Sports And Games

Gold Medal Threat
I read a copy of this book upon request from the author for an honest review.This is the third book I have read by this author but the first one that is a YA for boys.It is filled with sport, suspense and the boys being detectives getting...

22.09.2016

Basketball on Paper
Journey "inside the numbers" for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning, or losing, ways of a basketball team. Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but...

02.05.2014

The Lucky Baseball Bat
Martin desperately wants to prove himself to his teammates on the Tigers baseball team, but he hasn't made much of an impression yet. Then an older boy named Barry Welton gives him an old bat, and suddenly Martin feels like a winner. His playing...

05.01.2014

Turning the Thing Around
Unlike some other Cowboys related books that I've read in the past that more often than not have a more broader appeal than they seem, this one is pretty much for Cowboys fans, Miami Hurricanes fans, and/or fans of the man himself, Jimmy Johnson....

24.04.2016

Football Scouting Methods
Considered the bible of scouting techniques" according to the Los Angeles Times, Football Scouting Methods explains the basic scouting strategies and insights of author Steve Belichick. He was widely viewed as the ablest football scout of his time...

03.07.2016

Zack (Cold Fury Hockey, #3)
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.Rising star Zack...

03.05.2015

Something for Joey
Together, they won college football's highest award.This is a true, memorable, compassionate story of courage and love between two brothers. In 1973, while John Cappelletti was winning the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding college...

22.09.2013

What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?
When legendary Red Sox hitter Ted Williams died on July 5, 2002, newspapers reviewed the stats, compared him to other legends of the game, and declared him the greatest hitter who ever lived. Richard Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed...

05.03.2015

Death to the BCS
In 2010, Dan Wetzel, Josh Peter, and Jeff Passan impassioned college football fans against the Bowl Championship Series with an investigative look at the scams and power grabs that keep the system in place. This 2011 edition of Death to the...

19.02.2017

Coaching the Mental Game
Whoever claims winning isn't everything obviously has not spoken with an athletic coach.Coaching the Mental Game offers coaches of all sports a definitive volume for effectively understanding an athlete's mental awareness, which in turn will help...

09.01.2014

The Boston Celtics Encyclopedia
The most comprehensive book ever written on the history of the NBA's most storied franchise, The Boston Celtics Encyclopedia will surely be included in every sports fan's library. Written in a unique, easy-to-read style, the Celtics Encyclopedia...

09.01.2015

Six Innings
Two teams, six innings, one game. A lively cast of characters—baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to thirteen—are playing the biggest game of their lives. With acrobatic catches, clutch hits, dramatic whiffs, and costly errors,...

22.01.2016

Payoff Pitch (Philadelphia Patriots, #5)
He’s a billionaire ballplayer…Noah Cade, pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has big problems. He’s recovering from a serious injury and he’s just been saddled with his sick aunt’s crazy dogs. Then there’s his dad, a wealthy oilman who...

08.02.2015

Rare Air
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads' database with this name. See this thread for more information....

21.03.2018

Breaking the Line
1967. TWO RIVAL FOOTBALL TEAMS. TWO LEGENDARY COACHES. TWO STAR QUARTERBACKS. TOGETHER THEY BROKE THE COLOR L INE, REVOLUTIONIZED COLLEGE SPORTS, AND TRANSFORMED THE NFL. In September 1967, after three years of landmark...

23.10.2016

Safe at Home
Alyssa Milano is in love; she has been for some time. But the object of her affection isn't the subject of tabloid gossip or an actor; in fact, it isn't even a guy. It's a game, a game of nine innings that uses a ball made of leather and cork. A...

24.04.2016

On Par
The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to...

11.05.2017

Kiss It Good-Bye
This book has a few good tales to tell that baseball fans and particularly Pirates fans will appreciate. Unfortunately, however, the entire book is shot through with the author's ethic of "golly gee wiz, wasn't the world a better place back when...

11.02.2018

Breaking Back
In 2004, James Blake's life was getting more perfect by the day. A rising tennis star, with each passing year his game seemed to improve. In 2002, he was named Sexiest Male Athlete by People, and along the way he continued to gain in the rankings...

06.02.2014

All Madden
All madden by the long tailed legend himself, john madden, is a great book about NFL and the greatest moments about football. I really enjoyed this book and what caught my attention was when it detailed john madden's carrer himself and how football...

21.11.2016

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly
The Blizzard is a quarterly publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the...

21.03.2018

Beckham
In England, where he spent ten seasons leading his storied club Manchester United and his nation to soccer glory, he is so wildly popular that his countrymen voted him the face they'd most want to see imprinted on their money. (Winston Churchill...

11.02.2018

When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore
In this personal and moving book, William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Baltimore with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y. A. Tittle, and others....

13.02.2017

Total Access
Sports fans are hungry for access! Fans of football are tired of lame, poorly written memoirs or technical fantasy football books. Rich Eisen is going to give them what they want--a chance to share his world of a never-ending football...

17.05.2015

Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible
Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible is the first book in a four-book series, The Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series.  The next volume in the series will be Dave Pelz's Putting Bible."He who rules the short game collects...

04.08.2015

For the Love of the Game
For 13 brilliant seasons Michael Jordan danced the dance of greatness across hardwood floors of basketball arenas from New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona and Paris. With a warrior's heart and an artist's grace, Jordan long ago transcended the...

11.07.2014

Managing My Life
1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson—not only did he lead Manchester United to a unique and outstanding treble triumph, but he was also awarded the highest honour for his sporting achievements—a Knighthood from the Queen. Universally...

19.12.2012

The Final Season
As unflinching, candid, and tough as the man himself, The Final Season is Bill Parcell's swan song as head coach in the NFL. During 1999, a grueling, difficult season, Parcell's found his resolve and coaching ability tested at every...

04.11.2012

Shooting from the Lip
""We only speak two languages here, English and profanity."" - Pittsburgh Penguins coach on the many languages of his team""I never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body."" - Saku Koivu""I'm not dirty, just aggressive....

20.10.2017

Munson
Our captain and leader has not left us, today, tomorrow, this year, next … Our endeavors will reflect our love and admiration for him.”—Honorary plaque to Munson in Yankee StadiumThurman Munson is remembered by fans as the...

04.01.2018

What It Means to Be a Buckeye
Taking a decade-by-decade approach to the Ohio State University football tradition, this collection brings together over 40 stories from the most outstanding voices of the program. The spirit of Buckeyes football is not captured by just one phrase,...

05.10.2012

Between Spring and Fall
Summer Shaw moved to Florida to work as a massage therapist for a highly esteemed orthopedic surgeon. Besides work, she feels like she's a bit out of her element. That is, until Jason Chambers enters her life as her newest patient. The two quickly...

21.06.2015

Mario Lemieux
His surname means “The Best,” and Mario Lemieux spent a 12-season National Hockey League career living up to the expectations. Despite a relentless series of medical setbacks, including a well-publicized battle with cancer, Lemieux led the...

28.10.2016

Hot Stove Economics
The final out of the World Series marks the beginning of baseball's second season, when teams court free agents and orchestrate trades with the hope of building a championship contender. The real and anticipated transactions generate excitement...

20.09.2017

Red Zone (Daniels Brothers, #2)
After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream...

26.01.2014

Ice Dreams (Ice Dreams, #1)
Madison Sinclair is the sister of the well known Canadian hockey player, Carter Sinclair. She was forced to grow up in his shadow because he was born and raised to be a hockey player and their parents wouldn't allow anyone to stand in his way,...

31.12.2013

In Search of Tiger
Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined on the page. And, as a consequence,...

19.05.2015

For the Love of Soccer!
What does the world's greatest soccer player love about the game? The same things as we do! Speed, team work, dribbling, passing, taking your best shot-and making a G-O-O-A-A-A-L! Pel, three-time World Cup champion, has been the subject of...

10.09.2015

Alone in the Trenches
This is Esera Tuaolo's own searing story of terror and hope. A Samoan raised on a Hawaiian banana plantation, he had a natural talent, football. He went on to play for five NFL teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville...

18.05.2014

Chess For Beginners
In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the...

16.12.2012

The Miracle of St. Anthony
In a city mired in endless decay, where the youth suffer through all the horrors of urban blight, hope comes in a most unassuming form: a tiny brick schoolhouse run by two Felician nuns where a singular basketball genius takes teenagers from the...

08.11.2014

The Closer
The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible...

11.02.2016

Ted & Me
With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life!Joe "Stosh" Stoshack has an incredible ability. He can travel through time using baseball cards. But the FBI has...

04.02.2018

Squeeze Play
Inspired by the author's career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, Squeeze Play tells the story of female reporter A. B. Berkowitz, who is assigned to cover the men of the Washington Senators -- the worst team in major league...

03.07.2015

The Carolina Way
For forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success. Now, in The Carolina Way, he explains his coaching philosophy and shows readers how to apply it to the leadership and...

07.05.2013

Always a Catch
A ripped-from-the-headlines story about teens and steroids. From a New York Times bestselling sports writer comes the story of one boy's quest to stay true to himself without letting down his team. Jack and his...

07.12.2014

Hoops Nation
Looking for a game? Here's your guided tour of the country's best pickup basketball courts, from the blacktops of Brooklyn to the asphalt of Anchorage to the gyms of Jackson, Mississippi. It's all inside: where the pros play, the most scenic runs in...

14.10.2013

I Love Being the Enemy
Reggie Miller is the NBA's acknowledged king of the trash talkers - and he's one of the few players since Larry Bird with the game to back up his talk. Miller's incendiary performance against the New York Knicks in the 1994 playoffs catapulted him...

08.03.2013

Sliding into Home (Love & Baseball, #3)
More than anything, Arizona Condors first baseman Greg Bartlesby wants to make his own name in the big leagues. Too bad being the son of MLB legend Jake “Big Man” Bartlesby makes that impossible. Even worse? His attempts to differentiate himself...

16.04.2013

Wilt
A capturing of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain's personality and thoughts—known by relatively few people other than family and close friends—is made available to all in this intimate biography. The author, a native of Philadelphia and an alumnus...

09.11.2014

Well Played 1.0
Video games can be “well played” in two senses. On the one hand, well played is to games as well read is to books. On the other hand, well played as in well done. This book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various...

07.02.2017

101 Reasons to Love the Dodgers
Talk about a grand slam. With nearly 100,000 copies in print, the previous books in David and Ron Greens 101 Reasons to Love series have hit the ball right out of the park. Now Ron and Dave extend the home-run streak, bringing their offbeat humor,...

02.02.2013

Ice Magic
ICE MAGIC A strange power is at work in the rink... Pie Pennelli loves to play ice hockey, but he's got some problems: his hand-me-down skates are too big for him, and one of his teammates is always giving him a hard time. But Pie's troubles really...

12.07.2013

Honus & Me (A Baseball Card Adventure #1)
Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game -- except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Stosh feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-paying job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his...

22.02.2015

The Rocket That Fell to Earth
He was supposed to be the next Nolan Ryan: Roger Clemens, the fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters. Yet shortly after his arrival in the major leagues in 1984, it became...

30.06.2014

Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and Life
Every morning more than three million listeners tune in to Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio—mostly to hear the Mikes’ (Golic and Greenberg) riotous back-and-forth on everything from why baseball managers should dress like real people to...

06.06.2014

Keane
A publishing phenomenon in hardcover, Roy Keane's autobiography was the biggest selling sports book of the year. Now in paperback it includes a new chapter covering Keane's vindication by the FAI report, and the punishment meted out by the FA and...

27.09.2012

Haunted Baseball
A collection of "otherworldly" stories collected from baseball players, stadium personnel, umpires, front-office folks, and fans, which explores the sometimes amusing and sometimes spooky connection between baseball and...

03.10.2017

Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon's long-awaited racing memoir -- an unprecedented and thrilling look inside the life of a NASCAR champion. It didn't matter that Jeff Gordon hailed from California -- hardly a fountain of stockcar pedigree -- or that they said he was too...

01.08.2015

The Game They Played
It happened in the 1949–50 college basketball season. The unranked City College team ("five street kids from the City of New York—three Jews and two blacks") outstripped the competition from the Midwest to take the titles in both the NCAA...

04.09.2015

I'm Back!
When Michael Jordan decided to walk back onto the court to play his first game of basketball in over a year and a half, he announced only "I'm Back." The entire country took notice. His fans rejoiced and the Chicago Bulls began to think about...

13.02.2015

Homestretch
Impressed. That’s all I have to say about this book. Okay, sure, it won’t get remembered for its writing, which is direct, plain, and has not a bit of extraneous descriptions or fluff, but it packed quite a punch.There were only 151...

05.04.2015

Barranca
Legendary curmudgeon and hustler extraordinaire Eddie Caminetti has taken on the Ryder Cup ("The Green"), unrepentant sinners ("The Fourseome"), and the entire golf equipment industry ("Scratch"). But enough with the small stuff: In "Barranaca,...

05.01.2015

Without Fear
Sports fans love to argue. About which strategy should be used. About whose team is better. About which coach is the best. But nothing revs the motor of a sports fan more than a debate about who are the greatest players of all time. This book...

23.07.2017

Rozelle
Not the average sports biography, Rozelle transcends football to reveal the character of one of the most important personalities of the past century. The author's previous book, Papa Bear, was named an Editor's Choice and given a rave in the New...

24.12.2014

Golf My Way
Golf My Way is a classic of golf instruction, but truth be told, it’s pretty dumb to think any book can teach you how to play golf like Jack Nicklaus in his prime. So much of what makes any truly elite, once-in-a-generation athlete worth...

09.06.2016

Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing
"Hank knows more about ball flight and what controls it than anyone in the game." —Masters and British Open champion Mark O'MearaGet back to basics and build your best possible golf swingLots of golf instructors can show you tricks...

21.07.2013

Arrowhead Home of the Chiefs
This is the loudest outdoor stadium in the NFL. Dan Dierdorf

03.01.2017

Teammates
Jackie Robinson played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and was the first negro baseball player to play for the major league. Some white players didn't want him to play. They made a petition to throw Jackie off the team. Pee Wee stood up for...

03.07.2014

Caddy for Life
Beyond golf's polished surface there lies a world not often seen by the average fan. The caddy sees everything - the ambition, the strategy, the rivalries, the jealousies - that occurs behind the scenes. Award-winning John Feinstein,...

02.12.2017

Shutout
Amanda and Lena have been soccer stars and best friends for years, but now, when Amanda makes the junior varsity team and Lena makes the varsity, Amanda finds herself increasingly shut out of her friend’s life. Suddenly, everything Amanda took for...

10.12.2013

Curveball (Winning Season, #9)
The pressures of being an undercover reporter are getting to Eddie Ventura. No one on his baseball team has realized that he is the anonymous writer behind all the great new coverage their team has been getting from their school newspaper. The only...

24.05.2017

The Best American Sports Writing 2005
The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer...

25.04.2018

The Billion Dollar Player (Billionaire's Club: Texas, #2)
In The Billion Dollar Player by Mandy Baxter, Jase Blackwell, starting tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, is a pro when it comes to football—and to women. Never one to shy away from a challenge, "Billion Dollar Blackwell" is finally able to...

16.06.2015

Press Box Red
Long before Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson to a Brooklyn Dodger contract in 1945, Lester Rodney, the newly hired and first sports editor of the Communist Daily Worker, launched the campaign that proved decisive in eventually breaking...

08.12.2013

Tall Tales
“Tall Tales” is a book about the NBA before 1970, an insight told by its protagonists. This means a not so common format; we read an oral -not narrative- history. Pluto begins each chapter with a short description, just an introduction, and then he...

11.03.2014

Catching the Pass
Jennings Ashby had played football since peewee leagues in elementary school, but a college knee injury shattered his dreams of the NFL—until his sister found a new surgery that would give him a chance at reaching for that dream once again. Almost...

12.10.2014

Comeback Kids
Despite the youthful and talented trio of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Marc-Andre Fleury, a second consecutive Stanley Cup run looked out of the question for the 2008–2009 Pittsburgh Penguins. Offseason free-agency defections left the reshaped...

12.12.2017

Kansas Jayhawks
I really enjoyed reading this book. As an avid Jayhawks fan, I thought I knew a lot about the players already, but I learned even more about their backgrounds, thoughts, and feelings. I definitely got watery-eyed each time a member of the national...

23.08.2014

Out of Control
Hollywood Henderson was a bit before my time paying attention to football. But I've been a fan of Landry and Staubauch for a while so it was neat getting a different perspective on their era other than the frequent adoring view. Henderson...

05.01.2014

How I Play Golf
For most of this book, I was ready to give it a solid 3-star rating: I liked it just fine. It was tooling along as "OK" as I had expected it to be. I found the title to be perfect, since Tiger (circa early 2000's) pretty much is telling us how HE...

18.03.2017

Full Court Press
This season, the coolest guy in basketball isn't a guy. From the author of the "boisterous, bawdy, sharp-witted" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) national bestseller comes another deliciously wicked tale of contemporary professional...

13.08.2014

Out of Left Field (Deadlines & Diamonds, #3)
Strike OneXavier is a jerk with a capital A.S.S. and he offers no apologies. If a woman is willing to give, he’ll gladly take, walking away without a backward glance. He’s not looking for commitment and the only diamond he’s interested in...

07.03.2014

Hardcourt Comeback
Brett blew a key play in an important game. Now he feels like a loser for letting his teammates downand he keeps making mistakes. How can Brett become a winner again?

09.03.2016

Playing for Paterno
Penn State football icon Joe Paterno has presided over five undefeated seasons in his storied career as a head coach. Charlie and Tony Pittman played in three of those seasons. The Pittmans are the only undefeated father and son starters in the...

09.04.2017

Topspin
Kat is thrilled to be competing in a junior tennis championship at the Melbourne Park arena for the first time. But things are off to a horrible start. Her doubles partner, Miri, is sneaking around at night and asking Kat to cover for her. She's...

02.11.2012

Hustle
Who is Pete Rose? Is he Charlie Hustle, the all-American kid who never grew up, who pushed and stretched himself to get the most out of his limited talent, who would do anything in his power to win and to be a part of the game he loved? Or is he the...

28.01.2015

Long Shot
Pedro Morales has always been content helping others look great. The epitome of a point guard, he plays the game to set up his teammates—Ned, in particular, the star forward on the receiving end of Pedro’s pinpoint passes. Pedro wants to make his...

13.02.2015

Lebron James
Lebron James by John Walters is by far one of my favorite biography's. The book is about a boy named Lebron who grew up in Akron, Ohio. He was born on December 30, 1984. Lebrons father however was never there for him. To make things worst his...

24.01.2013

More Than Just a Game
Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united...

10.02.2017

Clemente!
This poignant tale showcases an athlete of immeasurable talent who met an untimely death. Roberto Clemente, one of history's greatest and most memorable baseball stars, led a remarkable professional and personal life, until he met an untimely...

02.06.2017

Confessions of a Baseball Purist
Like all the other reviews say, this book is tremendously dated. The chapter about the late 90's being the golden age of baseball is obviously the most noticeable aspect of this, but at the time nobody in the general public was really thinking about...

11.01.2017

Bringing the Heat
Bringing the Heat is the story of one team's season-long campaign for the NFL championship, told through the personal stories of the men on the field and the coaches, managers, and owner on the sidelines. The team is the 1992 Philadelphia Eagles, a...

02.09.2014

The Captain
Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world’s most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of...

05.09.2015

How to Do Things with Videogames
In recent years, computer games have moved from the margins of popular culture to its center. Reviews of new games and profiles of game designers now regularly appear in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and sales figures for...

11.04.2013

Golf for Dummies
Discover how to take strokes off your game by improving the technique of your swing with step-by-step photos and master the all- important putt to better your score. Whether you're new to golf or a long-time duffer, this easy-to-follow guide will...

26.11.2017

Rising Tide
The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed football into a truly national pastime.During the bloodiest...

05.06.2015

Through My Eyes
Meet Tim Tebow: He grew up playing every sport imaginable, but football was his true passion. Even from an early age, Tim has always had the drive to be the best player and person that he could be. Through his hard work and determination, he...

09.01.2018

Basketball Post Play
Covers agility, quickness, foot speed, strength, stamina, and mental toughness techniques and strategies for front court players. Foreword by Bob Knight.

28.01.2015