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eBook Sit Down and Cheer: A History of Sport on TV (Wisden Sports Writing) ePub

by Martin Kelner

  • ISBN: 140812923X
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Martin Kelner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wisden (December 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1886 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1830 kb
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Television and sport is the ultimate marriage of convenience. The two circled each other warily for a while – sport anxious the sofa-bound might spurn the live product has been added to your Cart.

Television and sport is the ultimate marriage of convenience. Used: Very Good Details.

Sit Down and Cheer book. Kelner has clearly picked up much from watching them, as his writing style is very similar. Sports books tend to be about the sport itself or biographies of those who expended great effort to reach the top of their chosen sport.

To coincide with his new book on the very subject, TV critic Martin Kelner sits down .

To coincide with his new book on the very subject, TV critic Martin Kelner sits down (well, stays sat down) to select his five most momentous moments in televised sporting history. England v Germany, World Cup Final 1966 There will come a time when we will be like First World War veterans, those of us who were around to watch England win the World Cup in 1966. Young reporters will crouch at our feet and ask what it was like to be alive in that hour. Frankly, no big deal.

Television and sport is the ultimate marriage of convenience

Television and sport is the ultimate marriage of convenience. The two circled each other warily for a while - sport anxious the sofa-bound might spurn the live product, TV reluctant in a limited channel world to hand over too much screen time to flannelled fools and muddied oafs. But they got together, and stayed together, for the sake of the money, and now you cannot imagine one without the other. In Sit Down and Cheer Martin Kelner traces the development of this relationship from its humble origins in the 1960 Olympics, by way of the first-ever Match of the Day in 1964, through to the financial impact of Sky, right up to the high-tech gadgetry of our present-day viewing.

In Sit Down and Cheer Martin Kelner traces the development of this relationship from its humble origins in the 1960 Olympics, by way of the first-ever Match of the Day in 1964, through to the financial impact of Sky, right up to the high-tech gadgetry of our present-day viewing. Insightful and very funny, this is an entertaining exploration of two major national pastimes and not to be missed. Wisden Sports Writing.

Good A copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. Martin Kelner has written a weekly column about sport on TV for the last 12 years, most recently the popular Screen Break spot for the Guardian. He lives in Wakefield. All pages are intact and the cover is intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Country of Publication. The two circled each other warily for a while - sport anxious the sofa-bound might spurn the live product, TV reluctant in a limited-channel world to hand over too much screen time to flannelled fools and muddied oafs. They are indivisible, like an old couple sitting in a teashop finishing each other's sentences, and there is little doubt which is the dominant partner.

The history of sports is typically told from the perspective of those who .

But most fans watch the great events of sport not in person, but from the comfort of their living room sofa. Even when witnessed from this distance, the events are still moving and memorable. This is the question that Martin Kelner sets out to answer in his book, Sit Down and Cheer: A History of Sport on TV (Bloomsbury/Wisden Sports Writing, 2012). A journalist and BBC radio presenter, Martin wrote a column about sports on television for The Guardian for the last 16 years.

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Television and sport is the ultimate marriage of convenience. The two circled each other warily for a while - sport anxious the sofa-bound might spurn the live product, TV reluctant in a limited channel world to hand over too much screen time to flannelled fools and muddied oafs.

But they got together, and stayed together, for the sake of the money, and now you cannot imagine one without the other. They are indivisible, like an old couple sitting in a teashop finishing each other's sentences, and there is little doubt which is the dominant partner. You have only to think of the recent sports stars who have left their muddy fields to don sequins, grab partners and tango their way across the stage in ultimate Saturday night television style, to see how far the two have come on their journey together.

In Sit Down and Cheer Martin Kelner traces the development of this relationship from its humble origins in the 1960 Olympics, by way of the first-ever Match of the Day in 1964, through to the financial impact of Sky, right up to the high-tech gadgetry of our present-day viewing. Insightful and very funny, this is an entertaining exploration of two major national pastimes and not to be missed.