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The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Perf...
by Tom Brady

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at forty years old—a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical “athlete’s bible” that reveals Brady’s 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>“Brady is the healthiest great champion the NFL has ever had, both physically and mentally” (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—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady’s 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—and can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level—achieve 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.
Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soc...
by Gwendolyn Oxenham

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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<div>In 2004 football author, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played <i>futebol feminino</i> for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me-downs from the men’s team.</div><br /><div><br /><br /></div><br /><div>If this was Brazil, the mecca of <i>futebol</i>, what did the women’s game look like in other countries?</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div><i>Under the Lights and in the Dark </i>takes us inside the world of women’s football, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men’s league in New York City; to Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban.</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div>Whether you’re a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.</div>
Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield
by , Bruce Kebric

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

September 02, 2017

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Al Davis was such a polarizing figure that people either admired or despised him. Most cared about what Davis thought on any issue, and he was captivating before an audience. Yet Davis rarely revealed much about himself, his philosophy and decision-making. Everyone knew of Davis and his catchy slogans, especially "Just Win, Baby." But no one knew much about the man. Everyone, it seemed, had a strong opinion about Davis, but precious few had enough information about Davis to proffer an informed description. For the first time, people will receive an accurate, detailed portrayal of a man in the pantheon of notable sports figures of the 20th century, in a book chock-full of firsthand accounts from those who were present and played a role in many of the seminal moments in Davis illustrious career as the patriarch of the Raiders. Seldom is so much revealed about someone who went to such great lengths to perpetuate an aura of mystery, and control the nature and volume of information disseminated. Bruce Kebric and Jon Kingdon have teamed with Steve Corkran to take readers to a place long thought to be forbidden: Behind the Raiders Shield, for an unvarnished look at what it was like working for Al Davis.
4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfectio...
by , Ray Glier

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<p><b>With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN's <i>College Gameday </i>Host Rece Davis.</b></p><p><b>Alabama once again ranked #1 in the 2017 preseason Coaches Poll.</b><br /><b>Alabama ranked #1 in the ESPN College Football 2017 preseason poll.</b><br /><b>Alabama ranked #1 in the CBS Sports College Football 2017 preseason poll.</b></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p> You won’t find another person who can intelligently discuss Alabama football in public better than Phil Savage. Together with Ray Glier, <i>4th and Goal Every Day </i>chronicles how the Crimson Tide re-emerged as one of the true superpowers in college football.</p>
The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charl...
by Jon Finkel

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English

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Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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It takes a once-in-a-generation athlete to win a national championship as a quarterback for Florida State, reach the Elite Eight as a point guard for his school, and then go on to become a starting guard for the New York Knicks in an NBA Finals. Yes, Charlie Ward’s athletic accomplishments truly know no peer. Combine an eleven-year NBA career with a College Football Hall of Fame career and the portrait of a humble, magnanimous leader takes shape.<br /><br />The Athlete is the first definitive biography of Charlie Ward. Culled from hundreds of articles, clippings, books and original interviews with those who know Charlie best, this story begins with a foundation of college athletic excellence laid down by his father. From there, Jon Finkel traces Ward’s background from small-town Thomasville, Georgia to football-crazed Tallahassee to basketball Mecca Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ward’s remarkable journey includes staggering setbacks—from a near career-ending leg injury in high school, to academic obstacles prior to attending Florida State, to not being drafted by an NFL team after winning the Heisman Trophy. Through it all, Charlie’s calm demeanor, high character and unshakeable faith buoyed his belief that be it basketball or football, grades or career, he was going to succeed and set a strong example along the way.<br /><br />As electrifying as Charlie Ward’s highlight reel, The Athlete is a towering sports biography, epic in scope and triumphant in its portrayal of one of the greatest modern athletes the world has ever seen.
Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of Ameri...
by , Ron Borges

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English

Pages

415

Publication Date

November 01, 2017

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<DIV><P>To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history or you can live its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL’s first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase “On any given Sunday,” Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules.<BR /><BR /><I>Present at the Creation</I> details Bell’s firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league’s success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history.<BR /><BR /> Bell was player personnel director for the Baltimore Colts when the team played in three championship games and appeared in two Super Bowls (1968 and 1970). At thirty-three, he became the youngest general manager in NFL history when he joined the Patriots in that role in 1971. He left the NFL in 1974 to compete against it, joining the upstart World Football League as owner of the Charlotte Hornets, which lasted just two years. In 1976 Bell began his forty‑year career as a radio and TV talk-show host, yet he remains a football guy who was in the middle of the game’s most significant moments and knows that half the story has never been told, until now.</P></DIV><DIV><B>Watch a book trailer.</B></DIV>
The Madness is On The Pitch
by Jens Lehmann

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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In this candid autobiography, Jens Lehmann reflects on the a 23-year playing career as an elite goalkeeper, performing at the pinnacle of European and International football. In a career spanning four decades, Lehmann was twice voted Europe's best goalkeeper. He won league titles in both England and Germany, and the UEFA Cup with his boyhood club Schalke. This extraordinary sportsman has now taken stock to write about his career. Imparting his own dry humour, Lehmann takes us from Schalke to rivals Borussia Dortmund, via Milan. From there he moves to Arsenal, before his career comes to a close with Stuttgart in Germany.
Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer
by Paul Zimmerman

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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<DIV>During his nearly 50 years of sportswriting, including 28 at Sports Illustrated, readers of Dr. Z came to expect a certain alchemical, trademark blend: words which were caustic and wry, at times self-deprecating or even puzzling, but always devilishly smart with arresting honesty. A complex package, that's the Doctor. </DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>The one-time sparring partner of Ernest Hemingway, Paul Zimmerman is one of the modern era's groundbreaking football minds, a man who methodically charted every play while generating copious notes, a human precursor to the data analytics websites of today. In 2008, Zimmerman had nearly completed work on his personal memoirs when a series of strokes left him largely unable to speak, read, or write. Compiled and edited by longtime SI colleague Peter King, these are the stories he still wants to see told. </DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Dr. Z's memoir is a rich package of personalities, stories never shared about such characters as Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, and Johnny Unitas. Even Joe Namath, with whom Zimmerman had a legendary and well-documented 23-year feud, saw fit to eventually unburden himself to the remarkable scribe. </DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Also included are Zimmerman's encounters with luminaries and larger-than-life figures outside of sports, notably Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, and Hunter S. Thompson. But not to be missed are Zimmerman's quieter observations on his own life and writing, witticisms and anecdotes which sway between the poignant and hilarious. No matter the topic, Dr. Z: the Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer proves essential, compelling reading for sports fans old and new.</DIV>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Football For Dummies
by Howie Long

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English

Pages

355

Publication Date

May 08, 2015

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<b>Tackle everything about football with this comprehensive guide from the pros!</b> <p>Always wanted to understand football, but don't know your X's from your O's? <i>Football For Dummies</i> has you covered! This fun, easy-to-read guide offers a comprehensive overview of the game. Former professional player and current NFL analyst Howie Long teams up with professional football consultant John Czarnecki to guide you through the game like no one else can, with analysis of football positions, basic and advanced offensive and defensive strategies, and the latest updates to the game and the rules. Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies, new stars in the game, and get details about football that apply to every level, from pee wee to high school, college, and the pros!</p> <p>Perfect for both knowledgeable fans as a reference, or to those new to the sport, this fun guide makes learning football easy. Jump in and you'll be talking the football talk in no time!</p> <ul> <li>Offers a perfect comprehensive and updated guide to football for both new fans and old pros</li> <li>Provides detailed explanations of positions, offensive and defensive plays, and analysis of approaches to various game situations</li> <li>Includes updated content on new stadium technology, new players, and the latest rules and regulations</li> <li>Packed with information that's applicable for every level</li> </ul> <p>Dive right in to <i>Football For Dummies</i> to get the latest in-depth analysis to the most popular sport in America!</p>

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