By Lesley Visser
Lesley Visser resides evidence that, irrespective of the place you begin, while you're stimulated and passionate, your desires can come true.
When Lesley used to be eleven, she instructed her mom that she desired to be a sportswriter. The task didn’t exist for ladies in 1964, yet her mother—instead of suggesting she develop into a instructor or a nurse—replied, "Great! occasionally you might want to pass whilst it says, 'Don’t walk.'"
That solution replaced Lesley’s existence. although nobody had performed it earlier than, it gave her the power and self-confidence to try—permission to go opposed to the light.
When Lesley begun, the credentials acknowledged, "No ladies or teenagers within the Press Box," yet she didn’t permit that cease her. Lesley lined activities for greater than forty years, pioneering women’s journalistic presence in men’s specialist activities, from contained in the locker room to out at the box. She’s the 1st and basically girl to be enshrined within the professional soccer corridor of repute and to ever current the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the tremendous Bowl. And she’s the one sportscaster in heritage to have labored at the community announces of the ultimate 4, large Bowl, international sequence, NBA Finals, Triple Crown, Olympics, U.S. Open, and the realm determine Skating Championship. Lesley presently appears to be like on CBS’s "We have to Talk," the first-ever nationally televised all-female weekly hour-long activities show.
Lesley’s had her proportion of hurdles and stumbles. yet with ardour, perseverance, and commitment, she came upon the way to in attaining her dream, studying precious classes alongside the best way. (Hint: Humor is going additional than anger, and no, we can’t all seem like Beyoncé.)
In Sometimes you want to pass while It Says 'Don't Walk,' Lesley Visser stocks her historical trip in the course of the global of activities broadcasting with innate knowledge and strong humor. For activities lovers who grew up with Lesley, her memoir reads like a stroll down reminiscence lane, packed with behind-the-camera, VIP-access tales concerning John Madden, Jerry Jones, invoice Belichick, Joe Torre, and lots of extra well-known activities figures. yet even these listening to her tale for the 1st time, it doesn't matter what their history, can be encouraged to chase their goals, blaze new trails, and pursue the lifestyles they want.