It’s about time we got into the podcasting business, don’t ya think?  In the first Awful Announcing Podcast at the Bloguin network, we talk with the co-author of Those Guys Have All The Fun, Jim Miller, about his impressive book that tells the story of ESPN. As Deitsch tweeted yesterday, Those Guys will be a #1 New York Times bestseller.  It’s a remarkable feat for a book that has taken the sports world by storm since well before its release last week.  In case you’re looking for more info about Those Guys, you can read our excerpt on Monday Night Football here, check out our review of the book here, and if you haven’t yet, order the book here.  We discuss amongst other topics…

-The outlined nine steps to ESPN’s dominance 
-The lack of current stars on SportsCenter 
-Bill SImmons’ outspokenness 
-ESPN’s relationship with sports blogs 
-The future of the network

It was a great interview and many thanks to Jim for taking the time to chat with AA as well as the fine folks at Little, Brown for setting up the interview… and who knows, maybe there will be an AA Podcast #2 someday in the future!

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