More Than a Game

Author: Travis Mewhirter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692885284


Page: 218

View: 953

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.

Go! More Than a Game

Author: Peter Shotwell

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900062

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

View: 9336

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: Phil Jackson,Charley Rosen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609802624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 3430

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.

Much More Than a Game

Players, Owners, and American Baseball since 1921

Author: Robert F. Burk

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807875377

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2880

To most Americans, baseball is just a sport; but to those who own baseball teams--and those who play on them--our national pastime is much more than a game. In this book, Robert Burk traces the turbulent labor history of American baseball since 1921. His comprehensive, readable account details the many battles between owners and players that irrevocably altered the business of baseball. During what Burk calls baseball's "paternalistic era," from 1921 to the early 1960s, the sport's management rigidly maintained a system of racial segregation, established a network of southern-based farm teams that served as a captive source of cheap replacement labor, and crushed any attempts by players to create collective bargaining institutions. In the 1960s, however, the paternal order crumbled, eroded in part by the civil rights movement and the competition of television. As a consequence, in the "inflationary era" that followed, both players and umpires established effective unions that successfully pressed for higher pay, pensions, and greater occupational mobility--and then fought increasingly bitter struggles to hold on to these hard-won gains.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1538114984


Page: N.A

View: 1967


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: 6195

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 Just a Game

Sports in American Life Since 1945

Author: Kathryn Jay

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231125348

Category: HISTORY

Page: 287

View: 8434

Traces the complex evolution of sports in American society over the course of the past sixty years, explaining how and why the major sports--both professional and collegiate--including baseball, football, golf, and basketball, have become a multibillion-dollar industry, as well as a major influence on and reflection of American society.

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: 8543

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

Author: Andrey Vasilyev

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781520952741


Page: 356

View: 6700

Step into a future, in which advanced technology creates a virtual world, with superior capabilities that allow players to experience real-world sensations. The popularity of the RPG game Fayroll is growing by the day, attracting millions of users to this alternate reality. What is the secret of Fayroll? What makes it so different from other games?Our protagonist, Harriton Nikiforov is an everyman - a binge drinking, tabloid column reporter who has settled for the humdrum of the everyday, with a job that pays the wages, a neurotic girlfriend who gives him migraines and a boss that gives him constant grief. Tasked with a new assignment, Harriton suddenly finds himself ripped away from his normal routine of Moscow society life, to a journalistic quest of sorts that leads him deep into the realm of the Virtual Gaming World of Fayroll. Given explicit orders to write a series of fluff pieces on the game and its developers, Harriton grudgingly accepts the assignment, but soon finds himself enthralled by the virtual fantasy world and its amazing quests, unpredictable challenges, and nearly endless possibilities. Harriton is reincarnated as a warrior named Hagen and becomes a full participant in the fantasy world, plunging into the exciting world full of action, quests, humor, legendary weapons and ancient secrets. He meets faithful and courageous comrades and outwits those who are trying to hunt him.In this world, the thirst for success and vanity of high-level players in pursuit of legendary objects spills into the real world, where high-stakes bets are made on the success of the virtual characters. Harriton, as Hagen, unwittingly enters into the Fayroll world, where events and decisions that he makes in the virtual space starts to affect his own reality. His unpredictable character, perseverance, and excitement attract the attention of powerful gamers and influential Moscow elite with a vested interest in Fayroll's outcome. It is not long before he realizes that this fantastic world, (created according to the best canons of cult games, Warcraft and Lineage), conceals many dangers. Can he pass all the tests?Fayroll is more than a novel; it's a brilliant synergy of fantasy fiction and online gaming. It gives the reader the best of both worlds. The first novel of the 13 part epic series Fayroll, has captivated Russian readers countrywide and was voted the 2014 new fantasy book of the year. Andrey Vasilyev's masterpiece 'More Than a Game' is now available to the English-speaking World. Join us in this breathtaking narrative that takes both its main character and the reader deep into the heart of the Virtual Gaming Universe and explore the Fantasy Series that has captured the imagination of the Slavic world.

More Than A Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years

Author: John Major

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007280114

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 9262

The former Prime Minister examines the early history of one of the great loves of his life in a book that sheds new light on the summer game’s social origins.

More Than a Game

Author: Ronny Mintjens

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466931566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 6191

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

Sports Literature for Young Adults

Author: Chris Crowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810849006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

View: 8312

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

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: 6572

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.

More Than Just a Game

Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told

Author: Chuck Korr,Marvin Close

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429922760

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 3441

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 courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid. Former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela noted in the documentary FIFA: 90 Minutes for Mandela, "Soccer is more than just a game.... The energy, passion, and dedication this game created made us feel alive and triumphant despite the situation we found ourselves in."

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: 4150

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

One Woman's Fight for Gender Equity in Sport

Author: Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 4257

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.


Much More Than Just A Game

Author: Larry A. McKenzie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146343751X

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 8668

Larry McKenzie, the only coach to win four back-to-back state titles in the 100 year history of the Minnesota State Boys Basketball tournament is sharing his success strategies for “winning” on the court and in life. Much More than just a Game is a must read for young athletes and their parents navigating the game. Incorporating 10 life lessons, Coach McKenzie shows why BASKETBALL is merely a metaphor and a tool that can be used to transform lives.

Baseball, It's More Than Just a Game

Author: Greg Lucas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631250224

Category: Baseball

Page: 276

View: 7869

Baseball, It's More Than Just a Game is a collection of stories which span the history of the game, tracing the beginnings of baseball while also bringing to light many background stories and sharing with fans many of baseball's unusual feats and firsts.

Winning More Than the Game

Author: Fred Northup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540697110


Page: 174

View: 6615

Dear Friends,Many of our employees and company leaders were high school athletes. Several of us are today coaches, referees, and boosters. The spirit of competition instilled in us as young athletes lives on, and is a driving force in our business. As much as competition drives us, integrity centers us. Those early lessons from coaches and teachers who taught us that winning isn't everything - but that competing fairly and with integrity is - continue to resonate within our halls. Integrity is one of our core values.Our company has a long history of providing innovative solutions to industries that have been underserved or overlooked. In 2008 we revolutionized tourist rail. In 2010 we liberated dance studio operators. But in October 2015, when we launched StateChamps, it felt a little different. It felt like we finally built something that could give back to the coaches who have given us so much. Our goal with StateChamps is to provide a service to enable these coaches to grow their programs and connect with more fans, while simultaneously giving them more time to focus on what's important: investing in the hearts and minds of young athletes.We delight in building community through our ticketing services to celebrate athletics with those who encourage, coach, and compete. StateChamps is proud to support school activities on the local level by contributing a portion of book sales to booster clubs, with other proceeds supporting the mission of our partner, Athletes for a Better World. Highest Regards,Jeff GaleCEO, StateChamps