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In the Locker Room
In the Locker Room

In the Locker Room

Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth
By Tunch Ilkin, By Scott Brown

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.95 (CA $26.95) (US $19.95)

ISBN 9781629375021

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2018)

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Overview

A behind-the-curtain view of the NFL team who has won more Super Bowl titles and played in more conference championship games than any other 
As a Steelers broadcaster, analyst, and former offensive tackle, Tunch Ilkin has lived and breathed Pittsburgh football for the better part of the last four decades. With In the Locker Room: Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth, Ilkin provides insight into the Steelers' inner sanctum as only he can. Featuring conversations with players past and present as well as off-the-wall anecdotes, this is a reader's ticket to some of the most memorable moments and characters in Steel City football history.

Author Biography

Tunch Ilkin played offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980 to 1992, appearing in two Pro Bowls. He has served as a Steelers broadcaster and analyst for the past 20 years and is the host of the long-running "In the Locker Room" radio show with Craig Wolfley on ESPN 970. Scott Brown is an author and freelance writer who has written for ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Florida Today. Brown has authored or coauthored several sports books, including The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans' Bucket List and Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story.

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In the Locker Room: Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth

By Tunch Ilkin with Scott Brown

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

A loving husband and devoted father. A color commentator whose voice reaches millions of sports fans. A former lineman known for being the first Turk to play in the NFL. By all accounts, Tunch Ilkin is a man of many talents who has gradually risen through the ranks and made it to the height of sports fame. How did he go from athletic scholarship winner to offensive tackle to media icon?

 

In the Locker Room: Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth (Triumph Books, October 9, 2018) by Tunch Ilkin with Scott Brown recreates the former offensive tackle's illustrious career through personal stories that paint a vivid picture of the atmosphere behind the scenes. From intense altercations to impromptu prank wars, everything Steelers aficionados want to know about Tunch Ilkin can be found in this exciting new release. Highlights include:

 

  • A succinct recreation of his 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, stretching from his recruitment to his retirement.
  • His close relationship with former teammate and fellow commentator Craig Wolfley as well as his former teammates and his coaches.
  • A look back on how he and his family emigrated to the United States from Turkey when he was two years old.
  • The numerous encounters with Christianity that took place throughout his life and his eventual decision to convert from Islam.

 

An exclusive look at one of professional football's oldest franchises, In the Locker Room: Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth is the ultimate must-read for sports fans curious to see what happens when their favorite players aren't on the field.

 

About the Authors:

Tunch Ilkin played offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980 to 1992, appearing in two Pro Bowls. He has served as a Steelers broadcaster and analyst for the past 20 years and is the host of the long-running "In the Locker Room" radio show with Craig Wolfley on ESPN 970. 

 

Scott Brown is an author and freelance writer who has written for ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Florida Today. Brown has authored or coauthored several sports books, including The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans' Bucket List and Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story.


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