Quarterback Draw

Quarterback Draw Author Jaci Burton
ISBN-10 9781101595725
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the latest Play-by-Play novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Straddling the Line, a sexy quarterback is finally playing for keeps... Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star—flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling. Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz and camera flashes, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn’t have time for fun—much less a boyfriend—but Grant seems determined to be the exception to Katrina’s rule. Their explosive chemistry is undeniable, but Katrina’s afraid to let go and rely on anyone but herself. Grant intends to ease her fears and prove he’s a man of style and substance—a man she can count on. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Quarterback Draw Play By Play

Quarterback Draw  Play By Play Author Jaci Burton
ISBN-10 9781472215581
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Quarterback Draw is the ninth sizzling Play-By-Play novel from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis. This time he's playing for keeps... Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart, until he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model. Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn't have time for fun - much less a boyfriend. Their explosive chemistry is undeniable, but Katrina's afraid to rely on anyone but herself. Except Grant intends prove he's a man of style and substance - a man she can count on. Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

Cover up Mystery at the Super Bowl The Sports Beat 3

Cover up  Mystery at the Super Bowl  The Sports Beat  3 Author John Feinstein
ISBN-10 0375890718
Year 2007-11-13
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
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New York Times bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein tackles doping in the NFL in this exciting football mystery. The Super Bowl. America’s biggest sports spectacle. Over 95 million fans will be watching, but teen sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol know that what they’ll be watching is a lie. They know that the entire offensive line of the California Dreams have failed their doping tests. They know the owner is trying to cover up the results. The only thing they don’t know is how to prove it. John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel. From the Hardcover edition.

Troy Aikman Quick draw Quarterback

Troy Aikman  Quick draw Quarterback Author Joel Dippold
ISBN-10 0822596636
Year 1994
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher First Avenue Editions
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Profiles the NFL's top-rated quarterback, discussing his college football experiences, Super Bowl wins, career with the Dallas Cowboys, and his activities off the field, including commercial endorsements and his country and western band

Paralyzed

Paralyzed Author Jeff Rud
ISBN-10 9781554696888
Year 2008-11-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Orca Book Publishers
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Reggie Scott has always prided himself on being a hard-hitting middle linebacker. But after he is involved in a play on which an opposing player is seriously injured, things change. Football doesn’t seem to matter so much when another boy is lying on the field, unable to move. When Reggie is accused of being a “dirty” player, he is forced to confront his guilt and decide if he can continue to play football.

100 Things Longhorns Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Longhorns Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die Author Jenna Hays McEachern
ISBN-10 9781623689919
Year 2014-09-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books
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With trivia boxes, pep talks, records, and Longhorn lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Texas fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Longhorns covers the team's first live mascot, the season they broke the NCAA record for points scored, and the player that caught every single touchdown pass thrown in the 1972 season. Now updated through the 2013 season, McEachern has provided additional chapters bringing the book up through the retirement of Mack Brown and the hiring of Charlie Strong, as well as the 2009 perfect regular season and trip to the BCS title game.

The War on Football

The War on Football Author Daniel J Flynn
ISBN-10 9781621571827
Year 2013-08-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Regnery Publishing
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We’ve all been hearing rumors about sacking America’s beloved game of football—and it’s time someone spoke out against the witch hunt. In The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, Dan Flynn debunks the haters and tells us why America needs football.

Lombardi and Landry

Lombardi and Landry Author Ernie Palladino
ISBN-10 9781628730944
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry could not have had two more divergent personalities. Yet, while working for the New York Giants in the mid-1950s under head coach Jim Lee Howell, the pair formed what still stands as the greatest set of coordinators on one team. Given their personalities, one might have likened Howell’s job to that of Dwight Eisenhower’s as the general struggled to control the egos and politics of his allied subordinates during WWII. But for some reason, Lombardi and Landry worked almost seamlessly, leading the Giants to the top of the NFL. In the five seasons the two men coached together between 1956 and 1959, the Giants appeared in three championship games, winning the NFL title in ‘56. Both coaches would go on to NFL stardom, Lombardi with the Green Bay Packers and Landry with the Dallas Cowboys. But it was during their years as Giants coordinators that they developed the coaching philosophies they would employ later in their careers. For Lombardi, it was the reliance on the running game that started with Frank Gifford and would continue in the “Packers Sweep” days of Paul Hornung. For Landry, it was his own invention of the 4-3 defense that led to the “Flex” defense of his Super Bowl winners in Dallas. How they developed their ideas, and how they were allowed to implement them, was a testament not only to their genius, but Howell’s willingness to let them handle the strategic matters while he looked after the big picture. In Lombardi and Landry, veteran sportswriter Ernie Palladino takes an in-depth look at these two legends’ formative years in New York, offering up a vivid, revealing portrait of two brilliant coaches just coming into an understanding of their formidable powers.

Twelve Mighty Orphans

Twelve Mighty Orphans Author Jim Dent
ISBN-10 9781429919340
Year 2007-09-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Jim Dent, author of the New York Times bestselling The Junction Boys, returns with his most powerful story of human courage and determination. More than a century ago, a school was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of housing and educating the orphans of Texas Freemasons. It was a humble project that for years existed quietly on a hillside east of town. Life at the Masonic Home was about to change, though, with the arrival of a lean, bespectacled coach by the name of Rusty Russell. Here was a man who could bring rain in the midst of a drought. Here was a man who, in virtually no time at all, brought the orphans' story into the homes of millions of Americans. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was nothing bigger in Texas high school football than the Masonic Home Mighty Mites—a group of orphans bound together by hardship and death. These youngsters, in spite of being outweighed by at least thirty pounds per man, were the toughest football team around. They began with nothing—not even a football—yet in a few years were playing for the state championship on the highest level of Texas football. This is a winning tribute to a courageous band of underdogs from a time when America desperately needed fresh hope and big dreams. The Mighty Mites remain a notable moment in the long history of American sports. Just as significant is the depth of the inspirational message. This is a profound lesson in fighting back and clinging to faith. The real winners in Texas high school football were not the kids from the biggest schools, or the ones wearing the most expensive uniforms. They were the scrawny kids from a tiny orphanage who wore scarred helmets and faded jerseys that did not match, kids coached by a devoted man who lived on peanuts and drove them around in a smoke-belching old truck. In writing a story of unforgettable characters and great football, Jim Dent has come forward to reclaim his place as one of the top sports authors in America today. A remarkable and inspirational story of an orphanage and the man who created one of the greatest football teams Texas has ever known . . . this is their story—the original Friday Night Lights. "This just might be the best sports book ever written. Jim Dent has crafted a story that will go down as one of the most artistic, one of the most unforgettable, and one of the most inspirational ever. Twelve Mighty Orphans will challenge Hoosiers as the feel-good sports story of our lifetime. Naturally, being from Texas, I am biased. Hooray for the Mighty Mites.'' —Verne Lundquist, CBS Sports "Coach Rusty Russell and the Mighty Mites will steal your heart as they overcome every obstacle imaginable to become a respected football team. Take an orphanage, the Depression, and mix it with Texas high school football, and Jim Dent has authored another winner, this one about the ultimate underdog.'' —Brent Musburger, ABC Sports/ESPN "No state has a roll call of legendary high school football stories like we do in Texas, and, admittedly, some of those stories have been ‘expanded' over the years when it comes to the truth. But let Jim Dent tell you about the Mighty Mites of Masonic Home, the pride of Fort Worth in the dark days of the Depression. Read this book. You will think it's fiction. You will think it's a Hollywood script. But Twelve Mighty Orphans is the truth, and nothing but. It is powerful stuff. Some eighty years later, the Mighty Mites' story remains so sacred, not even a Texan would dare tamper with these facts. And Jim Dent tells it like it was." — Randy Galloway, columnist, Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Cody s Varsity Rush

Cody s Varsity Rush Author Todd Hafer
ISBN-10 9780310861416
Year 2010-02-23
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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When a series of injuries and suspensions threaten to shut down the varsity defense, no one's more shocked than Cody when he gets the call. With his faith taking hits from a teacher, his father preoccupied with romance, and a dangerous foe back in town, Cody wonders if staying the course has its rewards.

Tales from Michigan Stadium

Tales from Michigan Stadium Author Jim Brandstatter
ISBN-10 1596700157
Year 2005-08-01
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher Sports Publishing LLC
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Here's a book that takes readers behind the scenes for some of the greatest moments in University of Michigan football history. From "Kip" Taylor, who scored the first touchdown at Michigan Stadium in the late 1920s, to Lloyd Carr, the Wolverines? current head coach, Michigan fans will be offered details of the stories they?ve heard about for years...and some that they have never heard. Players who knew Yost, Oosterbaan, Crisler, Elliott, and Schembechler tell their stories in Tales from Michigan Stadium about practice, famous plays, and games from one of the most tradition-rich football programs in collegiate history.

Monster of the Midway

Monster of the Midway Author Jim Dent
ISBN-10 9781466853102
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Jim Dent's Monster of the Midway is the story of football's fiercest competitor, the legendary Bronko Nagurski. From his discovery in the middle of a Minnesota field to his 1943 comeback season at Wrigley, from the University of Minnesota to the Hall of Fame, Bronko Nagurksi's life is a story of grit, hard work, passion, and, above all, an unstoppable drive to win. Monster of the Midway recounts Nagurski's unparalleled triumphs during the 1930s and '40s, when the Chicago Bears were the kings of professional football. From 1930, the Bronk's first year, through 1943, his last, the Bears won five NFL titles and played in four other NFL Championship Games. Focusing on Nagurski's 1943 comeback season, and how he miraculously led the Bears to their fourth NFL championship against the backdrop of World War II era Chicago, Jim Dent uncovers the riveting drama of Nagurski's playing days. His efforts were the stuff of legend, and his success in 1943 accomplished in spite of a battered frame, worn-out knees, multiple cracked ribs, and a broken bone in his lower back. While chronicling the drama of the '43 championship chase, Dent also tells of both the Bears' colorful early years and Bronko's improbable rise to fame from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. Woven into the narrative are the sights and smells and sounds of one of the most romantic, flavorful eras of the twentieth century. And laced through it all are stories of legend: Bronko rubbing shoulders with colorful characters like George Halas, Red Grange, Sid Luckman, and Sammy Baugh; Bronko running into (and breaking) the brick wall at Wrigley Field; Bronko winning All-American spots for two positions; Bronko knocking scores of opponents unconscious; and Bronko reaching the heights of football glory and, with rare grace, turning his back on the game after winning his last championship. Rich in unforgettable stories and scenes, this is Jim Dent's account of Bronko Nagurski-arguably the greatest football player who ever lived-and his teammates, the roughest, toughest, rowdiest group of players ever to don leather helmets, and the original Monsters of the Midway.

Gut Check The Glory Days of Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins 1981 1992

Gut Check  The Glory Days of Joe Gibbs  Washington Redskins 1981 1992 Author Rich Tandler
ISBN-10 9780972384513
Year 2004-02
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Game by Game Sports Media
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It was a bolt out of the blue. The Redskins were looking for a coach to replace the disappointing Steve Spurrier. It appeared that the choice was going to come down to one of three coaches, all of whom had been fired at least once. Then, late in the evening on Tuesday, January 6, reports started to circulate that there was a new name in the mix, a magical name: Joe Gibbs. Internet boards buzzed and phones rang late into the very early hours of the next morning. There was utter disbelief at first-Gibbs turned down countless attempts to lure him back into coaching. Besides that, it's just way too good to be true. Then there was a scramble for more information. What's ESPN saying? Does the Post have anything new? After sunrise, as many bleary-eyed fans made their way to work, the various news services started confirming the story. As much as everyone wanted to believe it, there were still doubts, still fears that the deal would collapse at the last minute. Then, early in the afternoon, came a statement from Gibbs saying that he was returning to coach the Washington Redskins. Yes, Virginia-and DC, and Maryland and everywhere else on the planet where Redskins fans reside-there is a Santa Claus. There wasn't a buzz about the developments around town, there was a roar. The local media went to an all Joe Gibbs, all the time mode. People were walking the area just smiling for no apparent reason. At his introductory press conference he was treated like royalty. It was Hail to the Redskins, Hail to Joe Gibbs. In the days that followed, Gibbs continued to be the topic of conversation. One thing that many wanted to know was, "What were things like the first time around?" In the 11 years that had passed since he suddenly resigned as the Redskins coach, many new fans had begun to follow the team. Others had only dim memories of the glory days from 1981 through 1992, having lived in other areas of the country at the time-there was no Internet to allow them to follow the day to day developments, no satellite dishes to watch more than a handful of games a season. Still others were too young during all or part of Gibbs Era I to remember much of it. There are many fine books out there in which one could find out a lot about those Redskins teams. One is my book, the Redskins From A to Z, Volume 1: The Games, which has accounts of every game the team played from 1937 through 2001 including, of course, the Gibbs years. But, like most Redskins history books, there is a lot of information about the team before 1981 and more than a decade's worth of games and events since recounted. There was nothing on the market that was one-stop shopping for everything you wanted to know about the Joe Gibbs Redskins, no easy way to either get up to speed on, or refresh your memory about, the golden era of Redskins football. Instead of looking around for a resource for those starved for Gibbs information, I decided to create one. So was born Gut Check: The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs' Washington Redskins. Starting with the game accounts, annual statistical leader tables and annual player rosters that I had created for The Redskins From A to Z, I went about adding elements that would give the reader a solid notion of what those Redskins teams were about, what kind of character those layers had and what made Joe Gibbs tick. I had already been working on compiling information on every player in Redskins history for my second book (which will now end up being my third). Here, you get the profiles of every player who appeared in at least one game for the Redskins under Joe Gibbs. The basic information was obtained from Total Football, a giant reference book that's packed with excellent data. Details in the player profiles came from a variety of sources, including some of the excellent Redskins history books mentioned above.

Goal Line Stand

Goal Line Stand Author Todd Hafer
ISBN-10 9780310872474
Year 2010-08-03
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Monster back Cody martin loves football. Since he first tossed a pigskin, he's imagined playing for the NFL. But lately the thirteen-year-old, all-around athlete can't get his head-or heart-into the game. His number one fan is not longer in the stands. And the anger of a grudge-holding football coach pushes Cody to the brink-until he finds the true spirit of the game.