New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The memories we shared : a history of YMCA Camp Ernst

July 17, 2018
McIntyre, Bryan, author.
Burlington, KY : YMCA Camp Ernst, [2018]
33 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Summary supplied by cataloger.
"Celebrating 90 years of summer camping as we know it."
Introduction -- Beginnings -- 1930-1939 -- 1940-1949 -- 1950-1959 -- 1960-1969 -- 1970-1979 -- 1980-1989 -- 1990-1999 -- 2000-2009 -- 2010-2019 -- Directors and Hall of Fame.
The history of YMCA Camp Ernst, an overnight camp located in Burlington, Kentucky that has been in operation since 1928.

Believe it : my journey of success, failure, and overcoming the odds

July 17, 2018
Foles, Nick, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2018]
xvi, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Defining moments -- It's not easy being green -- Chipping away -- Blindsided -- St. Louis Blues -- Into the wilderness -- Chief concern -- Baby steps -- The start of something special -- Thirteen and three -- Home-field advantage -- The waiting game -- Feeling super -- Phinally -- Be still and know -- Don't call me Superman.
When the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans and commentators assumed the Eagles' season was over. Instead, Nick Foles came off the bench and, against all odds, led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in history. How did Nick get it done -- winning MVP honors, silencing the critics, and shocking the world? How did the man who was on the verge of retiring just two seasons earlier stay optimistic and rally the team to an astounding win? How did he stay ready despite numerous trades and discouraging injuries, able to step up in the moment and perform at the top of his game? Believe It offers a behind-the-scenes look at Nick's unlikely path to the Super Bowl, the obstacles that threatened to hold him back, his rediscovery of his love for the game, and the faith that grounded him through it all. Learn from the way Nick handled the trials and tribulations that made him into the man he is today, and discover a path to your own success.

Godspeed : a memoir

July 10, 2018
Legler, Casey, author.
©2018
viii, 162 pages ; 22 cm
"I swim for every chance to get wasted--after every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over it--it seizes and stretches, becoming alive again, and is the only thing that makes sense." At fifteen, Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in the world. She is also an alcoholic, isolated from her family, and incapable of forming lasting connections with those around her. Driven to compete at the highest levels, sent far away from home to train with the best coaches and teams, she finds herself increasingly alone and alienated, living a life of cheap hotels and chlorine-worn skin, anonymous sexual encounters and escalating drug use. Even at what should be a moment of triumph--competing at age sixteen in the 1996 Olympics--she is an outsider looking in, procuring drugs for Olympians she hardly knows, and losing her race after setting a new world record in the qualifying heats. After submitting to years of numbing training in France and the United States, Casey can see no way out of the sinister loneliness that has swelled and festered inside her. Yet wondrously, when it is almost too late, she discovers a small light within herself, and senses a point of calm within the whirlwind of her life. In searing, evocative, visceral prose, Casey gives language to loneliness in this startling story of survival, defiance, and of the embers that still burn when everything else in us goes dark.

Why baseball matters

July 9, 2018
Jacoby, Susan, 1945- author.
©2018
xvi, 200 pages ; 21 cm.
Introduction -- The good and bad old days -- Patience : a tale of two games -- Who goes out to the ballgame and who doesn't -- The long game and impatient minds -- The "National Pastime" and the national culture of distraction -- Conclusion : the Reims Baseball Club : why baseball matters -- Afterword: Susan's suggestions to owners, players, and anyone else who cares.
Baseball, first dubbed the "national pastime" in print in 1856, is the country's most tradition-bound sport. Despite remaining popular and profitable into the twenty-first century, the game is losing young fans, among African Americans and women as well as white men. Furthermore, baseball's greatest charm--a clockless suspension of time--is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital distraction. These paradoxes are explored by the historian and passionate baseball fan Susan Jacoby in a book that is both a love letter to the game and a tough-minded analysis of the current challenges to its special position--in reality and myth--in American culture. The concise but wide-ranging analysis moves from the Civil War--when many soldiers played ball in northern and southern prisoner-of-war camps--to interviews with top baseball officials and young men who prefer playing online "fantasy baseball" to attending real games. Revisiting her youthful days of watching televised baseball in her grandfather's bar, the author links her love of the game with the informal education she received in everything from baseball's history of racial segregation to pitch location. Jacoby argues forcefully that the major challenge to baseball today is a shortened attention span at odds with a long game in which great hitters fail two out of three times. Without sanitizing this basic problem, Why Baseball Matters remind us that the game has retained its grip on our hearts precisely because it has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to reinvent itself in times of immense social change.

A course called Scotland : searching the home of golf for the secret to its game

July 6, 2018
Coyne, Tom, author.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2018.
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm

Adrift : a true story of love, loss, and survival at sea

July 5, 2018
Ashcraft, Tami Oldham, 1960- author.
©2018
233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Reprint, with an updated afterword. Originally published as: Red sky in mourning : a true story of love, loss, and survival at sea. New York : Hyperion, ©2002.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
"Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn't anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It's a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love"--Amazon.com.

Unsinkable : from Russian orphan to Paralympic swimming world champion

June 26, 2018
Long, Jessica Tatiana, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The moment I won my first Gold -- The moment I became a Long -- The moment I learned to walk with prostheses -- The moment I discovered water -- The moment I was surrounded by people like me -- The moment I became a professional athlete -- The moment I won an ESPY -- The moment I failed -- The moment I claimed my independence -- The moment I first spoke to a crowd -- The moment I first modeled -- The moment I fell in love with swimming all over again -- The moment I lost my confidence -- The moment I found peace -- The moment I returned home -- The moment I returned to Russia -- The moment I met my Russian family -- The moment I finally won Gold in Rio -- The moment I accepted me.
The champion Paralympic swimmer, born in Russia with a condition that would result in the amputation of both legs below her knee, presents a photographic memoir of the life-changing moments that helped shape who she is today.

Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world

June 26, 2018
Stanton, Mike, 1957- author.
©2018
xii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue: Two funerals -- The terrific three -- Brawler in the brig -- Rocky Mack -- Suzie Q's Broadway debut -- Timmmberrr! -- A good dream and a hard fall -- The octopus -- Requiem for a heavyweight -- Twelve inches to glory -- The lion and the lamb -- The mongoose and the mob -- America's guest -- The fiftieth fight -- Epilogue: Ghosts -- Appendix: Rocky Marciano's professional ring record.
From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. His record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952. Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, "Suzie Q," against which there was no defense. As the champ, he came to know presidents and movie stars, and the organized crime figures who dominated the sport, much to his growing disgust. He may have zstood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump,y as one sportswriter said, but he also fought his own private demons. In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It's a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Suzie Q, it will knock you off your feet.

The presidents and the pastime : the history of baseball and the White House

June 26, 2018
Smith, Curt, author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
xvi, 469 pages,18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Beginnings: 1700s to Theodore Roosevelt,1901-1909 -- Power of Two: William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson, 1909-1921 -- Triple Play: Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, 1921-1933 -- "The Champ" : Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945 -- The accidental President: Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953 -- "From the Heart of America" : Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961 -- "The First Irish Brahmin" : John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963 -- Larger than life : Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969 -- Nixon's the one : Richard Nixon, 1969-1974 -- "Friendship, a perfect blendship!" : Gerald Ford, 1974-1977 -- From softball to hardball : Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981 -- The gipper : Ronald, Reagan, 1981-1989 -- The baseball lifer : George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993 -- Our man Bill : William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001 -- W. : George W. Bush, 2001-2009 -- The pioneer : Barack Obama, 2009-2017 -- The Donald and the game : Donald Trump, 2017-.
"An historical yet also anecdotal and episodic examination of the unique relationship between the U.S. presidency and America's national pastime"-- Provided by publisher.

Backpacker hidden gems : 100 greatest undiscovered hikes across America

June 25, 2018
Horjus, Maren, author.
©2018
xiii, 322 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
West -- Pacific Northwest -- Southwest -- Mountain West -- Midwest -- Mid-Atlantic -- Southeast -- Northeast.
"Discover Mother Nature's best-kept secret hikes. Nothing against the Bright Angel Trail, the Narrows, the Presidential Traverse, or Half Dome, which are all certainly worthy of their popularity, but hikers don't need another resource pointing them toward those conga lines. It's time we rewrite the backpacker's life list. Enter Backpacker Hidden Gems. For the first time ever, here is a collection of Mother Nature's best-kept secret hikes, chock full of life list-worthy views, campsites, waterfalls, wildlife, and more. This book spills every secret and pulls back the curtain to reveal the top 100 trips across the country, with information on how to reach them, when to go, and what you'll see. With color topographic maps and more than 200 gorgeous photographs to complete the package, this book is the perfect keepsake for hikers looking to expand their horizons." -- From publisher's description.

Tom Yawkey : patriarch of the Boston Red Sox

June 25, 2018
Nowlin, Bill, 1945- author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
531 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A Baseball Santa, Tom Yawkey in 1933 -- Tom Yawkey and Eddie Collins buy the Red Sox -- The first season -- The first offseason -- Tom Yawkey's past -- Yawkey at Yale -- The first full season of the Yawkey era, 1934 -- Settling in as Red Sox owner, 1935-1938 -- The kid makes the big leagues, 1939 -- Before the war, 1940-1941 -- The war years, 1942-1945 -- Postwar and the Pennant, 1946 -- Strong seasons, 1947-1950 -- The Early 1950s -- Doldrums descend, the latter 1950s -- From Ted to Yaz, the first Sox seasons of the 1960s -- The impossible dream -- After the dream -- Another Game Seven -- Tom Yawkey's final campaign -- Jean Yawkey in the late 1970s -- Tom Yawkey remembered and the Jean Yawkey years, 1980-1985 -- The 1986 World Series and the years that followed -- The passing of Jean Yawkey -- The estate, 1994, and beyond -- The Yawkey legacy -- Tom Yawkey and race.
"Few people have influenced a team as much as did Tom Yawkey (1903-76) as owner of the Boston Red Sox. After purchasing the Red Sox for $1.2 million in 1932,Yawkey poured millions into building a better team and making the franchise relevant again. Although the Red Sox never won a World Series under Yawkey's ownership, there were still many highlights. Lefty Grove won his three hundredth game; Jimmie Foxx hit fifty home runs; Ted Williams batted.406 in 1941, and both Williams and Carl Yastrzemski won Triple Crowns. Yawkey was viewed by fans as a genial autocrat who ran his ball club like a hobby more than a businessand who spoiled his players. He was perhaps too trusting, relying on flawed cronies rather than the most competent executives to run his ballclub. One of his more unfortunate legacies was the accusation that he was a racist, since the Red Sox were the last Major League team to integrate, and his inaction in this regard haunted both him and the team for decades. As one of the last great patriarchal owners in baseball, he was the first person elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame who hadn't been a player, manager, or general manager. Bill Nowlintakes a close look at Yawkey's life as a sportsman and as one of the leading philanthropists in New England and South Carolina. He also addresses Yawkey's leadership style and issues of racism during his tenure with the Red Sox."-- Provided by publisher.

The miracle season : the true story that inspired the movie

June 25, 2018
Bresnahan, Kathy, author.
©2018
xvi, 253 pages, 14 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Includes Bonus Movie Section! Q&A with author Kathy Bresnahan and Helen Hunt along with photos from the movie set. The Miracle Season is the story of 17-year-old volleyball player Caroline Found and the inspiration for the motion picture of the same name, starring Academy Award winners Helen Hunt and William Hurt. On August 11, 2011, Caroline Line Found was tragically killed in a moped accident on her way to visit her terminally ill mother, Ellyn. Caroline's death, and that of her mother twelve days later, shocked her Iowa City community and devastated her father, Ernie Found, and siblings, Gregg and Catharine. Faced with an overwhelming grief of their own, the Iowa City West volleyball team and coach, Kathy Bresnahan, attempted to move forward, hoping for some type of normalcy to return to their fractured lives. But how do you move forward playing a game that serves as a constant reminder of your fallen leader?"--Amazon.com

Lefty O'Doul : baseball's forgotten ambassador

June 22, 2018
Snelling, Dennis, 1958- author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
xiv, 355 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Butchertown -- 2. He can be just as great a ballplayer as he cares -- 3. This fellow Frank O'Doul is a sure Frank Merriwell -- 4. He always could play ball, now he gets it earnestly -- 5. I feel as though I am going to have a great year -- 6. The fellow has plenty on the personality ball -- 7. Banzai O'Doul -- 8. Baseball's greatest hitting instructor -- 9. Manager for life -- 10. It is epidemic -- 11. In fact, we are major league -- 12. There are no trick plays, no short cuts -- 13. I'd rather be a bad winner -- 14. The San Francisco Giants -- 15. A big, big, big, big thing -- 16. He was here at a good time -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes : the first solo thru-hike of Ohio's 1,444 mile Buckeye Trail

June 22, 2018
Niekamp, Andy, author.
©2018
196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: The call to adventure -- Chapter 2: The adventure begins -- Chapter 3: First encounters -- Chapter 4: Two worlds out there -- Chapter 5: The good, the bad, the reality -- Chapter 6: Love needs a heart -- Chapter 7: Rain, rain, rain -- Chapter 8: When the going gets touch -- Chapter 9: An inspired commitment to the trail -- Chapter 10: Putting my commitment to the test -- Chapter 11: The journey home -- Epilogue: Beyond the hike -- Hiking the Buckeye Trail: The Buckeye Trail Association.
"When three-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy 'Captain Blue' Niekamp decided to hike the Buckeye Trail, he took on the challenge of his life. On this 88-day adventure, Captain Blue found things he didn't know he had: a Buckeye Trail family who assisted and encouraged him; a home state rich with scenic beauty and history; and the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to travel to Ohio alone and on foot. Readers will enjoy the trail tales of Captain Blue, past and present, and his knack for bringing humor and good-natured reflection to a hiker's experiences in the elements: the cold, snow, wind, rain, heat, and humidity of springtime in Ohio; the physical test of walking for miles every day on a variety of treadways; the unpredictability of nature; the sincere generosity of strangers." --Publisher's description.

Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal

June 18, 2018
Bensinger, Ken, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xv, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents an account of the FIFA corruption scandal that implicated nearly every aspect of international soccer, sharing insights into the roles of key personalities while tracing the efforts of law enforcement officials to expose the truth.

What's wrong with US? : a coach's blunt take on the state of American soccer after a lifetime on the touchline

June 15, 2018
Arena, Bruce, 1951- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xv, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Timed for publication just prior to the 2018 World Cup, which the U.S. did not qualify for, a revealing memoir by a leading American soccer coach shares insights into how the U.S. Men's National Team has prepared to compete in the past.

Ross' official world series souvenir score card : Detroit vs. Cincinnati, National & American League champions 1940.

June 13, 2018
[Cincinnati] : Ross [1940]
1 booklet (4 unnumbered pages) : illustrated ; 29 cm
Players listed : Detroit. 7. Bartell, ss ; 21. McCosky, cf ; 2. Gehringer, 2b ; 5. Greenberg, lf ; 4. York, 1b ; 20. Campbell, rf ; 9. Fox 6. Higgins, 3b; 8. Sullivan, c, 1. Tebbetts, c -- Cincinnati. 18. Werber, 3b ; 11. Frey, 2b ; 24. Goodman, rf ; F. McCorm'k, 1b ; 4. Lombardi, c ; 23. Craft, cf ; 20. M. McCorm'k, lf ; 12. Myers. Contains a grid for nine innings, outs, runs, and bases.
"Price 25 cents"--Cover.

No malice : my life in basketball, or, how a kid from Queensbridge survived the streets, the brawls, and himself to become an NBA champion

June 12, 2018
World Peace, Metta, 1979- author.
©2018
272 pages, 8 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France

June 8, 2018
De Visé, Daniel, author.
©2018
371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Prologue -- The gift -- The wheelmen -- LeMonster -- The pilgrimage -- Le Parisien -- L'Américain -- Le Tour -- Le grand blond -- The deal -- The betrayal -- Twenty minutes -- The comeback -- The battle -- Eight seconds -- The sequel -- The decline -- The Texan -- The feud -- The last breath -- Amends.
In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. In summer 1989, he again won the Tour--arguably the world's most grueling athletic contest--by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds over another French legend, Laurent Fignon. It remains the closest Tour de France in history. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America's greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping--a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.

Running with Lydiard : greatest running coach of all time

May 31, 2018
Lydiard, Arthur, 1917-2004, author.
Aachen, Germany : Meyer & Meyer Sport, 2017.
238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Since the outstanding success of his New Zealand athletes Snell, Halberg and Magee at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Arthur Lydiard's name has been synonymous with the best training methods used by the world's top middle- and long distance runners. His schedules precipitated an athletic revolution, stressing as they did physiological conditioning as a prerequisite to sporting effort, and long-duration even-pace running at a strong speed as the means of achieving this. While instructing runners and coaches in Finland, Mexico, Venezuela, Denmark, Japan, the United States and New Zealand for more than 50 years, Arthur Lydiard always continued to experiment and refine his methods--methods that are still as relevant today as they were over half a century ago. Running with Lydiard contains expanded information on exercise physiology, diet, injury prevention and cure, discussion of Lydiard's methods and revised training schedules"--Back cover.

Souvenir of the Cincinnati base ball club upon the occasion of the dedication of the grand stand, May 16th 1902.

May 29, 2018
Cinti, O. : The Manns Engraving & Printing Co., 1902.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 15 x 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original faded blue paper wrappers with stamped gold lettering. Cover detached.
A souvenir booklet commemorating the dedication of the new grandstand at the Palace of the Fans. Booklet was given to those who attended the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Giants on May 16, 1902. Contains photographs of the grandstand and essays by Chas. W. Murphy of the Cincinnati times-star, Ren Mulford, Jr. of the Cincinnati enquirer, and other sports editors from local newspapers.

Josh Gibson : the power and the darkness

May 25, 2018
Ribowsky, Mark.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: The power and the darkness. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996. With new pref.
Includes index.
The man -- Prelude to professionalism -- Gray and blue -- Home run: Gibson -- The revenge of big red -- Satch and Josh -- Seasons end-to-end -- A player -- Bronzed bambino -- A complex temperament -- A martyr to the cause -- A household word -- Gone south -- Josh versus Satch -- Tomorrow may not come -- Last call -- Legacy.
"It is said that Josh Gibson is the only man ever to have hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium. Some claim he hit as many as seventy-five home runs in a season. All agreed that he was a frightening hitter to face. What Satchel Paige was to pitching in the Negro leagues, Gibson was to hitting: their greatest star, biggest gate attraction, and most important symbol." "Though Gibson is best remembered as "the black Babe Ruth," Ruth became a beloved symbol of the national pastime, while Gibson lived a life veiled in the darkness that came both from the shadow world of the Negro leagues and from within his own tortured soul."--P. [4] of cover.

Sports illustrated football's greatest

May 24, 2018
©2017
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
Introduction. Quest for the best / interviews by Emily Kaplan -- The voting. How we ranked them -- Best quarterbacks. The drive to glory / by Peter King ; A leap into history / by John Elway -- Best running backs. The long hard run / by Steve Rushin -- Best wide receivers. Have 'tude will travel / by Phil Taylor -- Best tight ends. Gronk the mastermind / by Phil Taylor -- Best offensive linemen. Hannah doesn't fiddle around / by Paul Zimmerman -- Best defensive linemen. He just does what he wants / by Roy Blount Jr. ; Thanks, your honor / by Steve Rushin -- Best linebackers. Concrete Charlie / by John Schulian -- Best defensive backs. Look at me now / by Jeffri Chadiha -- Best coaches. Right from the start / by Peter King -- Best games. No one should have lost / by John Underwood -- Best plays. Continuing amazement / by Tim Layden -- Best single-season teams. Nobody's perfect (except us) / by Michael Silver -- Best stadiums. The king of Texas / by Richard Hoffer -- Best franchises. The master builder / by Dan Jenkins -- Best of the rest. Rivalries ; Entertainers ; Special team players ; Intimidators ; Movies ; Regular-seaon plays ; Broadcasters ; Units ; The full results.
Polls experts to determine the top ten NFL quarterbacks, games, rivalries, linebackers, tight ends, coaches, wide receivers, stadiums, and teams.

Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood

May 23, 2018
Thompson, Neal, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, [2018]
xiii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"What makes a good father, and what makes one a failure? Does less-is-more parenting inspire independence and strength, or does it encourage defiance and trouble? Kickflip Boysis the story of a father's struggle to understand his willful skateboarder sons, challengers of authority and convention, to accept his role as a vulnerable "skate dad," and to confront his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future. With searing honesty, Neal Thompson traces his sons' progression through all the stages of skateboarding: splurging on skate shoes and boards, having run-ins with security guards, skipping classes and defying teachers, painting graffiti, drinking and smoking, and more. As the story veers from funny to treacherous and back, from skateparks to the streets, Thompson must confront his complicity and fallibility. He also reflects on his upbringing in rural New Jersey, and his own adventures with skateboards, drugs, danger, and defiance. A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, freedom and failure, Kickflip Boys reveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who don't fit in. Ultimately, it's the survival story of a loving modern American family, of acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go"-- Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia Blazertannica : a suboptimal guide to soccer, America's "sport of the future" since 1972

May 21, 2018
Bennett, Roger, 1970- author.
©2018
208 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
"A humorous A-to-Z look at all things soccer from 'Men in Blazers' sports personalities Roger Bennett and Michael Davies"-- Provided by publisher.

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