Football for a Buck

Football for a Buck
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0544454383
ISBN 13: 9780544454385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football for a Buck Book Review:

From a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the rollicking, outrageous story of the United States Football League, a bona fide professional sports phenomenon full of larger-than-life characters and you-can't-make-this-up stories featuring some of the biggest celebrities and buffoons in the game.

Football for a Buck

Football for a Buck
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 0544453689
ISBN 13: 9780544453685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football for a Buck Book Review:

From a multiple New York Times bestselling author, the rollicking, outrageous, you-can’t-make-this-up story of the USFL The United States Football League—known fondly to millions of sports fans as the USFL—was the last football league to not merely challenge the NFL, but cause its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secured multiple television deals. It 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 18 teams, and included such superstars as Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie and Mike Rozier. In Football for a Buck, the 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 to have ever captivated America. From 1980s drug excess 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, unforgettable era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost on the backs of professional athletes and also how, thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler. For fans of Terry Pluto’s Loose Balls or Jim Bouton’s Ball Four and of course Pearlman’s own stranger-than-fiction narratives, Football for a Buck is sports as high entertainment—and a cautionary tale of the dangers of ego and excess.

Football for a Buck

Football for a Buck
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 9780358118114
ISBN 13: 0358118115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football for a Buck Book Review:

From a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the rollicking, outrageous story of the United States Football League, a bona fide professional sports phenomenon full of larger-than-life characters and you-can't-make-this-up stories featuring some of the biggest celebrities and buffoons in the game.

Lucky Bastard

Lucky Bastard
Author: Joe Buck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1101984570
ISBN 13: 9781101984574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lucky Bastard Book Review:

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the announcer of the biggest sporting events in the country—including the 2017 Super Bowl and this century's most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs–winning World Series—reveals why he is one lucky bastard. Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. They don’t know how he almost blew his career. They haven’t read his funniest and most embarrassing stories or heard about his interactions with the biggest sports stars of this era. They don’t know how hard he can laugh at himself—or that he thinks some of his critics have a point. And they don’t know what it was really like to grow up in his father’s shadow. Joe and Jack were best friends, but it wasn’t that simple. Jack, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for almost fifty years, helped Joe get his broadcasting start at eighteen. But Joe had to prove himself, first as a minor league radio announcer and then on local TV, national TV with ESPN, and then finally on FOX. He now has a successful, Emmy-winning career, but only after a lot of dues-paying, learning, and pretty damn entertaining mistakes that are recounted in this book. In his memoir, Joe takes us through his life on and off the field. He shares the lessons he learned from his father, the errors he made along the way, and the personal mountain he climbed and conquered, all of which have truly made him a Lucky Bastard.

Football

Football
Author: Buck Anderton
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780957751538
ISBN 13: 0957751532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jack Buck

Jack Buck
Author: Jack Buck,Rob Rains,Bob Broeg
Publsiher: Sports Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781582611358
ISBN 13: 1582611351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack Buck Book Review:

In his forthright and honest autobiography, St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: "That's a Winner!" does more than entertain, however. It provides readers with an inside look at a man they have listened to so often, they consider him part of the family.

Acting White

Acting White
Author: Stuart Buck
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-05-25
ISBN 10: 9780300163131
ISBN 13: 0300163134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gunslinger

Gunslinger
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0544453670
ISBN 13: 9780544453678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gunslinger Book Review:

“Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way.”—Al Michaels In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre’s story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn’t bear to leave. Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and—ultimately—redemption. “The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults.”—Chicago Tribune

Change Up

Change Up
Author: Buck Martinez,Dan Robson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 1443440752
ISBN 13: 9781443440752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Up Book Review:

In the spirit of Moneyball, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays offers cutting insights on baseball Buck Martinez has been in and around professional baseball for nearly fifty years as a player, manager and broadcaster. Currently the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays, Martinez has witnessed enormous change in the game he loves, as it has morphed from a grassroots pastime to big business. Not all of the change has been for the better, and today’s fans struggle to connect to their on-the-field heroes as loyalty to club and player wavers and free agency constantly changes the face of every team’s roster. In Change Up, Martinez offers his unique insights into how Major League Baseball might reconnect with its fanbase, how the clubs might train and prepare their players for their time in “The Show,” and how players might approach the sport in a time of sagging fan interest. Martinez isn’t shy with his opinions, whether they be on pitch count, how to develop players through the minor-league system, and even if there should be a minor-league system at all. Always entertaining, ever insightful, Martinez shares brilliant insights and inside pitches about summer’s favourite game.

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0385333218
ISBN 13: 9780385333214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Boys Book Review:

The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.

Ball Four

Ball Four
Author: Jim Bouton
Publsiher: Dell Publishing Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105011826034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ball Four Book Review:

The diary of a major-league baseball player during one season reveals the game's venal and foolish aspects

Buck 'Em!

Buck 'Em!
Author: Randy Poe
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1480366927
ISBN 13: 9781480366923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buck 'Em! Book Review:

ÊBuck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck OwensÊ is the life story of a country music legend. Born in Texas and raised in Arizona Buck eventually found his way to Bakersfield California. Unlike the vast majority of country singers songwriters and musicians who made their fortunes working and living in Nashville the often rebellious and always independent Owens chose to create his own brand of country music some 2 000 miles away from Music City ä racking up a remarkable twenty-one number one hits along the way. In the process he helped give birth to a new country sound and did more than any other individual to establish Bakersfield as a country music center. In the latter half of the 1990s Buck began working on his autobiography. Over the next few years he talked into the microphone of a cassette tape machine for nearly one hundred hours recording the story of his life. With his near-photographic memory Buck recalled everything from his early days wearing hand-me-down clothes in Texas to his glory years as the biggest country star of the 1960s; from his legendary Carnegie Hall concert to his multiple failed marriages; from his hilarious exploits on the road to the tragic loss of his musical partner and best friend Don Rich; from his days as the host of a local TV show in Tacoma Washington to his co-hosting the network television show ÊHee HawÊ; and from his comeback hit Streets of Bakersfield to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In these pages Buck also shows his astute business acumen having been among the first country artists to create his own music publishing company. He also tells of negotiating the return of all of his Capitol master recordings his acquisition of numerous radio stations and of his conceiving and building the Crystal Palace one of the most venerated musical venues in the country. ÊBuck 'Em!Ê is the fascinating story of the life of country superstar Buck Owens ä from the back roads of Texas to the streets of Bakersfield.

Big Game

Big Game
Author: Mark Leibovich
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0399185437
ISBN 13: 9780399185434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Game Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Town, an equally merciless probing of America's biggest cultural force, pro football, at a moment of peak success and high anxiety 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.

TJ and the Sports Fanatic

TJ and the Sports Fanatic
Author: Hazel Hutchins
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN 10: 1554697638
ISBN 13: 9781554697632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TJ and the Sports Fanatic Book Review:

TJ Barnes is back, playing with his crazy cats, T-Rex and Alaska, helping out in his parents' hardware store and goofing around with his best friend, Seymour. When Seymour announces that he has signed them both up for a football team, TJ fears the worst. Neither of them is huge or mean or able to tackle, catch, throw, run or kick a ball down a field, but Seymour is determined to be a star. With the help of a stack of library books, TJ starts to understand the game but it takes more than a few books to figure out what’s wrong with his best friend. TJ and the Sports Fanatic is the fourth of five books in a series. Book one is TJ and the Cats. Book two is TJ and the Haunted House. Book three is TJ and the Rockets. Book five is TJ and the Quiz Kids.

The $1 League

The $1 League
Author: Jim Byrne
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012813872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Author: Patty Lovell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-06-29
ISBN 10: 1101653876
ISBN 13: 9781101653876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Book Review:

Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do. Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.

Fourth Down

Fourth Down
Author: Dave Klein
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000-09-15
ISBN 10: 1466842873
ISBN 13: 9781466842878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourth Down Book Review:

Once Ed Buck, sports reporter, and Adam Benson, star quarterback for the Chicago Bears, played football on the same college team. Years later, they are still close friends. In New York for a game against the Giants, Benson hands Buck the biggest story of his career. Gambling on football is one of the country's leading "industries," and the mob's been forcing Benson to throw games. The quarterback has had enough. Sunday, he tells Buck, he's playing to win, and to hell with the mob. After the game, Buck can run with the story. Adam Benson never makes it off the field alive, and Ed Buck suspects his friend was murdered. Buck knows barely enough to convince a police detective to look into Benson's death--but more than enough to set the mob on his tail. As Lt. Gerry Keegan probes the tangled connections between the dead quarterback and the head of an organized crime family, uncovering drug dealing, murder, blackmail, prostitution, and double- and triple-crosses, Ed Buck and his fiancee run for their lives. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The United States Football League, 1982Ð1986

The United States Football League, 1982Ð1986
Author: Paul Reeths
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 1476667446
ISBN 13: 9781476667447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United States Football League, 1982Ð1986 Book Review:

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, National Basketball Association, 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.

Toss

Toss
Author: Boomer Esiason,Lowell Cauffiel
Publsiher: Onyx Books
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780451408747
ISBN 13: 0451408748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toss Book Review:

A novel by the renowned NFL quarterback chronicles the rise of quarterback Derek Brody as he struggles to make a name for himself on the field while dealing with the sport's shadowy underworld of groupies, gamblers, con artists, and drug addicts. Reprint.

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away
Author: Ben Utecht,Mark Tabb
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 1501137743
ISBN 13: 9781501137747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away Book Review:

"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.