You Herd Me!

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You Herd Me! Book Summary

There are really two games, the one you see and the one you don't. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. It's better to be wrong than to be played for a fool. – Colin Cowherd
 
In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, “feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it’s tough to find people who aren’t afraid to say what they’re really thinking.
 
But that’s where Colin Cowherd comes in. As his millions of fans on ESPN Radio and ESPNU already know, Colin is the rare sports analyst who’s brave (or crazy) enough to speak his mind—even if it pisses some people off. Of course, it helps that a lot of what Colin has to say is simply hilarious. Lots of writers can tell you about Boston’s storied sports history. But how many can tell you why the city of Boston is America’s five year old? Lots of writers will brag about the stuff they got right, but how many will happily list all the calls they got completely and utterly wrong? Whether he’s pointing out the stupidity of conspiracy theories, explaining why media bias isn’t nearly as big a deal as many assume, or calling out those who prize short term wins over sustainability, Colin is smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the questions he’s not afraid to ask in You Herd Me! include:
 
Is Tiger Woods really a sex addict—or does he just have good PR?
Is “work-life balance” really the ideal we should all strive for—or is that just a way for people feel better about mediocrity?
Is talent really all it’s cracked up to be—or can too much talent actually be counterproductive?
Is the X games really a sport—or would we all be better off if we admitted it’s something else entirely?
Is Hell really a supernatural place of fire and brimstone—or is it actually just another word for living in Tampa?
 
Unapologetically entertaining and packed with behind-the-scenes insights you won’t get anywhere else, You Herd Me! is unlike any other sports book ever written.



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You Herd Me! - Colin Cowherd Reviews

  • Kind of like reading a conversation

    By Neo32179
    5
    If you like the show you will love the book. Intelligent insight and quick transitions between numerous topics. Including a number unrelated to sports.
  • MUST READ

    By CF2300000000
    5
    Interesting and thought provoking book, if you like sports this book is for you. The greatest thing about this book is that you will learn about life, business and politics as well as sports
  • Amazing!!!

    By Uppy21
    5
    Not just smart on sports but very insightful on life.
  • Page Turner

    By Longofire
    5
    I'm not sure what took me so long to purchase this book, but I didn't spend hardly any time reading every page. Each chapter you are switching gears and changing topics. My only complaint was the book wasn't long enough. Left me wanting more. Great Read
  • Great fun read

    By Dltrent
    5
    As a fan of his radio show I knew this book would be good. Some great stories involving sports, life and a little bit of everything in between. Grab this, is an easy read but a fun read no doubt
  • Best book of my time

    By C clo 3
    5
    This was truly a work of art. I've listened to this guy every morning for the past 3 years. I could literally read this book and it seemed like Colin was reading it to me. Everyone should take the time to read and take all of this in. It really is worth every penny you pay for it.
  • First book I've finished since kindergarten

    By TREVOR BIGGS
    5
    It's like a good church service; 10 minutes of singing, 10 minutes of scripture and 40 minutes of real world application. Loved it!
  • Herd it before.

    By mr.j 31
    3
    Colin has a unique outlook on many topics in sports and life. I enjoy listening to his radio show during the week. The only issue I had is that most of what he wrote in the book is stuff he has already said in the air. Reading each chapter we like listening to a 5 minute segment on his show. If you don't know his show, or are not a regular listener, he has some keen and interesting topics and life that most can appreciate, but the the whole time I read the book, I just kept thinking, " I've herd this before".
  • Transferred well

    By Jrode1988
    5
    I have been listening to the herd for about a year now and to know the background stories to everything preached on the show gives me new insight into his opinions. The big-picture ideas he creates help my wife and I understand the infrastructure of the sports world which creates more depth and interest in the sports themselves. Thanks for a great read.
  • Coward, not a hero

    By Happy Lord
    1
    When I want to hear a far-fetched contrarian point of view designed to get a rise out of listeners, I tune into Colin Cowherd. This book is the same worthless drivel. He loves to hear himself talk to much, he got someone to listen to him talk so they could write a book as him. More worthless, uniformed sports opinion from a blow hard who’s just an obnoxious in print as he is over the airways.

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