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More Than a Game

Author : Ronny Mintjens
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Ronny Mintjens, linguist, teacher, and professional football coach, needed to find a way to really see the world, something deeper than mere tourism. Leaving the comfort and familiarity of his own European life, Mintjens decided to pursue his love of professional sports and exotic cultures all at once. He began coaching football at clubs all across Africa. Beginning in southern and then moving on to eastern Africa, Mintjens soon realized that there was more to professional football than simply training and winning matches. Trying to find ways to make a true mark on the game, Mintjens travelled from one club to the next. Each club, from Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti Plains to Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, held its own surprises and boasted its own strengths and weaknesses. In the end, each had its own lessons on the intricate weaving of African culture and heritage. Leave your life behind and dive into the exotic world of African sports with this fascinating tale of an ambitious foreigner and his deep journey to understand football as a way of life in the African football club. In this relatively unknown part of the world, football is certainly more than a game.

So Much More Than a Game

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More Than a Game

Author : Phil Jackson
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More than a Game is the odyssey of Jackson's journey—from New York Knick and world champion, to CBA coach, to six-time Chicago Bulls world champion, to this year's L.A. Lakers world champion—and the lessons in leadership he learned each step of the way. It is the tale of Rosen's journey as well, carrying the torch for the game of basketball through careers as star college player, CBA coach, and preeminent novelist of the game. It is also the story of the system jackson coaches, the powertriangle, as put forth by Lakers assistant coach Tex Winter. The triangle can be understood as a philosophy of basketball and life—one that values role players almost as much as star players, and where fundamentals rule. More Than a Game is also a story of the friendship between Jackson and Rosen, forged in the sacred brotherhood of the hoop.

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Author : Michael Lewis
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Bigger Than the Game

Author : Michael Weinreb
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A mesmerizing look at the year when American athletics went corporate, villains replaced heroes, and sports stars became superstars. Greed and excess defined the 1980s, and the sports world was no exception. Shifting from the love of the game to the love of money, athletes made the transition from representing honor and humility to becoming brash and branded. Capturing the stories of headliners who capitalized on this trend, Bigger Than the Game charts the rise (and sometimes spectacular fall) of four athletes over the span of one of the most dramatic eras in sports. Meticulously researched, with stirring, you-are-there reporting, Bigger Than the Game assembles a cast that includes Jim McMahon, who took the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl glory despite his penchant for partying and his aversion to following the game plan; Brian Boswoth, the university of Oklahoma linebacker who mugged for the cameras while calling the NCAA a communist organization; Bo Jackson, who pursued promising careers in both pro football and baseball; and Len Bias, poised to ensure the Boston Celtics' dominance but died of a cocaine overdose just one day after the draft. Also packed with portraits of folk heroes such as "Refrigerator" Perry and Michael Jordan, Bigger Than the Game offers a riveting ride for every sports fan.

Powerful Profits Winning Strategies For Casino Games

Author : Victor H Royer
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You know the basics—now learn the pros' secrets! It is possible to win big at casinos. But to win consistently and walk out richer every time, you need more than luck and basic game smarts—you need the kind of insider knowledge that only a pro like gambling authority and casino consultant Victor H. Royer can provide. In this updated edition of Powerful Profits: Winning Strategies for Casino Games, the man the gambling houses turn to for advice puts his experience to work for you. You'll learn how to beat the casinos by attacking each game at its weakest point, giving you the maximum profit in the shortest amount of time. Discover: Updated strategies for Blackjack Powerful new strategies for Roulette, Craps, Slots, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, and other popular casino games How to clean up in short-term wins instead of always relying on bankroll-consuming "long-haul" percentages Why traditional strategies like card counting no longer work on many Blackjack games and tables How to manage your profits to ensure that they stay yours And much more! Brand-new strategies even the casinos don't know about! Based on more than twenty years of research and play—including more than nine million hands of Blackjack—these methods will give you the edge that turns a serious player into a professional gambler. If you ever wanted to know how to play for profit and win, this is the book for you. 117,500 Words

Winning s Only Part of the Game

Author : Bobby Bowden
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The Bowdens are the First Family of college football. Bobby, the father, built the winningest program of the decade at Florida State. Son Terry took over an Auburn team on probation and led it back into the top tier of the sport. Son Tommy is Auburn's offensive coordinator and will likely get his own program in the next few seasons. Son Jeff, now coaching Florida State receivers, will earn his own head coaching opportunity one day. So will the boys' brother-in-law Jack Hines - who played for Bobby, married his oldest daughter, Robyn, and now coaches with Terry at Auburn. Reading this book is like accepting an exclusive invitation to a Bowden family gathering, where discussions range from informal debates about the best winning strategy to disarmingly candid appraisals of the racial undercurrents of college athletics. Listen to inside stories of key moments in Games of the Century, of the recruiting and coaching of famous athletes such as Deion Sanders and Charlie Ward. Hear how it feels to be trapped inside a locker room with angry fans pounding on the door, to be the son of a coach hanged in effigy, to have to choose between the interests of a troubled young athlete and the image of a football program. Learn, with the Bowdens, the lessons of careers measured in clock ticks and place-kicks.

The Statistical Exorcist

Author : Hollander
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For most people, algebra is what makes statistics the devil's work- putting fear and loathing into what otherwise would be an exciting, profitable way to use data to make wise decisions. But all you need is The Statistical Exorcist, plus just enough arithmetic to add, subtract, multiply and divide. This book provides you with a clear, easily understandable and down-to-earth approaches to making decisions, sampling, learning with data and estimating probabilities; presented through the perspective of 26 vignettes written in everyday language.

Praying for Gil Hodges

Author : Thomas Oliphant
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On a steamy hot Sunday, the Reverend Herbert Redmond was celebrating Mass at a church in Brooklyn, when he startled his congregation thus: "It's far too hot for a sermon. Keep the Commandments and say a prayer for Gil Hodges." Praying for Gil Hodges is built around a detailed reconstruction of the seventh game of the 1955 World Series, which has always been on the short list of great moments in baseball history. On a sunny, breezy October afternoon, something happened in New York City that had never happened before and never would again: the Brooklyn Dodgers won the world championship of baseball. For one hour and forty-four minutes, behind a gutsy, twenty-three-year-old kid left-hander from the iron-mining region of upstate New York named Johnny Podres, everything that had gone wrong before went gloriously right for a change. Until that afternoon, leaving out the war years, the Dodgers and their legions of fans had endured ten seasons during which they lost the World Series to the New York Yankees five times and lost the National League pennant on the final day of the season three times--- facts of history that give the famous cry of "Wait Till Next Year!" its defiant meaning. Pitch by pitch and inning by inning, Thomas Oliphant re-creates a relentless melodrama that shows this final game in its true glory. As we move through the game, he builds a remarkable history of the hapless "Bums," exploring the Dodgers' status as a national team, based on their fabled history of near-triumphs and disasters that made them classic underdogs. He weaves into this brilliant recounting a winning memoir of his own family's story and their time together on that fateful day that the final game was played. This victory thrilled the national African-American community, still mired in the evils of segregation, who had erupted in joy at the arrival of Jackie Robinson eight years earlier and rooted unabashedly for this integrated team at a time when the country was thoroughly segregated. And it also thrilled a nine-year-old boy on the East Side of Manhattan in a loving, struggling family for whom the Dodgers were a rare source of the joys and symbols that bring families together through tough times. Every once in a while a book provides a certain view of America, and whether it is The Greatest Generation, Big Russ & Me, or Wait Till Next Year, these works strike a chord with readers everywhere. Praying for Gil Hodges is such a book. Written with power and clarity, this is a brilliant work capturing the majesty of baseball, the issue of race in America, and the love that one young boy, his parents, and the borough of Brooklyn had for their team.

More Than A Game

Author : Con Houlihan
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Con Houlihan was, quite simply, one of Ireland's finest sports writers. Over a lengthy career, Con covered many of the greatest Irish and international sporting events, from classic Gaelic football and hurling finals to the soccer and rugby World Cups, the Olympics and memorable race meetings at home and abroad. He also covered sport's biggest stars, from George Best to Muhammad Ali. More Than A Game gathers together the finest examples of his sports journalism from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s. Let Con be your guide to some of the greatest moments - and characters - in Irish and world sport.

Basics of Winning Bingo

Author : Avery Cardoza
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The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia

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Grandpa Gordy s Greatest World Series Games

Author : Steven A. Falco
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Like all grandfathers Grandpa Gordy loves his grandchildren and he loves to tell them stories. So as a retired sportswriter, when his grandchild asks him about the World Series, Grandpa Gordy is more than willing to share his vast knowledge. When you read this book you'll learn about baseball's great legends like Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Reggie Jackson. You'll marvel at the exploits of the game's unsung heroes like Bill Mazeroski, Edgar Renteria and Chad Curtis. You'll journey as far back as the 1920's when President Coolidge cheered on the "Big Train" Walter Johnson, and up to the 1990's where you'll hear what it was like to share a box seat with Ted Turner and George Steinbrenner. All along you'll delight in Grandpa Gordy's insightful, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining renditions of our national pastime's greatest games.

Powerful Profits From Keno

Author : Victor H Royer
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You Can Win At Keno, And Video Keno . . . If You Know The Secrets! Some people say that playing Keno is like trying to hit the lottery—but those people never got the scoop on this ancient game from veteran casino insider Victor H. Royer! As one of today's leading experts on casino games and the gambling industry, Victor H. Royer knows how to shift the odds powerfully in your favor, and in this outstanding, fully updated guide he explains how anyone with a little patience—and his proven advice—can enjoy Keno more . . . and win big money! You'll learn the subtle differences between the "live" action of Lounge Keno and the slots-like lure of Video Keno; how to determine which games have the best chance of big payoffs and how to turn a small wager into big profits. Whether you've never tried Keno before or are a longtime player, you'll learn valuable strategies that can put more money in your pocket! Discover such insider tips as: Why all Keno games truly aren't the same When, why, and how to play straight tickets, way tickets, combination tickets, and king tickets How to make number "wheels" and groups for bigger profits Which casinos offer the highest paybacks Why Four-Card and Multi-Card Video Keno can be your most profitable game Professional gambler's secrets for better money discipline And much more! 120,000 Words

The Success Equation

Author : Michael J. Mauboussin
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“Much of what we experience in life results from a combination of skill and luck.” — From the Introduction The trick, of course, is figuring out just how many of our successes (and failures) can be attributed to each—and how we can learn to tell the difference ahead of time. In most domains of life, skill and luck seem hopelessly entangled. Different levels of skill and varying degrees of good and bad luck are the realities that shape our lives—yet few of us are adept at accurately distinguishing between the two. Imagine what we could accomplish if we were able to tease out these two threads, examine them, and use the resulting knowledge to make better decisions. In this provocative book, Michael Mauboussin helps to untangle these intricate strands to offer the structure needed to analyze the relative importance of skill and luck. He offers concrete suggestions for making these insights work to your advantage. Once we understand the extent to which skill and luck contribute to our achievements, we can learn to deal with them in making decisions. The Success Equation helps us move toward this goal by: • Establishing a foundation so we better understand skill and luck, and can pinpoint where each is most relevant • Helping us develop the analytical tools necessary to understand skill and luck • Offering concrete suggestions about how to take these findings and put them to work Showcasing Mauboussin’s trademark wit, insight, and analytical genius, The Success Equation is a must-read for anyone seeking to make better decisions—in business and in life.

Bottom Line Management

Author : Gary Fields
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Bottom Line Management presents a new approach to management. It will help you if you are a senior manager in an organization and have a seat at the table where key decisions are made. It will help you be a valued employee recognized as doing the good work of the organization. What makes you valuable to your organization? You’re valuable if the organization would lose out if it weren’t paying you for your input. The head would have significantly more to do if you weren’t there. Without you, less would be produced. In your absence, poorer decisions would be made. Bottom Line Management gives you essential tools so that you can truly be valuable to your organization. In a very practical way it gives examples of successful rules how to maximize your contribution to the Bottom Line, and how to avoid popular mistakes in managerial dicision making. But in order for you to be valuable, your input must truly be valuable. Your input cannot be valuable if you do not know what the organization is trying to achieve and what strategy the head of the organization and the other leaders have adopted to try to achieve it, or if you cannot contribute to the making of good, sound, purposeful decisions. Bottom Line Management will help you understand the organization’s bottom line and contribute to it. Bottom Line Management gives you essential tools so that you can truly be valuable to your organization.

More Than Merkle

Author : David W. Anderson
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?I have done a report of some kind on the Fred Merkle story, whether in print, on radio, or on TV, on or about its anniversary, September 23, virtually every year since I was in college. The saga has always seemed to me to be a microcosm not just of baseball, nor of celebrity, but of life. The rules sometimes change while you?re playing the game. Those you trust to tell you the changes often don?t bother to. That for which history still mocks you, would have gone unnoticed if you had done it a year or a month or a day before. That?s who Fred Merkle is. I have often proposed September 23 as a national day of amnesty, in Fred Merkle's memory.??Keith Olbermann, from his foreword.

Winning with Your Head

Author : Rafi Srebro
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What is mental strength? What are the mental factors that influence our ability? Can we learn how to become mentally strong? This book will give you answers to those questions and will give you the tools to become a winner in soccer and in life.

The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation

Author : James Garbarino
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Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Social Purpose and Schooling

Author : Jerald E. Paquette
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Critically analyzes claims made about alternative arrangements for education, in the light of the major, popularly understood social and political agendas, and of the much less understood and articulated assumptions and issues that underlie those agendas. Paper edition (unseen) $21. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR