A guide for women football fans explains each component of the game of football, describes the role of each position player, outlines common plays, and provides descriptions of some of the most memorable moments in NFL history.
Every weekend from August through January, 25 million Americans plop into their Lay-Z-Boys, crack open a beer, and watch football on television. At last, here is an illustrated book that celebrates their pastime and codifies their culture of extreme devotion like no other. The Armchair Quarterback Playbook is both hilarious and authentic, and is designed like a real football playbook—complete with modified X and O diagrams. Everything a stay-at-home fan needs to know is here: how to redirect an interfering spouse ("The Listen and Respond Fake"), methods for keeping children at bay ("Intentional Grounding), equipment and etiquette tips, game food recipes, armchair quarterback vernacular, and more. Written by a certified "AQ," this is the perfect book for the football fanatic.
The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B–film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress’s film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Michael Close is an inveterate joke teller whose stories have brought gales of laughter from audiences around the world. For more than twenty years, Michael's friends and colleagues have eagerly awaited a collection of jokes from his enormous repertoire. "That Reminds Me" is that compilation - more than 250 of the best clean (and not so clean) jokes you've ever read. But this is much more than a joke book. Michael shares heartfelt reminiscences of the funny people who have enriched his life, stories of crazy personal experiences, and thoughts on the importance of "finding the funny" in your own life. This is the perfect book for anyone who needs a good laugh. Foreword by Penn Jillette [The jokes in this collection range from squeaky clean to R-rated. Words that you can't use on network television appear occasionally. If such language offends you, please don't purchase this book.]
A History and Statistical Analysis of the Professional Quarterback
Author: John Maxymuk
Category: Sports & Recreation
Signal caller, gunslinger, field general—the quarterback goes by many lofty nicknames. It’s arguably the toughest, most high-pressure position to play among all sports. The quarterback touches the ball on every offensive snap, is responsible for reading the defense, adjusting the play, and executing complex schemes that require tremendous physical and mental prowess. He is expected to be the undisputed team leader, whether he’s an established veteran or an untested rookie. If he succeeds, he’s the most likely player on the field to be canonized by fans and broadcasters. If he fails, he’ll be vilified in the press and his home field fans will start cheering for the backup. This book traces the interesting history of the professional quarterback, from the early years when the quarterback was a blocker (and the appellations quarterback, halfback, and fullback were literal and geographically correct) to the modern-day player who must be the eyes, ears, brains, and, of course, the accurate, strong arm of the offense. The narrative history in Section I is rich with statistical analysis. The author employs realistic metrics for statistical comparison across multiple eras, and includes all-time rankings as well as specific rankings among different styles of quarterbacks. Section II compares quarterbacks within their respective eras, putting their accomplishments in context with those of their contemporaries. Section III breaks down the quarterback position, team-by-team, for current NFL franchises. Appendices provide detailed passing records; additional statistics on everything from relative passer ratings to fourth quarter comebacks; and listings of first round draft picks, trades involving quarterbacks, awards, and uniform numbers.
Liliana Jacobs the city's Assistant District Attorney walked out of the courtroom with confidence gaining reputation of wins more than losses. But confidence on a personal level proving a challenge all the men in her life seem to have something to prove. When paired with a newly made detective Aubrey Marcelus, she has to keep a civil tongue as they try and solve a murder with very few clues, the evidence nil as who committed such a heinous crime. Will time run out and a murder be unsolved? Watch as clues unfold and these two try and catch the murderer. When Liliana meets this obsequious detective sparks fly. Love slowly developing until she's matched wits with a fast talking, shrewd attorney, Marshall Agee. Who wants more from Liliana, than she is willing to give his persistence pays off when Liliana falls head over heals for him. But even his persuasive charm can't keep her in a commitment. Meanwhile Aubrey falls ill with appendicitis Maureen Bennett a Scottish nurse with a talented bedside manner tends to more than just his needs. Does his true love lie in this beautiful young nurse or will Liliana be his thorn.
Welcome to Wishful, California, where the mountain air is fresh, the people are small-town friendly, and the wide-open spaces will inspire you to find the life and love you’ve been dreaming of... INSTANT ATTRACTION For accountant Katie Kramer, being the good girl hasn’t added up to happiness. So she’s heading to a quirky mountain town for a new job with an expedition company, hoping to break some rules and make some memories. Enter Cameron Wilder, who’s happy to help Katie do all that and much more. But what happens when love enters the equation? INSTANT GRATIFICATION Dr. Emma Sinclair has swapped a hectic New York City ER for summer in the Sierra Nevadas. In between treating bee stings and stomach flu, she’s clashing with Stone Wilder. The co-owner of Wilder Adventures and Expeditions thinks the good doctor needs to loosen up. But when their connection turns intimate, can he convince her she belongs in this town—and in his life? INSTANT TEMPTATION The untamed landscape around Wishful is the perfect place for Harley Stephens to study a rare coyote. She isn’t counting on stubborn, sexy travel guide T.J. Wilder tagging along. Since high school, they’ve been circling each other, fending off a raw attraction. And maybe it’s time for Harley to discover just how good it can feel to get a little wilder . . . “Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.” —Cherry Adair
Tia Suarez jumped off the pages in Griffin's brilliant debut novel, Benefit of the Doubt. Now she takes center stage in her own story, A Voice from the Field, a gripping thriller about human trafficking in the U.S. Gunther Kane and his white supremacist group are using forced prostitution to finance the purchase of automatic weapons. Kane snatches young women off the streets and sells them to hundreds of men. When a victim is used up, she's killed and dumped. After all, there are always more where she came from. Physically recovered from being shot but struggling with PTSD, Tia Suarez almost doesn't believe her eyes when she glimpses a Hispanic teenager bound and gagged in the back of Kane's van. The look of terror on the woman's face makes Tia desperate to rescue her. Kane's in the crosshairs of the FBI, who don't want a small-town Wisconsin detective messing up their big gun bust. Tia Suarez doesn't back down for anyone. Not the department shrink; not the feds who dismiss her; not even her boyfriend, a Marine veteran who thinks she doesn't know what she's getting into. Tia will find the missing teen come hell or high water. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.