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
Andrew Muscato is the director of “Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports,” a new documentary examining the broken system of substance testing in pro sports. We discussed Lance Armstrong, testing in the Olympics, Major League Baseball, and how the systems in place tend to be inconsistent and oftentimes arbitrary.
“Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports,” narrated by Nick Kroll, premieres Wednesday, September 30 at 8/7C on EPIX.Follow @bigwakeupcall