Entertainment Weekly offers another glimpse at the new ESPN book by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales. The book is an oral history of the company, which used to report on sports but now primarily exports scandals and awful sitcoms based on their employees. In the EW bits: Sex, drugs and a cranky Chris Berman. I’m not sure what is going to be more entertaining: the book, or the official ESPN public relations response to the book.
I really enjoyed James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales’s oral history of “Saturday Night Live,” so I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of their ESPN oral history, “Those Guys Have All the Fun.” The book’s release is looming, so expect to hear a lot about it over the next week. GQ has printed an excerpt focused on Keith Olbermann, and it might come as a surprise to learn that he was somewhat difficult in his time there. The book drops May 24.