription (download his podcasts to avoid commercials). Unfortunately, I felt like I was getting a "Best of The Herd" in this book. He makes some really interesting and entertaining points but I knew what he was going to say before he said it as a result of regular listening.
If you don't listen to The Herd, you should buy this book. Colin's perspective is one that I enjoy (of course, I know just as many who cannot stand his show). However, if you listen to The Herd, do yourself a favor and save the money.
I always like books read by the author
If you listen to his radio show you will definitely like this book.
Colin did the narration
Possibly, it depends on the topic.
It's basically just his views on current sports events. It's okay, but not great.
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