Some of sports’ best-known personalities provided testimonials for ‘No Curveballs.’ Read them here!
“Everybody knows Bill Werndl as “Philly Billy,” but I always called him “Wild Bill.” And boy, did he have some wild ideas during his days on San Diego radio! Back when I managed the Padres, Bill was never happy with the way I wrote out my lineup card, and he’d always offer suggestions on the radio as to how I should fill it out.
So one day, before the Padres game, I walked out of the dugout and jokingly gave him a blank lineup card. We had quite a few laughs over that. Even though we both eventually left San Diego, it’s always great to catch up with Bill whenever I come to Philadelphia. I like and respect him immensely. Bill’s stories are legendary, and his longevity and success in the world of sports are matched by very few.”
-Bruce Bochy, Three-Time Major League Baseball World Series Champion Manager
“Bill Werndl has been deeply involved in the sports world for a long time, especially in football on both the collegiate and NFL levels. Within this time frame, he’s established a deep level of credibility that has allowed him to penetrate the inside of many unique experiences that he has now decided to share with all of us through this book. Thank you for sharing, Bill!”
-Dick Vermeil, Legendary Football Coach and Broadcaster
“In my entire life, I have never met anyone who lived and breathed sports to the extent Bill Werndl has. He’s more than a walking encyclopedia of sports. In a cacophony of screamers, he’s a voice worth listening to.”
-Fred Gaudelli, Producer, NBC Sunday Night Football
“Bill Werndl is an extraordinary man in two ways — his knowledge of football and his passion for life. Bill has always been my go-to guy for draft information, which he provides with a fire in his belly and a twinkle in his eye. If you love sports — and who doesn’t? — you will love Bill Werndl.”
-Angelo Cataldi, Angelo Cataldi and the WIP Morning Show (Sportsradio 94WIP- Philadelphia)
“The first time I heard Billy, his voice and style made me perk up and listen. And the more I listened, the more it became clear that he is an absolute original whose passion for sports is tough to match in today’s shallow soundbite sports culture.
As the sports media culture shifts to tired top 10 lists and one-click headlines, Bill Werndl headlines an increasingly rare company of interesting personalities who provide depth in storytelling and perspective. The idea of a sports-talk personality who has actual personality is increasingly rare. Bill Werndl’s passion for sports and experience in the business make him the genuine article.”
-Matt Vasgersian, MLB Network