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There's an old adage about sports writing that says "the smaller the ball, the better the writing." The quotes that make up 1,001 Pearls of Golfer's Wisdom prove that to be most definitely true! Including great golfers from all around the world and every era of history--Ben Hogan, Bob Hope, George Bernard Shaw, Gary Player, John Updike, Laura Baugh, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Donald Trump, Winston Churchill, Bill Murray, and more--these quotes offer wit and wisdom on every stroke and situation. With a foreword from the great Arnold Palmer, this is certainly a book that makes a great gift for golfers everywhere, even if they have to buy it for themselves.
What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?The world's fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times, while still edging lower, have stalled several minutes north of two hours for the past decade.For the first time, 1:59 examines what it will take for an elite distance runner to go sub-two hours. It will require more than raw talent, optimal body size, and great athletic genes. In order to become marathon's Roger Bannister and smash this elusive record, this runner must follow a healthy diet and an individualized training regimen that takes advantage of specific environmental factors ("live high, train low"). Because precious seconds count over each mile run, other critical considerations include improved running form and economy, sharpened mental focus, and wearing the right type of racing flats (or even going barefoot).The athlete who finally breaks distance running's most tantalizing barrier will become a worldwide celebrity overnight. Will the runner be a Kenyan, an Ethiopian, an American, or a marathoner from another country? And how soon will it happen?By providing a unique window into the highly competitive world of elite marathon running, this book also allows running enthusiasts to have a thorough understanding of the true potential of endurance athletes. And in turn, they can apply the same training and racing principles discussed in 1:59 to their own running, whether it's a 10K, half marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon.
Will you be counted out? Can you pin down the answer before that fateful 10 count sounds? Or will you be left out? There is only one way to discover just who is the champ, who really knows sports entertainment. Ten little questions to prove if you really know everything about the events and championships that have raised the rafters in arenas across the globe and carved a place in the history of WWE for the Superstars who dared to step into the ring. We dare you to step up. Take the challenge. It might not be a Texas Death match, but you never know.
For years, the Chicago Tribune's "10 Things You Might Not Know" column has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a collection of the best of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topics--including arts and culture, food and leisure, history, politics, science and technology, sports, holidays and religion, lifestyle, language, and more.10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits on so many different areas that will appeal to everyone from history buffs to sports fans to foodies, with an especially riveting look into Chicago-area history and facts. For example, in Zion, Illinois it was once not only illegal to gamble, curse, and sell alcohol and tobacco, but also to whistle on Sundays, put on plays, eat pork or oysters, spit, or wear tan-colored shoes.Some facts will make readers laugh and some will make jaws drop. This collection is a kaleidoscope of the absurd, the outrageous, and the sometimes-gruesome, making a highly entertaining mix of people, places, and things. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything will leave readers brighter, wittier, and curious to learn more about myriad worlds they never encountered before and will never forget.
This country and its people are made of the same hardy stuff that makes our game and our league. The Grey Cup has helped unite our country for 100 years now. And it has revealed us, built our pride and our sense of Canadianness in annual tributes to effort, sweat and toil. But what does 100 years of history and cultural relevance add up to? When we Canadians look at the Grey Cup, we see far more than a gleaming football trophy; we see a reflection of ourselves. After its first years as an amateur challenge cup, the Grey Cup would go on to be awarded to the best football team in Canada, with Western challengers traveling back east to fall at the hands of the more established Toronto teams. That is, until a group of frustrated Winnipeggers paid an enormous sum during the Depression to buy up star players and bring the cup west for the first time. Following this, the games became about the pride of the country, East versus West, the national identity fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully by bestselling author Stephen Brunt. From the birth of the modern CFL in 1958, through the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, attempted USA expansion, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 Grey Cups has it all: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen photographs, and unprecedented access to the CFL archives. It is a must-have for all fans of this national tradition
"I'd always been the kind of person who hated half steps; once I found a passion for something, I wanted to dive into the deep end of it." Jeffrey has run over 150 marathons in six continents, completing more than 3,930 miles. This book tells the story of the one hundred races in his first eighteen years of marathoning: his training, injuries, triumphs, and failures. He admits that runners are a little bit crazy, submitting themselves to intense physical pain and constant self-doubt, but explains the rewards of satisfaction and joy at the end of a long race that are well worth the process. He also includes running tips on everything from strength training to race recovery for those who want to start or are already running.This memoir is not just for runners, but for anyone who appreciates any grueling experience that transforms the body and mind. It captures the sheer joy of physical exertion, the ups and downs of training, and the exhilaration of finishing a marathon so well, everyone will be inspired to lace up their running shoes.
Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? Would you dare to visit Three Mile Island? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, visit the Tucson Titan Missile Site, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.From the Trade Paperback edition.
For the casual armchair fan to the fan who dreams of a front row seat at the games, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live provides invaluable information about tickets and travel as well as the parties and the pageantry for the top games across the sporting landscape. A detailed travel guide from Robert Tuchman, founder and president of the global leader in sports and entertainment promotion, TSE Sports & Entertainment, the book is replete with insider knowledge and expert advice.We are a list-obsessed people and sports-obsessed to boot, so this is a book that quenches our insatiable appetites for both. From the obvious to the obscure, Tuchman's list of must-see events is as thorough as it is controversial. What events made the top 100 and where did they rank? The book is sure to fire up sports fans everywhere.But more than a mere list, for each event the reader learns a detailed history of their favorite contests and all the background information to make a successful pilgrimage. Featuring also a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut and a list of the top sports cities with arguments for what makes each city the perfect sports mecca, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is a must for every sports fan's library.
Basketball has evolved to one of the most commonly played sports worldwide. Regardless of how well you think you know basketball, there's bound to be questions in this book to challenge and entertain, to stimulate discussion, and to start and settle arguments. Featuring questions from the professional, collegiate, and women's games, this book covers it all-the players, the coaches, the arenas, the Olympics, and much more. Some of the questions the book answers include:&bull Why is uniform No. 6 retired by the Sacramento Kings?&bull Who holds the record for most points in Game 7 of the NBA Finals?&bull At what Big Ten school was baseball slugger Frank Howard also a basketball standout?&bull Where was the first NCAA Final Four in 1939?&bull Who was the MVP in the WNBA's first season?&bull And 996 more!
Ten percent of all anglers catch 90 percent of the fish taken. It's really true, and shows that as much as it is enjoyable, fishing can be frustrating when it comes to results. 1001 Fishing Tips is the book that will help any angler crack into fishing's elite successful 10 percent, the group that catches more fish and has more fun every time they get out fishing. Revealed here in quick-read, info-laden nuggets of angling wisdom are the secrets and techniques that make the difference between success and failure. Fishing isn't just luck: it's know-how and timing, presenting the right bait and lure at the right places at the right time. Coverage focuses on the most popular freshwater game fish-including trout, bass, crappie, bluegills, walleye, catfish, salmon and pike-and saltwater favorites such as striped bass, bluefish, flounder, redfish, weakfish and sea trout. The techniques presented are for rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, estuaries and inlets, bays, beaches, and off-shore hotspots. More fish, bigger fish, more fun-1001 Fishing Tips makes it happen.
No matter how skilled a hunter you are right now, novice or expert, 1001 Hunting Tips will make you better. Author and outdoorsman Lamar Underwood offers words of wisdom on this adrenaline-filled sport and has put together a timeless guide on how to improve your hunting techniques. Within these pages are precious nuggets of hunting lore and wisdom proven in the field. From deer stands to duck blinds to spruce forests and mountain ranges where bear and moose roam, be assured that 1001 Hunting Tips is a solid guide that will help you be the finest hunter for every minute spent out on the field. Having bad luck trying to bag that whitetail buck you want so ardently? With 1001 Hunting Tips's special bonus coverage of whitetail deer hunting, you'll find tactics to fit every type of deer hunting terrain and situation-with gun and bow. Upland game and bird and waterfowl hunters will find new, useful ideas that will make success in the field a regular occurrence. Big game hunters who heed the call of adventure will find advice and skills from those who have gone before. And, of course, guns and loads are covered in every aspect of hunting.
John Neporadny is an expert bass fisherman, and he's here to offer his secrets and those of other fishing greats on hooking hawg largemouths in 101 Bass Fishing Tips. The latest techniques and tactics are revealed in this book full of tips from the top touring pros. The best competitors of the Bassmaster and FLW circuits share their secrets on how to catch largemouth bass throughout the year on various bodies of water.Learn how to select the right tackle and lures so you can fish just like the pros. Bass fishing's elite anglers also discuss how to find fish on structure such as drop-offs, ledges, points, and flats. They also describe their tricks for coaxing bass out of weeds, bushes, stumps, docks, and other types of cover.Beginners and advanced anglers alike will discover a treasure trove of valuable information they can apply on their favorite waters to catch America's most popular game fish. Full of information and great stories, 101 Bass Fishing Tips is the best guide available to help fishermen land more bass and is a revealing look at the exciting world of professional fishing.
101 Favorite Dry Flies is the latest from acclaimed writer David Klausmeyer. Whether you are a beginner seeking a comprehensible fishing guide or an experienced tyer yearning for the newest and most effective techniques, this book has it all. Each fly is wonderfully captured with its own clear photos and complete set of instructions. Not only does Klausmeyer highlight insightful tips and fishing strategies on specific flies, but he also offers historical key notes pertaining to that pattern.Divided into four essential parts--Matching the Hatch, The Overlooked Flies, Important Terrestrials, and Attractive Patterns--this book covers each with thorough analysis. Included within are numerous images of materials and tying tools. Learn to master the classic patterns, but also discover the latest flies with suggested commercial fly-tying gear from Umpqua Feather Merchants or Rainy's Flies. Detailed text is provided for imitative flies, containing explicit hatching information depending on the season and location.In 101 Favorite Dry Flies, Klausmeyer teaches the fundamentals as well as innovative methods on how to properly excel in fishing. Fly-tying is a highly esteemed fisherman's craft, but also an art form. Avid sport fisherman will treasure this book and gain an even more sense of in-depth knowledge.
101 Favorite Nymph and Wet Flies is the latest from acclaimed writer David Klausmeyer to complement his recent volume, 101 Favorite Dry Flies. Whether you are a beginner seeking a comprehensible fishing guide or an experienced tyer yearning for the newest and most effective techniques specific to wet flies and nymphs, this book has it all. Each nymph or wet fly is wonderfully captured with its own clear photographs and complete set of instructions. Not only does Klausmeyer highlight insightful tips and fishing strategies on specific flies, but he also offers historical key notes pertaining to that pattern.Included within are numerous images of materials and tying tools. Learn to master the classic patterns, but also discover the latest flies with suggested commercial fly-tying gear. Detailed text is provided for imitative flies, containing explicit hatching information depending on the season and location.In 101 Favorite Nymph and Wet Flies, Klausmeyer teaches the fundamentals as well as innovative methods on how to properly excel in fishing. Fly-tying is a highly esteemed fisherman's craft, but also an art form. Avid sport fisherman will treasure this book and gain an even more sense of in-depth knowledge.
101 Hikes in Northern California encompasses the full spectrum of the region's incredible natural diversity-the jagged granite of the High Sierra, crashing surf of the Pacific Coast, magnificent redwoods of the North Coast, spectacular views of the Bay Area, and much more. All trips have been thoroughly updated for the second edition, and 26 trips have been significantly expanded or reworked. Each hike description includes an easy-to-use header outlining the trip basics, driving directions, an in-depth trail description, up-to-date map, and the locations of the nearest visitor center and campground.
Trek the diverse terrain of Southern California, from desert to beach to mountaintop, on an easy stroll or overnight adventure, with this ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. All trips have been rehiked for this update. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance. Each map now includes key GPS coordinates.
After you've browsed through this little book, you will better understand why Ann Arbor has a greater quirk quotient than most places. To prove his point, your curious author has dug up bits of esoterica - odd, amusing, and little-known strands that make up the city's variegated fabric. Sure, you live here, but how much do you really know about Ann Arbor? Can you name your hometown football legends, Playboy Magazine playmates, 1960s radicals, NASA astronauts, the local boxer who fought Jack Dempsey, the brainy UM graduate who attempted the perfect crime, or the local girl who flirted with Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep"? Who was the native industrialist who helped build the Panama Canal? Or the Ann Arborite who created the world's largest technology company? How did a border dispute lead to the greatest rivalry in college football? Where is the city's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house? What is Ann Arbor's connection a Presidential assassination? Readers learn the answers to these intriguing questions and much, much more. Fascinating tangents and tidbits in purposely random sequence (with generous cross-references) create a ready-to-explore trail of knowledge about Ann Arbor and its environs, informing and entertaining, correcting myths and misconceptions, mostly revealing an unexpected treasure trove that brings a culture and a place into sharp focus.
The determining factor in whether a child between the ages of six and seventeen enjoys athletics is his or her parents -- not the sport, coach, or team. Yet, parents are often unaware of how their behavior and expectations impact their child's experience. In 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent, Dr. Joel Fish, a sport psychologist who is also the dad of three young athletes, shares both his clinical expertise and practical experience to help parents develop a deeper understanding of the many issues that surround the young athlete. For athletes of all skill levels, from Little League to high school, Dr. Fish discusses how to: Help your child reach his or her full athletic potential Develop strategies to deal with competitive pressure Know if you're too involved or not involved enough Interact successfully with your child's coach, and more. With insights into the different developmental and self-esteem issues facing girls and boys, information on parenting a superstar athlete, and special tips for single parents,101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent will help any parent make sports a memorable and happy experience for their child.
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From wooded dales within Vancouver to seaside strolls along Burrard Inlet, from alpine meadows on the North Shore and in the Whistler corridor to rural ambles through the Fraser Valley, 109 Walks offers a route for everyone who likes to be outdoors.In this sixth edition, longtime authors Mary and David Macaree provide walks of four hours or less for visitors and lifelong residents, occasional recreationalists, and avid walkers alike. Virtually every walk is accessible by public transit. Clearly written, carefully detailed, and conveniently organized by area, 109 Walks is an indispensable guide for exploring in all seasons.Mary Macaree, who died just before the publication of this edition, was a longtime member of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club. This book came together with the help, encouragement, and dedicated enthusiasm of friends and family who knew how important its completion was to Mary. With her late husband, David, she originated four editions of both this volume and 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia. Mary and David were avid outdoor adventurers and spirited people. Their legacy continues with this publication.
From trails to spectacular waterfalls near Squamish and historic urban forests in South Surrey, coastal headlands in Howe Sound and ridgetop meadows in the Fraser Valley,109 Walks offers a route for everyone who likes to be outdoors.In this revised seventh edition are 109 of the region's best walks of four hours or less to suit every taste, whether you're a visitor to the city or life-long resident, occasional recreationalist or avid walker. The trails have been reorganized from north to south, west to east, and the book includes fourteen all-new walks along with another twelve that have been substantially modified or revived from previous volumes. Most of the classics remain and their trail directions and maps have been completely updated with GPS coordinates to make route-finding easier.Unchanged are the comprehensive indexes that help ensure a trail that's right for the season, the time frame and the fitness level of the group; the photographs and notes about points of natural or historical interest plus estimated hiking times and distances; and the clearly written, carefully detailed route descriptions. Accurate, authoritative and highly affordable, 109 Walks is an indispensable guide for exploring British Columbia's Lower Mainland in all seasons.
For many golfers, the innocent thrill of striking a drive clearly, avoiding a deep sand-trap, or holing out an unlikely putt is all they need to make a round (or a whole year) of golf memorable. But there's a group of modern players in search of something more. They've rediscovered the magic of the game in "extreme" golf, and their adventures are about to inspire golfers everywhere. Here are players like Andre Tolme, who decided to turn Mongolia into a par 11,880 course and Torsten Schilling, who spends his weekends teeing off from the side of his boat aiming for sites back on shore. From New Zealand's naked open to golf in Antarctica, Duncan Lennard describes a world at the very edge of the sport.
Basic tips to get started in safe and responsible concealed carry.You'll Love This If:You're interested in concealed carry trainingYou're new to defensive shootingYou believe in your right of self-defenseIn 12 Essentials of Concealed Carry, certified Combat Focus Shooting instructor Grant Cunningham breaks concealed carry down into its most important elements. Learn about critical topics like concealed carry laws, choosing the right gun, methods of concealment, interacting with law enforcement and much more. Cunningham draws upon his years of experience to provide a solid foundation of knowledge on safe and responsible concealed carry. This book is a must read for anyone interested in exercising their right of personal defense.You'll Learn About:Concealed carry safetyHow to interact with law enforcementChoosing a concealed carry gunChapters Include:MindsetWhat Your Concealed Carry License AllowsAmmunition for Self DefenseConcealmentPlus, many detailed photos demonstrating proper methods
In "15 Sports Myths and Why Theyre Wrong," authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up. Fort and Winfree reveal how these myths perpetuate themselves and, ultimately, how they serve a handful of powerful parties--such as franchise owners, reporters, and players--at the expense of the larger community of sports fans. From the idea that team owners and managers are inept to the notion that revenue-generating college sports pay for athletics that dont attract fans (and their cash), "15 Sports Myths and Why Theyre Wrong" strips down pervasive accounts of how our favorite games function, allowing us to look at them in a new, more informed way. Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive appeal of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, informed explanations weakens the power of these tall tales and their tight hold on the sports we love. Readers will emerge with a clearer picture of the forces at work within the sports world and a better understanding of why these myths matter--and are worthy of a takedown.
An exhilarating account of one remarkable teenager's solo trek to play golf in each of the lower forty-eight states--a compelling coming-of-age story and a surprising look at the equalizing power of the sport in America. At seventeen, Dylan Dethier couldn't help but think he'd never really done anything with his life. So, two months before his freshman year was set to begin, he deferred admission to Williams College. With the reluctant blessing of his parents, Dylan set out on his idea of the Great American Road Trip: play a round of golf in each of the forty-eight contiguous states. What began as the teenage wanderlust of a sheltered New England kid soon became a journey to find America's heart and soul, "to figure out where--and why--golf fit in," and to explore what it means to be a young man today. From a three-dollar nine-holer in rural West Virginia to a municipal course amid the failing factories of Flint, Michigan, and to the manicured greens of Pebble Beach, Dylan explored the variety of the nation's golf courses, the multiplicity of its towns and cities, and, most strikingly of all, the diversity of its people. Hoping to shatter golf's elitist reputation, he would play with war veterans, autoworkers, and a livestock auctioneer and discovered golf's unique capacity to serve as an equalizer. In Wyoming, he decided the state's courses matched his own style of play: "unbridled, rough and tumble in a T-shirt and jeans sort of way." Over one year, 35,000 miles, and countless nights alone in his dusty Subaru, Dylan would shower at truck stops, sleep with an axe beside him, lose his virginity, and meet legends like Phil Mickelson and Michael Jordan. Dylan's eighteenth year was one of many firsts--venturing into the world alone, exploring serious questions about his future, and fulfilling an ambitious quest. In crisp prose and with a wry, engaging voice, this precocious writer takes us beyond his own reflections to weave a poignant portrait of America and its golfers, making 18 in America the perfect gift for the golf enthusiast in your family.