The United States Football League 1982 1986

Author: Paul Reeths
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476667446
Size: 76.97 MB
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One of the most ambitious (and short-lived) endeavors in professional sports history, the United States Football League was founded in 1982. Premiering with a spring schedule and an abundance of talent that included top rookies and National Football League veterans, the USFL gained national attention with broadcast and cable television contracts, controversial player signings, ownership battles and an unsuccessful billion-dollar lawsuit against the NFL. The USFL folded after four years yet represented the last major challenge to America's big four sports leagues--the NFL, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. Based upon extensive research and interviews with owners, coaches, players and administrators, this book chronicles the league's formation, its three seasons of play and its long-term effects on pro sports.

The United States Of Soccer Mls And The Rise Of American Soccer Fandom

Author: Phil West
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468312413
Size: 29.24 MB
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New York Times Book Review Holiday Gift Pick

The spirited and detailed account of the first 20 years of Major League Soccer, the visionaries who believed Americans would finally embrace soccer, and the fans who fulfilled that vision.

In 1988, FIFA decreed that the 1994 World Cup would be played in the United States – with the condition that the U.S. would start a new professional league. The North American Soccer League had failed just four years prior, and the prospects of launching a new league for Americans, who didn’t share the rest of the world’s love for soccer, were both exciting and daunting.

The United States of Soccer is the engaging history of MLS’s bootstrap origins prior to its 1996 launch, its near-demise in the early 2000s, its surprising resilience and growth in the following years, and its continued rise in respectability and recognition from soccer fans around the world.

The book also explores the origin of a number of MLS’s best-known supporters groups – the superfans responsible for setting the tone within MLS stadiums and defining what it is to be a North American soccer fan. The book looks at how MLS helped develop the massive American audiences for the most recent men’s and women’s World Cups – peaking at 27 million for the 2015 Women’s World Cup finals – even as it looks to expand its number of franchises and grow its audience in a sports-saturated world.

Phil West chronicles those fans’ voices – intermingled with league officials, former players and coaches, journalists, and newspaper accounts – to detail MLS’s remarkable journey for those new to the U.S.’s top-tier league, as well as those who think they know the full MLS story. 12 color photographs

The League

Author: Thatcher Heldring
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0385741820
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The League "will keep sports fans reading” when all one boy wants is to play in a summer football league even though it's the roughest and most secretive rogue league in town (Kirkus Reviews).

And don't miss Thatcher Heldring's newest novel, The Football Girl--about a girl who follows her passion for the game and tries out for the football team!

Two teams. One summer. No rules.

   Wyatt Parker is tired of getting picked on by bullies and ignored by girls. He hopes playing football will toughen him up and impress his next-door neighbor Evan, who has her eye on the town’s star quarterback.
    His older brother, Aaron has an even better idea: if Wyatt ditches the lame golf camp his parents signed him up for, he can play with Aaron in the League of Pain, the roughest and most secretive rogue football league in town.
    Now Wyatt has a choice. He can play by the rules like he always does, or he can steal back his neighbor, accept the penalties of the game, and have the winning summer he's been waiting for all year.

"With its focus on bullying, a first crush, changing friendships, and coming of age, this book is a solid choice for reluctant readers who also happen to love football."–SLJ

"Heldring’s latest novel conveys well the allure of contact sports, particularly tackle football, and the appeal of evasive tactics, particularly lying to your parents."–Booklist

"Wyatt is a strong, multidimensional character, and the tension is palpable as he strives to keep his secret. Secondary characters are varied if not very fully developed early in the book."– Kirkus Reviews

Football For Dummies

Author: Howie Long
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 1119022630
Size: 58.30 MB
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Tackle everything about football with this comprehensive guide from the pros!

Always wanted to understand football, but don't know your X's from your O's? Football For Dummies has you covered! This fun, easy-to-read guide offers a comprehensive overview of the game. Former professional player and current NFL analyst Howie Long teams up with professional football consultant John Czarnecki to guide you through the game like no one else can, with analysis of football positions, basic and advanced offensive and defensive strategies, and the latest updates to the game and the rules. Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies, new stars in the game, and get details about football that apply to every level, from pee wee to high school, college, and the pros!

Perfect for both knowledgeable fans as a reference, or to those new to the sport, this fun guide makes learning football easy. Jump in and you'll be talking the football talk in no time!

  • Offers a perfect comprehensive and updated guide to football for both new fans and old pros
  • Provides detailed explanations of positions, offensive and defensive plays, and analysis of approaches to various game situations
  • Includes updated content on new stadium technology, new players, and the latest rules and regulations
  • Packed with information that's applicable for every level

Dive right in to Football For Dummies to get the latest in-depth analysis to the most popular sport in America!


Mind Gym An Athlete S Guide To Inner Excellence

Author: Gary Mack
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0071395970
Size: 29.53 MB
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Praise for Mind Gym

"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."
--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain

"Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."
--Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP

"I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."
--Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner

"I love the book Mind Gym."
--Madison Kocian, 2016 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team, 2015 Uneven Bars World Champion, as told to Us Weekly

In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.


Outside The Lines African Americans And The Integration Of The National Football League

Author: Charles K. Ross
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814774962
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Outside the Lines traces how sports laid a foundation for social change long before the judicial system formally recognized the inequalities of racial separation. Integrating sports teams to include white and black athletes alike, the National Football League served as a microcosmic fishbowl of the highs and lows, the trials and triumphs, of racial integration.

Watching a football game on a Sunday evening, most sports fans do not realize the profound impact the National Football League had on the civil rights movement. Similarly, in a sport where seven out of ten players are black, few are fully aware of the history and contributions of their athletic forebears. Among the touchdowns and tackles lies a rich history of African American life and the struggle to achieve equal rights.

Although the Supreme Court did not reverse their 1896 decision of "separate but equal" in the Plessy v Ferguson case until more than fifty years later, sports laid a foundation for social change long before our judicial system formally recognized the inequalities of racial separation. Integrating sports teams to include white and black athletes alike, the National Football League served as a microcosmic fishbowl of the highs and lows, the trials and triumphs, of racial integration.

In this chronicle of black NFL athletes, Charles K. Ross has given us the story of the Jackie Robinsons of American football.


The Rookie Galactic Football League Book One The Galactic Football League

Author: Scott Sigler
Publisher: Empty Set Entertainment
ISBN: 1939366909
Size: 80.77 MB
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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."

You Negotiate Like A Girl Reflections On A Career In The National Football League

Author: Amy Trask
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1629371874
Size: 71.98 MB
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The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team executive Amy Trask has held many titles during her career – including chief executive, analyst, and author – but this nickname is what she is first and foremost known by to Raiders fans. Trask joined the Raiders as an intern during law school after the team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles – the position the result of a cold call she made to the team. From there, she worked her way up through the ranks of the organization, to the post she would eventually hold as chief executive. Along the way, Trask worked extremely closely with the late Al Davis, a man who treated her and others on his team without regard to gender, race, and age. Trask may have been the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL during her tenure with the Raiders, but in You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, she shares how she found success by operating without regard to gender. Replete with insider tales about being part of the Raiders' front office, behind the closed doors of NFL owners meetings, and Davis himself, Trask's book is a must-read not only for football fans, but anyone who wants to succeed in business.

Football Great Records Weird Happenings Odd Facts Amazing Moments Other Cool Stuff

Author: Ron Martirano
Publisher: Imagine
ISBN: 1623540542
Size: 18.80 MB
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Jam-packed with cool trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events, these stories from the gridiron will set fans abuzz.

An engaging presentation for football's toughest fans. Find out all about the culture of superstition and the crazy events that surround the game, about the hazing that's an integral part of the sport, and about how a team's captain gets his fellow players all fired up. Fascinating stories recanted include the Eagles beating the Giants just before time ran out, New York's fumble that led to Philadelphia's miracle at the Meadowlands, how Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson managed to catch a glimpse of the Buffalo Bills' new formation when a television station accidentally broadcast it, and how San Francisco Forty Niners' Ronnie Lott gave 110% and his pinky all for the love of the sport.

The United States Football League 1982 1986

Author: Paul Reeths
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627738
Size: 60.65 MB
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Based upon extensive research and interviews with owners, coaches, players and administrators, this book chronicles the league’s formation, its three seasons of play and its long-term effects on pro sports.

United States Football League Teams

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230520353
Size: 28.43 MB
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United States Football League Announcers

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155923918
Size: 69.66 MB
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The Global Football League

Author: P. Millward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230348637
Size: 62.81 MB
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This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of ...

United States Football League Medi

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781158083992
Size: 46.54 MB
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Nfl Football

Author: Richard C. Crepeau
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252096533
Size: 27.34 MB
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Probing and learned, NFL Football tells an epic American success story peopled by larger-than-life figures and driven by ambition, money, sweat, and dizzying social and technological changes.

The Economics Of The National Football League

Author: Kevin G. Quinn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441962905
Size: 12.17 MB
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This book lays down a marker as to the state of economists’ understanding of the National Football League (NFL) by assembling sophisticated, critical surveys of by leading sports economists on major topics associated with the league.