Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1538114984


Page: N.A

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More Than a Game

Author: Phil Jackson,Charley Rosen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609802624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 1319

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

More Than a Game

When Sport and History Collide

Author: Jan Stradling

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741961351

Category: Mens collection

Page: 303

View: 2307

More Than a Game recounts the unforgettable moments of triumph or defeat of some of the world's most amazing athletes.

Go! More Than a Game

Author: Peter Shotwell

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900062

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

View: 3945

Master the fascinating game of Go with this expert guidebook. Go is a two-player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast—even when compared to chess. Go has enthralled hundreds of millions of people in Asia, where it is an integral part of the culture. In the West, many have learned of its pleasures, especially after the game appeared in a number of hit movies, TV series, and books, and was included on major Internet game sites. By eliciting the highest powers of rational thought, the game draws players, not just for the thrills of competition, but because they feel it enhances their mental, artistic, and even spiritual lives. Go! More Than a Game is the guidebook that uses the most modern methods of teaching to learn Go, so that, in a few minutes, anyone can understand the two basic rules that generate the game. The object of Go is surrounding territory, but the problem is that while you are doing this, the opponent may be surrounding you! In a series of exciting teaching games, you will watch as Go's beautiful complexities begin to unfold in intertwining patterns of black and white stones. These games progress from small 9x9 boards to 13x13 and then to the traditional 19x19 size. Go! More Than a Game has been completely revised by the author based on new data about the history of early Go and the Confucians who wrote about it. This popular book includes updated information such as the impact of computer versions on the game, the mysterious new developments of Go combinatorics, advances in Combinatorial Game Theory and a look at the current international professional playing scene.

More Than a Game

Author: Ronny Mintjens

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466931566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 9411

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

More Than a Game

One Woman's Fight for Gender Equity in Sport

Author: Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 9712

Contrary to rumors on campus and in the local press, Cynthia Pemberton did not set out in 1992 to destroy the long-honored football team of Linfield College, a small liberal arts school in Oregon. Instead, the Assistant Athletic Director for Women's Sports wanted to make athletic opportunities equally available to both women and men-simply to make the college comply with the law. Her six-year crusade for full implementation of Title IX made headlines across the nation. Here is Pemberton's autobiographical account of what would become the ordeal of her life. When Pemberton first arrived at Linfield in 1989, she accepted the logic that the more lucrative men's sports earned male players preferential treatment. Men's teams were outfitted at the college's expense, but Pemberton began noticing that the women often had to buy their own equipment and shape their practice and facility use schedules around the men's sports. Also, scant resources were available for the recruiting and coaching of women athletes. It became clear that their success would always be limited unless policies changed. The author recounts her steps in prodding Linfield to gender awareness and then to justice. For six years, Pemberton endured harassment from her supervisor, attempts to derail her professional development, and smear campaigns in local newspapers, while her supporters on campus faced intimidation. She had come to the brink of financial ruin and psychological exhaustion by the time her lawsuit against the college was settled. The struggle for gender equity in sport is far from over, but Pemberton leaves a legacy for women athletes, their coaches, and school administrators. Her book conveys bold determination and is rich with insights into the workings of the legal system and academic bureaucracy. It will enlighten anyone who pursues educational and social change -- and teach a new generation of women not to take their rights for granted.

More Than a Game

Author: Travis Mewhirter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692885284


Page: 218

View: 9837

Basketball and life are one of the same in the hoops-mad town of Gaithersburg. And for good reason. The Covenant Prep girls team is one of the best in the state, led by the mighty Lyla Storm, who may be the best player in the country. She has the college offers and records to prove it. The boys, too, are championship-caliber, having finished second in the state just a year ago while returning the majority of their top players. Both could realistically win the title. And then, quick as a hiccup, devastating as an Earthquake, the town's world comes crashing down. Prep's legendary basketball coach, Bill Stottlemyer, passes away, leaving his son, Kevin, the team's star point guard, wondering if it's really all worth it, playing this game. He couldn't play, not without Coach. The community is shaken - and then shaken again, when Tara French, a player on the girl's team, is hit by a car, leaving Lyla, her best friend, wondering, too, if it's really all worth it. She couldn't play, not without Tara. The town couldn't disagree. How could they ask its two young stars to play a game in the wake of such tragedy? But they needed something, anything, to provide an escape from the specters that hung over Gaithersburg. Basketball became their collective source of refuge. So play they did, in a season that became less about the wins and losses, points and box scores, and more about life, and how sports can so often help us get through it. And the simple sport of basketball became far more than a game.

More Than a Game

12 Keys to Success for Teen Athletes on and Off the Field

Author: Kyleigh Villarreal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692664247


Page: 114

View: 8445

It doesn't matter how old you are, what challenges you are facing or what sports you play...if you are someone with a dream, this book will give you the tools to make your dream a reality. If you are looking for steps to become a leader on your sports team, build confidence in yourself or be successful in life then this book is for you. Kyleigh shares from her heart real life struggles of a 12 year old girl, who just wants to be the best athlete and leader she can be. Within these pages she will take the reader by the hand and walk them through step by step how to make important choices on and off the playing field.

More Than a Game

The Best of Alf Van Hoose

Author: Alf Van Hoose,Creg Stephenson,Edward Mullins

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355111

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

View: 4112

The best work of one of Alabama's longest-serving and most beloved sports journalists. Although he spent 43 years at the same job, Alf Van Hoose was not a man limited by the boundaries of his profession. As Birmingham News sports editor for 21 years and a columnist for a decade before that, Van Hoose helped define a city, a state, and a region largely known for sports. He was the writer of record for some of the biggest sporting events and personalities in the state of Alabama in the last half of the 20th Century. Wayne Hester, Van Hoose's successor as sports editor of The News, in 1990, said, "To many sports fans over the years, Alf Van Hoose has been The Birmingham News." But he was also much more than the "sports guy," as older generations of Alabama sports fans who read this book will remember and younger ones will learn. He was a man for all seasons, not just those where balls get kicked, hit, or thrown around. A native of Cuba, Alabama, and a veteran of the Third Army campaigns in WWII (where he won both the Bronze and Silver Stars), Van Hoose became a sportswriter on The News in 1947. He remained in that role until retirement in 1990, with only short breaks to serve as a Vietnam war correspondent, and to reflect on the lessons learned while serving with George Patton. Van Hoose died in 1997 at the age of 76. This volume contains 90 of Van Hoose's best columns, selected not only to showcase his characteristic style, but also because of the enduring importance and interest of the topics--football and baseball, of course, but also golf, high school heroics, auto racing, and Van Hoose's special favorites: Rickwood Field and its various tenants, especially the Birmingham Black Barons. Published with the College of Communication and Information Science, The University of Alabama.

More than a game

The computer game as fictional form

Author: Barry Atkins

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847795587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 2996

The first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. Applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in an accessible, readable manner. Contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: 'Tomb Raider', 'Half-Life', 'Close Combat' and 'Sim City'. Recognises the excitement and pleasure that has made the computer game such a massive global phenomenon.

More Than a Game

A New Focus on Senior Activity Services

Author: Brenda Corbett

Publisher: Venture Pub


Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 4738

Activity services departments in long-term care need to provide activities for an increasing number of residents with more varied cognitive and physical abilities. More Than a Game provides therapeutic activities for today's resident, and ideas to develop a more productive, successful activity services department. As a guide to providing quality of life for every resident, these 37 innovative therapeutic activities and their variations are designed to suit the individual needs, current abilities, and former lifestyles of older adults in long-term care. The activities cover a wide array of cognitive levels and are appropriate for use in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and adult day-care programs. The book includes a whole chapter of activities designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, as well as many ideas for intergenerational programs. A springboard of creative ideas for innovative programming, More Than a Game is an inspiration to professionals and students.

More than a Game

The Glorious Present--and the Uncertain Future--of the NFL

Author: Brian Billick,Michael MacCambridge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 7520

Today's National Football League is more successful, more exciting, and more popular than ever. But the game in the twenty-first century is also ruled by a constant quest for more money. Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick's More Than a Game examines how the relentless competition off the field affects the game on the field, and what it means for the future of America's most popular sport. One of the NFL's most successful leaders, Billick coached the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 to 2007, leading his team to victory in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. With nearly two decades in the league, and now a Fox game analyst and NFL Network contributor, Billick has experienced the league's enormous pressure to win as well as seen what happens to those who don't. Following the 2007 season, he took a step back from the coaching life and decided to spend a season examining the game he loved so much from other perspectives. Collaborating with Michael MacCambridge (whose book America's Game is regarded as the definitive modern history of the NFL), he delved into the NFL from every possible angle, spending time with people at every level of the game. More Than a Game explains how the spectacle that dominates fall weekends in America works, and why it has served all of football's interest groups -- owners players, and fans alike -- so well over the years. We get a glimpse of the changing profile and increased influence of the league's owners. We come to better understand the pressure that players are under to perform for their team and for themselves and their future contracts. We see the challenge facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who must balance the concerns of owners, players, sponsors, the league's television network "partners," and the fans, whose devotion and dollars make the entire enterprise possible. Along the way, we see how the financial forces are exerting themselves on every level, working their way into the essence of the game itself. Billick takes the measure of new offensive and defensive strategies, explains refined scouting and team-building methods, and focuses on the elusive quest for the franchise quarterback that can make or break careers. Packed with the privileged knowledge that comes from a true NFL insider, More Than a Game is more than a look inside the complex system that is pro football. It's an attempt to understand why the game is so compelling, and what it will take to keep it that way. Complete with important developments in the 2009 off-season, the book stands as an absolute must-read for NFL fans.

More Than a Game

Sports Literature for Young Adults

Author: Chris Crowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810849006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

View: 2841

This book recognizes the strong presence of young adult sports literature in contemporary publishing and reading, and its goal is to help teenagers, teachers, and librarians understand the literature, its history, and its importance in contemporary society.

More Than A Game

Selected Sporting Essays

Author: Con Houlihan

Publisher: Liberties Press

ISBN: 1907593926

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 337

View: 5741

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

More Than a Game

What Minor, Junior, and University Hockey Taught Me About Life

Author: Nathan Chiarlitti

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525539809

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 3481

Every year, hundreds of thousands of young players take to the ice, dreaming of a career in hockey, yet, only a few make it to the big leagues. A successful hockey career shouldn’t be defined by championships won, records broken, or contracts signed. In More Than a Game, Nathan Chiarlitti argues that hockey can develop important qualities to help players in their everyday lives. This book takes hockey players, parents, coaches and fans through the highs and lows of the game, season after season, league after league, and shares some of the important lessons that over twenty years of hockey has taught. Whether in a professional league, a junior league, a minor league or a beer league, hockey really is, More Than a Game.


A Story About Football and other Stuff

Author: Sylvester Young

Publisher: HopeRoad

ISBN: 1908446161

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 2238

'Funny, poignant and illumining ...the best football book in years' Positive MagazineMore than a Game tells it how it really was for black football players a generation ago. Set in 1980s Wolverhampton, Sabina Park Rangers became the first team of black players to reach the final of the Watney's Red Barrel Cup but Jamaican coach, Horace McIntosh is not confident that he will be able to field a team never mind win the cup. Aston Villa's interest is distracting his best player and tension heightens as a drugs deal double-cross scheme unravels, and further afield racial antagonism draws team-mates into confrontation with the police.This sometimes comical, sometimes sad, and always thought-provoking novel proves that the racism within the beautiful game has not completely disappeared.

Much More Than a Game

An Andrew Ball Novel

Author: Duncan Pell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504937481

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 1401

Andrew Ball returns in a multidimensional thriller set in today’s turbulent world. When England’s cricket captain is attacked and injured, Ian Thorne is promoted to lead the team on their tour of India. But life gets complicated for Thorne when his ex-wife disappears and a Sunday newspaper exposes him for conspiring to organise betting scams. Cricket lover Andrew Ball can’t save an old friend from dying on the streets of Florence when he helps an ex-cabinet minister infiltrate an Italian secret society. And there’s no respite for Russian speaker Ball as he is persuaded to go on a dangerous mission to help set up a network of spies along Ukraine’s eastern border. But perhaps it’s one assignment too many for the semiretired intelligence officer.

More Than a Game

Stories, Prayers, and Reflections for the Student Athlete

Author: Leonard DiPaul,Edward T. Hastings,Sharon Fuqua Retif

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884898865

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 7527

Train your young person's spirit. Help him or her grow stronger in faith and in commitment to God. Every sport presents us with moments to meet God. Wins give us moments for gratitude. Losses give opportunities to learn. Conflict with family and team members can lead us to deeper relationships. Through stories, prayers, and reflections, the pocket-sized More Than a Game helps young athletes find God, inner strength, and confidence at all these crossroad moments.