Book Review: Off Mike

Review by Budd Bailey Mike Emrick deserves all sorts of credit in the field of sports broadcasting. He’s outlasted just about everyone when it comes to hockey announcing in the…

Book Review: 24

By Budd Bailey My favorite quote about baseball legend Willie Mays comes from, of all people, actress Tallulah Bankhead, Apparently around 1962, she said something like “There have only been…

The Year in Sports Books

By Budd Bailey If you’re anything like me, you probably have had time to do some reading in the past several months. Funny how a pandemic frees up time for…

Review: Hockey’s Hot Stove

Review by Budd Bailey Sometimes good information from Al Strachan can pop up when it is least expected. Here’s an example. Strachan writes in his book, “Hockey’s Hot Stove,” about…

Book Review: Smokin’ Joe

Review by Budd Bailey In individual sports, the great ones often need a talented rival to show just how good they really were. Jack Nicklaus needed to surpass Arnold Palmer…

Book Review: Madness

Review by Budd Bailey Veteran college basketball fans probably looked at the cover of this book and thought, “I probably could write this.” After all, they thought, how hard is…