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Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
This book is made up of 33 chapters. Each chapter is a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial (example: what's the most important NBA championship?) and some of them are secretly crucial (example: was Kobe Bryant a dork?).But all of them are approached in ways that (I hope you think) are smart and fun and nuanced. Also, you should know ahead of time that some of the pieces go a bit sideways sometimes, like the chapter that ends up just being the script of an action movie, or the other chapter that's actually just a bunch of lists and nothing else. Basketball is fun. - Shea
The Swoly Bible: The Bro Science Way of Life
From the muscle god who launched the YouTube channel Bro Science Life comes the only book that will teach you everything you need to know about getting swole. For years, bros, meatheads, and gym rats around the world have posed pressing questions: What can you bench? Can I skip leg day? What goes in this protein shake? And importantly--do you even lift, bro? At long last, answers to these questions and more can be found in one handy volume--THE SWOLY BIBLE, written by the Internet's favorite gym expert/literary genius, Dom Mazzetti. In it, Mazzetti lays out the truth about how to make gains in the gym and in your life, including: - How to Get Hyped for a Lift - The True Meaning of Meal Prep - How to Eat Chicken Without Wanting to Kill Yourself - The Best Tips for Taking a Post-Workout Selfie - How to Get Your Girlfriend to Start Lifting - Why Crossfitters Are the Worst - And much more Written in Dom's signature comedic voice, with illustrations throughout, The Swoly Bible is the perfect gift for anyone in your #fitfam.
Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback
George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"
The essential guide to world soccer - the history, the players, the fan culture - from the phenomenally popular duo from NBC Sports.
The Fundies: The Essential Hockey Guide from On the Bench
GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLERPutting the old-school grease back in hockey, in the first ever written eppie!Do you have trouble sniping top corns or landing a big conny? Keep missing the net in praccy or losing all your tillys? Well boys, you might need the fundies. Canadian beauties Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown are natural athletes, and are here to show you how to be a weapon on the ice. All the big-leaguers (like Connor McDavid and Drew Doughty, not a big deal) come to Olly and Jacob for help on hockey fundamentals (the fundies); now you can get the insider tips and tricks to become a legend yourself.   With their crucie knowledge of what makes hockey the best game in the world and all the greatest chirps, there is no other book like The Fundies. This guide to dominating the sport covers everything: history, skills development, throwing folded fives, training and choosing equipment, coaching, and all the ways to get respect on and off the ice. The boys will grease you through all you need to know and, if you stay focused, you’ll learn the essential skills necessary to dominate in the game. Throw on a bucket: you’re about to be hit with some grade A knowledge. From blocking biscuits and tickling twine to the perfect post-goal celly to impress the scouties, The Fundies is here to teach you how hockey is supposed to be played.
Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History
From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way.No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question.Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of...What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics?What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King?What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster?What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.
How to Lose a Marathon
Cohen, Joel H.
A writer and producer for The Simpsons presents a humorous, illustrated guide for any and every wannabe marathoner. This book deals with all facets of running: chafing, the best times to run, the myth of the "runner's high," the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line," and the torture of the pre-marathon expo. Through it all, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience.
Out of My League: The Classic Account of an Amateur's Ordeal in Professional Baseball
The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, OUT OF MY LEAGUE chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star? Plimpton's inspired idea--to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues--begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. This honest and hilarious tale features Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford, Ralph Houk, and other baseball greats.
Balls on the Lawn
Hays, Brooks Butler
The serious leisure aficionado knows that it doesn't take much to transform a ho-hum afternoon into a truly memorable one - just a few balls, some mallets, maybe a horseshoe or two. The transformative nature of lawn sports takes center stage in Balls on the Lawn , an ode to classic outdoor activities, from the common (bocce) to the obscure (Kan-Jam). Including the history and complete rules of 10 iconic games, plus appropriate accompanying cocktails (serious leisure requires serious sustenance), Balls on the Lawn will revolutionize Saturday afternoons through the long-held traditions, robust competition, and abundant camaraderie of lawn sports.
Big Book of Sports Quotes
What do you get when you put the world's best hockey players, baseball players, basketball stars, football players and golfers along with their coaches and bosses together in one book? A cornucopia of funny and witty observations that fans will love. Big Book of Sports Quotes is a celebration of the wit and wisdom of big-league sports, where eccentric characters are cherished in a wild world of media hype. Some selections are current and relate to today's headlines, while many others are from famous athletes of the past. Every sports fan, whether they're an aspiring athlete or an armchair wannabe, will be entertained, no matter what their favorite sport is. There are 1,000 amusing quotations and 100 matching photographs of great stars from each sport. From inspiration and insights to insults and inanities, The Big Book of Sports Quotes will have readers laughing and groaning.
Running: Cheaper Than Therapy
Running: Cheaper Than Therapy is a celebration of the pastime that always makes you feel better. Covering every aspect of running life from jogging etiquette and the things we both love/hate about it, through to the weirdest and most wonderful marathons around the world. also included are the funniest spectator signs ever, cool advice that could improve your PB and brilliantly insightful running philosophies.
Yacht Were You Thinking? An A-Z of Boat Names Good and Bad
Naming a boat is never easy. Many skippers fear that someone else might have nabbed their brilliantly original name first - or ruined it forever by reducing its reputation to snicker-worthy derision. Some skippers are desperate enough to consult the sort of people who think Booty McBoatface would be a good choice.Featuring hundreds of names both common and uncommon, from the eminently inspired to the woefully unfunny, Yacht Were You Thinking? explores the history behind the more famous names and the bizarre stories behind the stranger ones.It also answers one of the most important questions new skippers are bound to worry about: what might this name say about me?
Basketball (And Other Things) A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
This book is made up of thirty-three chapters. Each chapter is a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial and some of them are secretly crucial. But all of them are approached in ways that are smart and fun and nuanced.
Shooting From the Lip: Hockey's Best Quotes and Quips
Shooting from the Lip is full of the off-the-cuff comments that keep millions of fans watching games and avidly reading the sports pages. These wise, sarcastic and hilarious quotes are fresh, frank and all about hockey.
What a Load of Balls: Over 200 Ball Sports Facts
Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts—the must-have miscellany for any sports fan.Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing, and engaging facts about some of the world’s most popular ball sports, discover fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history, and plenty more. All the major ball sports are covered and you can find out why the number of dimples on a golf ball can make you a better player, what the fastest recorded serve is in a tennis match, and who is the world’s highest-earning ball player. All this makes this miscellany a must-have for any sports fan.
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