Now I'm Catching on

Now I'm Catching on

My Life on and Off the Air

Book - 2016
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"If you are a hockey fan, you know Bob Cole's legendary voice. He began broadcasting hockey on CBC Radio in 1969 and moved to television in 1973. Cole was the primary play-by-play announcer for Hockey Night in Canada on CBC Television, usually working Toronto Maple Leafs games, from 1980 to 2008. Aside from the Leafs broadcasts, he was also a staple during the annual Stanley Cup playoffs. The infectious excitement in his voice, his boyish love of the game, and his uncanny ability to anticipate the play have earned him the affection of generations of fans. In this memoir, we meet the young man growing up in Newfoundland in the years before it joins Canada. We see him talk his way into Foster Hewitt's office and into his first job. We see some of the most cherished players in the game backstage: on the plane back from Russia in 1972, rubbing elbows with Bobby Orr; in the hallway on the old Montreal Forum, running into Jean Beliveau; meeting young players like Steve Stamkos, who grew up listening to him on Hockey Night in Canada. These stories come to life with the charm and detail of a conversation with Cole. No one is more closely associated with all we love about the game than the man whose eyes we've seen it though. Now we will see so much more through those same eyes and in that unforgettable voice"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada, 2016
ISBN: 9780670070121
Branch Call Number: 070.449796092 COL NVD
Characteristics: 256 pages, [8] pages of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Brunt, Stephen


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Apr 25, 2017

Great set of stories. Thanks Bob (and Stephen Brunt)...

Dec 06, 2016

Couldn't really get into this book, which I would say is unusual for anything written by Stephen Brunt. Not one of his best efforts. Don't know why, because Bob Cole has certainly led an interesting life. Perhaps I was expecting too much.

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