The Perfect Pass

American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501116207

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8413

An “excellent sports history” (Publishers Weekly) in the tradition of Michael Lewis’s Moneyball, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how two unknown coaches revolutionized American football at every level, from high school to the NFL. Hal Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense that would soon shock players, delight fans, and terrify opposing coaches. It all began at a tiny, overlooked college called Iowa Wesleyan, where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach, a lawyer who had never played college football, was hired as his offensive line coach. In the cornfields of Iowa these two mad inventors, drawn together by a shared disregard for conventionalism and a love for Jimmy Buffett, began to engineer the purest, most extreme passing game in the 145-year history of football. Implementing their “Air Raid” offense, their teams—at Iowa Wesleyan and later at Valdosta State and the University of Kentucky—played blazingly fast—faster than any team ever had before, and they routinely beat teams with far more talented athletes. And Mumme and Leach did it all without even a playbook. “A superb treat for all gridiron fans” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), The Perfect Pass S.C. Gwynne explores Mumme’s leading role in changing football from a run-dominated sport to a pass-dominated one, the game that tens of millions of Americans now watch every fall weekend. Whether you’re a casual or ravenous football fan, this is “a rousing tale of innovation” (Booklist), and “Gwynne’s book ably relates the story of that innovation and the successes of the man who devised it” (New York Journal of Books).

The Perfect Pass

What the manager can learn from the football trainer

Author: Ed Weenk

Publisher: Libros de Cabecera

ISBN: 8494239708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

View: 3547

The objective of the book is to provide some simple and easy to understand reflections that anyone in an organisation can apply in a reasonably short timeframe, allowing them quickly to get a good understanding of the big picture of an organisation and the direction it wants to go. Having established this broader vision, we can then evaluate if it’s actually fit for getting there in the best possible way, in terms of internal alignment and coherence of people, infrastructure and processes. In short, I honestly believe that this is a great Bedside Book, in the multiple meaning of the term. It is a book that opens issues, rather than close them and I also think that it is one of those books that you keep near your desk just to review it from time to time, to reread a passage or refresh certain reflections. Carmelo Canales Abaitua, Management Consultant and partner of Libros de Cabecera.

Volleyball Systems and Strategies

Author: USA Volleyball

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736074953

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 2161

This comprehensive book/DVD package features the most common and effective strategies, tactics, schemes, and combinations for offense, defense, and serving in volleyball. The DVD complements the detailed descriptions and diagrams in the book with on-court explanations and strategies in action.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7608


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Roman

Author: Leïla Slimani

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641212901

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6941

Der Preis des Glücks Sie wollen das perfekte Paar sein, Kinder und Beruf unter einen Hut bringen, alles irgendwie richtig machen. Und sie finden die ideale Nanny, die ihnen das alles erst möglich macht. Doch wie gut kann man einen fremden Menschen kennen? Und wie sehr kann man ihm vertrauen? Sie haben Glück gehabt, denken sich Myriam und Paul, als sie Louise einstellen - eine Nanny wie aus dem Bilderbuch, die auf ihre beiden kleinen Kinder aufpasst, in der schönen Pariser Altbauwohnung im 10. Arrondissement. Wie mit unsichtbaren Fäden hält Louise die Familie zusammen, ebenso unbemerkt wie mächtig. In wenigen Wochen schon ist sie unentbehrlich geworden. Myriam und Paul ahnen nichts von den Abgründen und von der Verletzlichkeit der Frau, der sie das Kostbarste anvertrauen, das sie besitzen. Von der tiefen Einsamkeit, in der sich die fünfzigjährige Frau zu verlieren droht. Bis eines Tages die Tragödie über die kleine Familie hereinbricht. Ebenso unaufhaltsam wie schrecklich.

Defensive Football Strategies

Author: American Football Coaches Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736001427

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

View: 7414

Now you can build the kind of defense that wins championships with Defensive Football Strategies. This complete collection of tactics, teachings, and insights comes from many of the game's best defensive minds from the past 40 years. Inside you'll find winning tactics and teachings from 90 top defensive strategists in the modern era of football, including Jerry Sandusky of Penn State, Charlie McBride of Nebraska, R.C. Slocum of Texas A & M, and Bo Schembechler of Michigan. With the help of more than 600 X-and-O diagrams, they explain and show how to dominate opponents defensively through these key components: philosophies, fronts, and schemes, run defenses, pass defenses, formation and situation adjustments, and goal line defenses. Defensive Football Strategies was developed in cooperation with the American Football Coaches Association.

Lacrosse Fundamentals

Author: Jim Hinkson

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633191052

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 490

Describing the components of lacrosse in a step-by-step fashion, author and coach Jim Hinkson clearly explains and illustrates the most effective ways of mastering individual skills for passing, catching, cradling, and checking, as well as tactics and strategies for winning team play. In addition, the book offers dozens of drills applicable to both coaches and players for refining these techniques and contains specific instruction for both the indoor and outdoor game. Written with precision by one of the world’s leading authorities on playing and coaching lacrosse and featuring numerous illuminating photographs and illustrations, Lacrosse Fundamentals is ideal for coaches, players, parents, and fans of the sport.

Déjà Blue

The New York Giants' 2011 Championship Season

Author: New York Post

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1600787444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 7732

This commemorative book on the Super Bowl XLVI champion will provide a visual look at the NFC Champion's road to championship glory. Through the unique words and images of an expert author or newspaper partner, this celebratory book takes readers from the season's opening kickoff in September, through the playoffs, and on to the final seconds in Indianapolis. Including nearly 100 color photographs and profiles of the team's star players and head coach, this will be an essential part of any fan's collection.

The Mental Edge

Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-body Connection

Author: Kenneth Baum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399524813

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 9198

Offers advice on maximizing sports potential, showing how athletes in any sport can benefit from performance cues, proper visualization, and other mental focusing techniques

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 800

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

The Twilight's Last Gleaming on Public Education

Author: H. Paul Roberts III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469105748

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2065

The Twilight's Last Gleaming On Public Education is an intriguing and socially relevant story which focuses on the ambitions and frustrations of the main character, Richard Robins. With nearly limitless options, this man of great consequence and professional achievement embarks on the noble path of educating adolescents at Sunset Middle School, where he quickly becomes aware of the challenges and obstacles that currently litter the public education landscape. The author constructs a fascinating and enlightening story, which possesses many of the elements commonly found in just about every school system throughout the United States. The plot contains more than a few strategically placed, unexpected twists and should maintain the reader's interest throughout. Navigating the plot to a well-conceived and logical conclusion, the author strives to leave the reader with a sense of time well invested in the reading of this story.

The Soccer Diaries

An American's Thirty-Year Pursuit of the International Game

Author: Michael J. Agovino

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803255667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 7795

Although soccer had long been the world’s game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Agovino’s love affair with soccer is a portrait of the game’s culture and an intimate history of the sport’s coming of age in the United States. Agovino’s quest takes him from the unkempt field in the Bronx where he taught himself to play to some of the sport’s most storied venues and historic matches. With Agovino we travel from school fields to Giants Stadium, then from England to Germany, Italy, and Spain, along the way taking in the final days of the North American Soccer League, the 1994 World Cup, and the birth of Major League Soccer. Offering the perspective of fan, player, and journalist, Agovino chronicles his obsession with the sport and its phenomenal evolution.

Ins Dunkel hinein

Roman

Author: Charles Frazier

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057064

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 381

Verstört, sprachlos, irgendwie zurückgeblieben – so kommen die Zwillinge Dolores und Frank bei Tante Luce an. Vermutlich waren sie dabei, als ihre Mutter starb, ermordet von Bud, einem brutalen Gelegenheitsgauner und dem ehemaligen Lebensgefährten der Mutter. Luce gewinnt langsam das Vertrauen der Zwillinge, und auch sie selbst, die Außenseiterin, die in einem verfallenden Sommerhaus in North Carolina lebt, scheint zur Ruhe zu kommen. Auf eine leichte, aufregend unspektakuläre Weise gelingt es Charles Frazier, eine Handvoll fragiler Menschen vor den Gefahren zu retten, die sie immer enger zu umschließen drohen.

Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline

Reminiscences of the Cowboys Glory Years

Author: Cliff Harris,Charlie Waters

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613215843

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4121

Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline, first published in 2003 and now newly updated, is a fascinating, fun look at the inner workings of one of the most beloved sports teams of all time. A team that is either gloriously loved or hideously hated, there is no denying the passion evoked by the Dallas Cowboys. With tales of Cowboy greats like Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith, and stories of heart-wrenching games and epic rivalries, Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline will have fans captivated on the edge of their seats. Players and authors Cliff Harris and Charlie Waters have never lost sight of how much fun it was to play in the NFL—especially for the Dallas Cowboys—and they share that fun with readers and fans in Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline. From what really happened during Franco Harris’s touchdown run in Super Bowl XIII to Coach Tom Landry’s suggestions on pregame meals, this book is a hilarious and unique collection of stories. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Normal Accident Theory of Education

Why Reform and Regulation Won’t Make Schools Better

Author: Andrew K. Milton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475806590

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 5878

Analyses of education are too often developed for public consumption in a fast-moving political world. This book examines some of the deeper organizational reasons why things don’t work so well in school, as well as a look at some of things that do work. Most importantly, the book will explain how the social and cultural expectations of what schools can do may create unrealistic hopes. We, as a society, and schools, as institutions, embrace these unreasonably high hopes at our collective peril.