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The Extra Yard

Author : Mike Lupica
ISBN : 9781481410021
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Teddy, a young football player, learns that sometimes bridging the distance in your family can be harder than stretching for an extra yard on the field in the second book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sports-writing legend Mike Lupica. Last spring Teddy’s life changed for the better. He started working out, shaping up, and even earned a spot on the Walton baseball team, that went all the way to the Little League World Series. But the best things to come out of that season were his friendships with Jack, Cassie, and Gus, and the confidence to finally try out for the sport he really loves—football. So when eighth grade begins, Teddy couldn’t be more psyched. Until his mom drops a bomb: his father—who left them a long time ago—is back in Walton and back in their lives. And Teddy isn’t happy about it. As a former star football player at the school, Teddy’s dad is thrilled to find out his son is going out for the team, but Teddy begins to wonder if his father only cares about him now because he’s putting on the helmet. Can Teddy find a way to go the extra yard for the team and for himself, or is the distance between him and his father too much to overcome?

The Home Team Collection

Author : Mike Lupica
ISBN : 1534428054
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Get to know Walton’s star athletes in this action-packed boxed set of the New York Times bestselling Home Team series from sports-writing legend Mike Lupica. Best friends Jack, Teddy, Gus, and Cassie may be star athletes on the field, but they’re still trying to figure out who they are off it. Despite their love of different sports, they must find in themselves the same courage and passion to become not only the best players they can be, but the best people, too. This collectible boxed set includes: The Only Game The Extra Yard Point Guard Team Players

The Second Half

Author : Roy Keane
ISBN : 9780297608905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'A masterpiece ... thoughtful and self-mocking, insightful and funny' THE TIMES 'He's scarily extreme, dangerously provocative, oxy-acetylene forthright ... and hugely entertaining' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'Searingly honest' THE SUN 'A thoroughly entertaining rampage' Matt Dickinson, THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR No. 1 bestselling memoir of Roy Keane, former captain of Manchester United and Ireland - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane gives a brutally honest account of his last days as a player, the highs and lows of his managerial career, and his life as an outspoken ITV pundit. 'Roy Keane's book is a masterpiece . . . It may well be the finest, most incisive deconstruction of football management that the game has ever produced' Mail on Sunday 'A genuine pleasure . . . His thoughts on his players are humane, interesting, candid and never less than believable' The Times 'The best things are the small things: regretting joining Ipswich when he discovered the training kit was blue; refusing to sign Robbie Savage because his answerphone message was rubbish; being appalled that his side had listened to an Abba song before playing football' Evening Standard 'The book is brilliantly constructed, rattling along at breakneck speed . . . full of self-deprecation . . . a ruthless self-examination' Daily Telegraph

Literature For Young Adults

Author : Joan L. Knickerbocker
ISBN : 9781351067157
Genre : Education
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Now in its second edition, this book explores a great variety of genres and formats of young adult literature while placing special emphasis on contemporary works with nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions that are well suited to young adult readers. It looks at the ways in which contemporary readers can access literature and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers the resources that are available, especially online, for choosing and using good literature in the classroom and for recommending books for their students’ personal reading. In addition to traditional genre chapters, this book includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; and film. Graphic novels, diversity issues, and uses of technology are also included throughout the text. The book's discussion of literary language—including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms—enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their peers (and others) when communicating about books. This book is an essential resource for preservice educators to help young adults understand and appreciate the excellent literature that is available to them. New to the second edition: New popular authors, books, and movies with a greater focus on diversity of literature Updated coverage of new trends, such as metafiction, a renewed focus on nonfiction, and retellings of canonical works Increased attention to graphic novels and multimodal texts throughout the book eResources with downloadable materials, including book lists, awards lists, and Focus Questions

Home Team

Author : Sean Payton
ISBN : 9781101442173
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The New York Times bestseller that's "heaven in hardcover" (New Orleans Times-Picayune) for Saints fans. In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, no symbol of disaster was more potent than New Orleans' Superdome: it became a horrific shelter of last resort where the utterly desperate rode out the storm. Four years later, in that very stadium, the New Orleans Saints won the NFC championship and earned their first-ever trip to the Super Bowl, where they defeated the favored Indianapolis Colts 31-17. This is the inspirational true story of a city recovering from disaster and a team with a history of heartbreak, as seen through the eyes of the coach who would help elevate them both to long- forgotten greatness.

Starr Commonwealth News

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Indianapolis Washington High School And The West Side

Author : Eddie Bopp
ISBN : 1452074216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The 68 year existence of Indianapolis Washington High School is described in a decade-by-decade history with an emphasis on people and athletics as well as focusing on individuals from the World War II and Vietnam eras. The varied lists of both a factual and subjective nature will be of interest to many in central Indiana.

American Judaism In Popular Culture

Author : Studies in Jewish Civilization
ISBN : IND:30000116087234
Genre : Social Science
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The series Studies in Jewish Civilization, based on the annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Harris Center for Judaic Studies, examines Jewish history and culture around the world and throughout history. Volume 17 includes fourteen essays that provide an overview of Jews and Judaism in American popular culture. Relevant discussions of music, film, television, literature, cartoons, sports, and material culture inform our current understanding of the influence that Jewish culture has in modern American society. Taken together, these essays make a strong case that appropriate analysis of popular culture is essential for a proper understanding of something as multifaceted and varied as American Judaism and the American Jewish community. The essays recognize, even if they cannot precisely define, something distinctly “Jewish” and distinctively “American” in each of the individuals and groups featured in this collection.

Trojans 1972 An Immortal Team Of Mortal Men

Author : Bill Block
ISBN : 9781477164433
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Bill Blocks Trojans 1972: An Immortal Team of Mortal Men captures the story of 47- USC football players, beyond their glory days on campus and into their everyday lives as men. The 1972 Trojans are considered one of the greatest teams in the history of college football. They defeated Ohio State 42-17 in the 1973 Rose Bowl to complete an undefeated 12-0 season and were crowned national champions. Each chapter is a mini biography told through the eyes of each player. Each and every player from that 72 team whether as powerful as fullback Sam Bam Cunningham, as intellectually gifted as defensive back Marvin Cobb, or as massive as offensive lineman Pete Adams, eventually became one of us. A mortal. Youll fi nd humor; youll fi nd sorrow; and youll fi nd football. Most of all youll fi nd lessons about being mortal.

Gut Check The Glory Days Of Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins 1981 1992

Author : Rich Tandler
ISBN : 9780972384513
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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It was a bolt out of the blue. The Redskins were looking for a coach to replace the disappointing Steve Spurrier. It appeared that the choice was going to come down to one of three coaches, all of whom had been fired at least once. Then, late in the evening on Tuesday, January 6, reports started to circulate that there was a new name in the mix, a magical name: Joe Gibbs. Internet boards buzzed and phones rang late into the very early hours of the next morning. There was utter disbelief at first-Gibbs turned down countless attempts to lure him back into coaching. Besides that, it's just way too good to be true. Then there was a scramble for more information. What's ESPN saying? Does the Post have anything new? After sunrise, as many bleary-eyed fans made their way to work, the various news services started confirming the story. As much as everyone wanted to believe it, there were still doubts, still fears that the deal would collapse at the last minute. Then, early in the afternoon, came a statement from Gibbs saying that he was returning to coach the Washington Redskins. Yes, Virginia-and DC, and Maryland and everywhere else on the planet where Redskins fans reside-there is a Santa Claus. There wasn't a buzz about the developments around town, there was a roar. The local media went to an all Joe Gibbs, all the time mode. People were walking the area just smiling for no apparent reason. At his introductory press conference he was treated like royalty. It was Hail to the Redskins, Hail to Joe Gibbs. In the days that followed, Gibbs continued to be the topic of conversation. One thing that many wanted to know was, "What were things like the first time around?" In the 11 years that had passed since he suddenly resigned as the Redskins coach, many new fans had begun to follow the team. Others had only dim memories of the glory days from 1981 through 1992, having lived in other areas of the country at the time-there was no Internet to allow them to follow the day to day developments, no satellite dishes to watch more than a handful of games a season. Still others were too young during all or part of Gibbs Era I to remember much of it. There are many fine books out there in which one could find out a lot about those Redskins teams. One is my book, the Redskins From A to Z, Volume 1: The Games, which has accounts of every game the team played from 1937 through 2001 including, of course, the Gibbs years. But, like most Redskins history books, there is a lot of information about the team before 1981 and more than a decade's worth of games and events since recounted. There was nothing on the market that was one-stop shopping for everything you wanted to know about the Joe Gibbs Redskins, no easy way to either get up to speed on, or refresh your memory about, the golden era of Redskins football. Instead of looking around for a resource for those starved for Gibbs information, I decided to create one. So was born Gut Check: The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs' Washington Redskins. Starting with the game accounts, annual statistical leader tables and annual player rosters that I had created for The Redskins From A to Z, I went about adding elements that would give the reader a solid notion of what those Redskins teams were about, what kind of character those layers had and what made Joe Gibbs tick. I had already been working on compiling information on every player in Redskins history for my second book (which will now end up being my third). Here, you get the profiles of every player who appeared in at least one game for the Redskins under Joe Gibbs. The basic information was obtained from Total Football, a giant reference book that's packed with excellent data. Details in the player profiles came from a variety of sources, including some of the excellent Redskins history books mentioned above.

The American Encyclopedia Of Soccer

Author : Zander Hollander
ISBN : UOM:39015015031456
Genre : Soccer
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Comprehensive soccer data including: over 100 years of heroes and teams; college and professional; records of North American Soccer League Players; World Cup; American Soccer league; Official Rules; Olympics. Includes index.

The Color Of Life Is Red

Author : Don E. Liebendorfer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001922322
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The Extra 2

Author : Jonah Keri
ISBN : 9780345517739
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens—the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history. In The Extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team’s Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender. When former Goldman Sachs colleagues Stuart Sternberg and Matthew Silverman assumed control of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005, it looked as if they were buying the baseball equivalent of a penny stock. But the incoming regime came armed with a master plan: to leverage their skill at trading, valuation, and management to build a model twenty-first-century franchise that could compete with their bigger, stronger, richer rivals—and prevail. Together with “boy genius” general manager Andrew Friedman, the new Rays owners jettisoned the old ways of doing things, substituting their own innovative ideas about employee development, marketing and public relations, and personnel management. They exorcized the “devil” from the team’s nickname, developed metrics that let them take advantage of undervalued aspects of the game, like defense, and hired a forward-thinking field manager as dedicated to unconventional strategy as they were. By quantifying the game’s intangibles—that extra 2% that separates a winning organization from a losing one—they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay something that Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” had never brought to Oakland: an American League pennant. A book about what happens when you apply your business skills to your life’s passion, The Extra 2% is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first.

The Odds Almanac

Author : A. James Fix
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119876055
Genre : Curiosities and wonders.
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Expresses the probability of various conditions or events in the areas of transportation, work, crime, games of chance, sports, medicine, science, and education

One Season

Author : William B. Moran
ISBN : 9781457509926
Genre : Fiction
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Only in the world of major league baseball could an ordinary man like John Meek find himself with the extraordinary opportunity to fulfill his childhood dreams. At 45 years old, a serious car accident left him with a freakishly deformed right arm . . . and an unexpected ability to throw pitches that no one had ever seen before. Unable to resist a spring amateur-day tryout for the Baltimore Orioles, Meek appears on the mound in Florida and puts away seasoned pros, one after the other. From that point on, Meek's middle-class existence evaporates into the rarified atmosphere of major league baseball. What follows is a season worthy of baseball's legend-rich history . . . a season of tension, challenges and changes for Meek, his family, teammates, and fans. It's a season that climaxes just the way you hope it will . . . or does it? No true baseball fan will want to miss this One Season. William B. Moran, author of One Season, A Baseball Tale, is a federal administrative law judge. Over the past 17 years, he has presided in cases involving many government agencies. These have included cases brought by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the Department of Agriculture, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, among other agencies. Some of Judge Moran's cases have been noted in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Raised in Arlington, Massachusetts, he has a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University, and a Masters of Laws degree from Georgetown Law. Though no gifted baseball player, he is not entirely an academic, having qualified for, and competed in, eight Boston Marathons. The author has had numerous non-fiction writings published. One Season is his second work of fiction, following his debut novel, ALJ.

The Man With Maradona S Shirt

Author : Steve Hodge
ISBN : 9781409113164
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Intimate, behind-the-scenes account of the last age of innocence in football, just prior to the Premiership, based on the England midfielder's diaries. This is not a straightforward autobiography, it's a snapshot of a vanished era of football. The 1980s and the early 1990s was the last era of (relative) innocence in football. Steve Hodge played alongside Hoddle, Waddle and Ardiles in the lauded mid-1980s Spurs midfield; he was a dressing-room witness to the vagaries, charm, whims and downright venomous side of Brian Clough; he was at two World Cups, being instrumental in the 'hand of God' episode, and hanging out with the likes of Gazza and Lineker four years later in Italy. He won the last League Championship medal with Leeds, then languished in the reserves with a 'somewhat shy', cultured Frenchman. As the balls would fly over the midfield - Howard Wilkinson being a disciple of route one - Eric Cantona would turn to him and repeatedly ask, 'Hodgey, why are we here?' THE MAN WITH MARADONA'S SHIRT is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the top.

The Women S Armchair Guide To Pro Football

Author : Betsy Berns
ISBN : 0965388212
Genre : Football
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The Ultimate Female Fan Guide To Pro Football

Author : Betsy Berns
ISBN : 0965388220
Genre : Football
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Winning

Author : Clive Woodward
ISBN : 9781444717228
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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'There is so much more to the man than single-minded determination.' Sunday Telegraph 'His first day in the job of England coach is superbly described, and thereafter he is forever going the extra yard to make his team great.' Sunday Times __________ Winning! tells a remarkable story - an unforgettable journey that began in September 1997 and took the English Rugby Team team from the lower ranks of international first-class rugby to the top as World Cup Champions. Sir Clive Woodward and his team mounted a campaign of vast change, great learning, team building and clear vision to achieve their aim. 'We would question everything, change anything and leave no stone unturned,' he writes. WINNING! will talk about the team's journey of innovation and discovery and will reveal exactly how it happened, the fundamentals of their success and how these principles can be applied to any human endeavour. 'We changed the way we coached, the way we played and, of equal importance, how we operated off the field.' Bringing his business management skills to the game, Woodward simplified the entire approach to the structure of the team and created new management systems both on and off the pitch. In an anecdotal style, Clive Woodward entertains and informs while he describes the thrilling build-up to England's World Cup triumph in 2003.

Athletic Journal

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Vols. 9-10 include proceedings of the 8th-11th annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association and of the 3d-6th annual meeting of the National Association of the Basketball Coaches of the United States.

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