New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beyond Broadway Joe : the Super Bowl team that changed football

September 19, 2018
Lederer, Bob, author.
xix, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Foreword / by Matt Snell (for the offensive squad) -- Foreword / by Gerry Philbin (for the defensive squad) -- 1968 World Champion New York Jets roster -- Before there was a Super Bowl -- The five-year plan -- Winning the AFL Championship game -- Reactions to Joe's "guarantee" -- Super Bowl III: Jets 16, Colts 7 -- Profiles of the 1968-69 Super Bowl Jets -- David A. "Sonny" Werblin: principal owner -- Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank: general manager and coach -- Joe Namath: quarterback #12 -- "O" line: protected Namath at all costs -- Receivers" Sunshine, the Fast Ray Berry, Bake, and Big Boy -- Running backs: power, speed, and a lot of blocking -- The kickers: "King of the 43-yard punt," Tank, and "Goldfinger" -- Defensive line: dominating agility, quickness, and smarts -- Linebackers: three different styles came together -- Defensive secondary: it thrived with free agents & former QBs -- Special teams: underappreciated suicide squadders -- Assistant coaches: they turned collegians into all-pros -- How Super Bowl III changed everything -- Super Bowl III play-by play.
"On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Jets' historic achievement, a nostalgic, inside look from the men who composed the team behind Joe Namath's Super Bowl III win, filled with exclusive insights and stories from the surviving players, coaches, and management of that championship team whose victory changed the landscape of American football"-- Publisher's description.

Pitino : my story

September 14, 2018
Pitino, Rick, author.
xix, 257 pages ; 24 cm
"On September 26, 2017, the biggest recruiting scandal in college basketball history sent shock waves through the world of sports. Caught up in a massive FBI and NCAA investigation -and the intense media spotlight- was Rick Pitino, the Louisville Cardinals' Hall of Fame coach. Here, from Pitino himself, comes the real story of the ongoing case and the hard truth about how college hoops has been pushed to the brink of disaster by greed, bad actors, and shoe company money. Rick Pitino has spent a lifetime in basketball. He is the recruiting and coaching maestro behind Final Four appearances with three different teams, and National Championships at two of them. He worked the early days of the legendary Five-Star camp and scouted players without the influence of agents, runners, or shoe companies. And he has run today's recruiting gauntlet of sports apparel marketing, corrupted assistant coaches, unethical youth coaches, and powerful organizations hellbent against him. Rick Pitino has seen it all, dealt with it all, and now tells it all while offering his take on what needs to be done to save the game he loves. Pitino is the story of an epic coaching career and the evolution of NCAA basketball to the multi-billion-dollar enterprise it is today. It is also a master's course on the arts of coaching and recruiting. And in the telling, the one and only Rick Pitino lays all his cards on the table in addressing scandals of his past and the current headline-grabbing investigation that led a packed Board of Directors at Louisville to derail his career."

Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL

September 13, 2018
Pearlman, Jeff, author.
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue -- 1. Origins -- 2. Albert C. Lynch -- 3. Herschel -- 4. Seasonal -- 5. Weathering a storm -- 6. Title dreams -- 7. Craziness -- 8. The saviors -- 9. Wild fields -- 10. Gerbils and snowballs -- 11. Falling -- 12. Movement -- 13. Wobbling -- 14. Blank guns -- 15. Franchises -- 16. Cancer -- 17. Legal eagles -- 18. Suspended -- 19. Reunion.
"The United States Football League--known fondly to millions of sports fans as the USFL--was the last football league to challenge the NFL while causing its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, from 1983 to 1985, secured multiple television deals, drew millions of fans, and launched the careers of legends. But then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner, a New York businessman named Donald J. Trump. The league featured as many as eighteen teams and included such superstars as Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie, and Mike Rozier. In Football for a Buck, dogged reporter and biographer Jeff Pearlman draws on more than four hundred interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities ever to have captivated America. From excess drug use to airplane brawls and player-coach punch-outs, to backroom business deals, to some of the most enthralling and revolutionary football ever seen, Pearlman transports readers back in time to this crazy, boozy, audacious, and unforgettable era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost on the backs of professional athletes, and how, even thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler" -- From publisher's description.

Gridiron genius : a master class in winning championships and building dynasties in the NFL

September 12, 2018
Lombardi, Michael, 1959- author.
xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success?"-- Provided by publisher.

It's great to be a fan in Ohio

September 12, 2018
Kortemeier, Todd, 1986- author.
Lake Elmo, MN : Focus Readers, [2019]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Each state is unique, and so are the sports within them. Learn about the culture, history, economics, and geography of a state through its sports teams. This series blends sports and social studies to offer a fresh take on each topic."--Publisher's description.

Cincinnati's Crosley Field : a gem in the Queen City

September 7, 2018
306 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"April 11, 1912, marked a new era in the history of the Cincinnati Reds. On that day the team inaugurated the season by playing its first game at Redland Field, which was renamed Crosley Field in 1934 in honor of the team's owner, Powel Crosley. The new steel and concrete ballpark was located at the site of its predecessor, the outdated wooden Palace of the Fans at the intersection of Findlay Street and Western Avenue. For almost six decades, Crosley Field beckoned like a shining gem surrounded by warehouses and industrial complexes in the Queensgate neighborhood of the Queen City. The Reds closed the book on Crosley Field on June 24, 1970, and moved into Riverfront Stadium, a modern all-purpose sports venue that held almost twice as many spectators. This book evokes memories of Crosley Field through detailed summaries of more than 85 historic and monumental games played there, and 10 insightful feature essays about the history of the ballpark"--Provided by publisher.

Tigerbelle : the Wyomia Tyus story

August 31, 2018
Tyus, Wyomia, author.
288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Suster: walking the farm -- "You just ran yourself into some shoes..." -- "Now run yourself into a Tigerbelle shirt!" -- First gold, new growth: the 1964 Olympics -- College as usual -- Spiders and fires and bombs -- B2B100m -- After the deluge -- Another life to live -- Making a way -- Getting out of the blocks (like everybody else) -- Mr. Temple's legacy -- Black women in sports: then and now -- Black lives have always mattered.
"In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat that would not be repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. Tigerbelle chronicles Tyus's journey from her childhood as the daughter of a tenant dairy farmer through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes. The Hidden Figures of sport, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an hostile world. Tyus's exciting and uplifting story offers inspiration to readers from all walks of life."--Back cover.

Big game : the NFL in dangerous times

August 31, 2018
Leibovich, Mark, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
xxiv, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Like millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned into pro football than he'd care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is, until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly efficient and polarizing sports dynasty of the modern NFL, and its fans the most irritating in all of Pigskin America. Leibovich kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering that other playground for rich and overgrown children, American politics. Still, every now and then Leibovich would reach out to Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile. He figured that the chances of Brady agreeing were a Hail Mary at best, but Brady returned Mark's call in summer 2014 and kept on returning his calls through epic Patriots Super Bowl victory and defeat, and a scandal involving Brady--Deflategate--whose grip on sports media was as profound as its true significance was ridiculous. So began a four-year odyssey that took Mark Leibovich deeper inside the NFL than anyone has gone before. From the owners' meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, he takes in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to the cordially despised NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell. Ultimately, BIG GAME is a chronicle of "peak football"--the high point of the sport's economic success and cultural dominance, but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth, but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for "not for long," but as the true impact of concussions becomes inescapable background noise, it's increasingly difficult to enjoy the simple glory of football without the buzz-kill of its obvious consequences. And that was before Donald Trump. In 2016, Mark's day job caught up with him, and the NFL slammed headlong into America's culture wars. BIG GAME is a journey through an epic storm. Through it all, Leibovich always keeps one eye on Tom Brady and his beloved Patriots, through to the 2018 Super Bowl. Pro football, this hilarious and enthralling book proves, may not be the sport America needs, but it is most definitely the sport we deserve." -- From

Are some sports too dangerous for kids?

August 30, 2018
Rogers, Amy B., editor.
New York : KidHaven Publishing, 2019.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Helping or hurting? -- The dangers of concussions -- Concussions and collision sports -- Staying safe -- Contact causes injury -- What's the risk? -- Lifelong problems -- A different kind of danger -- What's best for kids?

Carey Price : how a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender

August 21, 2018
Rondina, Catherine, author.
Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, ©2018.
150 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.
Provides information on the life and career of hockey player Carey Price.

Baseball cop : the dark side of America's national pastime

August 21, 2018
Dominguez, Eddie, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Describes the corruption, including drug use, theft, and human trafficking, witnessed by the author during his nine years working in security for the Boston Red Sox and his six years working for Major League Baseball to clean up the sport.

Fearless : how an underdog becomes a champion

August 21, 2018
Pederson, Doug, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
xi, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"How does an underdog become a champion? One of the most innovative, gutsy, and dynamic head coaches in the NFL reveals the strategies behind building the Eagles team that shocked the world by winning the Super Bowl." --

Hike it baby : 100 awesome outdoor adventures with babies and toddlers

August 21, 2018
Hodges, Shanti, author.
372 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Alabama -- Alaska -- Arkansas -- Arizona -- California -- Colorado -- Connecticut -- Delaware -- Florida -- Georgia -- Hawaii -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Kentucky -- Maine -- Massachusetts -- Maryland -- Michigan -- Minnesota -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Jersey -- New Mexico -- New York -- North Carolina -- North Dakota -- Ohio -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- Pennsylvania -- South Carolina -- South Dakota -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Utah -- Vermont -- Virginia -- Washington -- West Virginia -- Wisconsin -- Wyoming.
"New parents and parents of toddlers face unique challenges when it comes to planning family trips in the outdoors. A "family friendly" trail is often a misleading term and doesn't take into consideration very young children (under the age of 5), whose safety and comfort requires a little extra effort--a deceptively steep trek or the lack of adequate parking lot facilities can mean the difference between a fun afternoon and a stressful, or even a risky situation. And given the unpredictable nature of babies and toddlers, many parents put their adventure dreams on the back burner, missing out on years of meaningful experiences as a family. Hike it Baby presents the 100 best outdoor adventures that you can take with babies and toddlers (really!) along with everything you need to know about traveling and exploring the natural world as a new family. Sourced from real families using Hike it Baby's trail-tested system that rates safety, support, and small child accessibility, this book offers 100 trips of a lifetime that keep first-time moms and dads happily in their comfort zone, yet feeling like hardcore adventurers! Whether you've always wanted to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, meet giant Sequoias, or bike around the rim of Crater Lake with your little one, this book shows you how to plan a truly memorable journey together"-- Provided by publisher.

Philly special : the inside story of how the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl championship

August 21, 2018
Paolantonio, Sal, 1956- author.
xv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Welcome to Wentzylvania. The Wentz Wagon hits the road ; Exposing Big Red ; Malcolm in the middle ; The Wentz Wagon in La-La Land ; Carson's team -- Part II: The making of an MVP. Believing in Big V ; Next man up ; Catching the Jay train ; Lurie's lament -- Part III: The fate of the season. Desperate in Dallas ; Survive and advance ; Sloppy in Seattle ; "We all we got, we all we need" -- Part IV: The soul of the city. From Wentz he came, in Foles we trust ; Hoping St. Nick would soon be there ; "Just go be Nick" ; The city of brotherly shove ; The team from the land of 10,000 lakes visits the city with 10,000 losses -- Part V: "Nobody likes us and we don't care." "We got this" ; In the Nick of time ; Philly special ; The road to victory goes through Tom Brady.
Sal Paolantonio of ESPN takes readers inside the improbable 2017 championship season of the Philadelphia Eagles--from training camp to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. This is the inside story you will get nowhere else--from the team's storybook start to the nail-biting victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, featuring the "Philly Special," perhaps the most memorable play in Super Bowl history. Through exclusive interviews, readers will learn how the Eagles overcame Carson Wentz's season-ending injury, how the team defied the odds and the critics and how they beat the greatest dynasty in modern pro football. With exclusive inside access, Paolantonio reveals a rare look into the dynamic between head coach Doug Pederson, back-up quarterback and eventual Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, and the many individuals who stepped up and answered the call at the right times.

Arthur Ashe : a life

August 17, 2018
Arsenault, Raymond.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xii, 767 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Under the Dominion -- Playing in the shadows -- Dr. J and the Lynchburg boys -- The only raisin in a rice pudding -- The gateway -- The golden land -- Traveling man -- From Dixie to Down Under -- Advantage Ashe -- Openings -- Mr. Cool -- Racket man -- Doubling down -- Risky business -- South Africa -- Pros and cons -- Wimbledon 1975 -- King Arthur -- Affairs of the heart -- Coming back -- Off the court -- Captain Ashe -- Blood lines -- Hard road to glory -- Days of grace -- Final set -- Epilogue: Shadow's end.

Astroball : the new way to win it all

August 15, 2018
Reiter, Ben, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, 2018.
xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The judge -- Gut feels --The nerd cave -- Graceful beast -- Growth mindset -- Peyton Manning on a surfboard -- Summer of setbacks -- : In search of Carlos Beltrán -- Two seconds to spare -- The series.
"When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article's author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn't even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter's claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the critics were proved improbably, astonishingly wrong. How had Reiter predicted it so accurately? And, more important, how had the Astros pulled off the impossible?" --Jacket.

Tropic of football : the long and perilous journey of Samoans to the NFL

July 31, 2018
Ruck, Rob, 1950- author.
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
God's sweetest work -- The war and America come to Samoa -- Hawaiʻi : the North shore -- Al Lolotai, Charlie Ane, and Bob Apisa -- American Samoa in the 1960s -- Jesse Sapolu, Dick Tomey, and Faʻa Samoa -- Faʻa Kalifonia : Oceanside, California -- Kalifonia dreaming -- Back in Hawaiʻi : where football still matters -- David and Goliath -- The Samoan paradox.

In the name of the father : family, football, and the Manning dynasty

July 27, 2018
Ribowsky, Mark, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xx, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction: Family matters -- Prologue: Manning Inc. -- "They ain't stoppin' in Drew" -- Mr. Drew -- "Ain't yielding to nobody" -- "I think Buddy's dead" -- "He has made people forget James Meredith" -- Mudbuggers -- "Strangled by the trauma" -- Good Lord I feel like I'm dying -- "A doggone good trip" -- "We're not average. We're Coop and Peyt" -- Everything's coming up orange -- Just right -- "I'll win for you" -- "A golden staircase from heaven" -- "An ambivalent relationship with his image" -- Eli's coming -- Mister Inhuman -- "Peyton, finally" -- Anything you can do -- "The power of Peyton" -- One down, one up -- Miracle, redux -- Goodbye, hello -- "He throws ducks" -- "Gonna drink a whole lotta beer" -- Last Manning standing.

12 : the inside story of Tom Brady's fight for redemption

July 26, 2018
Sherman, Casey, 1969- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
viii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
The behind-the-scenes account of how the most sensational scandal in NFL history culminated in the greatest comeback in sports history.

Sky runner : finding strength, happiness, and balance in your running

July 26, 2018
Forsberg, Emelie, author.
Bend, OR : Blue Star Press, 2018.
178 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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.
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.
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


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