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From World Sports Headquarters in historic Bristol, Connecticut, comes the audiobook that's more colorful than Dennis Rodman's hair. For the first time, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, the tag-team partners of ESPN's award winning Sportscenter, bring what People magazine calls their "Letterman-like loopiness and Koppel-esque smarts" to listeners everywhere in THE BIG SHOW.

Less expansive (and easier to ge) than a big leaguer's autograph, THE BIG SHOW gives you the honest, horrifying, yet always entertaining story of two men, three cameras, and highlights run amok. It tells truths about the sports world the government doesn't want you to hear. Which government, nobody'sure, but there must be a government somewhere that doesn't want you to now about:

The voodoo that Keith and Dan do to make THE BIG SHOW run slicker than Pat Riley's "do"

Keith and Dan's complaints about sports idiocies - and each other!

What superstars, celebrities and the press really think about Dan and Keith - and how they've survived to this day!

Listening to THE BIG SHOW, you'll have joy, you'll have fun, you'll have seasons in the sun, and you'll dismiss all notions of becoming a sportscaster yourself. But try as you may, your TV remote can't turn them off this time, so Dan and Keith's fragrantly illegal use of the mouth will keep you listening O-ver-time!

©1997 Keith Olbermann (P)1997 Simon & Schuster

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The Best of the Nineties

These two ESPN anchors were the voice of Sports in the nineties. The flair and the humor they used in describing fumbles; Smith is stripped, thankfully just of the ball, are classic. The witty verbal interplay between the two of them and the catch phrases that defined the commentary on the games was as much fun as some of the games. A five star listen even in the abridged format, the only thing that would make it better would be the full unabridged version of this audiobook.

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A fun listen from two guys having a lot of fun

Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann made SportsCenter what it is today. If you want the behind-the-scenes of the beginning of an iconic program this is it. Plus, you get to hear some of the best commentary about sports, journalism, and broadcasting from guys who are willing bare all. These two are magic together. Funny and informative.

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Ahh memories

Would you consider the audio edition of The Big Show to be better than the print version?

I don't own printed books.

What did you like best about this story?

Read by the Authors.

What does Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

A little of their own personalities.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did.

Any additional comments?

I loved it. If you remember SportsCenter when it was often more entertaining than the games that were played, you owe it to yourself to listen to this book. KO and DP were the dynamic duo of broadcasting and you get a little more with this book.