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Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages
by Cody Alexander

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

November 25, 2019

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Split-field coverages are nothing new. Many coaches around the country run them at all levels of play, but there are not many resources on how to teach them. In Cody Alexander's third book, he breaks down how to teach the many varieties of Quarters coverage. From simple match-Quarters to defending Empty and Quads formations, Coach Alexander breaks it down and simplifies the concepts for any coach. Xs and Os are great, but the players must still execute and the coach must know when to use each scheme. Match Quarters: A Modern Guidebook to Split-Field Coverages, allows anyone interested in football to have a deeper understanding of the game itself and why each coverage is used. Along with the basics, Coach Alexander gives you multiple tags and variations within each family (Cover 4 and Cover 2). Come learn the Art of X.
Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time
by Ian O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

521

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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The definitive biography of the NFL鈥檚 most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach<br /><br /> 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL鈥攖he infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he鈥檚 led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick鈥檚 full life in football, from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl鈥搘inning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history.<br /><br /> 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Award-winning columnist and <i>New York Times </i>best-selling author Ian O鈥機onnor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have been previously unexplored. O鈥機onnor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn鈥檛 know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots. But there is so much more鈥攆rom the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players鈥攊f not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.
Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel and ...
by Albert Chen

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b><i>APPLE BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION聽</i></b><br /> 聽<br /><b>"We devoured [this] engrossing account of the battle for supremacy between three fantasy gaming sites. ... Chen flips the script with a character-driven narrative, exposing the people who fueled the industry (not necessarily the folks you鈥檇 expect) and what motivated them (not necessarily unadulterated greed). Gamers will find this book impossible to put down, as will anyone who loves a good origin story."<i>鈥?lt;/i>Apple Books, Best of the Month selection</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>"Fans of financial thrillers such as聽</b><i><b>Barbarians at the Gate聽</b></i><b>will be excited by this insider account of the dizzying rise of fantasy sports websites"</b>鈥?lt;b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> 聽<br /><b>You've seen the commercials. Here is the untold story behind the clash of billion dollar companies that unleashed an unprecedented advertising war. </b><br /><br /> From <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s Albert Chen comes the story of two companies whose battle unleashed a carpet bombing of advertising as they sought supremacy in an exploding fantasy sports and gambling market: In a time of gushing venture capital money, FanDuel and DraftKings turned into billion-dollar companies seemingly overnight 鈥?then, just as quickly, found themselves the target of FBI and Department of Justice investigations, and facing likely destruction.<br /><br /> Chen tells the story of the improbable individuals behind the saga: An Irishman who knew nothing about American sports. A fantasy geek who felt it was his destiny to change the way fellow nerds watched the games they loved. A conflicted poker player. A mother of three in Scotland.<br /><br /> In a character-driven narrative with excursions into the strange and unexpected, Chen takes us from casinos to board rooms, from Edinburgh to Wall Street to the Vegas Strip, to tell a sprawling and intimate tale of the new world that this group of accidental disruptors helped to create. It鈥檚 a story of ideas and dreams, about a world of risk, luck, hubris, greed and redemption鈥攁 story for our high-stakes times.
The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Perf...
by Tom Brady

Language

English

Pages

296

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>The #1<i> New York Times</i> bestseller by the 6-time Super Bowl champion</b><br /> <br /><b>The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady鈥攖he 6</b><b>-time</b><b> Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at </b><b>42</b><b> years old鈥攁 gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical 鈥渁thlete鈥檚 bible鈥?that reveals Brady鈥檚 revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.</b><br /><br />In modern sports, some athletes have managed to transcend their competition in a way that no one will ever forget: Jordan. Jeter. Ali. Williams. These elite legends have changed the game, achieved the unthinkable, and pushed their bodies to unbelievable limits. Joining their exclusive ranks is Tom Brady.<br /> <br />鈥淏rady is the healthiest great champion the NFL has ever had, both physically and mentally鈥?(Sally Jenkins, <i>The Washington Post</i>). The longtime New England Patriots quarterback, who in 2017 achieved his fifth Super Bowl win and fourth Super Bowl MVP award, is widely regarded as an athlete whose training and determination pushed him from a mediocre draft position to the most-revered and respected professional football player of his generation.<br /> <br />In <i>The TB12 Method</i>, Tom Brady explains how he developed his groundbreaking approach to long-term fitness, presenting a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to his personal practice. Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living鈥攁nd one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady鈥檚 own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, <i>The TB12 Method </i>also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices that dramatically decrease the risk of injury while amplifying and extending performance, as well as quality of life.<br /> <br />After using his methods for over a decade, Brady believes that the TB12 approach has made him鈥攁nd can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level鈥攁chieve their own peak performance. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, as well as personal anecdotes and experiences from on and off the field, <i>The TB12 Method</i> is the only book an athlete will ever need, a playbook from Brady himself that will change the game.
Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Building Teams and Winning at ...
by Michael Lombardi

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b>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.</b><br /><br />Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in <i>Gridiron Genius</i>, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and <i>win</i>--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. <br />聽聽聽聽 In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. <i>Gridiron Genius </i>will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? <br />聽聽聽聽 To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script <i>everything</i>: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. <i>First stop</i>: Belichick's Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. <i>Spoiler alert</i>: He always nails it.<br />聽聽聽聽 Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, <i>Gridiron Genius </i>gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.
Saving Barrette
by Shey Stahl

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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鈥淗eartbreakingly real, beautifully written and skillfully executed. I cannot recommend it more highly. One of my top reads of 2019." - <i>Siobhan Davis, USA Today Bestselling Author of Inseparable</i><br /><br /><i>They say those who smile the brightest hide behind the darkest pasts. </i><br /><br /><b>From USA Today Bestselling Author Shey Stahl comes a story about finding yourself through an emotionally packed coming-of-age novel of lies and betrayal. </b> <br /><br />Barrette Blake has virtually no memory of the night her world changed forever. With the unwavering support of her best friend, she tries to piece together her life and her foggy memories of that night. She鈥檚 focused and resilient, but on the inside, she鈥檚 losing hope she鈥檒l ever be whole again.<br /><br />Asa Lawson has it all together鈥攐n the field that is. He dominates the college football scene, but his life is messy. He鈥檚 in love with the girl who can鈥檛 love herself after everything that鈥檚 happened to her. While everything around him is spiraling out of control and threatens to come crashing down completely, the truth about the night that destroyed his childhood friend is revealed.<br /><br />She鈥檚 hiding from the night she doesn鈥檛 remember.<br />And he鈥檚 going to show her she鈥檚 worth the risk. <br />She鈥檚 consumed by despair. <br />He won鈥檛 let her give up.
Football For Dummies
by , John Czarnecki

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

May 20, 2019

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<p><b>Are you ready for some football?</b></p> <p>New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of <i>Football For Dummies</i>. This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium.聽</p> <p>With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences.聽</p> <ul> <li>Tackle football basics and enjoy America鈥檚 favorite sport</li> <li>Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties</li> <li>Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels</li> <li>Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies</li> </ul> <p><i>Football For Dummies</i> has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.</p>
The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports...
by John Eisenberg

Language

English

Pages

395

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b>The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America</b><br />The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $14 billion in annual revenue. But it was not always a success. In <i>The League</i>, John Eisenberg focuses on the pioneering sportsmen who kept the league alive in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s,when its challenges were many and its survival was not guaranteed. At the time, college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing dominated America's sports scene. Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell believed in pro football when few others did and ultimately succeeded only because at critical junctures each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the league.<br />At once a history of a sport and a remarkable story of business ingenuity, <i>The League</i> is an essential read for any fan of our true national pastime.<br /><br /> <br />
When Football Went to War
by , Bill Nowlin

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 15, 2013

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More than any other sport, professional football contributed fighting men to the battles of World War II, and the 22 or so聽players or former players that lost their lives are among the riveting stories told in this tribute to football's war heroes that spans many decades and military conflicts. The National Football League counts three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients among its honors, along with numerous Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Crosses, and Purple Hearts. <i>When Football Went to War </i>offers a ground-breaking look at football鈥攃ollege and professional football alike鈥攁nd many of the wartime heroes who came off the field of play to fight for their country. Detailed biographies of those who gave their lives are supplemented by many other stories of wartime heroism, from World War I through to Pat Tillman's tragic death in the Global War on Terrorism. Football has become the most popular sport in America and this heartfelt book honors the many sacrifices of NFL athletes over the years in service of their country.
Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossro...
by John U. Bacon

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><strong>A <em>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>"<u>One of the best</u> insider-football books <u>ever written</u>.鈥澛犫€擠ouglas Brinkley</strong></p><p><strong>A聽riveting聽chronicle of Michigan's Jim Harbaugh era, and聽"an unprecedented look at the inner workings" (<em>Sporting聽News</em>) of聽a big-time college football program</strong> </p><p>For the past year,聽John U. Bacon has received聽rare access to Jim Harbaugh鈥檚 University of Michigan football team: coaches, players, and staffers, in closed-door meetings, locker rooms,聽meals, and classes. <em>Overtime</em> captures this storied program at the crossroads, as the sport鈥檚 winningest team battles to reclaim its former glory. But what if the price of success today comes at the cost of your soul? Do you pay it, or compete without compromising?</p><p>In the spirit of HBO鈥檚 <em>Hardknocks, Overtime聽</em>delivers聽a deeply reported human portrait that follows the Wolverine coaches, players, and staffers through the 2018 season, including Harbaugh, offensive stars Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon, NFL-ready defensive standouts Rashan Gary, Devin Bush Jr., and Chase Winovich, second-stringers striving to find their place on the team, and their parents鈥?reactions to it all<strong>. </strong>Bacon met with them every week during a season that saw the Wolverines ride a ten-game winning streak to #4 in the nation, then take a beating at the hands of arch-rival Ohio State, led by controversial coach Urban Meyer, Harbaugh鈥檚 foil. <em>Overtime</em> also previews the crucial 2019 campaign ahead. </p><p>Above all, this<em> </em>is a human story. In <em>Overtime</em> we not only discover what these public figures are like behind the scenes, we learn what the experience <em>means</em> to them as they go through it 鈥?the trials, the triumphs, and the unexpected answers to a central question: <em>Is it worth it?</em><strong></strong></p><p>From the 鈥減oet laureate of Michigan football鈥?(according to <em>New York Times</em>鈥檚 Joe Drape), and one of the keenest observers of college football, <em>Overtime </em>offers a window into a legendary program and the sport itself that only John U. Bacon could deliver. </p><p></p>

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