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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

320

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.
The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty Seven
by , Priya Ramesh

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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First published in December 2017, Issue Twenty Seven contains 22 articles in 7 sections, including: Tom Williams speaking to Gary Lineker about his time at Barcelona and his tempestuous relationship with Johan Cruyff; Toke Theilade on the story of the first American footballer to play in Russia; James Montague on how Miodrag Belodidici escaped Romania to win the European Cup for a second time, Andrew McKirdy on Subbuteo and more.
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>
Football For Dummies
by Howie Long

Language

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>
The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charl...
by Jon Finkel

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English

Pages

284

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.
QB: My Life Behind the Spiral
by , Jeff Benedict

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English

Pages

419

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<DIV><I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER<BR /> "This book is gold.”—<B>Peter King</B><BR /> “Intense.”<B>—<I>San Francisco Chronicle</I></B><BR /> “Steve Young is a hero of mine, and his story is a source of inspiration for me. His perseverance, intelligence, and, most of all, grace under pressure NFL-style, make this book a fascinating read. Thanks, Steve, for sharing your story with one of your biggest fans!”—<B>Tom Brady</B><BR />  “Steve was extraordinary in every facet of life. I’ve never read a football book with more honesty and integrity—it’s typical Steve. What a quarterback! What a man!” —<B>Jim Nantz</B>, CBS Sports<BR /> “All football fans know what a tremendously talented and successful quarterback Steve Young was in his NFL career. But what they don’t know about are the challenges and personal obstacles Steve had to overcome to make his dreams come true. This is a most exciting and compelling story.”—<B>Roger Staubach</B><BR /><BR /><B>A stunningly candid look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback</B><BR /><BR /> Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. But his most impressive victories have been deeply personal ones that were won when no one was watching. <I>His</I> remarkably revealing memoir is the story of a Mormon boy with a 4.0 GPA, a photographic memory, and a severe case of separation anxiety.<BR />    As an eighth-string quarterback at Brigham Young University, it was doubtful that he would ever see any playing time. But Young became an All-American, finished second in the Heisman voting, and was the top draft choice out of college. Then, after signing the largest contract in sports history, anxiety nearly drove him to walk away from football completely.<BR />    In short, Young’s quest in life was always about grit. Now, he shares the experience of being inside his helmet while he faces down his toughest adversaries, both on and off the field.</DIV>
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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<div>Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles 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.</div>
When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
by David Maraniss

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 07, 1999

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In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.<BR><BR>More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at age forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. His leadership of the Green Bay Packers to five world championships in nine seasons is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a living legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. In <I>When Pride Still Mattered,</I> Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography destined to become an American classic.
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>
Fields of Friendly Strife: The Doughboys and Sailors of the WWI R...
by Timothy P. Brown

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English

Pages

454

Publication Date

November 28, 2017

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Set in the context of the evolving game of football and America’s mobilization for WWI, Fields of Friendly Strife tells the story of the players and teams from the military training camps of WWI that played in the 1918 and 1919 Rose Bowls. We follow the Camp Lewis and Mare Island teams through the 1917 season, culminating in the 1918 Rose Bowl, before the players complete their training and ship to Europe, seeing action at Belleau Wood, the Meuse-Argonne, and in Flanders. Back home, a new set of servicemen train for war while playing in the 1918 season, which is upended by the federalization of America’s colleges and the Spanish Flu. By season's end, teams from the Great Lakes and Mare Island training camps battle in the 1919 Rose Bowl, completing one of the most remarkable periods in the history of American football. Fields of Friendly Strife follows these men after the war, tracing their impact on the game of football—including the development of the NFL—as well as America’s military.<br />

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