The modern game of football is filled with plays and formations with names like the Counter Trey, the Wildcat, the Zone Blitz, and the Cover Two. They have become part of the sport´s vernacular, and yet for many fans they remain just names, often confusing ones. To rectify that, Tim Layden has drilled deep into the core of the game to reveal how these chalkboard X´s and O´s really work on the field, as well as where they came from and who dreamed them up. These playbook schemes, many of them illuminated by diagrams, bear the insignia of some of the game´s great innovators, men like Vince Lombardi, Don Coryell, Tom Osborne, Bill Walsh, Tony Dungy, and Buddy Ryan. But football has also been radically altered by the ingenious work of men with more obscure names, like Tiger Ellison, Emory Bellard, and Mouse Davis. In Blood, Sweat and Chalk, Layden takes readers into the meeting rooms - and in some cases the living rooms - where the game´s most significant ideas were hatched. He goes to the coaches and to the players who inspired them, so they can tell their stories. In candid conversations with some of football´s most intriguing characters, Layden provides a fascinating guide to the game, helping fans to better see the subtleties of America´s favorite sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012696/bk_adbl_012696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the NYT best-selling author with unprecedented access to the Patriot franchise comes Belichick and Brady, the epic inside story of the rise and dominance of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots. Featuring interviews from Patriots players and coaches, Holley presents a fascinating portrait of the partnership between Tom Brady, the Patriots´ star quarterback, and Bill Belichick, the team´s prolific coach. Chock-full of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information exploring how they have strategized and weathered controversies, all culminating in four Super Bowl rings, this is required listening for any Patriots fan and students of the game of football. By examining the relationship between this dynamic quarterback and coach duo, Holley explores exactly how these two men have formed the core of the greatest dynasty in the modern-day NFL. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002809/bk_hach_002809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How the mentorship and leadership principles of a legendary college football coach can help make you a success. Tom Berthel first met Hall of Fame football coach Hayden Fry when, in the mid-1980s, his investment firm, Berthel Fisher & Co., became a corporate sponsor of the University of Iowa Athletic Department. This business partnership not only helped Berthel Fisher establish a winning public image, but it also gave birth to one of the most important and enduring friendships of Tom Berthel’s life. Fry became a mentor and father figure to Berthel, and the wisdom Fry bestowed on him through their mutual friendship taught Berthel invaluable lessons in leadership, motivation, and what it takes to be a winner in business and in life. These are the lessons that form the core of Beyond Xs and Os. In the book, Tom Berthel recounts the many lessons he learned from Coach Fry - some but not all related to football - and explains how they helped shape his life and business. In each chapter, Berthel outlines a specific lesson he learned from Coach Fry, explains how he integrated these philosophies into his business and personal life, and offers advice to help listeners apply them to their own lives and businesses. Each chapter also features a special ´´Postgame with Coach Fry” sidebar written by the venerable Coach Fry himself, in which he reflects on the events and lessons depicted in the chapter and offers a deeper perspective on each, enriching the lesson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice England. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008677/bk_adbl_008677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a former pro football player kills a deer while hunting, only to see a Sasquatch appear out of nowhere, pick up the deer and walk away, then disappear into thin air before his eyes, his belief system is shaken to its core. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016490/bk_acx0_016490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Timed to coincide with the World Cup in Brazil and told in the style of a page-turning thriller, this is the book that will blow the lid off international match fixing in football: a pandemic that has struck at the heart of the ‘beautiful game´. It began as a series of disparate reports coming in from the corners of the football world: referees, players and managers were deliberately fixing results at the behest of illegal bettors. But as the reports kept coming, bit by bit the scale of the problem began to emerge. These weren´t just footballing minnows but major teams and players, playing on the biggest possible stages. The money at stake ran into the billions. And the people pulling the strings were operating for some of the largest, most heinous criminal syndicates in the world. In The Big Fix, Brett Forrest uncovers the scarcely believable scale of a threat to the beautiful game that is only just now coming to light. Told in the style of a thriller, Forrest tracks down the criminals who occupy this murky world of billion-dollar transactions, as well as the people tasked with hunting them and saving football´s lifeblood. Published on the eve of the World Cup, this shocking expose reveals a criminal enterprise that threatens to rot football to its core. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001643/bk_hcuk_001643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life shares Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel´s ´´Big Ten´´ fundamentals for success: Attitude, Discipline, Faith, Handling Adversity & Success, Excellence, Love, Toughness, Responsibility, Team, and Hope. Peppered with personal stories from Tressel´s storied coaching career, the book shares the fundamental lessons that he has been imparting to his players for the past 20 years. A perfect blend of football stories, spiritual insights, motivational reading, and practical application, The Winners Manual provides an inside look at the core philosophy that has served as the foundation for one of the most successful college football programs of all time. Includes 8 pages of color photos and a foreword from New York Times best-selling author John Maxwell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Fabry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tynd/000059/bk_tynd_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chuck Tingle is a world-renowned master of the ´´tingler´´: a story so sensual, so erotic, and so powerfully gay that it will change the whole way you look at erotic romance literature. Collected here are three such tales of the unicorn variety. Are you ready to depart on a depraved journey of gay lust that will tingle you to your very core? If so, then this explicit collection is for you. ´´Taken by the Gay Unicorn Biker´´: Mario is on a mission, cruising through the desert towards Las Vegas for his brother´s wedding, and desperate to prove that he´s finally got his act together. Things are looking good until an unfortunate wreck strands Mario out in the hot sun without food or water. When Mario notices a motorcycle roaring across the desert towards him, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. The rider, a gay unicorn named Kirk, offers to take him to Vegas, and soon the two of them find themselves on a journey, not just along the open road, but deep into each other´s hearts and asses! ´´My Ass Is Haunted by the Gay Unicorn Colonel´´: Roger is a ghost hunter on a quest to know if his long lost lover is still out there somewhere. His travels eventually bring him to a bed-and-breakfast in Georgia, where there have been several sightings of a ghostly unicorn colonel who fought and died during the Civil War. But when Roger encounters the gay ghost for himself, he soon finds out that there is more at play than just a routine haunting. This spirit is here to deliver a message from Roger´s dead unicorn lover, and it´s a message of gay, erotic pleasure that will shake Roger to his very core. ´´Pounded by the Gay Unicorn Football Squad´´: Aaron Duncan didn´t know that he would grow up to make history, but as the first openly human player in the Unicorn Football League, that´s exactly what he did. Thanks to the support of his unicorn teammates, Aaron exits the closet and finds himself swept away in a gay romance that only the tightes 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Rand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060048/bk_acx0_060048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you’re looking to be inspired by someone who has truly made the most of life’s opportunities, then listen to this remarkable story of one of today’s most well-known celebrities. Dwayne ´´The Rock´´ Johnson is best known as a former professional wrestler who later came to dominate Hollywood with a series of blockbuster movies. His powerful on-screen presence and strong physique give the impression that he effortlessly reached global success, yet Dwayne faced a series of challenges and setbacks as he rose to the top. From being homeless as a child and later having little more than $7 in his pocket to facing the reality that his dream career in football was over, Dwayne’s life hasn’t always been a linear track of successes. However, rather than let this bring him down, he never gave up and pushed himself to be the best he could in everything he applied himself to. If you want to discover the story behind Dwayne’s extraordinary success, this book takes you on a journey from his childhood to how he became one of Hollywood’s most well-known action figures. Strip away the glitz and the glamor, and you find a remarkable story of persistence, commitment, and deeply ingrained work ethics that kept Dwayne moving forward to where he is today. If you want proof that success is rarely served on a silver platter and the majority of successful people have to sweat blood and tears to reach their goals, then Dwayne’s life story will give you exactly that. In this book, you will find:The story of Dwayne’s childhood and how it shaped the strong core values he lives by todayWhy his football dreams came to an end and how he became one of WWE’s greatest wrestlersHow he moved into Hollywood and became a successful A-list actor - even without any acting background, experience, or qualificationsThe main lessons he learned throughout his lifeDwayne’s 10 rules of success and how 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142530/bk_acx0_142530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enoch Zoles is an agnostic, egotistical, collegiate football star, primed to make millions of dollars as a professional football player. But a one-night stand with a seductive vixen leads to a downward spiral of devastating events, which cost him his reputation, his promising future, and his freedom. And, after experiencing an unexpected tragedy, Enoch wants nothing to do with the god his coach and mentors keep talking about. After repetitive visits to jail, he meets a mysterious inmate who challenges his humility, integrity, and faith - right down to the core of his spirit. But will it be enough to save him from a dreadful end? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049097/bk_acx0_049097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.