The Extra Yard

Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481410007
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Teddy has been training all summer with his new friends Jack and Gus to make the new travel football team in Walton, but when his long-absent dad comes back to town and into his life he is faced with a much bigger challenge"--

The Second Half

Author: Roy Keane
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780297608905
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

No. 1 bestselling memoir of Roy Keane, former captain of Manchester United and Ireland - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle. Now updated with a new chapter, including Roy leaving Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane gives a brutally honest account of his last days as a player, the highs and lows of his managerial career, and his life as an outspoken ITV pundit. 'Roy Keane's book is a masterpiece . . . It may well be the finest, most incisive deconstruction of football management that the game has ever produced' Mail on Sunday 'A genuine pleasure . . . His thoughts on his players are humane, interesting, candid and never less than believable' The Times 'The best things are the small things: regretting joining Ipswich when he discovered the training kit was blue; refusing to sign Robbie Savage because his answerphone message was rubbish; being appalled that his side had listened to an Abba song before playing football' Evening Standard 'The book is brilliantly constructed, rattling along at breakneck speed . . . full of self-deprecation . . . a ruthless self-examination' Daily Telegraph

Die Eisprinzessin schl ft

Author: Camilla Läckberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843711050
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Fiction

Die junge Frau war besonders erfolgreich, schön und reich. Sie hieß Alexandra Wijkner, und keiner im Ort kann sich ihr Ableben erklären. Zufällig wird die Journalistin Erica Falck in den Fall hineingezogen. Sie weilt in Fjällbacka, um in ihrem verwaisten Geburtshaus nach dem Rechten zu sehen. Da sie eine Kindheitsfreundin der Toten ist, beauftragt man sie, einen Nachruf zu verfassen. Patrick Hedström, ebenfalls ein Schulkamerad, führt die polizeilichen Ermittlungen, und obwohl Erica anfangs lieber auf eigene Faust recherchiert, kommen sich die beiden beruflich wie privat näher. Gleichermaßen ins Visier des Paares geraten die Familie des Konservenfabrikanten Lorentz, der Säufer Anders, der ungeliebte Ehemann der Toten sowie deren Freundin Francine. Doch offenbar verbirgt sich eine alte Geschichte hinter der Tat. Es gibt jemanden, der Alex von klein auf kannte und der seiner Eisprinzessin ein eisiges Totenbett bereitet hat.

Winning

Author: Richard E. Decker
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1555176593
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Based on the author's own experiences, the novel takes readers on Sam Davis' quest to overcome a haunting past. This rousing tale of high school football-and the accompanying glory, heartbreak, and redemption-will win over any fan. a great book for young men. Sam later discovers that rival coach Fred Hawkins had each of his players put a dollar in the pot and whoever put him out of the game got the money. Twenty years later, Sam comes to teach English at the rival high school, where Coach Hawkins' latest star is the son of Sam's nemesis and the girl he loved in high school. the town questions his motives for coming, but Sam quickly gains a reputation for fairness and teaching skill, and he wins the heart of his old flame's best friend. However, as the school year progresses, a past no one else understands catches up with all of them and Sam must finally decide whether winning is truly the only thing.

Home Team

Author: Sean Payton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101442173
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The New York Times bestseller that's "heaven in hardcover" (New Orleans Times-Picayune) for Saints fans. In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, no symbol of disaster was more potent than New Orleans' Superdome: it became a horrific shelter of last resort where the utterly desperate rode out the storm. Four years later, in that very stadium, the New Orleans Saints won the NFC championship and earned their first-ever trip to the Super Bowl, where they defeated the favored Indianapolis Colts 31-17. This is the inspirational true story of a city recovering from disaster and a team with a history of heartbreak, as seen through the eyes of the coach who would help elevate them both to long- forgotten greatness.

The Redskins from A to Z

Author: Rich Tandler
Publisher: Game by Game Sports Media
ISBN: 9780972384506
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre:

The complte history of The Washington Redskins. All 925 games the team has played from its first game in Washington in 1937 through the last game of the 2001 season are chronicled in rich detail.

Indianapolis Washington High School and the West Side

Author: Eddie Bopp
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452074216
Release Date: 2010-11-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The 68 year existence of Indianapolis Washington High School is described in a decade-by-decade history with an emphasis on people and athletics as well as focusing on individuals from the World War II and Vietnam eras. The varied lists of both a factual and subjective nature will be of interest to many in central Indiana.

A View from the Bench

Author: George R. Mills
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252071727
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recruited for his combination of size and speed, George Mills had the potential to become an outstanding college football player--but it never happened. A View from the Bench reveals the reality behind the glamour of college football and the tough experiences in the life of a benchwarmer. Mills was a solid player who loved the game, but he had only one shot in nearly five years at making Nebraska's starting team. He found little time or energy left for academics after hours of drills, weight lifting, and team meetings. Now, with complete candor, Mills lays bare the true weight of emphasis in the student-athlete dichotomy. Recruited for his combination of size and speed, George Mills had the potential to become an outstanding college football player--but it never happened. football and the tough experiences in the life of a benchwarmer. Mills was a solid player who loved the game, but he had only one shot in nearly five years at making Nebraska's starting team. He found little time or energy left for academics after hours of drills, weight lifting, and team meetings. Now, with complete candor, Mills lays bare the true weight of emphasis in the student-athlete dichotomy. Free from anger or malice, Mills tells of his struggle to come to terms with a sports career of mediocrity. A View from the Bench is an honest reflection of the experiences of so many overlooked players. It will be meaningful to anyone who has watched or played competitive sports.

American Judaism in Popular Culture

Author: Leonard Jay Greenspoon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1881871568
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

The series Studies in Jewish Civilization, based on the annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Harris Center for Judaic Studies, examines Jewish history and culture around the world and throughout history. Volume 17 includes fourteen essays that provide an overview of Jews and Judaism in American popular culture. Relevant discussions of music, film, television, literature, cartoons, sports, and material culture inform our current understanding of the influence that Jewish culture has in modern American society. Taken together, these essays make a strong case that appropriate analysis of popular culture is essential for a proper understanding of something as multifaceted and varied as American Judaism and the American Jewish community. The essays recognize, even if they cannot precisely define, something distinctly “Jewish” and distinctively “American” in each of the individuals and groups featured in this collection.

The Man With Maradona s Shirt

Author: Steve Hodge
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409113164
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Intimate, behind-the-scenes account of the last age of innocence in football, just prior to the Premiership, based on the England midfielder's diaries. This is not a straightforward autobiography, it's a snapshot of a vanished era of football. The 1980s and the early 1990s was the last era of (relative) innocence in football. Steve Hodge played alongside Hoddle, Waddle and Ardiles in the lauded mid-1980s Spurs midfield; he was a dressing-room witness to the vagaries, charm, whims and downright venomous side of Brian Clough; he was at two World Cups, being instrumental in the 'hand of God' episode, and hanging out with the likes of Gazza and Lineker four years later in Italy. He won the last League Championship medal with Leeds, then languished in the reserves with a 'somewhat shy', cultured Frenchman. As the balls would fly over the midfield - Howard Wilkinson being a disciple of route one - Eric Cantona would turn to him and repeatedly ask, 'Hodgey, why are we here?' THE MAN WITH MARADONA'S SHIRT is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the top.