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Jim Nantz Interview with Rush Limbaugh

I'm an avid listener of Rush Limbaugh during the week, generally for his political commentary, insight, and opinions.  However, during Friday's (5/16/08) "Open Line Friday" show, he took some time to venture away from the usual politics and interviewed one of his good friends, CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz.  Jim's latest book, Always By My Side: A Father's Grace and a Sports Journey Unlike Any Other, hit the shelves not long ago which, in short, is an autobiographical recanting of his 2+ decade career and the things that he's learned about himself, sports, and the world as it presently exists (full synopsis, here).

I've listened to many interviews of prominent, modern, sportscasters, but never before have I heard one from a man as genuinely and incredibly humbled by his life experience as that of Mr. Nantz.  The radio-interview was exceptionally long (by radio standards), so I'm sure the transcript (linked above) will be quite a long read as well.  Personally, I'm not a fan of reading books for leisure, but I may just have to go out on a limb and give this one a shot, just to hear about the details of some of the antedotes that Mr. Nantz discusses in the interview.

The world (of sports, specifically) would certainly be a better place for all if there were more Jim Nantz's and fewer of this type.  Class, respect, and humbleness is what gets you to the top of your career, good friends.

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