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No Heavy Lifting: Globetrotting Adventures of a Sports Media Guy

240 pages4 hours


Join Rob Simpson on a dozen once-in-a-lifetime adventures in the world of international media

Though hes now known to hockey fans across North America for his NHL commentary and as co-host of the emStellick and Simmer/em SiriusXM radio show, Rob Simpson didnt start his radio and TV career rinkside: his media background has taken him around the world and into uniquely unexpected situations. In emNo Heavy Lifting/em, Simpson recounts some of his wildest adventures from stints as a TV weatherman in Hawaii, a hockey reporter at the Torino Olympics, a skydiver in Idaho, and a marathoner in New York, to immigrating north of the border./p pTake ten grand a year out of your bank account, for ten years, and gamble it away? Check. Take a humanitarian trip to the Serengeti with a beloved NHL player whose brain damage may have led to his death? Check. Alienate and scandalize the most powerful man in Hawaiian politics? Check. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro wearing someone elses boots and clothes? Checkmate./p pFeaturing stories about NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Dr. J Julius Erving, and Larry Bird, and NHL superstars Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Steve Montador, Scott Gomez, Domenic Moore, and Nicklas Lidstrm, this episodic memoir is told with Simpsons arch sense of humor./p

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