Announcement from Rowan News
Best-selling author Sal Paolantonio, national correspondent for ESPN, will discuss his book, How Football Explains America, and his career covering the National Football League during a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 1:45 p.m. in Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall in Wilson Hall.
A national correspondent for ESPN since 1995, Paolantonio’s How Football Explains America, published in 2008, was the top-selling football book in America for six straight months, according to amazon.com.
During his visit to Rowan, Paolantonio will discuss the book, and, also, take questions from the audience.
Paolantonio primarily covers the NFL for “SportsCenter,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown” and “ESPN.com.” Since 2004, he has hosted “NFL Matchup,” ESPN’s 30-minute Sunday morning preview show, where he appears alongside analysts Ron Jaworski and Merril Hodge.
He also contributes frequently to 97.5 The Fanatic, ESPN’s radio affiliate in Philadelphia, where he hosts “The Sal Pal Football Hour” on Thursday evenings during the NFL season.
The recipient of three Sports Emmy Awards, Paolantonio is a former Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter for Philadelphia Inquirer. He also spent eight years covering politics for the Inquirer.
Paolantonio’s other books include 2007’s The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches and Moments in NFL History (written with Reuben Frank) and 1993’s The Last Big Man in Big City America, a biography of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo.