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Sweet 16

Author : Christopher Walsh
ISBN : 9781633195752
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sweet 16 is inside story of the Alabama's magical 2015 football season and triumphs over Michigan State and Clemson to capture the College Football Playoff National Championship. Featuring stunning action photography and expert analysis from author Christopher Walsh, this is the definitive account of Alabama's 16th national championship. There was no holding back the Crimson Tide in 2015. Alabama's triumph in Arizona capped a 14-1 campaign. Behind Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and the nation's top defense, Coach Nick Saban's team overcame a Week 3 loss to Ole Miss and emerged as the top team in the SEC, posting statement wins over three Top 10 opponents in conference play before topping Florida in the SEC Championship Game. That win earned Alabama a spot in the College Football playoff for the second year in a row. Alabama avenged a loss to Ohio State in the semifinal a year earlier, throttling Michigan State 38-0 to set up the matchup with Clemson. Sweet 16 takes fans through Alabama's exciting journey. From the season-opening victory over Wisconsin to dominant wins over Georgia and LSU to the to the nail-biting drama of the College Football Playoff, this commemorative edition includes profiles of Henry, quarterback Jake Coker, linebacker Reggie Ragland, and other Alabama Stars. Also featuring a foreword by The Voice of Alabama Football, Eli Gold, Sweet 16 is the perfect book for Alabama fans.

Great Moments In Alabama Football

Author : Brian W Kelly
ISBN : 0998268380
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The book is written for those of us who love Alabama Crimson Tide Football. And cannot wait until their next win. Those who hate Alabama football will also want this book so they can get a leg up on the facts missing from the bookshelves of those fellow Alabama fans who do not have this book. The book first tells the story about The State's Premier University's founding in 1831 and quickly gets to the first football game ever. The university's first football team and its first season come later as the Thin Red Line that later became the Crimson Tide makes itself known. In 1892, the University's first football team assembled calling itself the "Thin Red Line." From a bit thin in the ranks, to later becoming the crushing "Crimson Tide," this book gets you there with many smiles. From there, the progression leads, to the Tide's first football game. The first game in Alabama football history was played on November 11, 1892, against Birmingham High School and was won by the Cadets 56-0. They then split a pair of games with the Birmingham Athletic Club, and closed out the season with a 32-22 loss in the first Iron Bowl against Auburn on February 22, 1893. From then on, Alabama football is a story of fulfilled dreams. This book captures the great moments in Alabama Football. It takes the reader through stories about Alabama's great coaches to stories about 124 seasons worth of great games. The book often stops in time and talks about a particular player such as Harry Gilmer, Bart Starr, Kenny Stabler, AJ McCarren, Joe Namath, Cornelius Bennett, Mark Ingram and others. I can't wait to read it. You will not be able to put this book down

Espn College Basketball Encyclopedia

Author : Espn
ISBN : 9780345513922
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A comprehensive reference provides historical overviews of all 335 Division 1 teams, season-by-season summaries, ESPN/Sagarin rankings of top-selected college basketball programs, and more.

Just Mercy

Author : Bryan Stevenson
ISBN : 9780812994537
Genre : Law
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#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

Crimson Nation

Author : Eli Gold
ISBN : 9781633196230
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Crimson Tide have won 16 national championships (more than any other school), produced more than 100 All-Americans, and sent more than 200 players to the NFL. Alabama is arguably the most successful and most prestigious college football program in history, shaped by proud players wearing the Crimson and White and molded by hugely successful coaches. In Crimson Nation, Voice of the Crimson Tide Eli Gold shares what he sees as the greatest moments that shaped the Alabama football program. Recalling everything from the beginning of radio broadcasting to the four recent national championships under Nick Saban, this book gives a private look into Bama football. It's all here and told as only Eli Gold can tell it.

Tales From Augusta S Fairways

Author : Jim Hawkins
ISBN : 9781613212820
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In Tales from Augusta’s Fairways, Jim Hawkins, who covered his first Masters in 1968, takes readers behind the high, thick hedges of Augusta National Golf Club for an intimate, entertaining glimpse of the classic cathedral that is home to golf’s most enchanting event. Tales from Augusta’s Fairways takes an inside look at the greats, the amateurs, and the underdogs who have made the Masters the most revered, prestigious golf tournament in the world.

Nick Saban Vs College Football

Author : Christopher Walsh
ISBN : 9781600789120
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When coach Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, he boldly proclaimed "We want to be a champion in everything that we do." Since that time, Alabama has won three national championships and become the nation's number one destination for recruits and the top source of NFL talent while simultaneously graduating its players. No other program has won more games, captured more awards, or come close to approaching the kind of consistent success as the Crimson Tide. In Nick Saban vs. College Football, author Christopher Walsh not only explains what separates Saban from his peers and compares his accomplishments to some of the all-time legends, but tells why, if there were a Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, Saban's face would already be on it. From his upbringing in West Virginia to his relationship with legendary coach Bill Belichick, "the process" has not only led to Saban having a statue along Alabama's "Walk of Champions" in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium, but the establishment of a new standard that may be unparalleled in college football history.

The Worst Times Are The Best Times

Author : Mark Gottfried
ISBN : 0692211799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Enjoy endearing, heartfelt stories from a NCAA Division I basketball coach who overcame life's everyday obstacles ? poverty, violence, bullying and heartbreak ? to find success on and off the court. N.C. Central University head coach LeVelle Moton shares personal stories to help inspire and motivate. Looking back at his adolescent years, where he was an outstanding athlete, he shares tales about life that relate to sports, while not always directly involving action on the playing fields. Stories deal with making wise choices, overcoming failure, abstaining from sex, finding mentors and preparation. Every chapter has a takeaway for readers in the ?Inside the Locker Room” and ?Chalkboard” sections. More than developing the next superstar athlete, Moton is interested in teaching life's hard lessons. Moton shares stories from his life, looking back to relationships with his grandmother and mother, strong woman who helped him navigate a turbulent childhood. He shares stories about growing up without a father and reflects on several mentors he found as a young man trying to find his way. In another story he recalls a relationship with a teenage girlfriend that goes bad. His stories are sincere, funny and humbling. The Worst Times Are The Best Times is an honest look at growing up struggling with the world working against you and finding a way to the life you dreamed for yourself. It's the compelling story of Moton overcoming the challenges of boyhood in the ghettos of Boston and Raleigh N.C., and using those personal experiences to provide valuable perspective for young people today. Written by coach Moton and journalist Edward G. Robinson III, the book is moving for adults and poignant for youth, informative for basketball fans, and relevant and engaging to all. As part of Moton's and Robinson's ongoing commitment to support youth in their community, a portion of proceeds from all book sales is being donated to the Boys & Girls Club of America. ?Basketball is what I do and not who I am.” It's the mantra that Moten lives by. He is currently the coach for his alma mater N.C. Central University, where he became the school's 17th head coach in 2009. He is also a husband, loving father and a God-fearing man. Guided by one of the nation's most successful up-and-coming coaches, N.C. Central won its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship during the 2013-14 season and earned a berth into its first men's Division I NCAA Tournament. He was named MEAC Coach of the Year. Moton graduated from N.C. Central in 1996 after becoming the third all-time leading scorer in school his¬tory ? 1,714 points. Named to the university's Hall of Fame in 2004, he returned to his alma mater in 2007 as an assistant coach. He has climbed the coaching ranks quickly, starting as a teacher and coach at West Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., in 2001. Moton holds higher education as a priority for players and for himself. He earned a master's degree from N.C. Central in special education in December 2013. He formed the non¬profit Velle Cares Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to serve and assist community-based organizations that promote health, education and life skills for children and families in at-risk situations. Moton and his wife Bridget live in Durham, N.C., with their daughter Brooke, and son LeVelle Jr.

4th And Goal Every Day

Author : Phil Savage
ISBN : 9781250130815
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN's College Gameday Host Rece Davis. Phil Savage first worked with Nick Saban when they both joined the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff in 1991. They were reunited in 2009 when Savage became part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network as the radio color analyst. Since then, Savage has enjoyed an up-close view of the Alabama program’s dedication to recruiting, its commitment to practice, and devotion to fundamentals. Through those years of observation, now comes his 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and four national championships. In his words, Savage details Coach Saban’s year-round preparation, his willingness to adjust and his belief in “complimentary football.” The book offers a close look at their player development and practice habits and gives a glimpse of the Crimson Tide’s approach of playing every single down like it is 4th and goal. With anecdotes from his days growing up in Alabama in the 1970s when the Tide was a consistent national championship contender, through his 20-year career in the National Football League as a coach, scout and general manager, Savage gives a rare look at what makes Coach Nick Saban and his teams so successful. You won’t find another person who can intelligently discuss Alabama football in public better than Phil Savage. Together with Ray Glier, 4th and Goal Every Day chronicles how the Crimson Tide re-emerged as one of the true superpowers in college football.

Sixteen And Counting

Author : Kenneth Gaddy
ISBN : 9780817319694
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Dramatic accounts of every University of Alabama National Championship football season recounted by noted sports writers, players, and Alabamians. Dating back to 1925, when Wallace Wade coached the Crimson Tide to an undefeated season and earned a spot in the Rose Bowl, the driving goal of every University of Alabama football season has been a national championship. A winning team surfaced that very next year, when Hoyt “Wu” Winslett’s squad sealed the national championship at the Rose Bowl for a second time. Winning seasons and bowl games culminating in the coveted crown followed again in 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015—more championships than any other college team in the nation. Sixteen and Counting features a chapter highlighting each of these championship seasons and collects the legendary stories of many of the outstanding coaches and players on the University of Alabama’s championship teams. College football legends such as Wallace Wade, Wu Winslett, Johnny Mack Brown, Pooley Herbert, Frank Thomas, Dixie Howell, Don Hutson, Jimmy Nelson, Holt Rast, Pat Trammel, Sam Bailey, Lee Roy Jordan, Harry Gilmer, Bill Lee, Ken Stabler, Joe Namath, Gary Rutledge, Randy Billingsley, Barry Krauss, Clem Gryska, Gene Stallings, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and, of course, Nick Saban all make prominent appearances. A seventeenth chapter is included that looks at the uncrowned teams commonly referred to as “the other five,” who were considered national champions by at least one national ranking service at the end of the season. Every glorious milestone and high point in Alabama football history is included here: “Mama called,” the wishbone formation, “The Goal Line Stand,” the Million Dollar Band, the coaching tower, the Davis kicking dynasty, the Notre Dame box, Coach of the Year, Team of the Decade, and two Heisman trophy winners.

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