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CBS Sports announcer Jim Nantz tells the story of his day golfing with actor Sean Connery.
Jim Nantz talks about his new book, Always By My Side.
One of America's most visible sports commentators relives some of the most dramatic moments in football, basketball, and golf and pays tribute to his beloved father, the man who inspired him to pursue his broadcasting dream.
Includes book foreword by President George H. W. Bush - Book Passage
Jim Nantz has covered virtually every sport for the CBS Television Network since joining it in 1985. This year marks Nantz's 23rd year covering the NCAA Men's Division I National Championship. He has called the play-by-play on more network broadcasts of the Final Four and Championship game than any other announcer in the tournament's history. From 1986 to 1990, he served as host of CBS's coverage of the NCAA Tournament and Final Four.
Nantz has been the lead play-by-play voice for the NFL on CBS since the 2004 season, joining lead analyst Phil Simms on the Network's number one NFL announce team. For six years, he anchored the Network's NFL pre-game studio show, The NFL TODAY. His extensive credits include serving as host of The Super Bowl Today, CBS Sports' Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show; anchor of CBS's golf coverage, including the Masters and the PGA Championship; lead play-by-play announcer for college basketball, including the Final Four and Championship game; and primetime host of CBS Sports' coverage of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.
Nantz was named the 2007 National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Nantz, Pat Summerall, Chris Schenkel, Ray Scott and John Madden are the only commentators to ever win the award while working at CBS Sports. He previously won the award in 2005 and 1998 and joined Schenkel and Scott as the only CBS broadcasters to win the award more than once. Nantz also was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the youngest recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2002.
He is the author of the book, Always By My Side: A Father's Grace and a Sports Journey Unline Any Other.
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