NFL Unplugged

The Brutal, Brilliant World of Professional Football

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Author: Anthony L. Gargano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470641983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Blood, guts, and glory-veteran players reveal the NFL you never see on TV Behind every glittering NFL game on television is a world of happy pain for a hundred men. NFL Unplugged lets you see that world through the eyes of the pros who live and sweat in it. Here are the places the cameras don't go: the locker room where coaches' speeches can deflate or motivate, the huddle where fart jokes vie with playcalling, the training camp where locusts and heat conspire to break the strongest bodies and shake the most determined minds. Now you can experience it all up close and unplugged. Draws on firsthand accounts of more than thirty players and coaches from teams across the NFL, including Mark Schlereth, Bill Romanowski, Kevin Long, Kyle Turley, John Gruden, Hugh Douglas, Jon Runyan, and Michael Strahan An unvarnished look at everything from training camp and broken dreams, conditioning and injuries, and camaraderie and hazing to the quest to gain a competitive edge and the exhilarating triumphs of the game Written by one of the top figures in sports radio, Anthony Gargano of Philadelphia's 610-WIP From the injuries that never heal and the money that never lasts to the memories and the glory that never fade, NFL Unplugged shows the unbridled brutality and sheer brilliance of the game.

Playing Pro Football

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Author: Paul Bowker

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1467747289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Playing professional football is a dream for many—but it's also a high-pressure, grueling job. If you're the pro player on the field, millions of people are scrutinizing your every play, expecting you to make your blocks, outsmart your opponents, move the ball to your end zone, and score. To play at 100 percent on Sundays, you are constantly preparing for the next game—practicing, lifting weights, going to meetings, or watching video. Throughout the year, you must also maintain your fitness through proper workouts, rest, and nutrition. Playing in the pros is an incredible challenge. But for those who suit up on Sundays, the journey is totally worth it. This book, which was reviewed by six-year National Football League (NFL) veteran Michael Lehan, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro football player. You'll learn: • How players climb the ranks to reach the NFL • What daily life is like for an NFL player • How NFL players prevent and treat injuries Go behind the scenes and see what it's really like to be an NFL star!

Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football

A History to the 1960s

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Author: Jerry Roberts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476622280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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Big television contracts in the 1960s created the Super Bowl, as well as the 1970 merger of the National Football League with the pass-oriented American Football League. Since then, professional football has been America’s most popular televised team sport, developing into a wide-open passing game by the 21st century. Handling the completion side of the aerial game, receivers are not often as celebrated as quarterbacks or coaches, even in the era of San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice’s supremacy. This book provides a history of pro pass receiving and its influence on the game prior to the televised era. The author studies pro football’s formative and mid–20th century years, highlighting the players who pulled pigskins from flight, like the legendary Don Hutson, Gibby Welch, Johnny Blood, Ray Flaherty, Crazy Legs Hirsch, Mac Speedie, Choo Choo Roberts and many others.

Sports Business Unplugged

Leadership Challenges from the World of Sports

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Author: Rick Burton,Norm O’Reilly

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815653921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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For more than seven years, the incisive commentary of Burton and O’Reilly has graced the pages of SportsBusiness Journal, the industry’s leading trade journal. Now, fifty of their most recent columns are collected in one volume, providing thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable insight into many of the industry’s most contentious issues. Covering an era in sports that has experienced rapid change, the authors discuss such topics as gender equity, corporate sponsor-ship, collegiate athletics, diversity, and the future of sports. As two of the leading scholars in the business of sports, Burton and O’Reilly also draw upon years of experience to give both students and industry professionals a dual perspective on the role sports play in a healthy, thriving society.

Unplugged

My Journey into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction

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Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757393640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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WARNING: This video game may impair your judgment. It may cause sleep deprivation, alienation of friends and family, weight loss or gain, neglect of one's basic needs as well as the needs of loved ones and/or dependents, and decreased performance on the job. The distinction between fantasy and reality may become blurred. Play at your own risk. Not responsible for suicide attempts, whether failed or successful. No such warning was included on the latest and greatest release from the Warcraft series of massive multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs)—World of Warcraft (WoW). So when Ryan Van Cleave—a college professor, husband, father, and one of the 11.5 million Warcraft subscribers worldwide—found himself teetering on the edge of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, he had no one to blame but himself. He had neglected his wife and children and had jeopardized his livelihood, all for the rush of living a life of high adventure in a virtual world. Ultimately, Ryan decided to live, but not for the sake of his family or for a newly found love of life: he had to get back home for his evening session of Warcraft. A fabulously written and gripping tale, Unplugged takes us on a journey through Ryan's semi-reclusive life with video games at the center of his experiences. Even when he was sexually molested by a young school teacher at age eleven, it was the promise of a new video game that lured him to her house. As Ryan's life progresses, we witness the evolution of videogames—from simple two-button consoles to today's complicated multi-key technology, brilliantly designed to keep the user actively participating. As is the case with most recovering addicts, Ryan eventually hits rock bottom and shares with the reader his ongoing battle to control his impulses to play, providing prescriptive advice and resources for those caught in the grip of this very real addiction.

Yahoo! Unplugged

Your Discovery Guide to the Web

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Author: David Filo,Jerry Yang,Karen Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568847153

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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Provides a selection of online resources from the more than eighty thousand sites listed in the popular Internet directory "Yahoo!"

TV Guide

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Television programs

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Unplugged

Evolve from Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, & Consciousness

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Author: Brian MacKenzie,Andy Galpin,Phil White

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628602619

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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In the first quarter of 2016, Americans bought 19.7 million fitness wearables, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year. By 2020, the global market for fitness-focused apps and devices is expected to grow to $30 billion. This means that more than ever, we’re looking at our wrists not only to check the time, but also to see how much we’ve moved, monitor our heart rate, and see how we’re stacking up against yesterday’s tallies. As a result of our fitness tech addiction, we’ve lost awareness of what we’re doing, how we’re feeling, and what’s going on around us. This is bad enough in the gym, but when we get outside, the constant checking of a tiny screen truly wreaks havoc, downgrading what should be a rich experience into yet another task we need to complete to meet our daily goals. And if we fall short, we feel inadequate. There’s also the issue of data inaccuracy, with many device makers now admitting that their gadgets provide only estimates. So why do we continue to obsess over data and treat it as gospel truth? It’s time to stop, take a breath, and hit the reset button in a big way. Unplugged provides a blueprint for using technology to meet your health and performance goals in a much smarter way, while reconnecting to your instincts and the natural world. In addition to sharing the performance expertise of Brian Mackenzie and the scientific insight of Dr. Andy Galpin, Unplugged features exclusive stories and advice from elite athletes and world-renowned experts like Laird Hamilton, Tim Ferriss, Kai Lenny, Kelly Starrett, Steven Kotler, Erin Cafaro, Lenny Wiersma, Dr. Frank Merritt, and Brandon Rager. Reading Unplugged will enable you to: • Understand both the value and the limitations of technology in athletic performance, fitness, health, and lifestyle situations • Know how and when to utilize physical activity technologies in your everyday life—and when not to • Avoid the common mistakes that most people make with wearables and tracking apps • Understand which technologies and tests are most effective and which are a waste of money • End your addiction to fitness technology and start utilizing it as a tool for cueing, learning, and sensing instead of as a taskmaster that stresses you out • Improve self-awareness and increase self-reliance • Re-engage with nature by spending less time indoors and more time outside • Rediscover the value of coaches’ expertise, curation, and intuition, which technology can’t replace • Take back control of your health, fitness, and performance with the Unplugged training protocol

Time

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Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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