those guys have all the fun

Those Guys Have All The Fun
Author: Tom Shales
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Pages: 784
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In the exclusive behind the scenes look, sports fans can unlock the fascinating history of the channel that changed the way people watch and interact with their favorite teams. It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

Those Guys Have All The Fun
Author: Miller James a Shales Tom
Publisher:
Release Date: 2014-06-29
Pages: 517
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

American History Through American Sports
Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 944
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect.

Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun
Author: Reginald F. Lewis
Publisher: Black Classic Press
Release Date: 2005-10
Pages: 318
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist--and the wealthiest black man in American history. Based on Lewis's unfinished autobiography, along with scores of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, this book cuts through the myth and hype to reveal the man behind the legend.

 Then Madden Said To Summerall
Author: Matthew Shepatin
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Written for every sports fan who follows the NFL, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From locker rooms to the sidelines and inside huddles, the book includes stories about Terry Bradshaw, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Joe Namath, Don Shula, Lawrence Taylor, Johnny Unitas, and Bill Walsh, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.

The Instigator
Author: Jonathon Gatehouse
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2012-10
Pages: 352
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Two decades of lockouts, soaring ticket prices, and on-ice tinkering have convinced many hard-core fans that the NHL's long-time commissioner Gary Bettman is the devil in disguise, but this book examines his motivations, peels back his often prickly demeanor, and explains how he manages to lead, confound, and keep order. It details the unlikely ascension of a fatherless Jewish kid from Long Island--who never played hockey and can barely skate--to the sport's biggest job. The seven-fold increase in gross revenue during Bettman's 20-year tenure as NHL commissioner makes him a business success story, and on his watch, professional hockey has also expanded far beyond its regional strongholds. By taming the NHL's famously fractious owners, all but busting its players' union, and enforcing a lawyerly discipline even on trash talk, Bettman has become a figure of almost unrivaled power in the business of sports, and this biography delves into how his influence shapes rival leagues in other countries, dictates the schedule of the Olympic Winter Games, and spills onto the ice itself.

The Toronto Series Bundle
Author: John McFetridge
Publisher: ECW Press
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Pages: 1059
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Includes the novels "Dirty Sweet," "Everybody Knows this is Nowhere," and "Swap." Road rage or a premeditated killing? "Dirty Sweet" is a fast-paced crime story that follows each character to a surprising end. In "Everybody Knows this is Nowhere," detective Gord Bergeron has problems. Maybe it's his new partner, Ojibwa native Detective Armstrong. Or maybe it's the missing ten-year-old girl, or the unidentified torso dumped in an alley behind a motel, or what looks like corruption deep within the police force. In "Swap," Toronto's shadow city sprawls outwards, a grasping and vicious economy of drugs, guns, sex, and gold bullion. And that shadow city feels just like home for Get OCo a Detroit boy, project-raised, ex-army, Iraq and Afghanistan, only signed up for the business opportunities, plenty of them over there. Now he's back, and he's been sent up here by his family to sell guns to Toronto's fast-rising biker gangs."

The 7 Dirty Words Of The Free Agent Workforce
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Hachette+ORM
Release Date: 2001-04-26
Pages: 25
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, a short guide to what not to say when you’re trying to attract talent. In the new economy, everyone is a free agent. That can be a headache for managers—or it can be an opportunity. In this concise manifesto, Daniel Pink, author of Free Agent Nation, equips business leaders with a simple, provocative, and powerful strategy for winning talent wars. By eliminating seven words from their business vocabulary—by banishing the terms that make talented people’s skin crawl and the best employees head for the exits—they can attract and inspire the new economy’s superstars. Spirited and often hilarious, this mini-essay is important reading for every manager in America.

I Found My Friends
Author: Nick Soulsby
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Pages: 368
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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I Found My Friends recreates the short and tempestuous times of Nirvana through the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. The guides for this trip didn't just watch the life of this legendary band—they lived it. Soulsby interviewed over 150 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well-known alternative and grunge bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Kennedys, and Butthole Surfers, as well as scores of smaller, but no less fascinating bands. In this groundbreaking look at a legendary band, readers will see a more personal history of Nirvana than ever before, including Nirvana's consideration of nearly a dozen previously unmentioned candidates for drummer before settling on David Grohl, a recounting of Nirvana's famously disastrous South American shows from never-before-heard sources on Brazilian and Argentine sides, and the man who hosted the first ever Nirvana gig's recollections of jamming with the band at that inaugural event. I Found My Friends relives Nirvana's meteoric rise from the days before the legend to through their increasingly damaged superstardom. More than twenty years after Kurt Cobain's tragic death, Nick Soulsby removes the posthumous halo from the brow of Kurt Cobain and travels back through time to observe one of rock and roll‘s most critical bands as no one has ever seen them before.

Blue Tiles
Author: Erik Orrantia
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release Date: 2007-09
Pages: 220
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Mexico City is a tough enough place to live--crime and corruption, underemployment, drugs, poverty. Francisco has long been feeling the pressure from his mother, a hotel house-cleaner, to find work. His youngest brother, Mario, is frying his brain on paint thinner. His girlfriend is expecting commitment that he's not ready to give. Since his father's not around, he's the man of the house. Isn't he supposed to solve these problems? When he meets Leon, an upper class, self-accepting gay, everything begins to change. He is introduced to a different side of the City...and a different side of himself. But the problems are far from solved. Mario's drug addiction comes to a brink. Veronica is pregnant. And employment is far from paradise. At the same time, can he give Leon what he expects? Is a back-alley abortion clinic the way to go? Is there any hope of treatment for Mario? What really happened to his father? Is leaving the City with Leon a solution or does it mean abandoning his family when he's most needed? It's time for Francisco to become a man and make decisions for himself. He needs to balance his own future with the needs of his family and the pressures of society. He needs to find a way, in the legacy of a famous nobleman, to build his House of Blue Tiles.