The Handoff

A Memoir of Two Guys, Sports, and Friendship

by John Tournour, Alan Eisenstock

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  • 1455527912
  • 9781455527908
  • 9781455527915

John Tournour, known to his many listeners and fans as JT the Brick, is one of the biggest sports radio personalities in America. Making it as a sports radio host is almost impossible, and JT went about it in a fearless way, leaving a lucrative position as a Merrill Lynch stockbroker to pursue his dream. But Tournour's hardest challenge would come when his best friend and mentor, Andrew Ashwood was diagnosed with cancer.

THE HANDOFF is about JT the Brick's rise to sports radio stardom, and how his entire view of life changed as his best friend fought a losing battle to a deadly disease. As Andrew heroically endured chemotherapy treatment after treatment, Tournour was at his side, marveling at his friend's bravery and trying to be there for him as best he could. THE HANDOFF is about facing your fears, the power of connection, and the incredible lessons Tournour learned from his dear friend.


  • Center Street; August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781455527915
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Handoff
  • Author: John Tournour; Alan Eisenstock (other)
  • Imprint: Center Street
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1455527912
  • 9781455527908
  • 9781455527915

About The Author

John Tournour began his radio career in 1995 after winning Jim Rome's first annual Great American Smack-Off. In 2001, Fox Sports Radio hired Tournour to host what has become the top syndicated nighttime sports radio show in America. He's been working for the Oakland Raiders for the past fifteen years, doing pre-game, post-game, and now the weekly Raiders Report. He lives in Las Vegas with his family.