American History Through American Sports

Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379882
Size: 72.44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect.

The Perfect Pro Football Coach

Author: Robert DeLuca
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483554813
Size: 70.40 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3448
This SECOND EDITION has been revised and updated for the upcoming NFL season. Based on actual on-the-field performance, we have ranked all of the 285 NFL head coaches over the past 55 years. To do so we use an innovative, yet simple, scheme, called the “CASH” system, to quantize coaching results. Our “perfect pro football coach” most closely resembles the top all-time coaches on our list. We also have created a way to forecast the success of new head coach hires with a high degree of accuracy. The head coach in the NFL occupies the most important position in his entire organization, but it is surprising how many head-strong owners fail to do their homework when it comes time to make a change.

Sports Illustrated Monday Morning Quarterback

Author: Peter King
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781603200806
Size: 48.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4163
More than two million people a week rush to to read Peter King's column, Monday Morning Quarterback. There they find a potent mix of analysis, opinion, humor and inside-the-NFL locker- room information delivered as no one else can. In this book, King, the award-winning Sports Illustrated pro football writer, brings the same blend of wit and wisdom, ranging from his famous "10 Things I Think I Think" to his Top 100 player rankings; from the football clichés he hates to the coaching hires he loves; from Brett Favre's golf game to Peyton Manning's comedic skills. And all freshly flavored with King's inimitable observations on the best hotels, the worst airports, the greatest traditions-and coffee, coffee, coffee. There is no journalist better connected to the NFL's players, coaches, general managers and owners, and no writer renders the inside information as entertainingly as Peter King.

New York Magazine

Size: 47.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York

Size: 79.93 MB
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Author: Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646901748
Size: 79.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7163
Der 9-jährige Felix lebt seit über drei Jahren in einem Waisenhaus. Dabei sind seine Eltern gar nicht tot. Sie müssen nur die Probleme mit ihrem Laden lösen. Denn für jüdische Buchhändler ist es 1942 in Polen sehr schwierig. Wie schwierig, das begreift Felix erst, als Männer mit Armbinden im Waisenhaus jüdische Bücher verbrennen. Felix reißt aus, um seine Eltern zu warnen. Unterwegs rettet er die kleine Zelda, deren Familie ermordet wurde – und er beginnt zu ahnen, was die Nazis wirklich vorhaben. --- Eine berührende Geschichte von Mut, vom Überleben und von der Freundschaft. --- Ausgezeichnet mt dem Katholischen Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis 2011, nominiert für den Gustav-Heinemann-Friedenspreis 2010 und den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2010 (Jugendjury)

Things I Ve Learned From Watching The Browns

Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: Gray & Company
ISBN: 1598510657
Size: 57.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cleveland's top sportswriter Terry Pluto wonders why, 66 long years after their team's last championship, despite a relentless pattern of heartbreak, teasing, and more heartbreak, capped with a decade of utter futility, fans still stick with the Cleveland Browns. Nobody's in a better position than Pluto to learn why: He gets a daily barraged of emails from readers letting their hearts bleed out, orange and brown. For this book he asked, and they told him, What is it about this team that makes you love them, hate them, and keep coming back for more? Covering the Browns from 1965 through present day, it includes stories from fans and former Browns players, as well as Pluto's expert analysis. It does for Cleveland football what Pluto's classic book about the Indians, "The Curse of Rocky Colavito," did for Cleveland baseball: It won't make the pain go away, but it might help you remember why it's worth enduring.

Sports From Hell

Author: Rick Reilly
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104010129
Size: 69.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dame auf G4, Faust auf die Zwölf Rick Reilly berichtete von den größten Sportveranstaltungen der Welt, aber irgendwann waren ihm Super Bowl, Indy 500 und Wimbledon einfach zu langweilig. Er macht sich auf eine abenteuerliche Suche nach den durchgeknalltesten Sportarten des Planeten – und nimmt selbst an ihnen teil. Reilly schreckt weder vor Schachboxen, Extremsaunieren, ja, noch nicht einmal vor Frettchen in der eigenen Hose zurück und schreibt im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes brüllend komisch über seine waghalsigen Selbstversuche.