The Owner/Writer/Editor/Webmaster of The Sports Bank and The Bank.News has authored a book
No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry
You can get it on Amazon right here in paperback!
And in E-book format as well!
In “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets” Paul M. Banks has penned a book that’s required reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of the sports media industry.
In recapping he most memorable moments of his career, including a story that inspired memes, t-shirts and a catch-phrase, Banks produces a book that can be classified in several genres.It’s a digital age version of Jerome Holtzman’s “No Cheering in the Press Box” meets Frank Deford’s “Over Time” for the millenials and Gen Xers.
The reader goes on the road with all-access credentials to a world in a way that provides wanderlust to any sports fan or media member.
Writing with the passion of Bill Simmons’ “Now I can Die in Peace,” Banks provides interviews with high profile athletes at a stage in their careers where they’re not beholden, and thus express themselves with the same candor that he does.
It’s not a book about sports, it’s a book about using the lens of sports to convey the state of journalism today and how we as nation are responding to that.
–WLS AM 890 John Howell Show, June 21st
-Robert Feder.com Robservations, July 8th
-WCIU/UToo/MeTV “Sports Edition” June 9th
-Chicago Now, Daily Sports Tab, June 10th
-Bear Report, 24/7 Sports, CBS Chicago Bears community, June 20th
-SB Nation’s Chicago Bears website: Windy City Gridiron, T Formation Conversation, July 17th
-Feature in Banks’ hometown newspaper, The Regional News, August 27th
–KGYM ESPN Cedar Rapids, Todd Brommelkamp Show (87-105 minute mark), July 16th
-WGN Radio Chicago, 31:30 mark, Oct 9, 2019
The Big 1070, Madison, Lucas in the Morning
-Giving a talk at the University of Arkansas, at the Fulbright Alumni conference