Relive the greatest Giants moments through the eyes of the players themselves - newly revised to include Super Bowl XLVI! The New York Giants have long been one of the NFL’s most popular and storied franchises. Now fans of this dynamic football powerhouse will relive all the greatest gridiron moments through the eyes of the players themselves in this newly updated edition of Game of My Life New York Giants. Ken Palmer catches up with several of the Giants biggest names as each recalls the glory of wearing red, white, and blue. Superstars like Alex Webster, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, and more share experiences that span the franchise history. Rare recollections of the 1956 NFL title winners appear alongside the legendary players of the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl-winning teams. The epic journey to Super Bowl XLII is relived along with the new a generation of heroes who took the team all the way to victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Without a doubt, this is a must-have for every Giants fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008702/bk_adbl_008702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The great footballers and coaches are rarely glimpsed up close. They shield themselves from the tabloids, hide their personalities behind professionalism, and in the words of the cliche, ´do their talking on the pitch´. This book gets up close to them. The Football Men is not a series of celebrity profiles, and it doesn´t attempt to unearth secrets in the players´ private lives. Rather, it portrays these men as three-dimensional human beings. It describes their upbringings, the football cultures they grew up in, the way they play, and the baggage that they bring to their relationships at work. This multimillion-pound, multinational world is mostly inhabited by ordinary men. The profiles in this book are sometimes funny, but never breathless or sensational. Some of the profiles in this book are based on interviews; others are the results of time the author spent with that person; sometimes the profile is a story of a country. All are fascinating and shed light on their subject to reveal things you wouldn´t expect. From one of the great sports writers of our time, this is a penetrating and surprising collection of articles on the figures that have defined the modern sporting world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003668/bk_adbl_003668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Giants star Tiki Barber, who grew up playing football alongside his brother, Ronde, has become one of the most versatile and productive players in the NFL. Hear Tiki interviewed by NY 1 sports anchor Budd Mishkin at New York´s 92nd Street Y.This event took place on January 10, 2006. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Budd Mishkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000015/sp_nsty_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At seventeen, David ´´Lizard´´ Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world’s greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard’s - and Kate’s - in the most intimate and surprising ways. Over the years that follow, Lizard and Kate are obsessed with piecing together the motives behind their parents’ deaths, returning time and again to their father’s missing briefcase, his shady business dealings and shaky finances, and to Sylphide, who has threaded her way into Lizard’s and Kate’s lives - much more deeply than either had ever realized. From the football fields of Princeton to a stint with the NFL, from the elaborate dances at the mansion to the gourmet restaurant he opens, it only takes Lizard a lifetime to set things right again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000691/bk_high_000691_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Nostalgic Look Back at the Decade That Defined the New York Giants, Updated with a New Introduction New York Times reporter Gerald Eskenazi brings us back to 1954, when the New York Giants began a decade of success as an iconic American sports team, winning six division titles between 1954 and 1963. Emerging from years of slumber, going from the Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium, they produced a crop of hall of fame players whose names still resonate, including Tittle, Gifford, Greer, and Robustelli, making a then $7 New York Giants ticket the toughest to buy in the world of sports. Filled with personal anecdotes from players and coaches that reconstruct the drama and excitement of the plays and games during that eventful era, Giants fans will be reunited with the players (Robustelli, Huff, Grier, Modzelewski, and Svare on defense; Gifford, Rote, Brown, Shofner, Webster, and Tittle on offense), their rivals (Jim Brown, John Unitas, and others), meet Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry when they were assistant coaches, and relive the 1958 title game against the Baltimore Colts - the first overtime game in National Football League history - which remains in lore as the ´´greatest game ever played.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010492/bk_adbl_010492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bill Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. During his decades-long tenure as an NFL coach, he turned failing franchises into contenders. He led the ailing New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse, reinvigorated the New York Jets, brought the Dallas Cowboys back to life, and was most recently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Taking readers behind the scenes with one of the most influential and fascinating coaches the NFL has ever known, Parcells will take a look back at this coach’s long, storied and influential career, offer a nuanced portrayal of the complex man behind the coach, and examine the inner workings of the NFL. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004006/bk_rand_004006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thursday Speeches pulls back the curtain to put listeners in the room with exclusive access to the compelling pregame speeches from one of the best college football coaches in history. The book reveals the exact words James used to inspire the Huskies to slay the football giants of his day. It features the inspiring stories and invaluable life lessons that Coach Don James used to transform the University of Washington football program from obscurity to the national championship during his legendary 18-year UW career. Two days before Christmas 1974, Don James seized the reins of a Washington football program in disarray. Immediately James challenged players to do the hard work necessary to get to the Rose Bowl. Some players laughed, reminding James that Washington hadn´t been to the Rose Bowl since 1963. James insisted on his vision. In his third season, the Huskies advanced to the Rose Bowl and - led by future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon - beat the heavily favored Michigan Wolverines. As but one measure of his coaching skill, Sports Illustrated once named the three best college football coaches in the country: number on, Don James; number two, Don James; number three, Don James. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047920/bk_acx0_047920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1985, 40 hooligan followers of Stoke City FC experienced a riotous trip to Portsmouth - and the Naughty 40 was born. It became one of the most notorious soccer gangs in Britain. Mark Chester was a founder member of the N40. Already a hardened fighter, he had been expelled from school after an unsettled childhood and joined the Staffordshire Regiment, only to be discharged for misconduct. Stoke City´s emerging ´´casual´´ mob became his family. ´´Right or wrong, I was ready to be a committed football hooligan,´´ he says. He recounts tales of raucous coach trips from the Glebe pub and the pivotal clashes with the likes of Everton, Manchester United, and West Ham that defined the new firm. Formidable characters came to the forefront, men like the giant Mark Bentley, Philler the Beast, and the legendary Miffer, while hair-raising clashes with the likes of Millwall, Spurs, Aston Villa , and Manchester City saw the gang´s reputation spread. The N40 code was simple: Whatever the odds, they would always make a stand. Many times, they fought when heavily outnumbered yet often came out on top. They developed a closeness and cohesion rare among the football gangs. Loyalty was their watchword. Soon, they were joined by the Under-Fives, a younger element determined to win acceptance from the terrace legends they admired and who carved out their own niche as well as fighting side by side with the old-school heads. Police operations, bans from the ground and the introduction of ID schemes have prevented many from attending games, but the author, long ´´retired´´ from the scene, argues that in the new millennium the gangs are back - and as ferocious as ever. Naughty is essential for anyone wishing to understand the illicit but seductive lure of terrace combat, the emotional ties of a gang, and the addictive buzz of Saturday afternoons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Chester. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109181/bk_acx0_109181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A celebration of football by award-winning sports writer Duncan Hamilton. A massive audience in sitting rooms, parks and pubs watched England in the 2018 World Cup. Yet as Duncan Hamilton demonstrates with style, insight and wit in Going to the Match, watching on TV is no substitute for being there. Hamilton embarks on a richly entertaining, exquisitely crafted journey through football. Glory game or grass roots, England v Slovenia or Guiseley v Hartlepool, he delves beneath the action to illuminate the stories which make the sport endlessly compelling. Along the way he marvels at present-day titans Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Paul Pogba, reflects on sepia-tinted magicians Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton and Pele, and assesses managerial giants from Brian Clough and Jose Mourinho to Arsene Wenger and Gareth Southgate. The odyssey takes Hamilton from Fleetwood to Berlin, via Glasgow and a Manchester derby, making detours into art, cinema, literature and politics as he explores the game´s ever-changing culture and character. The result, like the L. S. Lowry painting that inspired the book, is a football masterpiece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mounfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002079/bk_hodd_002079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.