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All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters
by Joe Willie Namath

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>In the wake of the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports shares his life lessons on fame, fatherhood, and football.</b><br /><br /> <div>Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. When the final whistle blew, that promise had been kept. <br /><br />Namath was instantly heralded as a gridiron god, while his rugged good looks, progressive views on race, and boyish charm quickly transformed him - in an era of raucous rebellion, shifting social norms, and political upheaval - into both a bona fide celebrity and a symbol of the commercialization of pro sports. By 26, with a championship title under his belt, he was quite simply the most famous athlete alive. <br /><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Although his legacy has long been cemented in the history books, beneath the eccentric yet charismatic personality was a player plagued by injury and addiction, both sex and substance. When failing knees permanently derailed his career, he turned to Hollywood and endorsements, not to mention a tumultuous marriage and fleeting bouts of sobriety, to try and find purpose. Now 74, Namath is ready to open up, brilliantly using the four quarters of Super Bowl III as the narrative backbone to a life that was anything but charmed. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>As much about football and fame as about addiction, fatherhood, and coming to terms with our own mortality, <i>All the Way</i> finally reveals the man behind the icon. </div> <div><br /></div>
2019 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football
by Paul Wadlington

Language

English

Pages

155

Publication Date

July 03, 2019

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The 7th edition of Thinking Texas Football is the best Texas Longhorn and Big 12 football preview on the market; the season companion that all serious Longhorn football fans can't do without. <br /><br />Expect smart insight, clean analytical writing and dry wit that you won't find anywhere else. Written for the smart fan who wants more than the typical preseason pablum, the 2019 Prospectus features breakdowns of the Texas offense, defense, special teams, coaching staff, every individual player and position group, a comprehensive, detailed scouting report on every season opponent, Big 12 predictions, analysis of the NFL draft by conference, and thoughtful evaluation of the Longhorn recruiting class with an emphasis on early contributors. And surprise special features with terrific action-packed photos throughout. <br /><br />Believe the reviews. This is the Burnt Orange Bible Texas Longhorn fans can't do without.
Hail to the Victors 2019: The definitive guide to Michigan's 2019...
by Seth Fisher

Language

English

Pages

503

Publication Date

June 30, 2019

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MGoBlog, the internet's most popular indie team blog, annually puts out this high-class, low-sodium, expert preview and feature book covering the upcoming Michigan Wolverines football team. In these pages editor Brian Cook, who breaks down and grades every play during the season, previews every position group on the 2019 squad. His associate editor (and this book's publisher) Seth Fisher, who analyzes opponent film each week, previews the 2019 slate along with fellow MGo-Filmwatchers Bryan MacKenzie (Rutgers/Notre Dame) and Adam Schnepp (Penn State), plus borrowed x's and o's blogger Kyle Jones of ElevenWarriors (Ohio State).<br /><br />The back half are features by the best writers and historians covering Michigan sports. The legend of Khaleke Hudson through interviews with Michigan's star viper and his coaches and family. An introduction to #SpeedInSpace and where Josh Gattis got his offensive concepts. A suggestion for how the defensive disasters of late last year could be avoided in the future. A look at programs replacing legendary coaches, because, you know, someone's doing that this year. And of course history! The 1969 assistant coaches share their gameplan for upsetting Ohio State. The back end of Yost's magnificent career is examined against his contemporaries. And we discover the fascinating early 1890s, when the schools seized control of the game, and Michigan football hopped a freight train to pay off a debt. Plus all the fun of a Hail to the Victors edition, with a Roundtable at the end, a detailed roster with player descriptions at the beginning, and nastier at Rutgers in between.
The Fantasy Football Black Book 2019 (Fantasy Black Book 14)
by , Chris Meaney

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

May 27, 2019

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The 13 time #1 Best-Selling Fantasy Black Book is back for NFL 2019! <br /><br />Last year, the Black Book was #1 in both Football and Fantasy Sports on Amazon and has returned this season more loaded than ever before! Joe’s revolutionary player evaluation tool Relative Position Value (RPV) has changed the game and for the 14th Black Book, Joe has assembled a true Pro Bowl Roster! <br /><br />This year’s contributors:<br />Jake Ciely – The Athletic, Senior Fantasy Writer<br />Matt Franciscovich - Formerly of NFL.com and now EA Sports<br />Gary Davenport - FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year 2017, Bleacher Report, IDP Sharks<br />Nate Hamilton – Fantrax, Fantasy Tilt Podcast<br />Scott Bogman – In This League, The Fantasy Black Book Show, Fantrax<br />Derek Brown – The QuantEdge<br />Chris Meaney – The QuantEdge & Linestar <br />Tim Heaney – ESPN, RotoWire<br /><br />The Fantasy Football Black Book 2019 edition includes: <br /><br />*300+ player profiles and breakdowns<br />*100+ rookie player profiles for dynasty and redraft players<br />*RPV for Standard, PPR and Superflex Leagues <br />*Specific Draft Strategy Chapters for Standard, PPR, Superflex formats…and BestBall!<br />*Full IDP Rankings and player profiles<br />*Panel discussion on the most overrated and underrated players of 2019<br />*DFS Strategy, being the commish, managing your roster in season, making trades and more!<br /><br />Whether you're new to fantasy football or a grizzled veteran looking for a leg up on the competition, The Black Book is the place to start…and end your preparation! #TakeTheBlack #TeamBlackBook<br />
2019 NFHS Football Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

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

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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—the 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—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.
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

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 Hackers: The Science and Art of a Data Revolution
by Christoph Biermann

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 30, 2019

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<b>Well written and thoughtful. Takes us on a tour of some of Europe's most innovative football thinkers - <i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The future of football is now. </b><br /><br />Football's data revolution has only just begun. The arrival of advanced metrics and detailed analysis is already reshaping the modern game. We can now fully assess player performance, analyse the role of luck and measure what really leads to victory. There is no turning back.<br /><br />Now the race is on between football's wealthiest clubs and a group of outsiders, nerds and rule-breakers, who are turning the game on its head with their staggering innovations. Winning is no longer just about what happens out on the pitch, it's now a battle taking place in boardrooms and on screens across international borders with the world's brightest minds driving for an edge over their fiercest rivals.<br /><br />Christoph Biermann has moved in the midst of these disruptive upheavals, talking to scientists, coaches, managers, scouts and psychologists in the world's major clubs, traveling across Europe and the US and revealing the hidden - and often jaw-dropping - truths behind the beautiful game.<br /><br /> 'A book full of exciting ideas and inside views on modern football. The most exciting book in an exciting time for football.' Thomas Hitzlsperger
Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football
by , Louisa Thomas

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b><b>A<i> New York Times</i> bestseller</b><br /><br />John Urschel, mathematician and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, tells the story of a life balanced between two passions</b><br /><br />For John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child developed into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics. By the time he was thirteen, Urschel was auditing a college-level calculus course. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. After he accepted a scholarship to play at Penn State, his love of math was rekindled. As a Nittany Lion, he refused to sacrifice one passion for the other. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete. While he was an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, he simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT. <br /><br /> Weaving together two separate narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he declined offers from prestigious universities and refused to abandon his team. He describes his parents’ different influences and their profound effect on him, and he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE and the risks he took for the game he loves. Equally at home discussing Georg Cantor’s work on infinities and Bill Belichick’s playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge—whether on the field or in the classroom—has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together. “So often, people want to divide the world into two,” he observes. “Matter and energy. Wave and particle. Athlete and mathematician. Why can’t something (or someone) be both?”
The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Busine...
by Wright Thompson

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English

Pages

388

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />From one of America's most beloved sportswriters, a collection of true stories about the dream of greatness and its cost in the world of sports.</b><br /><br />"Wright Thompson's stories are so full of rich characters, bad actors, heroes, drama, suffering, courage, conflict, and vivid detail that I sometimes thinks he's working my side of the street - the world of fiction." - John Grisham<br /><br />There is only one Wright Thompson. He is, as they say, famous if you know who he is: his work includes the most read articles in the history of ESPN (and it's not even close) and has been anthologized in the <i>Best American Sports Writing</i> series ten times, and he counts John Grisham and Richard Ford among his ardent admirers (see back of book). But to say his pieces are about sports, while true as far as it goes, is like saying Larry McMurtry's <i>Lonesome Dove</i> is a book about a cattle drive. Wright Thompson <i>figures people out.</i> He jimmies the lock to the furnaces inside the people he profiles and does an analysis of the fuel that fires their ambition. Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, he strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvelous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, <i>The Cost of These Dreams</i> is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts.

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