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.

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.

Jack Buck

Jack Buck
Author: Jack Buck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 1613216793
ISBN 13: 9781613216798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack Buck Book Review:

In his forthright and honest autobiography, former 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 listened to so often, they considered him part of the family. From the days of growing up working at the drive-in, to his time in the army, to his first stint on TV, and so much more, the reader learns about how he became the legendary broadcaster who fans came to adore. Buck also covers his time working with Harry Caray, the St. Louis Cardinals’ August A. Busch Jr. and Whitey Herzog eras, and all the way through the 1990s. A perfect gift for any fan of the legendary play-by-play announcer! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Buck Shaw

Buck Shaw
Author: Kevin Carroll
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2021-10-07
ISBN 10: 9781476686905
ISBN 13: 1476686904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buck Shaw Book Review:

Blocking for the Gipper, Lawrence "Buck" Shaw was one of Knute Rockne's star players at Notre Dame during 1919 through 1921. However, it was his nearly four decades of college and pro coaching that earned him esteem. Viewed as a "player's coach," Shaw was talented at relating to young men and molding them into a winning team. His college teams won two Sugar bowls. Shaw's successful coaching with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles also played an integral role in helping the NFL grow into a billion-dollar business. A contemporary of Vince Lombardi, Shaw's Eagles won the NFL championship in the pre-Super Bowl era. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Shaw never received serious consideration for enshrinement at Canton for his professional career. This complete biography tells the colorful story of Shaw's college and pro years, shedding light on Shaw's over-looked achievements in the professional ranks, which saw him earn a higher winning percentage a half-dozen Hall of Fame coaches.

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.

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.

First and Thirty

First and Thirty
Author: Deke Castleman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780692492758
ISBN 13: 0692492755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First and Thirty Book Review:

A Big Game, a Turbulent TimeNixon was president. The Vietnam War was raging and the civil rights movement was in full swing. Everything in America seemed to be changing and the kids were right in the middle of it. Of course, teenagers still did what they've always done. They attended high school, went out on dates, worked summer jobs, and drank beer. Many also played sports. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, it had been 30 years since City High had defeated Central High in football. First and Thirty follows the lives of the City football players and their friends as they undergo the trials and tribulations of being in high school during these tumultuous years, while attempting to beat their arch-rivals on the gridiron. On a cold night in November 1970, the maroon-clad seniors of City's Dynamo football team took the field one last time, carrying the indelible lessons that Head Coach Bobby Davis had instilled in them. Would this be the game that would break the spell Central had held over them?

Buck

Buck
Author: M.K. Asante
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 0812983629
ISBN 13: 9780812983623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buck Book Review:

“A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.”—Maya Angelou “In America, we have a tradition of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to define an era. . . . Buck may be this generation’s story.”—NPR A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence. MK’s memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.

Glory Days

Glory Days
Author: William T. Buck Buchanan
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-09-08
ISBN 10: 1461626110
ISBN 13: 9781461626114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glory Days Book Review:

Buck Buchanan was the beloved equipment manager for the Dallas Cowboys for twenty-five years, during which time the Cowboys won four of their five Super Bowls led by such legendary stars as Roger Staubach, Hollywood Henderson, Randy White, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Bob Hayes, Lee Roy Jordan, and of course larger-than-life coach Tom Landry. In these pages Buchanan provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at America's Team, from the logistics of moving equipment for away games, to the proclivities and needs of individual players.

Gathering View

Gathering View
Author: Jack Buck
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN 10: 0998890235
ISBN 13: 9780998890234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gathering View Book Review:

Poems by Jack C. Buck

Sweetness

Sweetness
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Avery
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 1592407374
ISBN 13: 9781592407378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweetness Book Review:

Traces the life and career of the late Chicago Bears star, from his early athletic triumphs that helped bridge racial gaps in his segregated Mississippi childhood community through the tragic illness that ended his life.

The Best American Sports Writing 2018

The Best American Sports Writing 2018
Author: Glenn Stout,Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1328846288
ISBN 13: 9781328846280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Sports Writing 2018 Book Review:

The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year.

The Soul of Baseball

The Soul of Baseball
Author: Joe Posnanski
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061752576
ISBN 13: 9780061752575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of Baseball Book Review:

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game. The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music—O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

The 1 League

The  1 League
Author: Jim Byrne
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012813872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 1 League Book Review:

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.

Walk Ons Are Welcome

Walk Ons Are Welcome
Author: Buck Swindle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780983683438
ISBN 13: 0983683433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk Ons Are Welcome Book Review:

Buck Swindle is a native Georgia boy, current resident of Carrollton, Georgia, and former walk-on for the University of Georgia football team. Although he began this book as a memoir for his children and grandchildren, the project took on a life of it's own as if guided by a higher purpose. In Walk-Ons are Welcome, Buck Swindle recounts the life experiences that shaped him-from the lesson of his youth to his days at the University of Georgia and to present day -all of which piece together the story of a South Georgia farm boy and Georgia Bulldog and his journey with Jesus Christ.

Three Ring Circus

Three Ring Circus
Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1328530000
ISBN 13: 9781328530004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Ring Circus Book Review:

From 1996 through 2004, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal combined-- and collided-- to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse. From public sniping and sparring, to physical altercations and the repeated threats of trade, it was warfare. The eight years of infighting and hostility were by turns mediated and encouraged by coach Phil Jackson. Pearlman shows how the Shaq-Kobe duo resulted in one of the most enduring, and ever-evolving, teams in NBA history. -- adapted from jacket

Let Er Buck

Let  Er Buck
Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Books ®
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1541546903
ISBN 13: 9781541546905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let Er Buck Book Review:

"Nelson plaits her narrative with Western lingo and homespun similes. . . . James' painterly oils swirl with energy, visible daubs creating the dusty, monumental landscape and equally monumental horses and humans. . . . A champion indeed." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The true tale of a cowboy's epic rodeo ride from acclaimed author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Caldecott Honoree Gordon C. James. In 1911, three men were in the final round of the famed Pendleton Round-Up. One was white, one was Indian, and one was black. When the judges declared the white man the winner, the audience was outraged. They named black cowboy George Fletcher the "people's champion" and took up a collection, ultimately giving Fletcher far more than the value of the prize that went to the official winner. Award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson tells the story of Fletcher's unlikely triumph with a western flair that will delight kids—and adults—who love true stories, unlikely heroes, and cowboy tales.

The Buck Props Here

The Buck Props Here
Author: Anthony Buchanan,Geraint Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10
ISBN 10: 9781912631346
ISBN 13: 1912631342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buck Props Here Book Review:

Autobiography of Llanelli prop, Welsh Rugby Union Board and International Rugby Board member Anthony Buchanan. A behind-the-scenes look at the rugby world that is always laced with humor and often downright hilarious.