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Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
4.3 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says former New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built.
Provocative and controversial, Rhoden's Forty Million Dollar Slaves weaves a
And the Fans Roared: The Sports Broadcasts That Kept Us on the Edge of Our Seats (Book + 2 Audio CDs)
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ean: 9781570715822, isbn: 1570715823,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!Heroes Triumphed.Announcers Went Wild.And The Fans Roared.Feel The Thunder Again.Featuring the riveting stories that bring you back to the moment, acclaimed sports photographs and two audio CDs narrated by award-winning sports journalist Bob Costas, And The Fans Roared delivers more than forty of the most spine-tingling sports moments ever broadcast.Joe Garner's bestselling book And The Crowd Goes Wild left sports fans clamoring for more of the thrilling
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
4.0 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
''Professional football players do not sustain frequent repetitive blows to the brain on a regular basis.''
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America's most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of
Hate Mail from Cheerleaders: And Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly
ean: 9781400105557, isbn: 1400105552,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
Each week, when Sports Illustrated's 21 million readers open up their magazine, many turn right to the last page because that's where to find SI's most popular feature: the Life of Reilly column written by bestselling author Rick Reilly. A twenty-one-year veteran of the magazine and ten-time Sportswriter of the Year, Reilly took over SI's back page in 1998, and his column immediately attracted a devoted audience who helped make his 1990 book, The Life of Reilly, a New York Times bestseller.
Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders
4.0 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
A book that explores the enduring legends of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, Badasses is the definitive biography of arguably the last team to play old-fashioned tough-guy football. Peter Richmond, co-author of the New York Times best seller The Glory Game, offers a fascinating look at the 1970s Oakland Raiders, led by colorful greats from another era: Ken Stabler, Willie Brown, Gene Upshaw, Jim Otto, Art Shell, head coach John Madden, and owner Al Davis. In the
The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball
4.6 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports.
At a lavish annual event in late August 2017, the University of Louisville athletic director, who made more than five million dollars in compensation in 2016, announced an extension of his school's sponsorship deal with Adidas: $160 million for another 10 years. The invitees
Changing the Game: The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids
4.8 out of 5 stars with 146 reviews
The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John O'Sullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on
Flashing Before My Eyes: 50 Years of Headlines, Deadlines and Punchlines
sku: 711034651-0788799126, ean: 9780788799129, isbn: 0788799126,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
Muhammad Ali stretched out on a brown couch, a towel across his waist, while an air conditioner fired cool air across his body. It was a scorching Manila morning, and in thirty minutes Ali would go to war with Joe Frazier for the third and final time. Ali yawned and stared at the ceiling of his dressing room. ''Just another day's work,'' he said. ''Just gotta go beat on another man.'' The reporter did what a reporter is supposed to do. He listened and wrote down Ali's words.And so began just
How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.7 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
From best-selling author Bob Rotella, America's preeminent sports psychologist, a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life - not just sports - from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety.
Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he's distilled his decades of in-depth research and
Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.7 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country - and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life.
Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly 3,000 residents, has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past 30 years - and three times that athlete has returned with a medal.
How does Norwich do it? To answer this question, New York Times
America's Victory: The Heroic Story of a Team of Ordinary Americans--And How They Won the Greatest Yacht Race Ever
sku: ZP3211, ean: 9780786188925, isbn: 0786188928,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
Set against the backdrop of the first world's fair in London, America's Victory takes listeners into a world rich in adventure and history in an unforgettable story of skill, daring, and honor at the heart of our national identity. In 1850, a brilliant young boat designer and an unlikely team of humble, hard working men faced the might and arrogance of the British empire in a yacht race for The Great Exhibition in England. Revolutionary in design and strikingly beautiful, the schooner America