Legendary sportscaster Verne Lundquist called in for a chat about his new memoir PLAY BY PLAY: Calling the Wildest Games in Sports – From SEC Football to College Basketball, The Masters, and More. Topics: reminiscing about the Bears-Eagles “Fog Bowl” in 1988, being present for so many historical sports moments, and making a memorable call for the ages.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Best-selling author John Feinstein called in for a fun discussion of his new book, The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup. We talked about questionable team bonding over ping-pong games, how the 2016 Ryder Cup squad was inspired by the 1992 basketball Dream Team, and why golf could use more singing fans.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Nathaniel Crosby is a former amateur golf champion, an executive for a major golf company, and of course the son of the legendary Bing Crosby. He’s the author of a new book “18 Holes With Bing: Golf, Life and Lessons from Dad.” We discussed his inspiration for the book, Bing’s amazing career (and how he always made time for golf), and his relationship with his famous father.