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Nfl Unplugged

Author : Anthony L. Gargano
ISBN : 9780470641989
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 38.57 MB
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Blood, guts, and glory-veteran players reveal the NFL you never see on TV Behind every glittering NFL game on television is a world of happy pain for a hundred men. NFL Unplugged lets you see that world through the eyes of the pros who live and sweat in it. Here are the places the cameras don't go: the locker room where coaches' speeches can deflate or motivate, the huddle where fart jokes vie with playcalling, the training camp where locusts and heat conspire to break the strongest bodies and shake the most determined minds. Now you can experience it all up close and unplugged. Draws on firsthand accounts of more than thirty players and coaches from teams across the NFL, including Mark Schlereth, Bill Romanowski, Kevin Long, Kyle Turley, John Gruden, Hugh Douglas, Jon Runyan, and Michael Strahan An unvarnished look at everything from training camp and broken dreams, conditioning and injuries, and camaraderie and hazing to the quest to gain a competitive edge and the exhilarating triumphs of the game Written by one of the top figures in sports radio, Anthony Gargano of Philadelphia's 610-WIP From the injuries that never heal and the money that never lasts to the memories and the glory that never fade, NFL Unplugged shows the unbridled brutality and sheer brilliance of the game.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sports Business Unplugged

Author : Rick Burton
ISBN : 9780815653929
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.36 MB
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For more than seven years, the incisive commentary of Burton and O’Reilly has graced the pages of SportsBusiness Journal, the industry’s leading trade journal. Now, fifty of their most recent columns are collected in one volume, providing thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable insight into many of the industry’s most contentious issues. Covering an era in sports that has experienced rapid change, the authors discuss such topics as gender equity, corporate sponsor-ship, collegiate athletics, diversity, and the future of sports. As two of the leading scholars in the business of sports, Burton and O’Reilly also draw upon years of experience to give both students and industry professionals a dual perspective on the role sports play in a healthy, thriving society.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Playing Pro Football

Author : Paul Bowker
ISBN : 9781467747288
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 66.16 MB
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Playing professional football is a dream for many—but it's also a high-pressure, grueling job. If you're the pro player on the field, millions of people are scrutinizing your every play, expecting you to make your blocks, outsmart your opponents, move the ball to your end zone, and score. To play at 100 percent on Sundays, you are constantly preparing for the next game—practicing, lifting weights, going to meetings, or watching video. Throughout the year, you must also maintain your fitness through proper workouts, rest, and nutrition. Playing in the pros is an incredible challenge. But for those who suit up on Sundays, the journey is totally worth it. This book, which was reviewed by six-year National Football League (NFL) veteran Michael Lehan, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro football player. You'll learn: • How players climb the ranks to reach the NFL • What daily life is like for an NFL player • How NFL players prevent and treat injuries Go behind the scenes and see what it's really like to be an NFL star!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Companion To American Sport History

Author : Steven A. Riess
ISBN : 9781118609408
Genre : History
File Size : 38.57 MB
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A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Category: History

Pass Receiving In Early Pro Football

Author : Jerry Roberts
ISBN : 9781476622286
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 87.57 MB
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Big television contracts in the 1960s created the Super Bowl, as well as the 1970 merger of the National Football League with the pass-oriented American Football League. Since then, professional football has been America’s most popular televised team sport, developing into a wide-open passing game by the 21st century. Handling the completion side of the aerial game, receivers are not often as celebrated as quarterbacks or coaches, even in the era of San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice’s supremacy. This book provides a history of pro pass receiving and its influence on the game prior to the televised era. The author studies pro football’s formative and mid–20th century years, highlighting the players who pulled pigskins from flight, like the legendary Don Hutson, Gibby Welch, Johnny Blood, Ray Flaherty, Crazy Legs Hirsch, Mac Speedie, Choo Choo Roberts and many others.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Yahoo Unplugged

Author : David Filo
ISBN : 1568847157
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69.69 MB
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Provides a selection of online resources from the more than eighty thousand sites listed in the popular Internet directory "Yahoo!"
Category: Computers


Author : Ryan G. Van Cleave
ISBN : 9780757393648
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 76.97 MB
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WARNING: This video game may impair your judgment. It may cause sleep deprivation, alienation of friends and family, weight loss or gain, neglect of one's basic needs as well as the needs of loved ones and/or dependents, and decreased performance on the job. The distinction between fantasy and reality may become blurred. Play at your own risk. Not responsible for suicide attempts, whether failed or successful. No such warning was included on the latest and greatest release from the Warcraft series of massive multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs)—World of Warcraft (WoW). So when Ryan Van Cleave—a college professor, husband, father, and one of the 11.5 million Warcraft subscribers worldwide—found himself teetering on the edge of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, he had no one to blame but himself. He had neglected his wife and children and had jeopardized his livelihood, all for the rush of living a life of high adventure in a virtual world. Ultimately, Ryan decided to live, but not for the sake of his family or for a newly found love of life: he had to get back home for his evening session of Warcraft. A fabulously written and gripping tale, Unplugged takes us on a journey through Ryan's semi-reclusive life with video games at the center of his experiences. Even when he was sexually molested by a young school teacher at age eleven, it was the promise of a new video game that lured him to her house. As Ryan's life progresses, we witness the evolution of videogames—from simple two-button consoles to today's complicated multi-key technology, brilliantly designed to keep the user actively participating. As is the case with most recovering addicts, Ryan eventually hits rock bottom and shares with the reader his ongoing battle to control his impulses to play, providing prescriptive advice and resources for those caught in the grip of this very real addiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bloomberg Markets

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ISBN : MINN:31951P007634665
Genre : Bonds
File Size : 65.66 MB
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Category: Bonds

Tv Guide

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ISBN : IND:30000046149740
Genre : Television programs
File Size : 63.51 MB
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Category: Television programs

The Emmys

Author : Thomas O'Neil
ISBN : 0399524231
Genre : Emmy Awards
File Size : 85.81 MB
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The ultimate, unofficial guide to the battle of TV's best shows and greatest stars -- revised and updated to include the latest Emmy gossip! First in a new series of books from Variety magazine, "The Emmys" is the fist unofficial guide to America's most beloved TV shows and the awards they did -- or didn't -- win. Features: -- Year-by-year accounts of the Emmy's most dramatic victories -- and biggest surprises -- Complete listings of more than 6,000 winners in prime time, daytime, sports, news, movies and documentaries -- Who's won the most awards -- including Emmy records held by "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Cheers", "LA. Law", "All in the Family", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Hill Street Blues", "The Young & the Restless", "Sesame Street", "Oprah", and "ABC's Wide World of Sports" -- Who's never won -- and why: Susan Lucci, Angela Landsbury and others keep striking out just like lifelong losers Jackie Gleason and Ed Sullivan -- How winning Emmys saved "Cheers", "Cagney & Lacey", "Mission: Impossible", "Santa Barbara" and other top shows
Category: Emmy Awards