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  • 'No One Likes Us, We Don't Care' : the M

    By Garry Robson

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781859733721
    • Publisher: NYU
    • Published: July 2000
    No one likes us, we don’t care’ is the anthem of the most notorious fans in British football. But little is known about the actual people who generated and continue to maintain this most infamous of working-class subcultures. In addition to the voices of the fans themselves, this book provides a rich and original account of the historical background, social sources, expressive culture and ritual practices of Millwallism, a far more complex, meaningful and anthropologically compelling phenomenon than the media stereotypes suggest. The author argues that Millwall functions in the popular consciousness as a powerful symbol: specific understandings of ‘football hooliganism’, working-class masculinity, and violent ‘neo-fascism’ are triggered by its use in the media and in everyday social interaction. There are, it follows, few social groups as heavily mythologized as Millwall fans. Further, the generation and maintenance of this myth has significance far beyond the club itself, and is rooted in the meanings attached to working-class identities and modernity, masculinity and the body. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Millwall, the issues of ‘football hooliganism’ or working-class masculinity, sociology, anthropology, or sports studies.Shortlisted for the Philip Abrams Memorial Book Prize 2001
  • ...I Only Wanted to Play Football

    By Eamonn O'keefe

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781609117764
    • Publisher: Eloquent Books
    • Published: April 2010
  • 100 Things 49ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Daniel Brown

    Our Price: $14.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787911
    • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
  • 100 Things Auburn Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Evan Woodbery

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787812
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: August 2012
    Drawing insight from many former players, coaches, and others directly tied to the storied and revered football program of Auburn University, this resource for fans places firsthand accounts alongside essential team history for a one-of-a-kind guide to Tigers football. With more than a century of history, two National Championship victories, and three Heisman Trophy winners distilled into the greatest highlights, the book serves as the ultimate compendium of everything that is special about the football program and includes the stories and memories of everyone from Ralph “Shug” Jordan and Pat Dye to Bo Jackson and Tracy Rocker. Taking Tigers fandom outside of Jordan-Hare stadium and into everyday life, the book also includes beloved landmarks and top hangouts on the Auburn campus and in the Montgomery area. Updated to include the 2011 season, this revised edition includes Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and the 2010 National Championship team coached by Gene Chizik.
  • 100 Things Bears Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By John Crist

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600784125
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: September 2013
    "Revealing the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Bears football, this book has pep talks, records, and Bears lore scattered throughout the pages. The Bears' longtime rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, little-known facts about many of the Bears' record 27 Hall of Famers, and profiles of unforgettable Bears personalities such as Ditka, Payton, Jim McMahon, Brian Urlacher, Jay Cutler, and others are all included. Die-hard fans who know all the words to the "Super Bowl Shuffle" and new supporters alike will find everything Bears boosters should know, see, and do in their lifetime"--
  • 100 Things Colts Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Phillip Wilson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600788406
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: October 2013
    Most Colts fans have attended a game at Lucas Oil Stadium, seen highlights of a young Peyton Manning, and remember the celebration after their team won Super Bowl XLI, but only real fans know the story of the team’s 1984 relocation from Baltimore, recall the original name of the RCA Dome, and can name the two Hall of Fame running backs who once wore horseshoes on their helmets. 100 Things Colts Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Colts football. Throughout the pages, readers will find pep talks, records, and Indianapolis NFL lore to test their knowledge, including details on the team’s 2012 return to the playoffs, including quarterback Andrew Luck’s success and head coach Chuck Pagano’s battle with leukemia; highlights of Manning’s record-setting career in Indianapolis; and profiles of unforgettable Colts personalities such as Ted Marchibroda, Bill Polian, and Bob Lamey. Whether a die-hard fan from the early days of Eric Dickerson and Jim Harbaugh or a new supporter of Luck, this book contains everything Colts fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
  • 100 Things Eagles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)

    By Chuck Carlson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600785702
    • Publisher: Triumph Books
    • Published: September 2011
    Each book in this series provides the best of the best of a particular sports team, indentifying the personalities, events and facts every fan should know--including numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements and signature plays--as well as the top things fans should see and do. Original.
  • 100 Things Falcons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Ray Glier

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787256
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: August 2012
    Each book in this series provides the best of the best of a particular sports team, indentifying the personalities, events and facts every fan should know--including numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements and signature plays--as well as the top things fans should see and do. Original.
  • 100 Things Florida Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Pat Dooley

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600788499
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: September 2013
    This guidebook to all things Gators reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Florida football. Throughout the pages, readers will find pep talks, records, and Gators lore to test their knowledge, including Steve Spurrier’s 1966 Heisman Trophy season and how the quarterback-turned-head coach returned to build one of the nation’s elite programs in the1990s; the teams’ unforgettable 1996 championship season, when Spurrier and quarterback Danny Wuerffel led one of the most prolific offenses in college football history; and the Gators’ return to the top in the 2006 and 2008 behind head coach Urban Meyer and legendary quarterback Tim Tebow. Whether a die-hard fan from the days of Spurrier behind center or a new supporter of head coach Will Muschamp’s squad, this book contains everything University of Florida fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
  • 100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Dave Buscema

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787805
    • Publisher: Triumph Books
    • Published: September 2012
    The team that ranks third in the National Football League with eight NFL titles and 15 players in the NFL Hall of Fame is featured in this one-of-a-kind handbook for fans. Essential information on the New York Giants is compiled in a direct and accessible format, including pep talks, statistics, critical moments, and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams. Answers to questions such as Why was Ahmad Bradshaw trying not to score a touchdown at the end of Super Bowl XLIX? What were the Giants thinking when Tom Brady laughed at Plaxico Burress' prediction before Super Bowl XLII? and Why did Bill Parcells quit his dream job as a Giants assistant coach to become a realtor in 1979? are also included. Fans that bleed blue, red, white, and gray will enjoy reading about some of the more colorful and unique personalities that include Eli Manning, Mario Manningham, Jeff Hostetler, Joe Morris, Jeremy Shockey, and Brad Van Pelt. This updated edition includes entries about the Giants' surprising 2011 championship season and their Super Bowl XLIX triumph over the Patriots.
  • 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Bill Chastain

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600785221
    • Publisher: Triumph Books
    • Published: October 2010
  • 100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Paula Pasche

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787294
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: August 2012
    "100 people, places, and events that every fan of the Detroit Lions should know and do"--
  • 100 Things Michigan Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Angelique Chengelis

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787799
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: August 2012
    With traditions, records, and Wolverines lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Michigan fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Michigan covers the story behind the Wolverine's winged helmets, the history of the team's colors, the 1997 undefeated and national championship season, and how to properly tailgate in Ann Arbor. This revised edition includes Brady Hoke's first season as head coach in Ann Arbor, featuring quarterback Denard Robinson, and the Wolverines' 2012 Sugar Bowl triumph.
  • 100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By John Heisler

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600788727
    • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
    • Published: October 2013
    The storied Notre Dame football program has long been full of pride and passionate fans, as the Fighting Irish have provided decades of incredible memories for its legion of alumni and followers, and author John Heisler captures this tradition and others in this essential fanbook. Created for the serious football fan who wants to enhance their Fighting Irish IQ, this book reveals special stories and experiences from fans and memorable moments about past and present players and coaches. As a longtime ND employee in the sports information and athletic departments, author John Heisler shares what’s really important and he touches on some of the most famous games, players, and traditions in Fighting Irish history, including Knute Rockne’s “Win One for the Gipper” speech, the team’s game day walk from the Basilica to Notre Dame Stadium, Joe Montana’s legendary comeback performance in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, Indiana State Police Sergeant Tim McCarthy’s public safety messages, and the team’s storybook and inspirational 2012 season. From singing the Notre Dame Fight Song at the Friday night pep rally at the Joyce Center to taking in a game at historic Notre Dame Stadium, this guidebook covers all there is to Irish football, making a must read for any fan.
  • 100 Things Oregon Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Chris Hansen

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600788581
    • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
    • Published: October 2013
    This is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Oregon Ducks football team. Most fans have taken in a game or two at the Autzen Stadium, have seen highlights of a young Joey Harrington, and vividly recall the Ducks’ trip to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. But only real fans can name the Oregon alumnus responsible for the team’s unique Nike uniforms, can name the All-American running back from the 1970s who became a well-known sportscaster, or know all the lyrics to “Mighty Oregon.” Every essential piece of Duck knowledge and trivia, profiles of memorable Ducks figures, as well as must-do activities, is ranked from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for those on their way to Oregon fan superstardom.

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