No Heavy Lifting

by Rob Simpson
No Heavy Lifting
  • ISBN-13: 9781773052038
  • Author(s): Rob Simpson
  • Foreword by: John Shannon
  • Subject: Autobiography: sport
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press Digital
  • Publication Date: 10-04-2018
  • Format: Electronic book text

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<p><strong>Join Rob Simpson on a dozen once-in-a-lifetime adventures in the world of international media</strong></p> <p>Though he&rsquo;s now known to hockey fans across North America for his NHL commentary and as co-host of the <em>Stellick and Simmer</em>&nbsp;SiriusXM radio show, Rob Simpson didn&rsquo;t start his radio and TV career rinkside: his media background has taken him around the world and into uniquely unexpected situations. In <em>No 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> <p>Take 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 else&rsquo;s boots and clothes? Checkmate.</p> <p>Featuring stories about NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, &ldquo;Dr. J&rdquo; Julius Erving, and Larry Bird, and NHL superstars Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Steve Montador, Scott Gomez, Domenic Moore, and Nicklas Lidstr&ouml;m, this episodic memoir is told with Simpson&rsquo;s arch sense of humor.</p>
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<p><strong>Join Rob Simpson on a dozen once-in-a-lifetime adventures in the world of international media</strong></p> <p>Though he&rsquo;s now known to hockey fans across North America for his NHL commentary and as co-host of the <em>Stellick and Simmer</em>&nbsp;SiriusXM radio show, Rob Simpson didn&rsquo;t start his radio and TV career rinkside: his media background has taken him around the world and into uniquely unexpected situations. In <em>No 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> <p>Take 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 else&rsquo;s boots and clothes? Checkmate.</p> <p>Featuring stories about NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, &ldquo;Dr. J&rdquo; Julius Erving, and Larry Bird, and NHL superstars Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Steve Montador, Scott Gomez, Domenic Moore, and Nicklas Lidstr&ouml;m, this episodic memoir is told with Simpson&rsquo;s arch sense of humor.</p>

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