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Saving Barrette
by Shey Stahl

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<i>They say those who smile the brightest hide behind the darkest pasts. </i><br /><br /><b>From USA Today Bestselling Author Shey Stahl comes a story about finding yourself through an emotionally packed coming-of-age novel of lies and betrayal. </b> <br /><br />Barrette Blake has virtually no memory of the night her world changed forever. With the unwavering support of her best friend, she tries to piece together her life and her foggy memories of that night. She鈥檚 focused and resilient, but on the inside, she鈥檚 losing hope she鈥檒l ever be whole again.<br /><br />Asa Lawson has it all together鈥攐n the field that is. He dominates the college football scene, but his life is messy. He鈥檚 in love with the girl who can鈥檛 love herself after everything that鈥檚 happened to her. While everything around him is spiraling out of control and threatens to come crashing down completely, the truth about the night that destroyed his childhood friend is revealed.<br /><br />She鈥檚 hiding from the night she doesn鈥檛 remember.<br />And he鈥檚 going to show her she鈥檚 worth the risk. <br />She鈥檚 consumed by despair. <br />He won鈥檛 let her give up.
The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Perf...
by Tom Brady

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>The #1<i> New York Times</i> bestseller by the 6-time Super Bowl champion</b><br /> <br /> <b>The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady鈥攖he 6</b><b>-time</b><b> Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at </b><b>41</b><b> years old鈥攁 gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical 鈥渁thlete鈥檚 bible鈥?that reveals Brady鈥檚 revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.</b><br /><br />In modern sports, some athletes have managed to transcend their competition in a way that no one will ever forget: Jordan. Jeter. Ali. Williams. These elite legends have changed the game, achieved the unthinkable, and pushed their bodies to unbelievable limits. Joining their exclusive ranks is Tom Brady.<br /> <br />鈥淏rady is the healthiest great champion the NFL has ever had, both physically and mentally鈥?(Sally Jenkins, <i>The Washington Post</i>). The longtime New England Patriots quarterback, who in 2017 achieved his fifth Super Bowl win and fourth Super Bowl MVP award, is widely regarded as an athlete whose training and determination pushed him from a mediocre draft position to the most-revered and respected professional football player of his generation.<br /> <br />In <i>The TB12 Method</i>, Tom Brady explains how he developed his groundbreaking approach to long-term fitness, presenting a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to his personal practice. Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living鈥攁nd one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady鈥檚 own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, <i>The TB12 Method </i>also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices that dramatically decrease the risk of injury while amplifying and extending performance, as well as quality of life.<br /> <br />After using his methods for over a decade, Brady believes that the TB12 approach has made him鈥攁nd can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level鈥攁chieve their own peak performance. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, as well as personal anecdotes and experiences from on and off the field, <i>The TB12 Method</i> is the only book an athlete will ever need, a playbook from Brady himself that will change the game.
No Excuses: The Making of a Head Coach
by , Gene Wojciechowski

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>From the legendary Oklahoma coach, a candid and inspiring memoir.</b><br /><br />When Bob Stoops took over as football coach in 1999, the Oklahoma Sooners were in disarray with back-to-back losing seasons. But in just two years' time, Stoops achieved the seemingly impossible: winning a national championship and returning the struggling Sooners to their powerhouse status, churning out NFL talent, Heisman Trophy winners and conference championships, bowl wins and national title runs on a regular basis.<br /><br />During his 18 seasons at OU, his record was a remarkable 190-48. At only age 56, at the peak of his career, he stunned the college football world by walking away.<br /><br />For the first time, Bob opens up about his career alongside the evolution of the game itself. From his unlikely emergence as a star player at the University of Iowa, to his coaching apprenticeships under giants like Hayden Fry, Bill Snyder, and Steve Spurrier, Stoops recounts how the game he fell in love with as a boy has evolved into a billion-dollar business often compromised by recruiting wars, aggressive agents, overzealous boosters and alumni, and the emergence of the CEO head coach rather than mentor and teacher. Bob holds nothing back while explaining why it was time to step away from the game--and players--he still loves.<br /><br />Told with a rare combination of sincerity, vulnerability, and pure heart, <i>No Excuses</i> is both an engaging and eye-opening football memoir and an unprecedented portrait of a coach of one of the greatest legacy programs in the history of the college game.<br /><br />
Tough Luck: Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the Rise of the Modern...
by R. D. Rosen

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the long annals of sports and crime, no story compares to the one that engulfed the Luckman family in 1935. As 18-year-old Sid Luckman made headlines across New York City for his high school football exploits at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, his father, Meyer Luckman, was making headlines in the same papers for a very different reason: the gangland murder of his own brother-in-law. Amazingly, when Sid became a star at Columbia and a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback in Chicago, all of it while Meyer Luckman served 20-years-to-life in Sing Sing Prison, the connection between sports celebrity son and mobster father was studiously ignored by the press and ultimately overlooked for eight decades.<p><i>Tough Luck</i> traces two simultaneous historical developments through a single immigrant family in Depression-era New York: the rise of the National Football League led by the dynastic Chicago Bears, whose famed owner George Halas convinced Sid Luckman to help him turn the sluggish game of pro football into America鈥檚 favorite pastime; and the demise鈥攖riggered by Meyer Luckman鈥檚 crime and initial coverup鈥攐f the Brooklyn labor rackets and Louis Lepke鈥檚 infamous organization Murder, Inc. Filled with colorful characters鈥攆rom ambitious district attorney-turned-governor Thomas Dewey and legendary columnist Walter Winchell, to Sid Luckman鈥檚 rival quarterback 鈥淪lingin鈥欌€?Sammy Baugh and pro football鈥檚 unsung intellectual genius Clark Shaughnessy; from the lethal Lepke and hit men like 鈥淭ick Tock鈥?Tannenbaum, to Sid鈥檚 powerful post-career friends Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio鈥?lt;i>Tough Luck</i> memorably evokes an era of vicious Brooklyn mobsters and undefeated Monsters of the Midway, a time when the media kept their mouths shut and the soft-spoken son of a murderer could become a beloved legend with a hidden past.</p>
Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossro...
by John U. Bacon

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><strong>A <em>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>"<u>One of the best</u> insider-football books <u>ever written</u>.鈥澛犫€擠ouglas Brinkley</strong></p><p><strong>A聽riveting聽chronicle of Michigan's Jim Harbaugh era, and聽"an unprecedented look at the inner workings" (<em>Sporting聽News</em>) of聽a big-time college football program</strong> </p><p>For the past year,聽John U. Bacon has received聽rare access to Jim Harbaugh鈥檚 University of Michigan football team: coaches, players, and staffers, in closed-door meetings, locker rooms,聽meals, and classes. <em>Overtime</em> captures this storied program at the crossroads, as the sport鈥檚 winningest team battles to reclaim its former glory. But what if the price of success today comes at the cost of your soul? Do you pay it, or compete without compromising?</p><p>In the spirit of HBO鈥檚 <em>Hardknocks, Overtime聽</em>delivers聽a deeply reported human portrait that follows the Wolverine coaches, players, and staffers through the 2018 season, including Harbaugh, offensive stars Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon, NFL-ready defensive standouts Rashan Gary, Devin Bush Jr., and Chase Winovich, second-stringers striving to find their place on the team, and their parents鈥?reactions to it all<strong>. </strong>Bacon met with them every week during a season that saw the Wolverines ride a ten-game winning streak to #4 in the nation, then take a beating at the hands of arch-rival Ohio State, led by controversial coach Urban Meyer, Harbaugh鈥檚 foil. <em>Overtime</em> also previews the crucial 2019 campaign ahead. </p><p>Above all, this<em> </em>is a human story. In <em>Overtime</em> we not only discover what these public figures are like behind the scenes, we learn what the experience <em>means</em> to them as they go through it 鈥?the trials, the triumphs, and the unexpected answers to a central question: <em>Is it worth it?</em><strong></strong></p><p>From the 鈥減oet laureate of Michigan football鈥?(according to <em>New York Times</em>鈥檚 Joe Drape), and one of the keenest observers of college football, <em>Overtime </em>offers a window into a legendary program and the sport itself that only John U. Bacon could deliver. </p><p></p>
Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel and ...
by Albert Chen

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b><i>APPLE BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION聽</i></b><br /> 聽<br /><b>"We devoured [this] engrossing account of the battle for supremacy between three fantasy gaming sites. ... Chen flips the script with a character-driven narrative, exposing the people who fueled the industry (not necessarily the folks you鈥檇 expect) and what motivated them (not necessarily unadulterated greed). Gamers will find this book impossible to put down, as will anyone who loves a good origin story."<i>鈥?lt;/i>Apple Books, Best of the Month selection</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>"Fans of financial thrillers such as聽</b><i><b>Barbarians at the Gate聽</b></i><b>will be excited by this insider account of the dizzying rise of fantasy sports websites"</b>鈥?lt;b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> 聽<br /><b>You've seen the commercials. Here is the untold story behind the clash of billion dollar companies that unleashed an unprecedented advertising war. </b><br /><br /> From <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s Albert Chen comes the story of two companies whose battle unleashed a carpet bombing of advertising as they sought supremacy in an exploding fantasy sports and gambling market: In a time of gushing venture capital money, FanDuel and DraftKings turned into billion-dollar companies seemingly overnight 鈥?then, just as quickly, found themselves the target of FBI and Department of Justice investigations, and facing likely destruction.<br /><br /> Chen tells the story of the improbable individuals behind the saga: An Irishman who knew nothing about American sports. A fantasy geek who felt it was his destiny to change the way fellow nerds watched the games they loved. A conflicted poker player. A mother of three in Scotland.<br /><br /> In a character-driven narrative with excursions into the strange and unexpected, Chen takes us from casinos to board rooms, from Edinburgh to Wall Street to the Vegas Strip, to tell a sprawling and intimate tale of the new world that this group of accidental disruptors helped to create. It鈥檚 a story of ideas and dreams, about a world of risk, luck, hubris, greed and redemption鈥攁 story for our high-stakes times.
Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, an...
by H.G. Bissinger

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

August 11, 2015

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<b>Named <i>Sports Illustrated'</i>s best football book of all time and a #1 <i>NYT </i>bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.</b><b><br /></b>Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true.<br />With frankness and compassion, Pulitzer Prize winner H. G. Bissinger unforgettably captures a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires -- and sometimes shatters -- the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.<br />The inspiration for the hit television program and film of the same name, this anniversary edition features a new afterword by the author.
2019 NFHS Football Rules Book
by NFHS

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

May 20, 2019

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Contains the official rules for football and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Chasing the Bear: How Bear Bryant and Nick Saban Made Alabama the...
by Lars Anderson

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A dual biography of two coaching legends -- Bear Bryant and Nick Saban -- who built the Alabama Crimson Tide into a true football dynasty. </b> <b><br /></b> Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships-six apiece-than anyone else in the history of the game. Chasing the Bear examines how they did it, revealing along the way their similarities in style, background, football philosophy, and recruiting methods, while providing readers a rare inside look at two of the greatest leaders in the history of sports.<br /><br /> Bear Bryant and Nick Saban never met, but they have more in common than either of them realize. Both grew up in small towns-Bryant in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, a dot on the map, and Saban from Monongah, West Virginia, population five hundred. As a child, Saban pumped gas at his father's service station, washing and waxing cars and doing anything he could to help the business. Bryant's father suffered from multiple physical ailments, which forced Bryant to work to keep the family farm going. Both men knew the value of hard work from the time they were young boys, and both understood that there were no shortcuts to success. But both dreamed of escaping their hometowns, and both used football as the means to do so.<br /><br /> Separated by two generations, Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are mythic figures linked by a school, a town, and a barroom debate centering on one question: Which is the greatest college coach of all time?<br /><br />
Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Building Teams and Winning at ...
by Michael Lombardi

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b>Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football.</b><br /><br />Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in <i>Gridiron Genius</i>, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and <i>win</i>--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. <br />聽聽聽聽 In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. <i>Gridiron Genius </i>will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? <br />聽聽聽聽 To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script <i>everything</i>: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. <i>First stop</i>: Belichick's Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. <i>Spoiler alert</i>: He always nails it.<br />聽聽聽聽 Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, <i>Gridiron Genius </i>gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.

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