A successful offensive lineman who secretly hates football and its politics shares riotous behind-the-scenes observations about life in the NFL to expose its bizarre realities, customs and prejudices.
The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners, or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia.
The author of Sonic Boom documents how broadcasting misjudgments during the infamous 1968 "Heidi Bowl" competition reflected key issues in football's growing "venal culture" of bullying, misogyny, financial misconduct and racial inequality in a cultural report that makes recommendations for strategic reform.
The award-winning, nonagenarian New Yorker writer and editor presents a selection of essays, letters, light verse, book reviews and other pieces culled from the 10th decade of his vibrant life, including the acclaimed title work, in which he surveys the limits and discoveries of great and abundant age.
Tracking the Cincinnati Reds through five years of cultural change, starting with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr., an author, sportswriter and eternal fan of the game identifies the performance-enhancing qualities that together comprise the "communicable competitiveness" that he calls "teamship."
The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy
The author explores the dramatic events of the 1983 four-game series between the Yankees and the Royals, recounting the obscure and overturned rulings and illegal usages that shaped the competition.
The award-winning author of Cold New World describes his experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.
Drawing on his own experiences and interviews as well as the lives of other athletes and financial pros, a former NBA player and successful investor offers financial management advice for athletes to help them protect their wealth.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl-winning coach traces his five decades in football, discussing such topics as his controversial methods, work with NFL teams, and relationships with such players as Lawrence Taylor and Curtis Martin.
Traces the career of the star player for the New York Rangers, from his childhood in Saskatchewan to his professional career, and reveals how a series of concussions led to his accidental death and subsequent investigations into systematic violence in contact sports.
Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.
The only professional fighter in history to return to the ring after open-heart surgery, a rising star in professional kickboxing shares how he overcame repeated obstacles to realize his dreams and discusses the fights — both in and out of the ring — that have shaped him.