Item description for ESPN SPORTS ALMANAC 2008 by Mike Morrison...
For over 10 years, the ESPN Sports Almanac has been the definitive source for answers to most every sports question. From record-holders to champions, auto racing to the Iditarod, ballparks, business news, and Who's Who to the dearly departed athletes of the year past, the ESPN Sports Almanac 2008 tracks them in hundreds of photos, thousands of tables, countless facts and figures, plus expert analysis from ESPN's most popular personalities (Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Stuart Scott, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Dick Vitale, et al.). Add fan input from ESPN.com's SportsNation polls, along with ESPN's unique brand of humor, and this latest edition will keep the ESPN Sports Almanac the reigning champion and a New York Times best-seller.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.8" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
ISBN 1933060387 ISBN13 9781933060385
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More About Mike Morrison
Mike Morrison, Ph.D., played a key leadership role in the development and launch of the University of Toyota, one of the leading corporate universities in the world. In addition to supporting Toyota employees and partner organizations, Dr. Morrison is engaged in major global leadership development initiatives to advance new ways of leading and thinking that promote peace and prosperity. Currently the Vice President and Dean of the University of Toyota, Dr. Morrison is one of the most influential thinkers on leadership principles today.
Reviews - What do customers think about ESPN SPORTS ALMANAC 2008?
Gift Dec 21, 2007
I purchased this item as a gift for a friend who is a sports fanatic. He loves it.
Can't be beat as a reference tool Dec 18, 2007
I believe I am an expert at reviewing reference books because as a freelance writer focusing on sports they are an absoulte essential in my line of work. I find it curious that one of the other reviews would be somewhat critical of the layout or design of this book.
All that matters to me is the volume and accuracy of information, and no sports book on the market compares to this one. If you simply want a "pretty picture book" then check out the Sports Illustrated Almanac. All sizzle, no steak with that one.
Every sports fan knows the personalities of ESPN and it's interesting to get their take on the year that was, but to me that's the gravy of this book. The web has so much information, but there are so many situations where I have to have the information at my fingertips and available in an instant. This book gives me that resource and if you compare it to any other printed sports reference out there, it's impossible in my opinion to conclude there is anything better.
A home run! Dec 13, 2007
I've been getting this sports almanac for over ten years now, and the 2008 edition is as solid as ever! The Year In Review by Mike & Mike is a fun read, and the Extra Points section touches on some of the stranger moments and quotes of the year. This almanac just seems to be more "readable," with a lot more personality than the other sports almanac out there -- plus it's bigger by over 150 pages!!
But of course, the foundation of any sports almanac is its statistics...and in my opinion, this is where the ESPN almanac continues to shine. It's accurate, comprehensive and easy-to-read. Already looking forward to the 2009 book!
A Work In Progress Dec 7, 2007
The ESPN Sports Almanac has regressed to a more old-school format found in other yearly guides - whether news or sports - though the yearly analysis of each sport remains the best selling point.
The layout fails where it should be the strongest; the 2006-2007 Year In Review. It starts with a faux interview of Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, which leads to short pieces penned by Stuart Scott, John Anderson and Trey Wingo, that are dominated by head shots of each personality. The quick bits in Extra Points doesn't particularly work, but the section finally recovers with a Calendar that is very good reference. An insert of color photographs should have been included.
What cannot be denied is the wealth of information, which has been bolstered from past editions. But it seems to be a volume in transition, suffering from a lack of focus where it should be the strongest.