Author: Jay Coakley,University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Jay Coakley,Peter Donnelly
Category: Social Science
How do people become involved in sports? What can their experiences teach us? These are two of the many questions asked by this unique collection of personal stories of people involved in sport. Told by researchers who have interviewd participants and observed what happens in the setting where people play sports, the contributions not only show how sport studies contribute to the wider study of society, but also describe the difficulties and challenges faced when doing research of this kind. Inside Sports is divided into four main sections reflecting the social processes and developments over time that make up the experience of sport for most people, however diverse their circumstances may otherwise be: * Early experiences: being introduced to sports * Experience and identity: becoming an athlete * Deep in the experience: doing sports * Transition experiences: facing life beyond the playing field. In its extensive coverage of the sporting experience from within, as well as its discussion of research methods, Inside Sports will be essential reading for all students studying sport in society.
Replacing "Inside Sports Hockey", this almanac continues to offer unprecedented coverage of the game. Featuring 300 photos and 800 pages, this fully updated edition is still the only publication with the complete, all-time NHL Player Register.
Viewed by more fans than either the World Series or the Super Bowl, college basketball's championship series is the single biggest sporting event in America today. This is the most comprehensive source on the sport, covering not just the 17-day NCAA championship, but every aspect of college basketball in the U.S. as well. 200 photos.
A fun flap book that shows young children what goes on at major sporting events and introduces them to a range of different sports Look Inside Sports features scenes that include an Olympic style swimming pool, an athletics stadium, a ski slope, and a cycling velodrome. With over 100 flaps to lift, there's lots to discover on each brightly coloured page and plenty to keep curious minds occupied.
The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Shooting Basketball, Martial Arts, and Other Low-light Sports
Author: Alan Hess
Publisher: Peachpit Press
This is a book about photographing low-light and indoor sports–not as a professional working for a major sports publication or website–but as a parent or friend trying to capture a great memory. In Photographing Indoor Sports, author and photographer Alan Hess takes you through the basics of shooting basketball in the gym, martial arts at a dojo, water polo inside, and night football games under the lights. Photographing these sports can be a challenge, because you need to use action-stopping shutter speeds without a lot of light. This means using lenses that open as wide as possible and ISO settings that can introduce a lot of digital noise. This book covers all of these techniques to help you get that ideal sports shot in low light–and hopefully have some fun along the way. Follow along with Alan and you will: Learn how to handle low-light scenarios by adjusting your White Balance setting, noting where the lights are the brightest, and watching as the action crosses into different areas Understand the importance of using a wide-open lens with a high ISO setting to get the right exposure for your low-light action shots Explore post-processing techniques such as noise reduction and black-and-white conversion with Silver Efex Pro and the Saturation Slider in Adobe Camera Raw or Photoshop Lightroom
CANDLELAND AND THE FROTH OF LIFE A short letter from Lawrence which starts out in cheery tones but soon becomes depressingly familiar and then degenerates like his handwriting. A crestfallen Lawrence, who finds females fickle and complicated needs a swift response. Dear Lawrence, the mantra is simple. Sex, chocolates and shopping. Separately, altogether or in any combination. Never fails, love Fran xx. Francesca holds court and guides us through the fragments of correspondence from a myriad of players including Nikita, Tasha, Sabrina, Splodge, Eddie, Tom, Shazza and many, many more. A colourful world of sex in not so many words and the pursuit of the same in so many ways, from the obvious to the beguiling, from the fragrant to the telling.
Geraint John,Kit Campbell,Sports Council (Great Britain). Technical Unit for Sport
Author: Geraint John,Kit Campbell,Sports Council (Great Britain). Technical Unit for Sport
Publisher: Architectural Pr
This reference work on sports building design brings the material up-to-date for the 1990s. The information has now been re-ordered into two volumes, with new material that includes wholelife costs, energy and environmental issues as well as maintenance is
'I always turn to the sport section first. The sport section record people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.' - Earl Warren. Sports journalism, once dismissed as the 'toyshop' editorial department, has grown in importance as sport has become bigger and bigger business, generating billions in revenue to those who own teams, franchises, tournaments and organisations. Millions consume their newspapers from back to front and the audience for Britain's only 24 sports news channel more than eclipses news rivals. This book gives aspiring journalists and those reporters looking to move into sports journalism an inside track on what is needed to succeed in one of the most competitive media markets. Sports journalism is changing - the proliferation of dedicated TV channels, websites, radio stations, niche publications and, of course, newspapers offers a world of opportunity, but has also led to a change in the nature of the job. Drawing on the personal experiences of established and recently qualified reporters, it covers the whole range of skills required by sports journalists from traditional match reporting, news gathering, feature writing and colour copy to the modern demands such as providing a live blog, snaps for a website and updating a Twitter feed even before you getting around writing your story. You might be juggling the demands of a website that craves immediate SEO-friendly content with the requirements of a newspaper - which will still want the latest and freshest take on the story with a witty, punchy and original intro. Sport Journalism is an essential practical guide to sports journalism, focusing on the traditional key skills still required for success as a reporter but illustrating the increasing importance placed on multimedia, as print, online and broadcast journalism converge.
Dan Gordon, who is widely regarded as one of the three best football handicappers in the world, shares his inside tips and strategies on making big money betting on NFL football. Much of the information here is available nowhere else. More than 40 chapters cover basic, advanced and expert concepts that will give readers the most powerful winning information available anywhere. Readers learn how to set up betting models and use power ratings and how to separate performance from perception. Gordon shows how to beat the point spreads and money lines, and how to bet underdogs, propositions, teasers, parlays, futures, and much, much more.
In Gold Medal Diary, Hayley Wickenheiser, three-time Olympic gold medal winner and captain of the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team, reveals her day-to-day experiences of the 2010 Games, including the six-month lead-up of intensive training and pre-Olympic tournaments. She shares the life of an Olympian -- the behind-the-scenes stories, the highs and lows, physical and emotional challenges, struggles and triumphs of an elite athlete in a hyper-intense environment, including details of the public ceremonies and private moments, friendships and rivalries, community and isolation, media presence and security. For the first time ever, readers travel inside the storied Athletes’ Village and understand what it’s like to live through the most high-pressure, high-profile sporting event in the world.
Many people work behind the scenes in sports. Sports personnel work in a variety of careers. They are not on the field, but these professionals are an essential part of the success of their sports organizations. This comprehensive career guide covers the most sought-after careers in sports personnel, including public relations, talent scouts and evaluators, human resources, and financial planning. For each career path, readers will learn about educational and professional requirements, job responsibilities, and job outlook, while also learning job-specific skill building and work experience that they can start today to prepare for a career in the sports industry.
A Journey inside the World of Sports Talk Radio Their voices explode over the airwaves -- with names like Mike and the Mad Dog, the Stinkin' Genius, Hacksaw, and JT the Brick. They broadcast in drive time and downtime, from rush hour to the dead of night. And yet, millions of fans tune in around the clock to hear their favorite larger-than-life radio personalities rant, rave, critique, predict, and mix it up with callers -- the dedicated fans of sports talk radio. Never before has this cloistered world opened its doors to a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, full-access look at itself. Noted journalist (and fan) Alan Eisenstock embarks on a journey through the American sports radio landscape and gives readers a front-row seat -- from breakfast at the kitchen table of Eddie Andelman, Boston's godfather of sports radio, to the WFAN commissary with Mike and the Mad Dog in New York; from the plush home game room of Chicago's hot dog-vendor-turned-#1 DJ Mike North to the empty 3 AM studio parking garage with nationally syndicated JT the Brick. Eisenstock goes into the studios, homes, and lives of these and many other of America's hottest and most-listened-to sports talk hosts. Filled with hilarious and entertaining tales of what makes these hosts tick -- as well as the unbelievable stories of how they got where they are today -- Sports Talk paints a picture the fans never see. Eisenstock shows us the blood, sweat, and tears of program directors with their reputations on the line; hosts searching for career security; and station managers who are always eyeing the bottom line. And, of course, there are stories of the rabid, obsessed, and off-the-wall fans. Whether you're a sports fan or a sports talk junkie, you'll be hooked from the first page.
Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
Author: David Epstein
Category: Sports & Recreation
The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.
The inside story of the lives of 25 of Australia's sporting greats, written by sports broadcaster, Peter Meares. His friendships have allowed him unprecedented access to their lives and the secrets of their success. Includes profiles on Greg Norman, Leigh Matthews, Greg Chappell, Pam Burridge, Margaret Court and David Campese.