Inside Sports

Author: Jay Coakley,University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Jay Coakley,Peter Donnelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134696965

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1774

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.

Look Inside Sports

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409566199

Category: Board books

Page: 14

View: 5510

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 Sports Gene

Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 161723012X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 6304

A Sports Illustrated senior writer's controversial exploration of the genetic underpinnings of athletic success explores the roles of both biology and training, arguing that nature and training are equally necessary components of athletic achievement while considering such topics as race, gender and genetic testing.

Inside Sports NASCAR

The Ultimate Fan Book

Author: Bill Fleischman,Al Pearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578590339

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 563

View: 7782

Provides a decade-by-decade history of the sport; discusses cars, drivers, and related matters; and lists race results from 1949 to 1996.

Raw

My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports

Author: Colin Cowherd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105205

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1381

In his no-holds-barred, unapologetically controversial voice, New York Times bestselling author of You Herd Me! and ESPN radio show host Colin Cowherd gives an insider’s look into every aspect of sports, including behind-the-scenes scandals, inter-team rivalries, and players’ lives on and off the field. There’s a lot you don’t see or hear sitting high up in the stands. But Colin Cowherd knows what really goes on—and he’s not afraid to share the vivid details of everything ESPN doesn’t show. From hotel parties for athletes and other industry professionals, to gossip from the road between games, to what happens behind closed doors, Cowherd—who has interviewed everyone from President Barack Obama to Kate Upton—draws on personal experiences to offer you an exclusive look into the rarefied, outrageous, ego-mad sports world. With unparalleled candor and the signature, brazen voice his fans have come to know and love, Cowherd offers a unique vantage point of places and events otherwise curtained to the general sports audience, while weaving in his opinions on aspects of competition, tradition, and all things refereed. If you want honest, unvarnished opinions on current sports rivalries, scandals, and statistics, it’s all in Raw—from one of America’s most outspoken sports broadcasters on air today.

InSideOut Coaching

How Sports Can Transform Lives

Author: Joe Ehrmann,Gregory Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439183007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 2585

In this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called “the most important coach in America,” subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and explains how sports can transform lives at every level of play, from the earliest years to professional sports. Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a former Syracuse University All-American and NFL star. Perhaps second only to parents, coaches can impact young people as no one else can. But most coaches fail to do the teaching, mentoring, even life-saving intervention that their platform provides. Too many are transactional coaches; they focus solely on winning and meeting their personal needs. Some coaches, however, use their platform. They teach the Xs and Os, but also teach the Ys of life. They help young people grow into responsible adults; they leave a lasting legacy. These are the transformational coaches. These coaches change lives, and they also change society by helping to develop healthy men and women. InSideOut Coaching explains how to become a transformational coach. Coaches first have to “go inside” and articulate their reasons for coaching. Only those who have taken the InSideOut journey can become transformational. Joe Ehrmann provides examples of coaches in his life who took this journey and taught him how to find something bigger than himself in sports.He describes his own InSideOut experience, starting with the death of his beloved brother, which helped him understand how sports could transcend the playing field. He gives coaches the information and the tools they need to become transformational. Joe Ehrmann has taken his message about the extraordinary power of sports all over the country. It has been warmly endorsed by NFL head coaches, athletic directors at major universities, high school head coaches, even business groups and community organizations. Now any parent-coach or school or community coach can read Ehrmann’s message and learn how to make sports a life-changing experience.

Inside Softball

Author: Loren Walsh

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 121

View: 4636

Techniques of the game of softball accompanied by a brief history.

Inside Edge #5

Author: Michael Teitelbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014784

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 649

The Backyard Sports kids are taking to the ice for hockey season. But when Tony, their star player, gets invited to play with his older brother's hockey team in addition to his own, Tony thinks he can do both. Soon he's missing practices and letting his friends down. When he realizes that both of his teams are playing their biggest games of the season on the same day, he has a choice to make. Will he choose his older brother or his best friends?

The Arm

Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

Author: Jeff Passan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006240038X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 8064

Yahoo’s lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports—the pitching arm—and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors. Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game’s lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in-depth the past, present, and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic. He examined what compelled the Chicago Cubs to spend $155 million on one arm. He snagged a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, whose career was cut short by injury at thirty, and visited Japan to understand how another baseball-mad country treats its prized arms. And he followed two major league pitchers, Daniel Hudson and Todd Coffey, throughout their returns from Tommy John surgery. He exposes how the baseball establishment long ignored the rise in arm injuries and reveals how misplaced incentives across the sport stifle potential changes. Injuries to the UCL start as early as Little League. Without a drastic cultural shift, baseball will continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damaged pitchers, and another generation of children will suffer the same problems that vex current players. Informative and hard-hitting, The Arm is essential reading for everyone who loves the game, wants to keep their children healthy, or relishes a look into how a large, complex institution can fail so spectacularly.

Sports Talk

A Journey Inside the World of Sports Talk Radio

Author: Alan Eisenstock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439183236

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 9970

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.

Blood Feud

Detroit Red Wings v. Colorado Avalanche: The Inside Story of Pro Sports' Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era

Author: Adrian Dater

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1589795083

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4050

In Blood Feud, Colorado Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater not only submits that the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry was the most feverish match-up in recent years, but also that there was none better played. No fewer than twenty players have or will eventually make it to the Hall of Fame; the best scorers were matched up against the best goalies; brilliant coaches could be found on both benches; and two of the league's smartest general managers ruthlessly tried to one-up each other at every NHL trade deadline. Blood Feud is a rollicking story of a fierce, and often violent, rivalry.

Inside Sports

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: N.A

View: 1592

Strong Inside

Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

Author: Andrew Maraniss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826520234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 467

View: 4713

Biography of the first African American basketball player in the SEC, set in the civil rights conflicts of the tumultuous Sixties

Inside Sports College Basketball

Author: Mike Douchant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578590094

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 711

View: 2916

Looks at the history of college basketball, includes year-by-year highlights of the NCAA tournament, and discusses dominant players and top teams

Court Justice

The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA

Author: Ed O'Bannon,Michael McCann

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635762618

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 7614

“Like Curt Flood and Oscar Robertson, who paved the way for free agency in sports, Ed O’Bannon decided there was a principle at stake... O’Bannon gave the movement to reform college sports...passion and purpose, animated by righteous indignation.” —Jeremy Schaap, ESPN journalist and New York Times bestselling author In 2009, Ed O’Bannon, once a star for the 1995 NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins and a first-round NBA draft pick, thought he’d made peace with the NCAA’s exploitive system of “amateurism.” College athletes generated huge profits, yet—training nearly full-time, forced to tailor coursework around sports, often pawns in corrupt investigations—they saw little from those riches other than revocable scholarships and miniscule chances of going pro. Still, that was all in O’Bannon’s past...until he saw the video game NCAA Basketball 09. As avatars of their college selves—their likenesses, achievements, and playing styles—O’Bannon and his teammates were still making money for the NCAA. So, when asked to fight the system for players past, present, and future—and seeking no personal financial reward, but rather the chance to make college sports more fair—he agreed to be the face of what became a landmark class-action lawsuit. Court Justice brings readers to the front lines of a critical battle in the long fight for players’ rights while also offering O’Bannon’s unique perspective on today’s NCAA recruiting scandals. From the basketball court to the court of law facing NCAA executives, athletic directors, and “expert” witnesses; and finally to his innovative ideas for reform, O’Bannon breaks down history’s most important victory yet against the inequitable model of multi-billion-dollar “amateur” sports.

Inside Volleyball

Author: Gene Selznick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1336

Spitting in the Soup

Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Author: Mark Johnson

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716821

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1573

Doping is as old as organized sports. From baseball to horse racing, cycling to track and field, drugs have been used to enhance performance for 150 years. For much of that time, doping to do better was expected. It was doping to throw a game that stirred outrage. Today, though, athletes are vilified for using performance-enhancing drugs. Damned as moral deviants who shred the fair-play fabric, dopers are an affront to the athletes who don’t take shortcuts. But this tidy view swindles sports fans. While we may want the world sorted into villains and victims, putting the blame on athletes alone ignores decades of history in which teams, coaches, governments, the media, scientists, sponsors, sports federations, and even spectators have played a role. The truth about doping in sports is messy and shocking because it holds a mirror to our own reluctance to spit in the soup—that is, to tell the truth about the spectacle we crave. In Spitting in the Soup, sports journalist Mark Johnson explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. Johnson unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture—the essence of which is not to play fair but to push the boundaries of human performance. It’s easy to assume that drugs in sports have always been frowned upon, but that’s not true. Drugs in sports are old. It’s banning drugs in sports that is new. Spitting in the Soup offers a bitingly honest, clear-eyed look at why that’s so, and what it will take to kick pills out of the locker room once and for all.

Inside sports hockey

Author: Zander Hollander

Publisher: Visible Ink Pr

ISBN: 9781578590193

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 714

View: 1117

Examines the sport's history from 1917 to 1997; offers profiles of the greatest players; and includes records, statistics, a directory of coaches, and an all-time hockey register