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  • 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 South Carolina Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things... Fans Should Know)

    By Josh Kendall

    Our Price: $7.48
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600788505
    • Publisher: Triumph Books
    • Published: October 2013
    Most South Carolina football fans have attended a game at Williams-Brice Stadium, seen highlights of a young George Rogers, and can recite memorable quotes from the team’s “Head Ball Coach,” Steve Spurrier. But only real fans know the history of the team’s alternate black uniforms, remember when Cocky first appeared as the team’s mascot, or know all the lyrics to “The Fighting Gamecocks Lead the Way.” 100 Things South Carolina 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 South Carolina football. Scattered throughout the pages, are pep talks, records, and Gamecocks lore to test fans’ knowledge, including the formative years of South Carolina football, from its origins in the 1800s to Paul Dietzel’s tenure in the 1960s and 1970s; George Rogers’ unforgettable 1980 Heisman Trophy season, including South Carolina’s upset of Bo Schembechler’s favored Michigan team in Ann Arbor; South Carolina’s entrance into the SEC in 1992 and Lou Holtz’s memorable tenure as Gamecocks head coach before Spurrier arrived in Columbia; and profiles of memorable Gamecocks figures such as Joe Morrison, Rogers, Dietzel, Jim Carlen, and recent stars Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the days of George Rogers or a new supporter of head coach Spurrier’s squad, this book contains everything Gamecocks fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
  • The 100-yard War

    By Greg Emmanuel

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780471736493
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Published: August 2005
  • 1933

    By Mark C. Bodanza

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781450245234
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: September 2010
  • 2-4-6-8: American Cheerleaders and Football Players

    By Brian Finke

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781884167348
    • Publisher: UMBRAGE EDITIONS
    • Published: October 2003
    A collection of color photographs of American high school football teams & their cheerleading squads, plus an interview with Kathy Ryan, the Photo Editor of 'The New York Times Magazine.'
  • The 50 Greatest Players in New England Patriots Football History

    By Robert W. Cohen

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781608934522
    • Publisher: Down East Books
    • Published: November 2015
    Perhaps even more than the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots arethe team of the entire northeast from Rhode Island to Canada. Here, sports historian Robert W. Cohen ranks the 50 best players to ever take the field for the Patriots. Who can forget Wes Welker, Troy Brown, Jim Nance, Ted Bruschi, and Tom Brady. They're all here, with photos, playing histories, stats, and career highlights.
  • 50 Greatest Plays In New York Giants : Football History

    By John Maxymuk

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781600781094
    • Publisher: TRIUMPH BOOKS
    • Published: September 2008
    Guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and to spark spirited debate. 'The 50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History' ranks and brings to life the most memorable moments in the long and storied lifeof Big Blue. The 50 chapters describe the action, profile the participants, and reveal the rich story behind each play. Quotes, game statistics, memorable photographs, and Xs and Os diagrams of selected plays make this the most comprehensive and unique book ever written about the New York Giants. The New York Giants have played more than 1,100 games since 1925, earning seven NFL championships. A welcome reminder to Giants fans why they bleed red, white, and blue.
  • 50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History

    By Jerry Rice

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062302601
    • Publisher: Dey Street Books
    • Published: November 2015
    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, an authoritative collection of iconic, strategic and record-breaking events draws on first-person knowledge to offer insight into the outcomes of each competition. 150,000 first printing.
  • Abc Sports College Football All-Time All-America Team

    By Keith Jackson

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780786867103
    • Publisher: HYPERION
    • Published: September 2000
    A panel of television sportscasters selects the greatest stars of college football, with an emphasis on players who appeared in the years since 1966, and whom the panelists have seen perform, and offers profiles of their choices.
  • Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL

    By N. Jeremi Duru

    Our Price: $12.47
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199736003
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 2011
    Two days before the Super Bowl XLI in 2007, the game's two opposing head coaches posed with the trophy one of them would hoist after the contest. It was a fairly unremarkable event, except that both coaches were African American - a fact that was as much of a story as the game itself. As this book reveals, this unique milestone resulted from the work of a determined group of people whose struggles to expand head coaching opportunities for African Americans ultimately changed the National Football League. Since the League's desegregation in 1946, opportunities had grown plentiful for African Americans as players but not as head coaches - the byproduct of the NFL's 'old boy' network and lingering stereotypes of blacks' intellectual inferiority. Although Major League Baseball and the NBA had, over the years, made progress in this regard, the NFL's head coaches were almost exclusively white up until the mid-1990s. This book chronicles the campaign of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman John Wooten to right this wrong and undo decades of discriminatory head coach hiring practices - an initiative that finally bore fruit when he joined forces with attorneys Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran.
  • Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

    By Steve Almond

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781612194158
    • Publisher: Melville House
    • Published: August 2014
    In a searing manifesto sure to enrage at least half the nation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: footballOn any given Sunday, football functions more like a national religion than a sport.But simply put: the game isn’t good for us. Medical research confirms what the grim headlines keep reporting: football causes brain damage. Beloved Hall of Famers are now suffering from dementia, and taking their own lives. Children and teenagers are susceptible to the same sorts of injuries with the same long-term results.But football’s psychological and economic hazards—though more subtle—are just as profound.In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: • What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry?• How did a sport that causes brain damage become the leading signifier of our institutions of higher learning?• Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game with such searing candor.
  • Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

    By Steve Almond

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781612194912
    • Publisher: Melville House
    • Published: August 2015
    Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.
  • Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

    By Bill Courtney

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781602862241
    • Publisher: Weinstein Books
    • Published: May 2014
    The entrepreneur and football coach who was the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary describes the lessons he learned while trying to inspire a troubled inner-city football team while running his busy and lucrative lumber company.
  • Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

    By Bill Courtney

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781602862807
    • Publisher: Weinstein Books
    • Published: October 2015
    In AGAINST THE GRAIN, Bill Courtney shares his convictions on the fundamental tenets of character, commitment, service, leadership, civility, and others that, in his decades of success as an entrepreneur and educator, have proven to be the keys to a winning and meaningful life and career. Each chapter tells the story of one of these tenets through compelling anecdotes of the colorful characters in Bill’s life, leading to a deeper understand of the meaning of each and how to employee these fundamentals in all aspects of one’s life. Against the Grain intertwines inspiring and thought-provoking anecdotes, lessons, and amazing real life examples. Bill’s passion for us all to reconsider our own approach to life and constantly improve upon it comes across on every page.About the Film:Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentaryUndefeated is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis had never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win.That began to change in 2004, when Bill Courtney, former high school football coach turned businessman, volunteered to lend a hand. When Courtney arrived, the Tigers were accustomed to timeworn equipment and a sorry patch of lawn as a practice field. Focusing on nurturing emotional as well as physical strength, Courtney helped the Tigers find their footing and their confidence.The 2009 Summer/Fall football season promised to be the Tigers’ best ever perhaps the season that finally breaks the 110 year-old playoff jinx. It was the senior year for the team’s star player, O.C., a left tackle blessed with power, size and speed. With football scholarships hanging in the balance, O.C. juggles practice with the study sessions he needs to pass crucial exams. Also playing his last season is undersized offensive lineman Montrail known to all as Money” an earnest honors student hoping to score an academic scholarship. For Chavis, a talented linebacker in his junior year, the challenge of 2009 lies in keeping his explosive temper in check something the willful teenager isn’t always interested in doing.For players and coaches alike, the 2009 season was not only about winning games it was about grappling with the unforeseeable events that are part of football and part of life.After debuting to critical acclaim at South by Southwest in 2011, The Weinstein Company won a fierce bidding war to acquire distribution and remake rights to the film. The film’s wide release was met with widespread critical and popular acclaim, culminating in the 2011 Academy Awards, where Undefeated won the Oscar for Best Documentary. Plans for a feature film remake are currently in motion.
  • The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game

    By Leigh Steinberg

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250067746
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: August 2015
    "Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times. Director Cameron Crowe credits Steinberg as a primary inspiration for the titular character in Jerry Maguire, even hiring Steinberg as a consultant on the film. Lightyears ahead of his contemporaries, he expanded his players' reach into entertainment. Already the bestselling author of a business book on negotiation, the original superagent is now taking readers behind the closed doors of professional sports, recounting priceless stories, like how he negotiated a $26.5 million package for Steve Young--the biggest ever at the time--and how he passed on the chance to represent Peyton Manning. Beginning with his early days as a student leader at Berkeley, Steinberg details his illustrious rise into pro sports fame, his decades of industrydominance, and how he overcame a series of high-profile struggles to regain his sobriety and launch his comeback. This riveting story takes readers inside the inner circle of top-notch agents and players through the visionary career of Leigh Steinberg, the pre-eminent superagent of our time"--

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