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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 heritage of activities from a viewpoint frequently unavailable to the general public. Eskenazi’s inside of tales of activities are usually not continuously flattering, yet they're consistently a laugh, touching, and revealing. This enjoyable quantity may be loved by way of somebody with an curiosity in reporting, activities, or simply a great tale.

''Jerry Eskenazi is a consummate professional-an sincere and honorable guy in a box the place these components are too usually missed. He hasn't ever forgotten the significance of getting a feeling of equity, a feeling of humor, and a real ardour for his occupation. Jerry continuously 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 familiar with what he is doing, and he prepares for every project in a fashion that monitors his appreciation and recognize 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 amazing moments. it is a nice learn through a most popular reporter.''-Marv Albert, voice of the hot York Knicks and NBA on TNT

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Then he went out and picked apart another fighter. Ali alternated between being engaging and sneering, and that confused many of us who wrote about him. How to depict him? " An interview with Joe Louis, 1970. his true center? Was he the exuberant young man who one day decided to drive us all by bus up to the Catskills to shill for a fight he was going to be broadcasting? This was in 1965, he was the champ, and he was recuperating from a hernia operation, which kept him sidelined. Two leading contenders, Floyd Patterson and George Chuvalo, were going to meet in an elimination bout to face him.

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There was tens of millions of dollars more to be made from pay-per-view screenings around the world. As I swarmed around the Garden the day of the bout, I saw tickets changing hands for a thousand dollars. A Garden vice president told me he had been offered a package deal of ten thousand dollars for his five seats. I saw “players,” grandly dressed pimps and their ladies swooping into the Garden, like royalty. There was such a crush of reporters and television people that each of us was given a baseball-type cap to wear to distinguish us from someone who might have had a phony ticket.

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