SEC Football's Greatest Games: The Legendary Players, Last-Minute Prayers, and Championship Moments
SEC Football's Greatest Games: The Legendary Players, Last-Minute
A vital part of any southern football fan’s personal library, SEC Football's Greatest Games is both engaging and comprehensive; a collection that contextualizes readers’ favorite games while introducing them to important moments they never knew existed. Broken down into “The Games That Changed the South”; “The Iron Bowl”; “Hail Mary and Other Prayers”; “The Classics”; “Atlanta, Here We Come”; and “Championship Moments” . . . this book covers a century-plus of Southern football through games covered with depth, outstanding photography, and fascinating sidebars. Every entry takes the reader through history with the matchups that healed a South stripped of its pride, made coaches like Bear Bryant and Nick Saban regional heroes, forced the sport to change, created superstars, crowned champions, and revolutionized football.
- ASIN: 1493032917
Sports Illustrated Football's Greatest Revised and Updated: Sports Illustrated's Experts Rank the Top 10 of Everything (Sports Illustrated Greatest)
Sports Illustrated Football's Greatest Revised and Updated: Sports
SI's team of experts answer once again tackle the questions pro football fans have been debating since the pigskin started flying. Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? The most dominant linebackers? In 2012, Sports Illustrated sought to answer this question in Football’s Greatest. In the past five years, new players have come on the scene, coaches have come and gone and great games have been played. Through it all, SI has been there, analyzing, tracking, photographing and reporting on every game as only SI can. Now, in Football’s Greatest: Revised and Updated, an all-new team of experts comes together to debate everything that makes football, football – whether it’s the best players, the best on the defensive line, the cheerleaders, or the stadiums, our team of experts have ranked them. Additionally, for this revised and updated edition, we’ve added a “Roundtable with the Stars” that includes some of the most legendary NFL Hall of Famers discussing whom they consider to the greatest. We’ve also added two new categories to the rankings: “Rivalries” and “Most Entertaining Players,” that makes Football’s Greatest: Revised and Updated an essential addition to any football fan’s library. Once again, this is the book that's sure to end many argumen...
- ASIN: 1683300033
Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL
Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships
Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football.Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personne...
- ASIN: B078G337DP
A Civil War: Army vs. Navy Tag - A Year Inside College Football's Purest Rivalry
The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train,
Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: • How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble• How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence• Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is droppedWith hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.
- Brand: Afremow Jim
- ASIN: 1623365627
Appalachian State Silences the Big House: Behind the Greatest Upset in College Football History
Appalachian State Silences the Big House: Behind the
They are known as "cupcake games"--lower division teams get paid to travel to college football Meccas where the hosts make a nice profit from an extra game. On September 1, 2007, the University of Michigan Wolverines, with more wins than any team in history, hosted the Appalachian State Mountaineers from Boone, North Carolina, in the first such game at Michigan Stadium, the largest stadium in the country. App State was no cupcake. Coach Jerry Moore, in the spirit of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and other memorable underdogs, assembled his team with two things in mind--speed and character--and conditioned them to the breaking point. "We're fixin' to shock 'em," he shouted at practice, in the locker room, at the dinner table. This book tells the inside story of Moore's legendary team and the Mountaineers' historic win.
- ASIN: 1476664978
Horns Up: Inside the Greatest College Football Dynasty
Horns Up: Inside the Greatest College Football
College football hotbeds are scattered across the country, from Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Michigan. When you think of the greatest college football programs in the modern era, those schools come immediately to mind. But none of them did what North Dakota State did from 2011-15 and that is to win five straight national championships, in NDSU’s case at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level (formerly known as Division I-AA). In fact, nobody at any level of college football has ever won five straight. The Bison did it with a unique toughness, including farm kids from the Midwest who were used to working 18-hour days before taking one step on the Fargo, N.D., campus. They did it with a work ethic and an unusual devotion and love to their hard-driving strength and conditioning coach. It didn’t come without some hard knocks. The Bison went 3-8 in 2009, one year after becoming fully eligible for Division I athletics after making the transition from Division II. They lost their head coach during the 2013 title run, a change that was met with resistance and tension within the coaching staff that filtered down to the players. From 2011-15, Alabama won 62 games, Florida State 58, Oregon 57 and Clemson and Ohio State 56 each. North Dakota State, with its collectio...
- ASIN: 1530455170
Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches
Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's
They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In Behind the Bench, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.
- ASIN: B075H1NRSW
The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Modern Reference to America's Most Colorful Sport, 1953-Present
The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive
The result of fifteen years of exhaustive research, The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia is without question the most comprehensive resource on college football ever set to type. Authors Bob Boyles and Paul Guido watched thousands of hours of game films, and read through just about every book ever published on the game to bring this massive reference to fruition. In these pages you will find information unavailable in any other single publication: Recaps of more than 8,000 games Detailed reviews of more than fifty-seven college football seasons Complete season-by-season lineups and records of more than seventy major programs Personality profiles of some of the game’s biggest stars and coaches Season-by-season award winners, All-American teams, polls, and NFL drafts The book also includes the authors’ own College Football Performance Formula, a three-leveled calculation developed to measure the achievement of every team’s season since 1953. that permits readers to compare teams within a given season and to compare teams from different seasons. Updated through the 2011 NFL Draft, The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia is a unique book that all true fans of college football should have on their shel...
- ASIN: 1616082259
The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time
The 50 Best College Football Teams of All
College football's history is rich and regionalized. You know your team's history and maybe your conference's, but our shared knowledge doesn't go too far beyond Heisman winners and recent national champions. It's time to change that. In The 50 Best* College Football Teams of All Time, Bill Connelly dives into the history and evolution of the sport, telling its story through 50 particularly interesting teams. From 1906 Chicago through 2013 Auburn, Connelly tells the story of innovators, transcendent players, burgeoning dynasties, and greatness denied. From Joe Guyon and Red Grange to Michael Vick and Tyrann Mathieu, from Amos Alonzo Stagg to Chip Kelly, from the jump shift to the spread offense, from world wars to integration, from the 1925 Rose Bowl to the 2013 Iron Bowl, learn what made college football so unique, maddening, and addictive. This is not a book about college football's best teams; it's a book about college football at its best.
- ASIN: 1684010454
Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler
Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken
The first in-depth biography of one of the most talented and infamous legends to play in the National Football League—the life and times of pro football’s first bad boy, famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler.Ken "The Snake" Stabler was the embodiment of the original Men in Black—the freewheeling, hard-hitting Oakland Raiders. The league’s first swashbuckling pass thrower, the mythical southpaw Southerner famous for come-from-behind drives late in the game, Stabler led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship in 1977. In an era dominated by gentleman quarterbacks like Roger Staubach and Bob Griese, this 1974 NFL MVP, four-time Pro-bowler, and Super Bowl champion was an iconoclast who partied as hard as he played and lived life unapologetically on his own—not the NFL’s—terms.Though Stabler’s legacy is larger-than-life, there has never before been an exclusive account of him, until now. Snake goes deep under the surface of Stabler’s persona to reveal a man who, despite his penchant for partying and debauchery, was committed to winning and being the best player he could be. From his college days playing for Bear Bryant at Alabama to his years with the Raiders under coach John Madden, his broadcasting career to his death in 2015 and the revelation t...
- ASIN: B01C2NNWVQ
Big Games: College Football's Greatest Rivalries
Big Games: College Football's Greatest
Ahhh, fall. When the air turns crisp and cool, the leaves start turning red and orange and yellow, and a person’s fancy turns to one thing-college football! And there’s not much better in college football than the Big Game, the rivalry that can make or break your season. Your rival is the school where even if you’re 1-10, if that one win is against Them, your season is a success. Big Games celebrates the biggest of the big games in college football and looks inside ten of the greatest rivalries the sport has to offer.Michael Bradley puts you in the stands to witness the history and the heroes of each rivalry. There are the in-state clashes of Auburn-Alabama, Miami-FSU, and Cal-Stanford; the border wars of Georgia-Florida, Texas-Oklahoma, and Michigan-Ohio State; lower-level but still passion-evoking scraps like Harvard-Yale and Lehigh-Lafayette; and nationwide rivalries like Notre Dame-USC or the service rivalry of Army-Navy. With fans of the schools numbering in the millions nationwide, these tilts are often given national television exposure, lending an even greater air of importance to the events.Each rivalry gets its own chapter, and Bradley takes an in-depth look at why its participants are rivals and how the rivalry manifests itself each year. In each chapter he gives...
- Brand: Brand: Potomac Books Inc.
- ASIN: 1574889087
One Game Season Thrid Edition (103 GAMES OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL,S GREATEST RIVALRY, OHIO STATE VS. MICHIGAN)
The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim
The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends—University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano—by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John FeinsteinOn March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach—the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches . . . if not immediate calls for his head . . . and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith—and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skill...
- Brand: Anchor
- ASIN: B00Z3FRXI4
How Good Do You Want to Be?: A Champion's Tips on How to Lead and Succeed at Work and in Life
How Good Do You Want to Be?: A
He guided LSU to its first football championship in forty-five years. He turned down countless offers from professional teams to stay with the job he loves. Now Nick Saban reveals the secrets that will help you lead and succeed at work and in life.Excellence doesn’t happen overnight. It comes from hard work, consistency, the drive to be the best, and a passion for what you do. Few understand this better than Nick Saban, the hottest college football coach in the game. Now, in How Good Do You Want to Be?, Saban shares his winning philosophy for creating and inspiring success.In more than three decades as a player and coach, Saban has learned much about life and leadership, both on the field and off. Working alongside some of the game’s legends, including Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick and coaching legend Jerry Glanville, he saw firsthand how great leaders encourage greatness in others. In this candid, insightful guide, he shares such acquired wisdom as• Organization, Organization, Organization Create an environment where everybody knows his or her responsibilities–and each is responsible to the entire group.• Motivate to DominateUnderstand the psychology of teams and individuals, and use that knowledge to breed success.• No Other Way than RightPractice ethics and valu...
- Brand: Saban, Nick
- ASIN: 0345500849
When the Lions Roared: Joe Paterno and One of College Football’s Greatest Teams
When the Lions Roared: Joe Paterno and One
The 1982 Penn State national championship team was not only one of Joe Paterno’s best, it was one of the best teams college football has ever seen. In When the Lions Roared, Bill Contz, one of the squad's offensive linemen, details that special season and the experience of playing for a legendary coach. Featuring dozens of interviews with former players, this book provides anecdotes from the epic contests of that season while also proving statistically why this Nittany Lions team stands up against all of the talented teams that came before and after. Also featuring a foreword and reflections by Todd Blackledge, Penn State's 1982 starting quarterback, this is an essential read for Nittany Lions faithful.
- ASIN: 1629373729
Bowl Games: College Football's Greatest Tradition
Bowl Games: College Football's Greatest
More than a century ago, Michigan and Stanford played a football game to top off the annual Tournament of Roses New Year's celebration in Pasadena, California. Little did those dusty players know that this first postseason college football game would eventually lead to one of the most watched and anticipated series of sporting events in the country, competitions that would generate millions of dollars and be used to decide the national champion.In Bowl Games: College Football's Greatest Tradition, historian Robert M. Ours shows how these games established college football as a national sport. Bowl games were also used as charity events and morale boosters during the Great Depression and both world wars, and were among the first public forums that challenged segregation in the South. In addition, Ours traces the steady march toward using bowls to determine a national championship as well as the increase in payouts. Throughout, amazing athletes and teams appear, some well-known, others forgotten. The gridiron exploits of Kentucky's tiny Centre College in the early 1920s and the great Hardin-Simmons squads of the 1930s and 1940s are featured along with top performances from future professional stars, such as Don Hutson, Jim Brown, and Tom Brady. Some of the greatest matchups in the ...
- Brand: Brand: Westholme Publishing
- ASIN: 1594160015
The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football
The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention
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 ...
- ASIN: B017I25CVY
Tales from the Boston College Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
Tales from the Boston College Sideline: A Collection
Many people may not know that Boston College’s most embarrassing football defeat may have saved the lives of hundreds of Eagles fans. They also may not know that Doug Flutie failed to see a wide-open receiver and instead heaved the ball to an apparently well-covered Gerard Phelan to complete the “Miracle in Miami.” The stories behind those little-known facts and many more are contained in Tales from the Boston College Sideline, an anecdotal history of Boston College football. Author Reid Oslin, who served as Boston College’s sports information director for nearly a quarter of a century, has collected scores of stories about the many accomplishments—and occasional downfalls—of the Boston College Eagles. Material from the University Archives, dozens of personal interviews, and the author’s own up-close recollections will make the newly revised Tales from the Boston College Sideline a valuable resource—as well as enjoyable history—for any BC fan.
- Brand: Brand: Sports Publishing
- ASIN: 1613213581
Nick Saban vs. College Football: The Case for College Football's Greatest Coach
Nick Saban vs. College Football: The Case for
When coach Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, he boldly proclaimed “We want to be a champion in everything that we do.” Since that time, Alabama has won three national championships and become the nation’s number one destination for recruits and the top source of NFL talent while simultaneously graduating its players. No other program has won more games, captured more awards, or come close to approaching the kind of consistent success as the Crimson Tide. In Nick Saban vs. College Football, author Christopher Walsh not only explains what separates Saban from his peers and compares his accomplishments to some of the all-time legends, but tells why, if there were a Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, Saban’s face would already be on it. From his upbringing in West Virginia to his relationship with legendary coach Bill Belichick, “the process” has not only led to Saban having a statue along Alabama’s “Walk of Champions” in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium, but the establishment of a new standard that may be unparalleled in college football history.
- ASIN: B00NE6MN16
Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff
Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing
Sports history, sports trivia and sports stories all about footballJam-packed with cool trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events, these stories from the gridiron will set fans abuzz.An engaging presentation for football's toughest fans. Find out all about the culture of superstition and the crazy events that surround the game, about the hazing that's an integral part of the sport, and about how a team's captain gets his fellow players all fired up. Fascinating stories recanted include the Eagles beating the Giants just before time ran out, New York's fumble that led to Philadelphia's miracle at the Meadowlands, how Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson managed to catch a glimpse of the Buffalo Bills' new formation when a television station accidentally broadcast it, and how San Francisco Forty Niners' Ronnie Lott gave 110% and his pinky all for the love of the sport.
- ASIN: 1623540542
Saban: The Making of a Coach
Saban: The Making of a
An instant New York Times bestseller—the “insidery, detailed, and absorbing” (Sports Illustrated) biography of Nick Saban, the polarizing University of Alabama football coach who not only transformed the college game, but might also be the best ever at winning.As the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football team, Nick Saban is perhaps the most influential—and polarizing—man in the sport. His program-building vision has delivered packed stadiums, rabid fans, legions of detractors, countless NFL draft picks, and a total of four national championships, including three in the last five years. He is the only coach in the college football’s modern era (since 1936) to win national championships at two different schools. Monte Burke’s Saban—the first major biography of the man who has come to epitomize the game—presents this towering figure with a never-before-seen human depth. Though a great deal is known about Nick Saban the coach, not much is known about Nick Saban the man. Little is written about his early climb through the coaching ranks as an assistant in college and in the NFL, or his head-coaching stints at Michigan State and Louisiana State and his struggles as a pro coach with the Miami Dolphins. Through unprecedented interviews with more than 250 ...
- ASIN: B00P42WWXW
Miracle Moments in Michigan Wolverines Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records
Miracle Moments in Michigan Wolverines Football History: Best
With the most victories and highest winning percentage in college football history, the University of Michigan Wolverines have a long and storied history. They have won forty-two Big Ten championships, eleven national titles, and twenty-one bowl games. These accomplishments and more are celebrated in Miracle Moments in Michigan Wolverines Football History. Derek and Steve Kornacki detail many of the Wolverines' greatest moments including legendary coach Fielding Yost's 1901 "point a minute" team that posted a perfect 11–0 record and outscored their opponents, 550–0; the opening of Michigan Stadium, "The Big House" in 1927; the hard-fought "Snow Bowl" victory over Ohio State in 1950; the 1969 victory over Ohio State that broke the Buckeyes' twenty-two-game winning streak and launched "The Ten-Year War;" the 1998 Rose Bowl victory over Washington State that clinched their first National Championship since 1948; and much more. All the great players and coaches are highlighted in Miracle Moments in Michigan Football History, a must-have for all fans of the maize and blue.
- Brand: Sports Publishing
- ASIN: 1683581911
Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America's Game
Present at the Creation: My Life in the
To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history or you can live its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL’s first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase “On any given Sunday,” Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules.Present at the Creation details Bell’s firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league’s success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history. Bell was player personnel director for the Baltimore Colts when the team played in three championship games and appeared in two Super Bowls (1968 and 1970). At thirty-three, he became the youngest general manager ...
- ASIN: 149620039X
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