Jim Gray Presents
Talking to GOATs
GOAT = Greatest of All Time
What the GOATs Have to Say
In Talking to GOATs, Emmy award-winning Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Gray looks back at his four decades of sports reporting from the unparalleled perspective of one of the world’s most respected and skilled interviewers. A journalist who many iconic athletes have trusted to tell their stories (of both triumph and disgrace), Jim has had unprecedented access to the people, places and extraordinary events in the world of sports. Asking tough but fair questions, he has broken numerous stories, and landed squarely in the middle of others, from the Ben Johnson and Barry Bonds steroid scandals, to Michael Jordan’s surprise retirement, to the off-the-court Kobe/Shaq feud which led to their on-the-court break up, to being part of the live broadcast for twenty-two Super Bowls. He’s climbed into the ring to interview Mike Tyson after he bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear, and stood next to Ron Artest when the “Malice at the Palace” melee erupted, and was on site at the bombing of the Atlanta Olympics.
GOATs Through The Years
Get a sneak peek at the interviews, speeches, and more that Jim has done with GOATs over the course of his career.
GOATs Upon Further Review
"Gray knows how to tell a story… Abounds with fascinating tales… Demonstrates his combination of knowledge, longevity, talent, and likability, with just a little pit bull thrown in for good measure. Gray has been there, done that, and taken excellent notes."
The Washington Post
"Gray, who chronicles his friendship with Brady and other champions in an engaging new memoir titled 'Talking to GOATs.'"
Good Morning America
“This book has never before told stories about all the biggest interviews he’s done with some of the greatest athletes of all time. I love getting behind the scenes and understanding the thought process that goes into these interviews.” – Michael Strahan, Good Morning America “Our Favorite Books of 2020”
“Man of the Moments: How Jim Gray Got His Start in Sports”
TOP HOLIDAY MUST READ: “Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Jim Gray knows how to tell a story, and his memoirTalking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard (November 10, William Morrow) is full of them—fascinating tales of golf rounds with Michael Jordan, backgammon with Lucille Ball, late-night sports conversations with Richard Nixon and his meaningful friendships with Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady (he wrote the foreword), Jack Nicholson and Bill Walton, who credits Gray with saving his life.”
Los Angeles Times
"Talking to GOATs: The Day A Young Tiger Woods Revealed He Would Be A Champion"
“Grilling Jim Gray, Who Grilled Everyone From Mike Tyson to LeBron James”
Peter King's Football Morning in America
"Fun new book out this week, by Jim Gray, on his life knowing every sports person of note on the planet. (Richard Nixon, too.) “Talking To GOATs: The Moments You Remember And The Stories You Never Heard,” with Greg Bishop, has so many great tales. Like this one, with the late Al Davis—and I had no idea how close Gray was to Davis—regaling Gray and his wife Frann over dinner."
The Dan Patrick Show
“Jim Gray discusses book, tells Pete Rose, Kobe stories”
The Herd with Colin Cowherd
“Jim Gray on why it was wrong to villainize LeBron for ‘The Decision,’ talks MJ & Ali”
"In his new book 'Talking to GOATs,' journalist Jim Gray delves into his interviews and life experiences with some of the most fascinating and successful athletes of our time.You said you won’t write another book......I just wanted to say thank you for being the blueprint for how a journalist is supposed to work. I’ve always admired your ability to go in there and ask the questions that need to be asked, because it’s not about whether our subjects or all of the viewers like us, it’s all because we have a job to do. And you’ve done it." - Lance Pugmire
The Big Lead
"Gray, the everyman who stood and still stands next to those who appeared to be more than mortal, does it by finding that collective humanity and shared conversation. One greatest of all time at a time."
GOAT Guest Appearances
Purchase the Talking to GOATs audiobook version and enjoy narration by Jim, including guest appearances by Vin Scully, Bob Costas, Tom Brady, Snoop Dogg, and Carol Burnett.
Greg Bishop is an Emmy Award-winning author whose work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and on Showtime. He has been honored for his excellence in writing by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Pro Football Writers Association.
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