Big League Babble On

The Misadventures of a Rabble-Rousing Sportscaster and Why He Should Be Dead By Now
 
 
Dundurn (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 18. November 2017
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  • 280 Seiten
 
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978-1-4597-3928-4 (ISBN)
 
Veteran radio and television personality John Gallagher's salacious, voracious, and dangerously delicious memoirs of a life lived on the edge in the midst of some of the world's biggest celebrities.

Long-time sportscaster John Gallagher has had close to four decades of hosting some of the top-rated radio and TV shows in Canada and, while he was at it, doing enough drugs to wipe out a small village. Along the way there was plenty of drinking, cavorting, and gallivanting with some of the coolest, biggest, and baddest sports stars and Hollywood celebs around.

In Big League Babble On, John spares no one, not even himself. Read about his nights boozing with the likes of Tony Curtis, Stevie Nicks, Colin Farrell, and Leafs head coach Pat Burns. Find out how partying with Gallagher saved Mark Wahlberg's life. Or how he once came a little too close to Princess Di. And the time Muhammad Ali stole John's Penthouse magazine ... for the articles.

Gallagher is a pop culture Cuisinart and a walking - but mostly talking - sports almanac. From hot tubbing with Wendel Clark to his friendship and falling-out with Robbie Alomar, Gallagher has met (and often partied with) all of the greats. This book is your backstage pass.
  • Englisch
  • Toronto
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  • Kanada
  • 5,04 MB
978-1-4597-3928-4 (9781459739284)
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John Gallagher is a broadcaster, actor, voice-over specialist, and author. He worked at CityTV for many years, and was host of Gallagher on TSN and co-host of the Q Morning Zoo at Toronto's best rock Q107. He lives in Toronto.

  • 1. How to Provoke Thousands of Rabid Soccer Fans
  • 2. I Should Be Dead by Now
  • 3. How Drinking with John Gallagher Saved Mark Wahlberg's Life
  • 4. Hey, Wanna Go to the Playboy Midsummer Night's Dream Party at Hugh Hefner's Mansion?
  • 5. Karma. I Hate That Bitch.
  • 6. I Hope I Die at the Age of Ninety-Nine in Bed After Being Shot in the Back of the Head by a Jealous Boyfriend
  • 7. Let's Talk About Chicks, Man
  • 8. Sportscasting: Turning Your Passion into a Profession
  • 9. Radio Dazed
  • 10. CityTV Everywhere
  • 11. So Fleetwood Mac Is Making Another Comeback. Also Making a Comeback: Cocaine, Wife Swapping, and Royalty Cheques
  • 12. G.O.A.T.: The Greatest of All Time
  • 13. Captain Hairplugs to the Rescue!
  • 14. No Longer Destiny's Doormats
  • 15. I Kissed a Man (Robbie Alomar) and I Liked It
  • 16. Smugglers' Blues
  • 17. You Can Take the Girl Out of the Trailer Park, but You Can't Take the What Out of Her Mouth?
  • 18. Blue Morning, Blue Day
  • 19. Yogi, Teddy Baseball, the Yankee Clipper, Spaceman, and the Duke
  • 20. Yes, Mr. Gallagher, Your Net Is Ready
  • 21. Killer Instinct
  • 22. "Listen, Buddy. If You Say Another Word, I'm Gonna Kick You Out and Drive the Fucking Thing Myself."
  • 23. The Kid Stays in the Picture
  • 24. Just. Great.
  • 25. Comedy Isn't Pretty
  • 26. Spanning the Globe
  • 27. Spring Is Sprung, the Grass Is Riz, I Wonder Where the Blue Jays Is?
  • 28. The Prizefight Wasn't a "10," But Bo Was
  • 29. Champagne Showers and 'Roid Rage Dreams
  • 30. Jurassic Prank: The Early Salad Years of the Toronto Raptors
  • 31. All Talk. No Acting.
  • 32. (Not Such a) Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
  • Acknowledgements

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