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Title:
Outtakes
Author:
Patrick, Dan, 1957-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : ESPN Books/Hyperion, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
170 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Interviews were originally done for ESPN the magazine.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786885398
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A hilarious collection of never before published "Outtakes" from Patrick's popular ESPN The Magazine column, featuring 25 interviews with famous sports personalities, such as Mark McGwire, Wayne Gretzky, & Barry Sanders.


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Booklist Review

Patrick is the witty, literate host of ESPN's oft-imitated, never-duplicated Sportscenter. His initial approach in these 25 interviews, which originally appeared in ESPN: The Magazine, is to soften his subject with humor. He wonders if Mets catcher Mike Piazza gets tired of squatting all the time, and he asks future Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young about his embarrassing loss in a basketball shooting contest to the young man who played nerdy Urkel on television. But, in his own fashion, he gets around to serious issues, too, discussing racism in sports with NBA bad boy Charles Barkley. Generally, though, the tone is light and concerned with on-field humor and personal quirks. Among the notable subjects are Mark McGwire, Dennis Rodman (who can't, or won't, remember Patrick's name), and Wayne Gretzky. The interviews may be light on big revelations, but Patrick generally gets his subjects to reveal a more humorous, more humane side than we see in postgame press conferences. Very pleasant reading. --Wes Lukowsky