The Guy on the Left: Sports Stories from the Best Seat in the House

The Guy on the Left: Sports Stories from the Best Seat in the HouseIf You Re A Sports Fan, You Know James Duthie The Biggest Games, The Biggest Trades, The Juiciest Rumours Chances Are Duthie Is The Guy You Tuned In To Hear Talk About Them There Are Other Experts And Insiders, Stats Guys And Analysts, But No One Else Who Can Talk About Sports With The Humour, The Knowledge, And The Charisma Duthie Brings To Every Event He Covers He Also Makes The Best Spoof Videos The Guy On The Left Tells 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, But Also Less Celebrated Insights, Like The Disclosure That Sports Broadcasters Often Aren T Wearing Pants On Air There Are Stories About Goofing Around With NHL Superstars Like Roberto Luongo And Anze Kopitar There Are Also 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 Than Once In The Sports World Most Notably, He Had To Go To Air On The Evening Of September , 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 Funny, Thoughtful, Self Deprecating, And Wry, The Guy On The Left Is Everything Fans Love About James Duthie As a huge sports fan this was an amazing read, what made it better was that it was a gift from my dad, he got James Duthie to sign it, and James said I could be on the panel. hilarious throughout, great read if you re an avid TSN viewer I enjoyed reading this book of Sports Stories by James Duthie He has worked TSN for years and is a good sports personality for them in what ever they assign him to do for them I hope that he writes a sequel to this book in the future. What a great read.I could here his voice telling me his anecdotes I laughed out loud Lost track of time.He is funny and self depreciating, so Canadian.It was a wonderful way to spend a quiet weekend. It s nice to break up a run of Fiction books with a light, biographical read like this.Hockey, Football, Ottawa, Journalism this book had a ton of things that interested me And James is one of my favorite Sports Broadcasters out there.From the stories told, to the way they were told, this was a very enjoyable read Any sports lover would enjoy it, and should get a kick out of it This is no literary masterpiece, sorry James but you won t need to make room on the mantle for any book awards But it is a wonderfully entertaining read by a guy who won the lottery in finding a career he loves but takes none of it for granted If he s ever in need of a female sports junky extra in a Tsn spoof prank filler spot, I want in entertaining stories from the life of a sportscaster This book is a must read for any sports fan, especially any Canadian hockey fan This is the story of James Duthie from TSN It is written largely as a biography, but as he puts it, it skips the boring stuff While it follows a linear timeline, it is largely a collection of stories.What I enjoyed about this book is how the author can tell his life story, but also make you laugh on one page and be ultra serious on another It takes great skill to be able to shift tones like that and not lose the This book is a must read for any sports fan, especially any Canadian hockey fan This is the story of James Duthie from TSN It is written largely as a biography, but as he puts it, it skips the boring stuff While it follows a linear timeline, it is largely a collection of stories.What I enjoyed about this book is how the author can tell his life story, but also make you laugh on one page and be ultra serious on another It takes great skill to be able to shift tones like that and not lose the reader Most sports broadcaster s biographies fall into one or the other Either you read Jay Onreit s and are kept laughing throughout or you read a book about the history of ESPN where all the characters seem to be out of a NFL Films production about the struggle of sports.I watch TSN with regularity, but it appears I didn t pay as close attention to The Panel as I should have The author mentions skits they did that I do not recall However, in reading this book, it makes me realize what is missing on Rogers broadcasts of the NHL, humor Thank you James for reminding me what proper hockey broadcasting is supposed to be I look forward to the return of the national deal to TSN.At any rate, anyone who wants to be an author, broadcaster, journalist or is simply a sports fan should read this book Even if you don t know a sniff about hockey, the author does a wonderful job of explaining things If you re a Canadian sports fan and hockey fan in particular chances are pretty good that you already know of, and like, James Duthie If so, there s nothing in this book that is especially surprising other than the discovery that Darryl Sutter has a sense of humour , but there is plenty that is entertaining In keeping with his on air persona, he is funny, self deprecating and a little weird in the good way , but also an all around good guy If you molded a human being from Canadian stere If you re a Canadian sports fan and hockey fan in particular chances are pretty good that you already know of, and like, James Duthie If so, there s nothing in this book that is especially surprising other than the discovery that Darryl Sutter has a sense of humour , but there is plenty that is entertaining In keeping with his on air persona, he is funny, self deprecating and a little weird in the good way , but also an all around good guy If you molded a human being from Canadian stereotypes minus the lumberjack ones, with all due respect to Duthie , you d get something pretty closely resembling James Duthie.In fact, it could be argued that this book has minimal appeal to sports fans outside of Canada, unless you re a well informed hockey fan i.e., one who pays attention tothan one team and its players One of my favourite anecdotes is a small one involving Doug Gilmour being exactly as you d expect, and I m a little curious if Tie Domi contacted Duthie about the poop flinging joke, and if so what he said Duthie s face has demonstrably not been punched in, so I assume Domi laughed too I m also tempted to pull up the Luongo series of sketches on YouTube for old time s sake.Overall this is an entertaining book by a top notch sportscaster, and I enjoyed reading it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have never really read a book in my life where I have not been able to put it down, but this was it It usually takes me a couple weeks to read one as well, but this book took me less than a day The Guy On The Left by James Duthie, is an autobiography on the host of NHL on TSN, he has worked for TSN for over 10 years The book goes into depth of his whole life, but he did a really great job of going over the stuff that people really enjoy, the fun stories and craziness he went through to get I have never really read a book in my life where I have not been able to put it down, but this was it It usually takes me a couple weeks to read one as well, but this book took me less than a day The Guy On The Left by James Duthie, is an autobiography on the host of NHL on TSN, he has worked for TSN for over 10 years The book goes into depth of his whole life, but he did a really great job of going over the stuff that people really enjoy, the fun stories and craziness he went through to get into the business and become one of the most respected analysts in the business I thought I knew a lot about the industry before reading the book but, It taught me so much This book could really be for any people who enjoy the game of hockey or any sport for that matter, and who respects the journalism business This book put my perspective on wanting to become a sports host to another level, it really solidified my love for the business It was my favourite book of all time and I think I only put it down to go to bed It was a

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Guy on the Left: Sports Stories from the Best Seat in the House
  • James Duthie
  • English
  • 19 May 2019
  • 0670067695