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Amazing Tales From Hog Heaven

Author : Nate Allen
ISBN : 9781613216101
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The University of Arkansas and its Razorbacks hold a special place in the hearts of Arkansans, not simply because the state has no professional sports teams, but because of the colorful players and coaches who have passed through the campus gates. Author Nate Allen chronicles the good, the bad, and the funny from UA’s athletic history, as found in Tales from Hog Heaven and More Tales from Hog Heaven, in Amazing Tales from Hog Heaven. Fans will be able to read tales of some of the legendary Razorbacks through the decades—from 1st team All-American Ronnie Caveness to eventual Chicago Bears Hall of Fame player Dan Hampton, and so many others. Allen covers the football program’s adjustment in 1998 from the dour Danny Ford to the upbeat Houston Nutt, and Lou Holtz’s one-liners that seared their targets, but sometimes boomeranged. They will meet the legendary track coach who told one of his Irish athletes “to row back home,” and read about sportswriter Orville Henry’s penchant for deflating self-important bowl officials. Amazing Tales from Hog Heaven is a must-have addition to any Razorback fan’s library.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Horns Hogs And Nixon Coming

Author : Terry Frei
ISBN : 9781501136337
Genre : History
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The story of “one of the most tumultuous and important years in American history” (The Denver Post)—a remarkable week in which irresistible social change and thrilling sports met head-on—in the 1969 version of college football’s game of the century. On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. Both teams were undefeated; both featured devastating and innovative offenses; both boasted stingy defenses; and both were coached by superior tacticians and stirring motivators: Texas’s Darrell Royal and Arkansas’s Frank Broyles. Moreover, President Richard Nixon was on hand to present his own national championship plaque to the winners. Even if it had been just a game, it would have been memorable. But it was much more, because nothing was so simple in December 1969. In this “delightful, well-researched chronicle of a turbulent era” (Library Journal), Terry Frei deftly weaves the social, political, and athletic trends together for an unforgettable look at one of the landmark college sporting events of all time. Gripping, nimble, and clear-eyed, Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming is a great story, well told with more delicious details than a linebacker could tackle” (San Antonio Express News).
Category: History

Game Of My Life

Author : Rick Schaeffer
ISBN : 9781582619880
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Catch an inside glimpse of the 24 greatest games in Razorbacks football history as remembered by key figures in each contest. Authored by Rick Schaeffer, who publicized Arkansas athletics for more than two decades as sports information director, this book provides mini-biographies of many of the most highly respected names in Razorbacks football. Ron Calcagni gives an inside look at the mammoth upset of Oklahoma in the 1978 Orange Bowl. Bobby Crockett recalls the heart-stopping victory over Texas in 1965. J.J. Meadors and Anthony Eubanks made last-minute touchdown catches to help the Hogs beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa twice. Matt Jones chronicles the seven-overtime win at Ole Miss. Gary Anderson recounts his career that ended with Most Valuable Player honors in a Bluebonnet Bowl win over Florida. Preston Carpenter details the 1954 Ole Miss game, a contest that put Razorbacks football on the map. Chuck Dicus, Ken Hatfield, Madre Hill, Joe Ferguson, Clint Stoerner, and many others tell their stories, many of which have never been published, that give the reader a sense of being in the huddle with Arkansas' all-time greats. If you call the Hogs first thing in the morning and last thing before going to bed at night or if somehow you are just a casual Arkansas fan, you'll love these recollections of the finest moments in Razorbacks football.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer

Author : Warren St. John
ISBN : 1400082978
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Fresh and funny… St. John has crafter a winner.” —Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic In the life of every sports fan, there comes a moment of reckoning. It may happen when your team wins on a last-second field goal and you suddenly find yourself clenched in a loving embrace with a large hairy man you’ve never met. . . . Or in the long, hormonally depleted days after a loss, when you’re felled by a sensation similar to the one you first experienced following the death of a pet. At such moments the fan is forced to confront the question others—spouses, friends, children, and colleagues—have asked for years: Why do I care? What is it about sports that turns otherwise sane, rational people into raving lunatics? Why does winning compel people to tear down goalposts, and losing, to drown themselves in bad keg beer? In short, why do fans care? In search of the answers to these questions, Warren St. John seeks out the roving community of RVers who follow the Alabama Crimson Tide from game to game across the South. A movable feast of Weber grills, Igloo coolers, and die-hard superstition, these are characters who arrive on Wednesday for Saturday’s game: Freeman and Betty Reese, who skipped their own daughter’s wedding because it coincided with a Bama game; Ray Pradat, the Episcopalian minister who watches the games on a television set beside his altar while performing weddings; John Ed (pronounced as three syllables, John Ay-ud), the wheeling and dealing ticket scalper whose access to good seats gives him power on par with the governor; and Paul Finebaum, the Anti-Fan, a wisecracking sports columnist and talk-radio host who makes his living mocking Alabama fans—and who has to live in a gated community for all the threats he receives in response. In no time at all, St. John himself is drawn into the world of full-immersion fandom: he buys an RV (a $5,500 beater called The Hawg) and joins the caravan for a football season, chronicling the world of the extreme fan and learning that in the shadow of the stadium, it can all begin to seem strangely normal. Along the way, St. John takes readers on illuminating forays into the deep roots of humanity’s sports mania (did you know that tailgaters could be found in eighth-century Greece?), the psychology of crowds, and the surprising neuroscience behind the thrill of victory. Reminiscent of Confederates in the Attic and the works of Bill Bryson, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer is not only a travel story, but a cultural anthropology of fans that goes a long way toward demystifying the universal urge to take sides and to win.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Best Life

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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.


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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Haunted Mississippi Gulf Coast

Author : Bud Steed
ISBN : 1609496396
Genre : History
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Mississippi's gorgeous Gulf Coast is known for its sandy beaches, sunny weather and welcoming people. Not so welcoming, however, are the spirits that haunt the shores, lighthouses, canneries and historic sites in towns along the coast. Join author and ghost hunter Bud Steed as he leads a haunted journey with stops in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Waveland and all points in between. From the apparition seen lingering in the Bay St. Louis Train Depot, still waiting for his train to come, to the forceful spirits haunting the Old Biloxi Cemetery that refuse to be ignored, this collection offers the complete take on the haunted hot spots that add a touch of darkness and a hint of menace to Mississippi's sunny Gulf Coast.
Category: History

African American Athletes In Arkansas Muhammad Ali S Tour Black Razorbacks Other Forgotten Stories

Author : Evin A.O. Demirel
ISBN : 9780999008324
Genre : History
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Sports has long been a powerful agent for change in American society. For the first time, the heritage of one region is examined through these lens. African-American Athletes in Arkansas brings to light forgotten figures and cultural giants who helped change the nation. These narrative non-fiction, primary sourced stories include: African-American Athletes in Arkansas weaves together narrative non-fiction stories involving forgotten figures and cultural giants who helped change the world. They include: 1) An in-depth look at the evolution of various strands of black nationalism as seen through Muhammad Ali’s college lecture tour in Arkansas 2) A national assessment of the lingering issue of integrating the sports records of all-black schools with those of their historical all-white counterparts 3) The inspiring story behind NBA pioneer “Sweetwater” Clifton, who grew up near the Delta, attended DuSable High in Chicago and then starred for the New York Knicks 4) The college football boycott of the “Black 14″ in Wyoming, which thrust issues of race relations, civil rights and sports into the national limelight 5) The would-be Razorback pioneer Eddie Miles, who went on to star for Seattle University and the Detroit Pistons 6) How Arkansan African Americans helped fuel the Green Bay Packers’ NFL dynasty of the 1960s 7) How Satchel Paige, the great Negro Leagues icon, and Dizzy Dean, the St. Louis Cardinals superstar, helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement 9) How black Arkansas natives helped power a championship baseball team against all-white competition in Butte, Montana in the Great Depression This one-of-a-kind anthology, which also showcases an original feature on Fayetteville’s forgotten “Black Razorbacks” of the Great Depression, includes articles from Slate, Arkansas Life, the Arkansas Times and more. These stories break new ground, illuminating some of the profound socioeconomic, educational and religious forces which shape the lives of all Americans — black, white, Hispanic, Southerner and non-Southerner alike — to this day.
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Lebron James

Author : David Lee Morgan
ISBN : 1886228744
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An inside look at LeBron James's youth and high school years, when he was basketball's hottest young prospect, poised at the brink of superstardom. Sportswriter David Lee Morgan covered the LeBron phenomenon from the begining and had unequaled access to LeBron, his family, and his close friends.
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