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Passing Game

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Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Benny Friedman, the son of working class immigrants in Cleveland's Jewish ghetto, arrived at the University of Michigan and transformed the game of football forever. At the time, in the 1920s, football was a dull, grinding running game, and the forward pass was a desperation measure. Benny would change all of that. In Ann Arbor, the rookie quarterback's passing abilities so eclipsed those of other players that legendary coach Fielding Yost came back from retirement to coach him. The other college teams had no answer for Friedman's passing attack. He then went pro—an unpopular decision at a time when the NFL was the poor stepchild to college football—and was equally sensational, eventually signing with the New York Giants for an unprecedented 10,000, bringing fans and attention to the fledgling NFL. Passing Game rediscovers this little-known sports hero and tells the story of Friedman's evolution from upstart to American celebrity, in a vivid narrative that will delight and enlighten football fans of all ages.

Passing Game

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Author: Murray Greenberg
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Passing Game by Murray Greenberg Book Resume:

Benny Friedman, the son of working class immigrants in Cleveland's Jewish ghetto, arrived at the University of Michigan and transformed the game of football forever. At the time, in the 1920s, football was a dull, grinding running game, and the forward pass was a desperation measure. Benny would change all of that. In Ann Arbor, the rookie quarterback's passing abilities so eclipsed those of other players that legendary coach Fielding Yost came back from retirement to coach him. The other college teams had no answer for Friedman's passing attack. He then went pro—an unpopular decision at a time when the NFL was the poor stepchild to college football—and was equally sensational, eventually signing with the New York Giants for an unprecedented 10,000, bringing fans and attention to the fledgling NFL. Passing Game rediscovers this little-known sports hero and tells the story of Friedman's evolution from upstart to American celebrity, in a vivid narrative that will delight and enlighten football fans of all ages.

Sid Gillman

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Author: Josh Katzowitz
Publisher: Clerisy Press
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Sid Gillman by Josh Katzowitz Book Resume:

Sid Gillman, unlike so many of his coaching colleagues, never wrote a book about himself. He never published his own ideas about the game and why he thought passing the ball in an age where most quarterbacks handed off to running backs was the key to his success. In more than four decades of coaching, nobody thought it necessary to tell the definitive Sid Gillman story. Until now. Gillman was a true innovator. The kind of football genius that goes overlooked by today's average fan, but who will never be forgotten by the coaches he directly -- and indirectly -- impacted. The modern-day offenses that emphasize spreading the field with receivers, running backs and tight ends? That was Gillman's idea. The idea that the long pass could stretch a defense? That was Gillman's baby as well. What NFL fans watch today in ever-increasing numbers (and the high-flying offenses those fans love) can be directly traced back to the Midwestern coach who was a forerunner to the West Coast offense. Gillman wasn't a perfect man. He had plenty of warts, and he made plenty of enemies. But he also made a major impact on the game, comparable to how Vince Lombardi, Paul Brown and Woody Hayes left a timeless impression. Josh Katzowitz tells you how Gillman was just as important as any coach who came before him or afterward. This is not simply a biography of an innovator. It details exactly how and why the NFL football you watch today is the image of what Gillman believed was possible. It's why football luminaries like Al Davis, Bill Walsh and Chuck Noll cite Gillman as one of the most important influences on their careers and lives. It's why if you watched the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, you could see the scope of Gillman's reach. In order to truly understand the reason why football offenses are so exciting today, learning about Gillman is absolutely essential. Katzowitz takes you on that journey.

The Anatomy of a Game

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Author: David M. Nelson
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
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The Anatomy of a Game by David M. Nelson Book Resume:

Looks at how rule changes have shaped the game of college football

Faith in the Game

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Author: Tom Osborne
Publisher: Harmony
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As head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers for twenty-five years, Tom Osborne had one of the most impressive records in college football. Before retiring in 1997, he took his team to a bowl game every year, won three national championships in the last four years he coached, and ended his career boasting an almost unheard of 84 percent winning record. But while these numbers testify to an undeniable accomplishment, it has been another, more powerful force that has shaped Tom's life: his faith. In Faith in the Game, this legendary coach shares the philosophy he used to create not only a champion football team but also a meaningful life. Both a memoir of Osborne's career with the Cornhuskers and an inspirational guide to making the most out of life by cultivating core values like honesty, courage, and loyalty, Faith in the Game presents the traits Osborne helped to instill in his team--traits that helped the Cornhuskers achieve their spectacular level of success. Osborne focuses on the aspects of character that he has emphasized in his work on and off the field, illustrated with compelling behind-the-scenes stories of the Nebraska football team. Conveyed with his own captivating integrity, Osborne's message reveals the value of hard work, the importance of finding a balance between our professional and personal obligations, and, above all, the importance of bringing faith into our lives to help us through times of crisis. Tom Osborne is beloved not only for his outstanding record but also for the commitment and dedication he has always shown to his players and coaching staff as a mentor, coach, and friend. His ability to motivate a team has come not with last-minute pep talks but through a focus on consistency and strength of character. "Winning," as he writes in Faith in the Game, "is a by-product of sound preparation." For those seeking a spiritually centered approach to living and working, this candid account of Tom Osborne's faith and strength is a warm and authentic book from which all of us can learn.

Football: The Rugby Game

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Author: Harry Vassall
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Football: The Rugby Game by Harry Vassall Book Resume:

Football: The Rugby Game is an 1889 guide to rugby football from a time when rugby and football (soccer) were still very much similar in organisation and were diverging from one another. This is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the history of rugby. The Book has sections on captaincy, full-back, three-quarter-back, half-back and forward •can put your modern game-view into perspective wherever you play on the field

Football For Dummies

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Author: Howie Long,John Czarnecki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Football For Dummies by Howie Long,John Czarnecki Book Resume:

Are you ready for some football? New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium. With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences. Tackle football basics and enjoy America’s favorite sport Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies Football For Dummies has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.

The Games That Changed the Game

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Author: Ron Jaworski,David Plaut,Greg Cosell
Publisher: ESPN
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The Games That Changed the Game by Ron Jaworski,David Plaut,Greg Cosell Book Resume:

Professional football in the last half century has been a sport marked by relentless innovation. For fans determined to keep up with the changes that have transformed the game, close examination of the coaching footage is a must. In The Games That Changed the Game, Ron Jaworski—pro football’s #1 game-tape guru—breaks down the film from seven of the most momentous contests of the last fifty years, giving readers a drive-by-drive, play-by-play guide to the evolutionary leaps that define the modern NFL. From Sid Gillman’s development of the Vertical Stretch, which launched the era of wide-open passing offenses, to Bill Belichick’s daring defensive game plan in Super Bowl XXXVI, which enabled his outgunned squad to upset the heavily favored St. Louis Rams and usher in the New England Patriots dynasty, the most cutting-edge concepts come alive again through the recollections of nearly seventy coaches and players. You’ll never watch NFL football the same way again.

Indianapolis Colts

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Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: MVP Books
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Indianapolis Colts by Lew Freedman Book Resume:

This fully illustrated history of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates the football team from its origins in Baltimore through the past 27 seasons in Indianapolis. With fascinating stories and in-depth analysis, author Lew Freeman highlights Pro Football Hall of Famers such as the legendary Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, John Mackey, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Eric Dickerson, and Marshall Faulk. Coaches Don Shula and Tony Dungy are also featured prominently, as are the Irsay family and recent stars such as Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, and Robert Mathis. From NFL Championships in 1958, 1959, and 1968, to triumphs in Super Bowls V and XLI, the Colts are one of the NFL’s most successful and beloved teams. All their most memorable moments come to life on these pages in iconic vintage and vibrant modern photos, classic memorabilia, and captivating stories.The history of the Colts has been written on the field in gridiron battles with NFL foes such as the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, and New England Patriots. Celebrate the ultimate experience in Colts fandom with Indianapolis Colts: The Complete Illustrated History.

Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction

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Author: Phillip C. Ward,Harry Lehwald
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction by Phillip C. Ward,Harry Lehwald Book Resume:

As a physical educator (or student preparing to become one), you need to know more than the skills, techniques, and tactics of the sports and activities you teach. You need to understand, among other things, how to create task progressions, how to organize and adapt those tasks, and how to detect and correct student errors. Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction will help you learn how to do just that. Theoretical Framework and Evidence-Based Plans This text provides a theoretical framework to work from and gives you ready-to-use, teacher-tested content that is evidence based. Sample block plans are designed to help students of differing ability levels engage in skillful play. You'll be able to draw from teaching progressions that are game-like, developmental, and sequential in nature. Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction offers the following: • Sequential units with block plans • Ready-to-use instructional tasks and warm-ups • Teaching cues • Explanations of common errors, their causes, and how to correct them • Content maps for each unit • A web resource that houses enlarged versions of the content maps, along with sample student awards and fair play guidelines The content maps provide a roadmap for success in the attainment of goals and outcomes. The cues in the text, which assist in the detection and correction of student errors, act as an additional aid to help students achieve success. Content Proven to Be Highly Effective The approach and content in Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction have been proven to increase student learning as compared to other approaches. In fact, in one of the largest-ever intervention studies on teaching effectiveness in physical education, teachers who were taught to use this approach and content significantly improved the quality of their teaching and produced some of the highest learning gains for students reported in the physical education literature. Book Organization The book is organized into three parts. Part I lays the groundwork for successful teaching—undestanding and acquiring content knowledge, then conceptualizing and organizing that content for teaching. Part II explores the keys to teaching fundamental skills—understanding early elementary locomotion, and teaching elementary gymnastic skills. Part III consists of specific sport units for elementary, middle, and high school students, with each chapter providing the following: • An explanation of the approach • Maps that define the content and its interrelationship • Block plans, warm-ups, and lesson organization • A series of instructional tasks, which include the following: the purpose of the instructional task; equipment needed for instruction; a description of the instructional task; teaching cues; common errors, their causes, and how to correct them; and diagrams, as applicable. Based on Extensive Research Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction is based on decade-long research conducted by Phillip Ward. It has been developed in collaboration with a team of master teachers who know the content and how to teach it. The result of their work is a rock-solid theoretical framework that offers practical applications, developmental progressions from beginner to advanced, and scheduling options. By using a framework that is proven to be effective (as evidenced by research), you can focus on tailoring the instructional plan to your students so they can acquire the sport skills they need, enjoy their participation in physical education, and make the most of their time in your class.

Bigger Than the Game

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Author: Michael Weinreb
Publisher: Penguin
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Bigger Than the Game by Michael Weinreb Book Resume:

A mesmerizing look at the year when American athletics went corporate, villains replaced heroes, and sports stars became superstars. Greed and excess defined the 1980s, and the sports world was no exception. Shifting from the love of the game to the love of money, athletes made the transition from representing honor and humility to becoming brash and branded. Capturing the stories of headliners who capitalized on this trend, Bigger Than the Game charts the rise (and sometimes spectacular fall) of four athletes over the span of one of the most dramatic eras in sports. Meticulously researched, with stirring, you-are-there reporting, Bigger Than the Game assembles a cast that includes Jim McMahon, who took the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl glory despite his penchant for partying and his aversion to following the game plan; Brian Boswoth, the university of Oklahoma linebacker who mugged for the cameras while calling the NCAA a communist organization; Bo Jackson, who pursued promising careers in both pro football and baseball; and Len Bias, poised to ensure the Boston Celtics' dominance but died of a cocaine overdose just one day after the draft. Also packed with portraits of folk heroes such as "Refrigerator" Perry and Michael Jordan, Bigger Than the Game offers a riveting ride for every sports fan.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis Book Resume:

"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York Times When we first meet Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

Joe Namath, Game by Game

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Author: Bryan L. Yeatter
Publisher: McFarland
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Joe Namath, Game by Game by Bryan L. Yeatter Book Resume:

This is a comprehensive reference work covering Joe Namath’s entire professional football career, following it season by season and game by game. After a lengthy opening chapter discussing Namath’s college career and his enormous impact on professional football after turning pro in 1965, the book proceeds to chronicle every game of his pro career. Chapter 6 documents Super Bowl III while the concluding chapter sizes up Namath’s career and addresses the debate over his Hall of Fame status.

College FootballÕs Most Memorable Games, 2d ed.

College FootballÕs Most Memorable Games, 2d ed. [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fred Eisenhammer,Eric B. Sondheimer
Publisher: McFarland
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College FootballÕs Most Memorable Games, 2d ed. by Fred Eisenhammer,Eric B. Sondheimer Book Resume:

Presented here are 60 games featuring some of the most outstanding efforts in history—dramatic comebacks (such as USC’s 1974 triumph over Notre Dame), stunning upsets (Columbia’s 21–20 win over Army in 1947 or Appalachian State’s over Michigan, 34–32, in 2007—see front cover), great individual efforts (Jim Brown’s 43 points in a single game), bizarre plays (Roy Riegel’s wrong-way run that helped Georgia Tech defeat California), and Yale–Harvard, 29–29, in 1968 (the latter scoring 16 points in the final 42 seconds). Each story includes the highlights of the games, with quotes from many of the principals, a look at the contest’s effects on football overall, career follow-ups for the key participants, and seasonal wrap-ups for the teams involved.

America's Game

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Author: Michael MacCambridge
Publisher: Anchor
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America's Game by Michael MacCambridge Book Resume:

It’s difficult to imagine today—when the Super Bowl has virtually become a national holiday and the National Football League is the country’s dominant sports entity—but pro football was once a ramshackle afterthought on the margins of the American sports landscape. In the span of a single generation in postwar America, the game charted an extraordinary rise in popularity, becoming a smartly managed, keenly marketed sports entertainment colossus whose action is ideally suited to television and whose sensibilities perfectly fit the modern age. America’s Game traces pro football’s grand transformation, from the World War II years, when the NFL was fighting for its very existence, to the turbulent 1980s and 1990s, when labor disputes and off-field scandals shook the game to its core, and up to the sport’s present-day preeminence. A thoroughly entertaining account of the entire universe of professional football, from locker room to boardroom, from playing field to press box, this is an essential book for any fan of America’s favorite sport.

The Perfect Pass

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Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Perfect Pass by S. C. Gwynne Book Resume:

An “excellent sports history” (Publishers Weekly) in the tradition of Michael Lewis’s Moneyball, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how two unknown coaches revolutionized American football at every level, from high school to the NFL. Hal Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense that would soon shock players, delight fans, and terrify opposing coaches. It all began at a tiny, overlooked college called Iowa Wesleyan, where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach, a lawyer who had never played college football, was hired as his offensive line coach. In the cornfields of Iowa these two mad inventors, drawn together by a shared disregard for conventionalism and a love for Jimmy Buffett, began to engineer the purest, most extreme passing game in the 145-year history of football. Implementing their “Air Raid” offense, their teams—at Iowa Wesleyan and later at Valdosta State and the University of Kentucky—played blazingly fast—faster than any team ever had before, and they routinely beat teams with far more talented athletes. And Mumme and Leach did it all without even a playbook. “A superb treat for all gridiron fans” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), The Perfect Pass S.C. Gwynne explores Mumme’s leading role in changing football from a run-dominated sport to a pass-dominated one, the game that tens of millions of Americans now watch every fall weekend. Whether you’re a casual or ravenous football fan, this is “a rousing tale of innovation” (Booklist), and “Gwynne’s book ably relates the story of that innovation and the successes of the man who devised it” (New York Journal of Books).

The Game's Not Over

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Author: Gregg Easterbrook
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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The Game's Not Over by Gregg Easterbrook Book Resume:

On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders staged a last-minute comeback against the New York Jets, scoring two touchdowns in the final minute for a dramatic finale. But there was a problem: no one saw it. NBC, broadcasting the game nationally, cut away with 1:01 remaining and the Jets still leading to air a previously scheduled movie, Heidi. The ensuing public outcry was so significant that the rules for football broadcasting were quickly and forever changed. In this perceptive, finely argued book, Gregg Easterbrook shows that the so-called "Heidi Bowl" was not just an isolated bizarre moment. It was the beginning of the football era in America. The sport boomed alongside television, soon becoming our national campfire--one of the few points of agreement across the political spectrum and a genuine source of community even as religion's influence waned. It is no coincidence, Easterbrook argues, that we now see in football the same issues that we perceive elsewhere in America--including recent problems with bullying, violence against women, racial injustice, and financial skulduggery. These problems are significant, and many have been moved to limit their engagement with the NFL's venal culture--or boycott it entirely. Yet as Easterbrook shows, there's something here worth saving. He expounds on the benefits of football, and throws its many problems into relief, finally arguing that the work of reforming and changing one of our great pastimes is American as the game itself.

Football's Game Changers

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Author: Barry Wilner,Ken Rappoport
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Football's Game Changers by Barry Wilner,Ken Rappoport Book Resume:

The second book in the Game Changers sports series answers the questions: What were the 50 most revolutionary personalities, rules, pieces of equipment, controversies, organizational changes, radio and television advancements, and more in the history of football? And how, exactly, did they forever change the game? Football’s Game Changers offers fascinating, detailed explanations along with a ranking system from 1 to 50 that is sure to inspire debate among professional and college gridiron aficionados. Ranging from each sport’s beginnings to today and tackling on-the-field and off-the-field developments, the Game Changers series is entertaining, quick-hitting history of sport through its turning-points and innovations. Full-color, and including photos, pull-outs, and sidebars throughout, books within the Game Changers series are must-have additions to every sports fan’s library.

The Arrow That Flies by Day

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Author: John Servant
Publisher: WestBow Press
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The Arrow That Flies by Day by John Servant Book Resume:

The Arrow That Flies by Day deals with a wounded marine’s efforts to conquer his physical wounds and to play in the NFL and to overcome his spiritual and emotional wounds to win at the ultimate game of life. The main character joins the service to avoid reform school and comes out physically and emotionally wounded. His parents are dead, he has no family, and he only has one friend—an old nun who was his high school principal and who would help him find his way. After being wounded, a wound that made him impotent, he is only fit to be a kicker like he was in high school. Even that did not come easily since he had broken his leg when he was in high school. But his father and the old nun trained him never to give up. Our marine shows up at training camp one day with all his belongings. He never went to college or played on any college football team but the aggressiveness he learned in the service and the commitment he learned from his father and his friend, the nun, helps motivate him to succeed but also causes conflicts with certain teammates. The story progresses through the professional and personal struggles for this man who does not know the meaning of surrender. He is at first cut from the team because of the lack of experience but an injury to the team’s kicker provides an opportunity for him to return and play a crucial role in the team’s success. Along the way he falls in love with a girl he knew in high school whom he meets by chance at her father’s restaurant, and he struggles to figure out how his wounds will affect their relationship. But the romance and his career are cut short when our marine has to make a choice that causes him to lose everything he has worked for but to win an even bigger game—the game of life.

The Genius of Desperation

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Author: Doug Farrar,Louis Riddick
Publisher: Triumph Books
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The Genius of Desperation by Doug Farrar,Louis Riddick Book Resume:

If necessity has been the mother of invention throughout the history of professional football, it could also be said that desperation is the father. Rare are the football innovations that have occurred without an owner, general manager, coach, or player up against the wall and reaching for a way to succeed anyway. In this meticulously researched, lively book, Bleacher Report lead NFL scout Doug Farrar traces the schematic history of the pro game through these "if this/then that" moments—paradigm shifts in the game from 1920 through the present. More than just a book about schemes and strategies, The Genius of Desperation: The Schematic Innovations that Made the Modern NFL also tells the stories of the game's most prominent innovators, the adversities they endured, and the ways in which they learned to exceed their own expectations on the path to true greatness. Everyone from George Halas to Greasy Neale, Paul Brown to Sid Gillman, Bill Walsh to Chip Kelly is featured, as well as many more. The Genius of Desperation is a narrative arc through the history of the game as it's never been told before.

Pop Goes the Decade: The Eighties

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Author: Thomas Harrison
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Pop Goes the Decade: The Eighties by Thomas Harrison Book Resume:

This fascinating overview of popular culture in the 1980s describes the decade of excess that resulted from the social, political, and economic conditions of the time, documenting why so many milestones in entertainment, arts, and technology occurred the 80s. • Provides readers a detailed view of popular culture in the 1980s through the decade's memorable television and film • Offers an extensive "one-stop" discussion of visual art and architecture not found in other history reference publications • Establishes the context of technological developments in the late 1970s and 1980s in determining the culture and entertainment of the 1980s • Examines the connection between the growth of popular sports in the 1980s and developments in television technology, which made sports more accessible to a larger audience

Strong Arm Tactics

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Author: John Maxymuk
Publisher: McFarland
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Strong Arm Tactics by John Maxymuk Book Resume:

Signal caller, gunslinger, field general—the quarterback goes by many lofty nicknames. It’s arguably the toughest, most high-pressure position to play among all sports. The quarterback touches the ball on every offensive snap, is responsible for reading the defense, adjusting the play, and executing complex schemes that require tremendous physical and mental prowess. He is expected to be the undisputed team leader, whether he’s an established veteran or an untested rookie. If he succeeds, he’s the most likely player on the field to be canonized by fans and broadcasters. If he fails, he’ll be vilified in the press and his home field fans will start cheering for the backup. This book traces the interesting history of the professional quarterback, from the early years when the quarterback was a blocker (and the appellations quarterback, halfback, and fullback were literal and geographically correct) to the modern-day player who must be the eyes, ears, brains, and, of course, the accurate, strong arm of the offense. The narrative history in Section I is rich with statistical analysis. The author employs realistic metrics for statistical comparison across multiple eras, and includes all-time rankings as well as specific rankings among different styles of quarterbacks. Section II compares quarterbacks within their respective eras, putting their accomplishments in context with those of their contemporaries. Section III breaks down the quarterback position, team-by-team, for current NFL franchises. Appendices provide detailed passing records; additional statistics on everything from relative passer ratings to fourth quarter comebacks; and listings of first round draft picks, trades involving quarterbacks, awards, and uniform numbers.

An Ethnography of Football and Masculinities in Jamaica

An Ethnography of Football and Masculinities in Jamaica [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: William Tantam
Publisher: Routledge
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An Ethnography of Football and Masculinities in Jamaica by William Tantam Book Resume:

What can football among young men in Jamaica tell us about class, wealth, age, and concepts of masculinity? William Tantam presents an ethnographic study of the impact of football on men's lives in contemporary Jamaica. He illuminates how the football field relates to social and economic inequalities, and whether playing football in a mixed group has the effect of levelling the playing field between the more and less economically wealthy.Tantam presents insights into the life histories and football biographies of individuals, the relationship between wealth, education, and class, and explores how socioeconomic inequalities are embodied and enacted. With rich ethnographic detail, he analyses how the experience of watching international football matches and the English Premier League locates groups of spectators in relation to wider movements of capital. The book features case studies of individuals who play football in Jamaica, and penetrates an under-examined area in academic discussion of sport and masculinity. This will be a valuable addition to students of anthropology, sociology, football studies, cultural studies and gender studies.

Play Practice

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Author: Alan G. Launder,Wendy Piltz
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Play Practice by Alan G. Launder,Wendy Piltz Book Resume:

Play Practice: Engaging and Developing Skilled Players, Second Edition, provides an alternative to traditional sport instruction. This innovative and authentic approach to teaching sports combines contemporary theory with the experience of practical and reflective work in real sport environments. Coauthors Alan Launder and Wendy Piltz, both with wide-ranging experience as players, teachers, and coaches, expand and update the play practice approach they presented in the first edition and show how it can be used to help improve sport skills for players of all ages and abilities. This flexible model of sport pedagogy can be applied as a whole or one element at a time. It covers a wide range of team and individual sports, including archery, table tennis, flag football, snow skiing, cricket, and track and field. Plus, you’ll find a wealth of field-tested ideas for working with diverse learners in schools and communities. The second edition highlights the significance of key terms such as games sense, technique, resilience, and fair play. It also provides new information relating to the complexity of learning and addresses the difficulties beginners face in the learning process. The second edition of Play Practice integrates a thorough analysis of skilled performance with an understanding of the conditions under which people best learn. It also shows how the strategies of simplifying, shaping, focusing, and enhancing can help you create situations to maximize learning and positively influence the attitudes of learners. Over 130 illustrations and photos demonstrate specific approaches, ideas that can work for multiple sports, and ways to apply the approach with beginners through elite players. Summary sections in each chapter help you quickly identify and review key topics. And two bonus chapters about the origins, evolution, and theoretical bases for Play Practice are available free for download at Play Practice is based on the idea that an individual’s commitment to achieving mastery is a powerful motivator for learning. Learn to harness these motivators and create enjoyable practice situations in which learners young and old, whether resistant beginners or highly motivated professionals, are encouraged to strive for excellence.

The Association Game

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Author: Matthew Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1069 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9799648


The Association Game by Matthew Taylor Book Resume:

The story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.

So You Wanna Be a Legend. So Did I.

So You Wanna Be a Legend. So Did I. [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Hadley Hicks
Publisher: WestBow Press
File Size: 538 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3625675


So You Wanna Be a Legend. So Did I. by Hadley Hicks Book Resume:

Do you know what it takes to be a great teacher-coach? Hadley Hicks knows. He was mentored by five collegiate Hall of Fame coaches, he was a teammate of well known professional football players on a National Championship military team. He even had a ''cup of coffee'' in professional baseball. Hadley was successful as a high school and college coach. Yet, he never reached the greatness he felt was due him. Hadley Hicks shares his heart in his search for significance. His poignant, humorous, and down to earth writing style makes an enjoyable read. He is candid in his heartbreaks, the sin of divorce and the death of his eldest son. He survived a parental petition for his dismissal as football coach. He livened up his teaching experiences with an accidental shooting and a premeditated murder. He kept his fellow faculty alert with numerous practical jokes. Among student-athletes he mentored was a Cy Young Award winner and three professional football players. Hadley's marriage to a Godly woman who is his spiritual teammate, provided impetus for finding eternal significance in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Coaching Youth Football

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Author: American Youth Football,Joe Galat
Publisher: Human Kinetics
File Size: 894 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7825719


Coaching Youth Football by American Youth Football,Joe Galat Book Resume:

Congratulations on your commitment to coach youth football. If you have played but haven’t coached before, you’ll need some help to make your first season a success. If you have coached previously, every season is an opportunity to do better. Coaching Youth Football, with its field-tested information and advice, will help you run your team with confidence. You’ll find methods and tips for communicating with players, minimizing risk and preventing injuries, providing basic first aid, planning and conducting practices, teaching the fundamental techniques and tactics, coaching on game day, and keeping it all fun. Written by Joe Galat, a former college and NFL coach and the president and founder of American Youth Football (AYF), this book covers fundamentals of offense, defense, and special teams. It features separate chapters on offensive and defensive techniques and tactics, as well as the best practices for blocking and tackling to minimize the risk of injury. More than 70 drills and 126 photos and illustrations are included in the chapters. Designed for coaches of players ages 14 and under, this book is also a valuable component of the Coaching Youth Football: The AYF Way online course, the official course of AYF, offered through Human Kinetics Coach Education. With this book, you can create an athlete-centered environment that promotes player development, enjoyment, motivation, and safety so that players will come out for the team year after year.

When Pride Still Mattered

When Pride Still Mattered [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: David Maraniss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 1141 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6866618


When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss Book Resume:

In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God. 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 When Pride Still Mattered, 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.

Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football

Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jerry Roberts
Publisher: McFarland
File Size: 1243 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1658989


Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football by Jerry Roberts Book Resume:

Big television contracts in the 1960s created the Super Bowl, as well as the 1970 merger of the National Football League with the pass-oriented American Football League. Since then, professional football has been America's most popular televised team sport, developing into a wide-open passing game by the 21st century. Handling the completion side of the aerial game, receivers are not often as celebrated as quarterbacks or coaches, even in the era of San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice's supremacy. This book provides a history of pro pass receiving and its influence on the game prior to the televised era. The author studies pro football's formative and mid-20th century years, highlighting the players who pulled pigskins from flight, like the legendary Don Hutson, Gibby Welch, Johnny Blood, Ray Flaherty, Crazy Legs Hirsch, Mac Speedie, Choo Choo Roberts and many others.

More Kirksey

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Author: Judge Bill Swann
Publisher: Balboa Press
File Size: 1001 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9712166


More Kirksey by Judge Bill Swann Book Resume:

Kirksey lives in Tennessee. Sometimes he has odd visions. Some of them are Orwellian. He thinks a lot. You may think he is crazy.

Foundations of Corporate Success

Foundations of Corporate Success [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Kay
Publisher: OUP Oxford
File Size: 1056 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6528027


Foundations of Corporate Success by John Kay Book Resume:

How did BMW recover from the verge of bankruptcy to become one of Europe's strongest companies? Why did Saatchi and Saatchi's global strategy bring the company to its knees? Why has Philips' outstanding record in innovation not been translated into success in the market? What can be learned from the marriage contract about the conduct of commercial negotiations? Drawing on his own business experience and concepts in economics, legal theory, and sociology, John Kay presents a fresh approach to questions of business strategy. He rejects the military analogy that underpins much strategic thinking, in which success depends on size and share, on vision and leadership, on shifting patterns of mergers and alliances. Kay argues that outstanding businesses derive their strength from a distinctive structure of relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers, and explains why continuity and stability in these relationships is essential for a flexible and co-operative response to change. By integrating organizational and financial perspectives on the performance of the firm, the book not only offers insights into the creation of effective business strategies, but also sheds lights on the success, and failure of national economies. Now that the single market is upon us, this lively, perceptive book is probably the most important European contribution to strategic thinking for many years.

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty Four

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty Four [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jonathan Wilson,Nick Ames,Anthony Clavane,Peter Frankopan,David Stubbs
Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd
File Size: 1738 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 950448


The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue Twenty Four by Jonathan Wilson,Nick Ames,Anthony Clavane,Peter Frankopan,David Stubbs Book Resume:

First published in March 2017, Issue Twenty Four contains 19 articles in 7 sections, including: Anthony Clavane on the decline of heavy industry and the sad logic of Brexit in Yorkshire; Peter Frankopan looking at how in politics, economics and football the role of Asia is becoming more significant; and David Stubbs on the glorious summer of 1996 when all things seemed possible.

Dallas Cowboys

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Author: Jaime Aron
Publisher: MVP Books
File Size: 1363 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5381675


Dallas Cowboys by Jaime Aron Book Resume:

Dallas Cowboys: The Complete Illustrated History presents all the legendary games, players, and teams in the history of this iconic franchise, exploring both on-the-field moments and off-the-field exploits of “America’s Team.” One of the most successful programs in pro sports history, the Cowboys have appeared in more Super Bowls than any other NFL franchise and boast a roster of players that reads like an all-time, all-star team—all highlighted here with lavish illustrations, player profiles, game and season recaps, and entertaining stories. This is the ultimate celebration of the silver and blue for fans of all ages.

Soccer Training

Soccer Training [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Malcolm Cook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
File Size: 1570 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3719159


Soccer Training by Malcolm Cook Book Resume:

Soccer Training: Games, Drills and Fitness Practices brings together games and routines recommended by some of the world's top coaches. A practical training handbook for soccer coaches, it contains over 60 practices and drills aimed at developing specific skills, from controlling and passing the ball to tackling, shooting and goalkeeping. It also features photographs of leading players in action. This eighth edition also looks at all aspects of the modern player's fitness needs (aerobic and anaerobic fitness, strength training, core stability, agility and flexibility) and features updated illustrations throughout and action shots of the current crop of young football stars.

The LTL Carrier's Profitability Blueprint

The LTL Carrier's Profitability Blueprint [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert L Sullivan III
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
File Size: 1957 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7160228


The LTL Carrier's Profitability Blueprint by Robert L Sullivan III Book Resume:

Most companies I work with are “managing by thrashabout,” as I call it. They are in this mode not because they cannot solve their problems, but because they cannot see their problems. They cannot see their problems because they are using outmoded traditional costing methodologies and cost-control methodologies. The LTL Carrier’s Profitability Blueprint provides the LTL carrier with a an outline and a plan of action that will allow the leadership of a company to better understand their company and its costs and build long-term, sustainable profitability into their organization, eliminating “management by thrashabout.” Leadership is the key! With the knowledge and confidence gained from reading and understanding the principles and concepts of the blueprint, leaders will be able to achieve at a higher level within their organizations.

The Early Years of Chicago Soccer, 1887–1939

The Early Years of Chicago Soccer, 1887–1939 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Gabe Logan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
File Size: 1767 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7881969


The Early Years of Chicago Soccer, 1887–1939 by Gabe Logan Book Resume:

This study examines the history of Chicago soccer from 1887 to 1939 from the perspectives of recreation, immigration, labor, and urban history. The author analyzes the championship tournaments, teams, and players that enabled Chicago to become one of the nation's early soccer powers.

Sports Geek

Sports Geek [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Rob Minto
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
File Size: 1051 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 76898


Sports Geek by Rob Minto Book Resume:

Sport revolves around two things: narrative and numbers. You need the narrative, otherwise why would anyone care about sport? Rivalries, emotions, and sporting legends all require it. But sport also needs numbers. Without them, we have no idea who has won. We need numbers to tell which team is top of the table, or who is the world champion. Sports Geek is a visual and numerical tour through sporting debates and ideas. Teams in all sports use data to create extraordinary analysis of how their players perform, to assess tactics and to get an edge over arch rivals; but fans are rarely presented with challenging and informative data that would help them to further understand sport. You'll never see sport the same way again.

The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History

The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Triumph Books
File Size: 788 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8996240


The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History by Lew Freedman Book Resume:

In a series that explores the logic-defying comebacks and tough losses, the dramatic interceptions, fumbles, game-winning field goals, and touchdowns that shape a fan’s greatest memories of their beloved team, this book does not disappoint as the ultimate collector’s item for Bears fans. It chronicles the most famous moments in Chicago football history, including Gale Sayers's six-touchdown day against the 49ers, Walter Payton's 275-yard performance in 1977, Devin Hester's Super Bowl XLI kickoff return, and the dominating team performance of Super Bowl XX. The descriptions of each play are accompanied with game information and quotes from participants, players, and observers with firsthand accounts.

Big Play

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Author: Allen Barra
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
File Size: 725 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9950359


Big Play by Allen Barra Book Resume:

In this collection of essays, the author of Clearing the Bases delves into the gridiron's all-time greats, examines some of the sport's enduring controversies, and suggests new ways to make the game continue to hold our attention every year. 12 photos.