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100 Yards of Glory

Author : Joe Garner
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The creators of the best-selling And the Crowd Goes Wild present an officially endorsed collection of key historical events that combines archival photography with coverage of such famed stories as the Immaculate Reception, the Ice Bowl and the Music City Miracle, in a volume complemented by a 10-part documentary by an Emmy Award-winning team.

Sound and Fury

Author : Dave Kindred
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Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell were must-see TV long before that phrase became ubiquitous. Individually interesting, together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different -- young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate and Cosell an editor of his university's law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them unforgettable: Both were, above all, performers who covered up their deep personal insecurities by demanding -- loudly and often -- public acclaim. Theirs was an extraordinary alliance that produced drama, comedy, controversy, and a mutual respect that helped shape both men's lives. Dave Kindred -- uniquely equipped to tell the Ali-Cosell story after a decades-long intimate working relationship with both men -- re-creates their unlikely connection in ways never before attempted. From their first meeting in 1962 through Ali's controversial conversion to Islam and refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army (the right for him to do both was publicly defended by Cosell), Kindred explores both the heroics that created the men's upward trajectories and the demons that brought them to sadness in their later lives. Kindred draws on his experiences with Ali and Cosell, fresh reporting, and interviews with scores of key personalities -- including the families of both. In the process, Kindred breaks new ground in our understanding of these two unique men. The book presents Ali not as a mythological character but as a man in whole, and it shows Cosell not in caricature but in faithful scale. With vivid scenes, poignant dialogue, and new interpretations of historical events, this is a biography that is novelistically engrossing -- a richly evocative portrait of the friendship that shaped two giants and changed sports and television forever.

Breaking the Line

Author : Samuel G. Freedman
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1967. Two rival football teams. Two legendary coaches. Two talented quarterbacks. Together they broke the color line, revolutionized college sports, and transformed the NFL. Freedman’s dramatic account, highly praised as a contributing part of the movement and a riveting sports story, is now available in paperback. In September 1967, after three years of landmark civil rights laws and three months of devastating urban riots, the football season began at Louisiana’s Grambling College and Florida A&M. The teams were led by two extraordinary coaches, Eddie Robinson and Jake Gaither, and they featured the best quarterbacks ever at each school, James Harris and Ken Riley. Breaking the Line brings to life the historic saga of the battle for the 1967 black college championship, culminating in a riveting, excruciatingly close contest. Samuel G. Freedman traces the rise of these four leaders and their teammates as they storm through the season. Together they helped compel the segre­gated colleges of the South to integrate their teams and redefined who could play quarterback in the NFL, who could be a head coach, and who could run a franchise as general manager. In Breaking the Line, Freedman brilliantly tells this suspenseful story of character and talent as he takes us from locker room to state capitol, from embattled campus to packed stadium. He captures a pivotal time in American sport and society, filling a missing and crucial chapter in the movement for civil rights.

Mississippi s Uncovered Glory

Author : Jerome Gentry
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There are several inspirations and reasons why I decided to write this book. My daughters, Deanna and Mia were two of those inspirations. I was in deep thought one day on how my daughters knew very little of my life growing up and almost nothing of their uncle (Ricky), my deceased brother. Therefore, I decided to tell my story in book form. This book gives you a look inside of my soul of dealing with the lost of my only sibling. This book is also about growing up in Mississippi in the mid 1960s and the 1970s. The hope in writing this book is to help dispel any myths about life in Mississippi during those times. Along the way I will resurrect a high school football team from the mid 1970s that the world may not have known existed by way of its unique assembly. This high school football team reached a height in Mississippi high school football that had never been achieved before. What was more amazing is this team was led by two brothers. One was an undersized defensive lineman who was described by his head coach as the smallest nose guard in the world at 56 144 pound. I was that nose guard and the offensive catalyst for this team was my brother, a 61 212 pound devastating and powerful all-American running back.


Author : Fred Bowen
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This accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the NFL and is the perfect keepsake for football fans of all ages. The National Football League is the most popular sports league in the United States. Its championship game, the Super Bowl, is watched by millions of people every year. But it wasn’t always like this. In the last one hundred years, football has changed from a poorly organized, often overlooked sport to America’s favorite pastime. Here are the stories of that remarkable transformation. The stories of the greatest players, the most successful coaches, the most memorable games—and the amazing plays that made us gasp as we watched them in stadiums and on televisions all over America. Discover the league’s scrappy beginnings in an automobile showroom, and early players like Red Grange, the Galloping Ghost. Relive the very first championship game, played indoors after a circus had visited, and famous games like the Ice Bowl. See the NFL at war, and meet some of the remarkable athletes who helped desegregate the league. Learn how the draft came into existence, and about the teams that strove for that almost impossible goal—a perfect season. Veteran sportswriter Fred Bowen brings his in-depth knowledge and lively prose to these fascinating stories, and award-winning artist James E. Ransome has created stunning full-page illustrations that bring the sport of football to life like never before.

Glory s Window

Author : Mitchell Cobb
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Clayton Howard has stopped experiencing life. A troubled childhood has left him "going through the motions". One day, he happens upon a terrible accident and he's the first to discover the youngest victim. Immediately after, Clayton's dreams lead him to the location of buried wealth. Clayton's life changes instantly as he becomes rich beyond his wildest expectations. While he considers himself extremely lucky at first, he begins to realize that the opportunity to experience life's real treasures are threatened by his greed.

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

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Moon California Fishing

Author : Tom Stienstra
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Pack up your rod and reel, stock your tackle box, and discover the best places to cast your line in the Golden State with Moon California Fishing. A Fishing Hole for Everyone: Pick the right spot for you with options ranging from lakes and streams to rivers and reservoirs, rated by number of fish, size of fish, and scenic beauty Strategic Lists: Choose from lists like best freshwater fisheries, best hike-in fisheries, best places to teach kids to fish, and more, including the top places to find California sport fish such as trout, salmon, and steelhead Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions, and details on where to park Skip the Crowds: Have the water to yourself with Moon California Fishing's many off-the-radar spots Expert Advice: Seasoned angler Tom Stienstra offers his experienced insight and honest opinions on each fishery Tips and Tools: Advice on permits, fees, and lodging, background information on climate and landscape, and detailed instructions for novice anglers Whether you're a veteran or a first-timer, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Exploring more of the Golden State's great outdoors? Try Moon California Camping or Moon California Hiking.

Bulletin State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Author : Oregon. Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
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100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Rob Vanstone
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Most Roughriders fans have attended a game at historic Taylor Field and the newer Mosaic Stadium, taken a photo in front of the George Reed and Ron Lancaster statues, and proudly belted the lyrics to "Rider Pride" on game day. But even the most die-hard fans don't know everything about their beloved Riders. In 100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, longtime Regina Leader-Post scribe Rob Vanstone has assembled the facts, traditions, and achievements sure to educate and entertain true fans. Learn about Neil Joseph "Piffles" Taylor, Ron Atchison, Gene Makowsky, Darian Durant, Jeff Fairholm, and Jon Ryan, among many other pivotal figures. Which of the many origin stories about the Roughriders' nickname is most credible? How did "Piffles" Taylor lose his eye? Which prominent Rider named his child after Taylor Field? Which NFL team declined to match Glenn Dobbs' offer from Saskatchewan, allowing him to become a Roughrider? Vanstone has collected every essential piece of Roughriders knowledge and trivia—including "The Little Miracle of Taylor Field"; the triumphant Grey Cup victories of 1966, 1989, 2007, and 2013; and "The Kick"—as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.