NBC´s Bob Costas has anchored football, basketball, and Summer Olympics coverage for NBC and served as a baseball play-by-play man. He is an 11-time Emmy winner and an eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year. Budd Mishkin is the senior feature correspondent and sports anchor/reporter at New York 1 and the host of the weekly profile series One on 1 with Budd Mishkin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Budd Mishkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000124/sp_nsty_000124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soccer has been America´s Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women´s National Team, Lionel Messi´s demigod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo´s preening abs, that future has finally arrived. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. Written in such a way that fully immerses Americans in the history and culture of the world´s game, their Encyclopedia Blazertannica relives the careers of such greats such as George Best, Maradona, Beckham...and Alexi Lalas. It examines fan culture, from the tactical variations of scarf tying, to the pathos of England´s classic, yet doomed, World Cup theme songs, and explores the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, along with such burning questions as how professional footballers deal with hair loss. Any listener will feel as if they´ve had a front-row seat for the classic matches - seeing every dive and missed penalty kick, and hearing every vulgar chant - and will emerge with a deeper appreciation for the dodgy haircuts and ill-judged neck tattoos that populate world football. Includes bonus material exclusive to the audiobook: an extended clip from the Men in Blazers podcast 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Bennett, Michael Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006041/bk_rand_006041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Major League Baseball is a beloved American institution that has been a product of the economic, social, and media structures that have evolved in the United States over the last century. In his shrewd analysis, Will Big League Baseball Survive?, Lincoln Mitchell asks whether the sport will continue in its current form as a huge, lucrative global business that offers a monopoly in North America - and whether those structures are sustainable. Mitchell places baseball in the context of the larger, evolving American and global entertainment sector. He examines how both changes directly related to baseball - including youth sports and the increased globalization of the game - as well as broader societal trends such as developments in media consumption and celebrity culture will impact big league baseball over the next few decades. His book ultimately proposes several possible scenarios for what big league baseball might look like. Will it become more global, smaller, or remain the same, or will it transform into some kind of hybrid of the three? The book is published by Temple University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John N Gully. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085253/bk_acx0_085253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson’s long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City - a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny. Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous ´´Land Run´´ in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsize ambitions and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on ´´the Process”- the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness - kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball front man Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City´s would-be Rober... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006330/bk_rand_006330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this challenging book, the author of the celebrated best-selling How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (which inspired the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical), provides a daring and amusing antidote to those Doomsday prophets who believe that man is destined to destroy himself and planet earth. Shepherd Mead quickly proves that ´´natural´´ isn´t necessarily good; demonstrates how to use ´´population´´ against people (or just how many can we stand?); and describes how to become a scourge of environment-busters. Highlighting his narrative with amusing and telling anecdotes, Mr. Mead discusses new energy concepts, sophisticated waste disposal systems that reclaim everything (even the garbage), frozen and instant electricity, multispectral photography, and some far-out ideas of his own in the area of communications and do-it-yourself ecology. In a lighter vein, he suggests a Pleasure Index as a replacement for GNP (Gross National Product); describes how we can keep people from a future that´s already in the past; how the future home can be an electric and electronic paradise (or hell, depending on the individual viewer); electric education and the university in decades to come; improving people through ´´germinal choice´´; benevolent brainwashing; the Shepherd Mead Symbiotic Super Box, transduction, and advanced cloning. Then there´s the very special Magical Population-Reducing People Crib (it´s really wild and guaranteed to discourage childbearing); Super Sports Heroes of the Future (part man and part animal - like the greatest middle distance runner in history who won an Olympic gold medal and the Kentucky Derby. And he can run with or without a jockey. Or the great Australian female high jumper who qualified with two kids in her pouch, but was later disbarred when she was caught shaving). Sexual-social problems in the future also come under the keen scrutiny of Mr. Mead. What will become of sin when we have pleasure... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Hames. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001238/bk_acx0_001238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The future is the great unknown. While we may think we have a pretty good idea about what might happen in certain situations, such as when two sports teams play and one is heavily favored over the other, we can´t be sure upsets occur that´s why they play the game. Many future scenarios are much more serious, of course, and can produce nervousness, stress, or fear. We might wonder, for example, about world events that seem totally out of our control, including the economy, weather, and war. Or our concerns about helplessness could be much more personal: a biopsy report, a job interview, a promising relationship, a trip into a dangerous area. The Bible has much to say about the future and how we approach it. We know very little about what will happen next, and we certainly have virtually no control over future events but God does. So consulting Gods Word on this topic makes a lot of sense. This CD will help you understand what the Bible says about the future and how to face it. The first truth we discover is that God is in control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sharon Clausen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000656/bk_oasi_000656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador - who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015 - the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Ken Dryden´s The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV series, in which he explored hockey´s significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player´s life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey - where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here, and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Dryden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000026/bk_prhc_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you feel like you´re 31 points behind at halftime? If you believe you´ve fallen too far or experienced too much defeat to ever be used in mighty ways by God, you need a glimpse of real hope. Tony Evans throws open the windows to show you the glorious truth reflected all through Scripture and history: God can turn things around for anyone, including you. Get inspired by stories of sports teams that won with seemingly no shot at victory, and explore the epic comebacks of biblical heroes with scandalous pasts. As you see what God has done for the underdogs in his word, you´ll be challenged to surrender what´s come before and trust your sovereign coach with all that lies ahead. Whatever you might be facing today, you can take steps to prepare yourself for a rebound as you keep your eyes on the God who leads his imperfect people into a place of ultimate triumph. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003527/bk_hove_003527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I know how intimidating it can be to adopt a whole new outlook on life - I´ve done it. When former NFL running back Terrell Fletcher first left his football career, he found himself at a crossroads. His job, his friends, his very identity had been tied to the sport, and it was time to re-envision his life. Thus began a courageous journey to find a new path - and a new purpose. In The Book of You, the author shares his own transformation of faith to help illustrate broader truths about God´s intentions for you. By confronting your past and acknowledging your potential, you can discover your innate gifts. Learn to read God´s signs, and find the motivation to choose transformation over change. This guidebook for self-discovery can help you achieve true authenticity and meaning - the keys to lifelong happiness. Join Terrell Fletcher on this sometimes surprising, sometimes formidable, always sincere quest to discover lasting significance in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008356/bk_brll_008356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nanotechnology is radically altering the world in ways almost unimaginable in only the very recent past. With applications in arenas from medicine and science to warfare and even the world of sports, nanotechnology opens the doorway to a vast array of breathtaking possibilities. In this series of clearly articulated lectures, Professor Deborah Gibbs Sauder explores the world of nanotechnology and all its astounding applications, while also examining the ethical issues raised by the science and the impact nanotechnology is having on big business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Deborah Gibbs Sauder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004344/bk_reco_004344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.