It's Game Time Somewhere: How One Year, 100 Events, and 50 Different Sports Changed My Life

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Bascom Hill Publishing Group, Feb 12, 2013 - Humor - 291 pages
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Tim Forbes was like many Americans: painfully unsatisfied in his corporate job but making too much money to walk away. But then, one momentous day, he and his wife struck the Deal, leading to a career in the one field he loved more than anything sports. Happy ending, right? Wrong. Years later, having carved our his place in the sports business, he was surprised when a friend asked, "Do you still love sports?" What really stunned him, through, was that he didn't know the answer. Of course he still loved sports! Didn't he? After all, hadn't he walked away from a perk-filled Corporate American life to start over as perhaps the oldest unpaid intern in PGA Tour history? Was it possible it had all been for nothing? His year-long quest to find the answer started with a single game. But what he discovered there soon led to an unlikely coast-to-coast "sports walkabout" involving 100 more games and 50 different sports-from major-maker events to the smallest of the small. Poignant, irreverent, and ultimately inspiring, It's Game Time Somewhere chronicles one man's search for the love of the game. Alternately blessed and cursed by the notion that everyone should do what they love for a living, Tim Forbes creates and writes about the games that people play. He lives in Southern California with his exceedingly tolerant wife, The Bird. Book jacket.

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User Review  - TinaC1 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. The writing style was casual, humorous and easy to read. Once Mr Forbes embarked on the sporting descriptions he lost me as I am not a sporty person what ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

It's Game Time Somewhere is the story of how a sports junkie got his dream of working in sports fulfilled, lost interest in sports, then found it again. Tim Forbes gives up his well-paying consultant ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Tim Forbes has worked in the sports management business for nearly 15 years, specializing in golf event marketing and production for three major professional golf tours (the Symetra Futures Tour, the LPGA Tour, and the PGA Tour), and serving as a general manager for golf facilities in Nashville and Orlando. In 2009, Tim founded Sports Walkabouts Inc., to combine his twin passions of sports event production and sports journalism. He lives in L.A. with a cat, a fish, and a wife named Bird.

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