The Guy On The Left

The Guy On The Left

Sport Stories From The Best Seat In The House

Book - 2015
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"No one else can talk about sports with the humour, the knowledge, and the charisma Duthie brings to every event he covers. The story of Duthie's career in broadcasting, from a nerdy appearance on a game show to chatting with Tiger Woods in the men's room at The Masters. It's a behind-the-scenes look at celebrated moments like Sidney Crosby's famous game-winning goal at the Vancouver Olympics, and also less celebrated insights, like the disclosure that sports broadcasters often aren't wearing pants on air. Goofing around with NHL superstars like Roberto Luongo and Anze Kopitar. Stories about wandering into the wrong house after walking his dog and surprising his neighbour in her underwear. His stories can also be serious. Tragedy strikes more than once in the sports world. Most notably, he had to go to air on the evening of September 11, 2001. His reflections on the way sport is part of all of our lives, from the athletes and sports figures on the planes to the kids who lost coaches and parents, are a powerful reminder of both the importance of sport and how lucky we all are to be part of it. James Duthis is the host of the NHL on TSN sports network. His previous book is The day I (almost) killed two Gretzkys --and other off-the-wall stories about sports-- and life"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2015.
ISBN: 9780670067695
Characteristics: 294 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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patcumming May 30, 2017

Lots of funny anecdotes about Duthie's years doing NHL on TSN and beyond. Lots of self-deprecating humour. Canadian sports fans will love it.

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