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Anchorboy [Paperback]

Jay Onrait
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Nov. 5 2013


10) Jay was beaten up by an MMA fighter on live television

9) Interviewing Will Ferrell can be a harrowing experience

8) Jay once ruined a perfectly good pair of underwear on Christmas Eve

7) Failing as a stand-up comedian can lead to a job in broadcasting

6) Jay ran a marathon to get a ticket for the 2010 men's Olympic gold-medal hockey game

5) Jay was sexually harassed at TSN by a senior citizen every day for ten years

4) Jay appeared as the Phantom of the Opera on national television

3) Jay was entertained nightly by free live sex shows throughout university

2) Jay was single-handedly responsible for Winnipeg's second NHL team being called "The Jets" (he claims)

1) Running around in a full-body unitard at the London Olympics is a bad idea

All this and more awaits you inside ANCHORBOY!

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"Jay Onrait has finally found a medium in which he stands a chance to succeed. Stick with the books, kid! Television is just not your thing. And get rid of the other guy immediately." — Regis Philbin

"I'm not going to be one of those people who say something mean about Jay Onrait just for a cheap laugh and a chance to get on his book cover. Besides, who the hell is Jay Onrait?" - Peter Mansbridge

"When I first met Jay Onrait, he was essentially an intern at TSN. I would berate him daily and make him do silly dog tricks to humiliate him in front of the staff. But if that is in this book, I will sue his ass." - James Duthie

"There are only a few people who can carry off a Superman unitard in public and Jay Onrait isn't one of them. As I watched security haul him away at the London Olympics, I said to myself: 'Hello, book blurb!'" — Lisa LaFlamme

"Seriously, a book by Jay Onrait is not to be taken seriously. Except by Jay Onrait, who was driven by the need to work on his spelling." — Dave Hodge

"I can't remember if we've ever met or if I've even heard Jay Onrait speak, but I do know that a book from him at this stage must mean he's set to retire... so it can't be all bad, right?" — George Stroumboulopoulos

About the Author

Jay Onrait is an anchor on FOX Sports 1's flagship show, FOX Sports Live. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he and his wife share a home with Dan O'Toole and Producer Tim.


TWITTER: @jayonrait

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read Nov. 8 2013
By Brad
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I am a huge sports fan who grew to love catching my highlights from Jay Onrait and his partner in crime Don O'toole.
Unfortunately Mr. Onrait has moved on to bigger and other things, but this book allows readers to look back on some of the more memorable moments in Jay's career.

I miss his dearly every morning, but I am proud of all Canadians who out grow our borders and move on to show their greatness to the rest of the World.

This book is a great read, from Dan O'toole preamble all the way till the last page, any sports fan would love to get this book in their stocking. A great read for anyone aged 13-169.

What good Canadian boy doesn't dream of one day sitting behing the Sports Centre desk, get an inside look on what life is really like.

Great book, great read, good ol' Canadian boy. I eagerly await Dan O'toole's book about growing up on a farm in Peterborough and attending a one class room school.

I give this book 5 "Matt Dunigan WHOOOOOA's" out of 5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Exciting May 28 2014
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Fortunately this book was on sale for e-reader. Having watched the Jay and Dan show a few times on TSN I thought the book might give some insight to their popularity. Disappointing read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read Jan. 1 2014
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enjoyable read, fun book to pick up to knock out a couple chapters while crushing one.

if you enjoy the podcast or the sports cast, it's a great read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hi, Come on it will be a fun read! Nov. 21 2013
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If you followed Jay on TSN, and the Jay and Dan Podcast, and don't purchase this book, you are doing a disservice to your country! Jay is the original Anchorboy! We miss you in Canada Jay...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Nov. 2 2013
By Gillian
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I'm a big fan of Jay Onrait, and still watch as many clips of him and Dan as I can. This book is everything you would expect, full of one liners and hilarious anecdotes, but it also shows a side of Jay that he keeps well hidden. Definitely worth the read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jay's book is actually quite funny.. Aug. 23 2014
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Jay's book is actually quite one would expect I guess. I was pleasantly surprised by how candid he was when it came to sharing his stories about his rise through the broadcasting ranks. I quite enjoyed it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pedestrian June 19 2014
By Matt
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Big fan of Jay from his work on TSN, but this book didn't quite deliver. It's a short read, not very interesting and of little substance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book May 18 2014
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Anchorboy is an excellent and easy read. Jay Onrait provides a humourous look at his career but makes sure not to treat everything as comedy. A good balance.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
Hilarious and inspiring. Makes me really miss those two up in Canada. I highly recommend this light read. YOURE OFF THE FORCE BOBROVSKY!!!
Published 28 days ago by Wilshire
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny behind the scenes look at Jay
I was a big fan of Jay & Dan on TSN, and the podcast that continued after they left for California. This is one of the first books I've actually read for pleasure in a LONG time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Trevor J Appelt
4.0 out of 5 stars The BOBROVSKY of books.
The book chronicle’s Jay’s start in television and follows his career right through to his departure from TSN with Dan O’Toole as the two headed south to work for FOX Sports 1,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robb C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great vacation read for guys
I loved the book, was a funny read for vacation and was timely given the stories about past olympics.

Their podcast is also funny so check it out too.
Published 6 months ago by TROY CARBNO
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very funny
If you like watching Jay and Dan's antics, you'll love Jay's humorous account of his move up the sports casting ladder.
Published 7 months ago by Carson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
It's a good book. Read it, it's about Jay Onrait, and his sportscasting career. Tells some funny stories and stuff
Published 7 months ago by Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Just a damn good book. A great read and I really enjoyed it. Very funny and insightful. Worthy of 5 stars.
Published 7 months ago by Michael Frenken
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for the sports fan!
Jay's whacky personality comes out in his book. His stories are very funny. I've had to read a couple pages twice because I was laughing soo hard.
Published 7 months ago by Chad Capner
5.0 out of 5 stars Anchorboy will appeal to readers of all types
This was an interesting look into the world of sports broadcasting and shows that Jay did actually have to put work in to find himself where he is today. Read more
Published 8 months ago by moosevolleyball14
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