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Offside By A Mile Confessions Of A Hockey Mom

Author : Astra Groskaufmanis
ISBN : 1460262905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When four-year-old Conner starts pleading for hockey skates, his mother's dreamy fantasies of apres ski's toasty fires, charming chalets, and chilled chardonnay rapidly evaporate. Soon, Astra reluctantly raises the white flag to the culture of hockey, and life becomes a whirlwind of early morning alarms, minivans stuffed with massive amounts of goalie equipment, ice-cold arenas, and appalling nutrition. Offside by a Mile - Confessions of a Hockey Mom, chronicles the frantic and frequently hilarious challenges of one family's fourteen-year odyssey into the world of minor hockey. The universal challenges, joys, and sorrows of supporting childhood passions at the cost of home-decorating ambitions, healthy diet avowals, personal time, gobs of money, full-nights' sleep, or any sort of downtime or personal freedom will be recognizable to parents everywhere. But with its wickedly frank and funny perspectives, Offside by a Mile offers a bubbly and refreshing tonic for it all."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Offside By A Mile

Author : Astra Groskaufmanis
ISBN : 9781460262924
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When four-year-old Conner starts pleading for hockey skates, his mother’s dreamy fantasies of après ski’s toasty fires, charming chalets, and chilled chardonnay rapidly evaporate. Soon, Astra reluctantly raises the white flag to the culture of hockey, and life becomes a whirlwind of early morning alarms, minivans stuffed with massive amounts of goalie equipment, ice-cold arenas, and appalling nutrition. Offside by a Mile – Confessions of a Hockey Mom, chronicles the frantic and frequently hilarious challenges of one family’s fourteen-year odyssey into the world of minor hockey. The universal challenges, joys, and sorrows of supporting childhood passions at the cost of home-decorating ambitions, healthy diet avowals, personal time, gobs of money, full-nights’ sleep, or any sort of downtime or personal freedom will be recognizable to parents everywhere. But with its wickedly frank and funny perspectives, Offside by a Mile offers a bubbly and refreshing tonic for it all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Offside

Author : Andrei S. Markovits
ISBN : 1400824184
Genre : Social Science
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Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside is the first book to explain these peculiarities, taking us on a thoughtful and engaging tour of America's sports culture and connecting it with other fundamental American exceptionalisms. In so doing, it offers a comparative analysis of sports cultures in the industrial societies of North America and Europe. The authors argue that when sports culture developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, nativism and nationalism were shaping a distinctly American self-image that clashed with the non-American sport of soccer. Baseball and football crowded out the game. Then poor leadership, among other factors, prevented soccer from competing with basketball and hockey as they grew. By the 1920s, the United States was contentedly isolated from what was fast becoming an international obsession. The book compares soccer's American history to that of the major sports that did catch on. It covers recent developments, including the hoopla surrounding the 1994 soccer World Cup in America, the creation of yet another professional soccer league, and American women's global preeminence in the sport. It concludes by considering the impact of soccer's growing popularity as a recreation, and what the future of sports culture in the country might say about U.S. exceptionalism in general.
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The Man Offside

Author : A.W. Gray
ISBN : 9781482101782
Genre : Fiction
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Rick Bannion. A man on the long slide to nowhere, a former Dallas Cowboys hero turned parolee chasing after bail-jumpers. The only things left over from his glory days are his Corvette and his love for the wife of his former teammate, Jack Brendy. So when Jack gets busted by the Feds for smuggling cocaine, and his pretty wife promises Rick $5,000 to keep the government’s sleazy informant out of court, he’s only too happy to comply. But the game turns sour when Jack is gunned down cold, and Rick finds himself the D.A.’s top draft pick for murder. Out of luck and on the lam in the underbelly of Dallas, he’s about to learn some offensive moves he never practiced with the Cowboys—moves he needs just to stay alive...
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Offside

Author : Shay Savage
ISBN : 1500737887
Genre : Fiction
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I have to be the best. I am the best. I'm quick. I'm strong. I'm smart. I'm the star keeper of my high school soccer team, and I've got major leagues scouting me. As their captain, my teammates will do anything I say – on or off the field. Girls practically beg to be added to my list of conquests. As long as I manage to go pro for the best team in the world, I won't have to worry about my father's wrath.I'm Thomas Malone, and I've seen to it that the world revolves around me.There's a new girl at school, and it's just a matter of time before she gives in to my charm. This one's just a little more stubborn than most – she won't even tell me her name! She's smart, too. Maybe too smart. I can't let her in. I can't let anybody in. I'm not too worried, but even I have to admit she's interfering with my focus on the goal.Dad's not going to be happy about that.Did I mention I love Shakespeare? Yeah, I know. I'm a walking contradiction. According to the Bard – “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Somehow, I got all three.Now how is anyone supposed to live up to that?
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Road Research

Author : Great Britain. Road Research Board
ISBN : UOM:39015021043644
Genre : Highway research
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