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The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated)
Title:The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated)
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ISBN:1439110212
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Number of Pages:240
Category:sports, basketball, non-fiction
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The Butterfly Hunter: Adventures of People Who Found Their True Calling Way Off the Beaten Path, Hoops Nation: A Guide to America's Best Pickup Basketball, Fluid Ontologies: Myth, Ritual, and Philosophy in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Foreign Bodies: Oceania and the Science of Race 17501940, Race to the Snow: Photography and the Exploration of Dutch New Guinea, 1907-1936, One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season, The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated), The Sweet Potato In Oceania: A Reappraisal, Steel to Stone: A Chronicle of Colonialism in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)
The Inspirational Story of a Coach a Baseball Team and the Season They ll Never Forget br br In a small town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand me down uniforms and peace signs on their hats defied convention and the odds Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final a distinction that still stands There sporting long hair and warming up to Jesus Christ Superstar the Ironmen would play a dramatic game against a Chicago powerhouse that would change their lives forever br br In this gripping cinematic narrative Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach Lynn Sweet a hippie dreamer and intellectual who arrived in Macon in bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era Beloved by students but not administration Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball Inspired by Sweet s unconventional methods the undersized undermanned Macon Ironmen embarked on an improbable postseason run that infuriated rival coaches and buoyed a town suffering from a damaging drought and the shadow of the Vietnam War one in desperate need of something to celebrate br br In a final grace note Ballard returns to the present day revisiting the Ironmen to explore the effect the game had on their lives trajectories and the men they ve become because of it Engaging and poignant One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach a team and a town, Looking for a game Here s your guided tour of the country s best pickup basketball courts from the blacktops of Brooklyn to the asphalt of Anchorage to the gyms of Jackson Mississippi It s all inside where the pros play the most scenic runs in the land and a ranking of the top five courts Chris Ballard and three other former college players piled into a used Chevy van and traveled thirty one thousand miles in seven months playing at over a thousand courts in cities in forty eight states This is the story of their roundball road trip and a guide to the places people and communities they encountered More than a travel guide i Hoops Nation i is a celebration of the game of basketball as it is played in America It includes guides to streetball fashion the lingo of the courts the etiquette of the pickup world the tricks of old guy basketball and tips for the dunking impaired Also included are profiles of playground legends and dispatches from the legions of basketball lifers who populate the country s courts This book can tell you where they re running today all over America Who s got next, No description available, No description available