New PDF release: A Sportswriter's Life: From the Desk of a New York Times

By Gerald Eskenazi

ISBN-10: 0826215106

ISBN-13: 9780826215109

A Sportswriter’s existence is a revealing examine the folks and occasions that have been a part of the historical past of activities from a viewpoint frequently unavailable to the general public. Eskenazi’s inside of tales of activities should not continually flattering, yet they're continually fun, touching, and revealing. This unique quantity should be loved through a person with an curiosity in reporting, activities, or simply an exceptional tale.

''Jerry Eskenazi is a consummate professional-an sincere and honorable guy in a box the place these components are too frequently neglected. He hasn't ever forgotten the significance of getting a feeling of equity, a feeling of humor, and a real ardour for his career. Jerry consistently understood that it's the video games, and the athletes who compete, that make humans are looking to learn the activities web page. He has earned an elite point of belief from his readers and the activities figures he covers, simply because he writes what he sees. He is aware what he is doing, and he prepares for every project in a manner that monitors his appreciation and admire for athletic festival and the personalities involved.'' -Bill Parcells, Head trainer, Dallas Cowboys

''From the distinction days of Joe Namath, to the Rangers' quest for a Stanley Cup, to the whacky global of boxing, Jerry Eskenazi has captured those extraordinary moments. it is a nice learn by way of a finest reporter.''-Marv Albert, voice of the hot York Knicks and NBA on TNT

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He is nearly dead. The bad guy climbs the ropes and is about to jump down at him. Suddenly, the good guy staggers to his feet and, just as the nasty guy is about to land, whacks him across the chin. Then the good guy somehow manages to fall atop the villain, the referee counts to three, and the match is over. After Sky won his bout in this clichéd fashion, I took off for the locker room. Little did I know that the elder McMahon already had disrespected (a word that, infuriatingly, finds its way into my paper these days) me.

Joe’s winning the Super Bowl punctuated their relationship, put the exclamation point on it. Now to meet this famous person. Before a practice, Joe was standing on the sidelines. The simpler 1970s was a time when we could actually mingle with the players on the practice field at the Jets’ camp. That was long before Bill Parcells took over and barred all but four people from watching practice—certainly, never the press. " Interviewing Joe Namath, 1976. son-in-law, who was in charge of pro personnel, from viewing workouts.

You know,” he told me years later, “you were the only reporter who ever admitted to me he didn’t understand football. ” In fact, whenever he ran into me, following his retirement, he would love to tell that story to others. He tells it still. The thing is, I was serious. I also had learned how to make contact with athletes in other ways. So when I found myself at Yankee Stadium, in that same era, when Reggie Jackson was reigning as the controversial star, and embroiled in constant arguments with the Boss, George Stein- Tricks of the Trade 37 brenner, and manager-for-now Billy Martin, I considered the ways to make Reggie notice me.

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