Before Bruce Nash became a prolific producer of unscripted television, he was a prolific author of books, mostly about sports.
He wrote and co-wrote numerous titles, many of them compilations of stories that epitomize the nature of various sports and the personalities that make them tick. Every one of his books ("Baseball Hall of Shame," "Amazing But True Fishing Stories," "Amazing But True Dog Tales," etc.), even the light-hearted "Sports Hall of Shame" series, required a ton of research.
Fast-forward a decade or two, and Nash still used some of that old research — and doing plenty more — for a series that he produced as a labor of love for Fox Sports Net. "Amazing Sports Stories" was designed to put a spotlight on obscure and forgotten figures with inspirational stories.