This week, Ira spoke with John Feinstein.
#1 New York Times bestseller and sports-writing legend John Feinstein is author of the newly-released book, “QUARTERBACK”
In this 15-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas,Feinstein talks about the singular importance of the quarterback in the NFL universe; why it is the most scrutinized position in sports; what he learned from speaking with Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco, Andrew Luck and Doug Williams; why a quarterback is either a hero or a goat; how hard it is physically; and their commonality, including how bright they all are.
Feinstein is the author of 35 books, including the two best-selling sports books of all time: “A Season on The Brink,” and “A Good Walk Spoiled,” both No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Ten of his books have been mysteries written for kids. The first of these, “Last Shot,” won The Edgar Allen Poe Award for mystery writing and was also a New York Times bestseller.
His most recent non-fiction book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” was his 23rd New York Times bestseller. His 36th book, “The Legends Club,”chronicles the rivalries and relationships among Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Jim Valvano.
In addition to his books, John also works for The Washington Post, The Golf Channel, Golf Digest, Sirius XM, CBS Sports Radio and Comcast Sportsnet. He has been inducted into The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; The U.S. Basketball Writer’s Hall of Fame and the Greater D.C. Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.