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By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2020
Meet Willie O'Ree—Hockey Hall of Famer and a trailblazer for diversity on and off the ice! On January 18, 1958,… Willie O'Ree made history as the first black player in the NHL when he suited up with the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. O'Ree went on to play a total of 45 games with the Bruins, a remarkable achievement considering what he overcame to get there.In addition to dealing with racism, bigotry and name-calling, Willie lived with a secret disability: he was blind in one eye -- a fact he had to keep to himself, or he'd never play in the NHL. Thanks to his relentless positivity and love of the game, Willie's time with the Bruins was only one of his many achievements in hockey.The Scholastic Canada Biography series aims to introduce young readers to remarkable Canadians whose lives and contributions have shaped our country and led the way for others to follow in their footsteps. Meet Willie O'Ree is no exception. This wonderful book is a celebration of his life from childhood to playing career, to his later work as an ambassador for NHL diversity, and to his eventual induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Willie O'Ree couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!
By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
By Jerry Howarth. 2019
For 36 years, Jerry Howarth ushered in eternal hope each spring and thrived in the drive of each fall as… the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1982, the lifelong avid sports fan joined Tom Cheek as full-time play-by-play radio announcer for the Blue Jays, and for the next 23 years, "Tom and Jerry" were the voices of the franchise. Jerry became part of the fabric of a nation and a team, covering historic moments like the rise of the Blue Jays through the 1980s that culminated in back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. His Hall of Fame-worthy broadcasting career has been nothing short of legendary. When Jerry retired in February 2018, the tributes poured in and made one thing perfectly clear: Toronto baseball would never be the same. Howarth brings together thoughts on life, family, work, and baseball. 2019.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2019
On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At… the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking four minutes, forty-six seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day. Grades K-3. 2019.
By Mark Ribowsky. 2018
The story of America s most sacred and carefully constructed football dynasty is revealed in this unflinching family… portrait For generations American athletes have enjoyed the ever-escalating celebrity lavished upon them when they combine on-the-field talent with off-the field charisma but never before have we seen as transformative a sports dynasty as the Mannings a bloodline of strong arms Southern values and savvy business instincts each man compelling in his own right made whole by family But how in just fifty years did this private trio achieve football immortality A gripping and definitive account In the Name of the Father traces Archie Peyton and Eli s roots from red-clay Mississippi to the bright lights of the Super Bowl to reveal the truth of their grit and dedication their inherent ability and the drama they endured behind closed doors As New York Times Notable biographer Mark Ribowsky meticulously chronicles the road to football stardom was not paved smoothly for patriarch Archie The most celebrated and beloved athlete to emerge from tiny Drew Mississippi Archie lost his father to suicide during his heyday at Ole Miss Then despite his playing through the pain a string of surgeries prematurely ended a storied NFL career most memorably spent with the New Orleans Saints Similar savior-like expectations were passed to Archie s eldest Cooper the most gifted of his brood but the shocking discovery of a spinal condition prevented Cooper from ever playing a single snap of college ball Luckily Archie had been raising all three of his sons to love the gridiron throwing deep balls to them off the front porch and there were two more heir apparents in the wings Raised watching dusty old game films in the family den Peyton was swiftly hailed as a generational talent his record-breaking tenure at Tennessee paving a clear path to the NFL Winning Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos he was able to overcome a debilitating neck injury after barely being able to hold a football to eclipse Archie in football success It was Peyton who would first pair his football cachet with capitalism selecting commercials and appearances to show off his humor and expand the now-ubiquitous Manning brand into mainstream popular culture And finally there was quiet Eli with an arm and a career to match his big brother s but a reserved and enigmatic affect all his own The good-boy who followed his father to Ole Miss Eli entered the NFL even more carefully managed then his brother was forcing a trade when the lackluster San Diego Chargers selected him with the first pick in the draft Even with two dramatic Super Bowl wins with the New York Giants Eli s lows have been catastrophic and he has never been quite the media darling his brother is But even as their football careers wind down the power of the Manning name only grows Drawing on new interviews and research Ribowsky reveals a family of transcendent talent and intense loyalty dedicated to maintaining an all-American fa ade that has on occasion shown cracks From the family s past steeped in problematic parts of Southern identity to locker-room scandal turned lawsuit to flashes of fraternal jealousy Ribowsky leaves no stone unturned Rich in gridiron dramatics and familial intrigue In the Name of the Father is a quintessentially American saga of a multifaceted lineage that has forever changed the game
By Leland Melvin. 2017
In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron… to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.In this inspirational memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, perseverance, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny.As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.
By Gare Joyce. 2017
An in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at how Auston Matthews and a gang of talented young hockey players are breaking from… Toronto s troubled sporting past and rekindling the city s love for its team Auston Matthews made history on October 12 2016 by becoming the first player in the modern game to score four goals in his NHL debut It was a momentous occasion for the talented young All-Star but it was equally important for his newly adopted city and its storied century-old team That night marked the dawn of a new era for the Toronto Maple Leafs The team had a long and colourful history and it had always been foundational to the city s image But years of losing seasons had tarnished the team s reputation and left even the most diehard fans questioning their loyalty It seemed that each passing year brought more of the same more mediocrity more heartbreak more disappointment But the team s management had a plan one that would take them where others feared to go a total rebuild Piece by piece they were assembling a group of young talented players who would reshape the team With the arrival of Auston Matthews the team s first overall draft pick in over twenty years it seemed that the Leafs were ready to break with their past Young Leafs follows the team through that remarkable season tracing the divergent journeys of the players leading up to their unlikely campaign Matthews the prodigy with the unorthodox path to the NHL Marner the baby-faced talent with immense skill and an infectious energy Nylander the son of a former hockey professional now looking to make his own mark Reilly the youngster with the mind of a general Kadri the maturing leader once billed as the team s saviour As the ups and downs of the season unfold the team tries to overcome the ghosts of its past and write a new future one that is far from certain Can a group of precocious kids bond together and become winners Will they be able to carry the hopes of a city Most important will Toronto finally have a reason to believe again
By Casey Legler. 2018
A memoir for our times Michael Stipe A coming-of-age drama… captured through poetic prose and convincing honesty Kirkus Reviews I swim for every chance to get wasted after every meet every weekend every travel trip This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one the burn of it down my throat to my soul curled up in my lungs the sharpest pain all over it it seizes and stretches becoming alive again and is the only thing that makes sense At fifteen Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in the world She is also an alcoholic isolated from her family and incapable of forming lasting connections with those around her Driven to compete at the highest levels sent far away from home to train with the best coaches and teams she finds herself increasingly alone and alienated living a life of cheap hotels and chlorine-worn skin anonymous sexual encounters and escalating drug use Even at what should be a moment of triumph competing at age sixteen in the 1996 Olympics she is an outsider looking in procuring drugs for Olympians she hardly knows and losing her race after setting a new world record in the qualifying heats After submitting to years of numbing training in France and the United States Casey can see no way out of the sinister loneliness that has swelled and festered inside her Yet wondrously when it is almost too late she discovers a small light within herself and senses a point of calm within the whirlwind of her life In searing evocative visceral prose Casey gives language to loneliness in this startling story of survival defiance and of the embers that still burn when everything else in us goes dark
By Nicholas Dawidoff. 1994
The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has… the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox and that of a spy for the OSS during World War II. <P><P>Here, Dawidoff provides "a careful and sympathetic biography" (Chicago Sun-Times) of this enigmatic man. Photos.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Doug Pederson, Dan Pompei. 2018
How does an underdog become a champion? One of the most innovative, gutsy, and dynamic head coaches in the NFL… reveals the strategies behind building the Eagles team that shocked the world by winning the Super Bowl. Doug Pederson is the very definition of an underdog. He was an undrafted rookie free agent who would go on to play fourteen years in the NFL as a backup quarterback. He was cut five times, yet kept getting back up and into the fray. He would win one Super Bowl, with the Green Bay Packers. When he retired, he decided to coach, but not at the pro level. Instead, he was head coach of Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. After a successful four-year stint there, he returned to the NFL as an assistant coach under Andy Reid with the Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was instrumental in the development of quarterback Alex Smith and his string of 3,000-plus-yard seasons of passing. When he was offered the job as head coach of the Eagles, he jumped at it, though few thought he would succeed. In the first season, a year of rebuilding, they finished 7-9. Some doubted his abilities, and before the 2017 season, one "expert" called Pederson the least qualified coach in thirty years. Plagued by the sidelining of seasoned players and devastated by quarterback Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury, the Eagles managed a 13-3 record and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Yet they were still the underdogs in every single game, including the Super Bowl, against the New England Patriots, one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the NFL. It wasn't until they stunned the Patriots that people finally believed in Pederson and his team. In Fearless, Pederson reveals the principles that guided him through the ups and downs and tough times of his career, and what it took to become a champion. Through it all, Pederson sustained himself with his faith and the support of his family. He shares the defining stories of his life and career, growing up with his disciplinarian Air Force dad and his tender-hearted mom, developing friendships with Dan Marino and Brett Favre, and learning from mentors, such as Don Shula, Mike Holmgren, and Andy Reid, who helped mold him into the man and coach he is today. Fearless captures Pederson's coaching and leadership philosophies and reveals the brilliant mind and indomitable spirit of a man who has entered the pantheon of great coaches.
By Jon Robinson. 2012
Remember the time Goldust ran over "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in his gold Cadillac? How about when Randy Orton battled Mick… Foley with a barbed-wire bat named "Barbie"? When you ask a WWE Superstar what his favorite match is, you might be surprised by his answer. But that's the thing about a phrase like "favorite match." It's not about the greatest match in their careers or the time they won their first title. It's about the moments that stand out and make them smile. Sometimes, it's the same smile they had when they left the ring, face full of blood and sweat, to the roars of thousands. Sometimes, it's the smile they tried so hard to hide when anything and everything seemed to go so wrong that even the ring announcer was accidentally injured in their struggle. And sometimes, it's the smile only the showmen themselves share with each other as brothers in battle with one goal in mind: doing whatever it takes to put on the best show possible, even if it means landing on a few thousand thumbtacks along the way. These are their stories, straight from the Superstars who performed some of the most memorable matches in WWE history. These are the most unexpected, the most brutal, the most hilarious, and the most unforgettable moments of their careers--captured in their own words.
By James P. Brosnan. 2002
A timeless classic from baseball's golden era, legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan's witty and candid chronicle of the 1959 Major League… Baseball season, which set the standard for all sports memoirs to follow.Arguably the greatest sports memoir ever penned, The Long Season was a revelation when it was first published in 1960. Here is an insider's perspective on America's national pastime that is funny, honest, and above all, real. The man behind this fascinating account of baseball and its players was not a sportswriter but a self-proclaimed "average ballplayer"--a relief pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Called "Professor" by his teammates and "Meat" by his wife, Jim Brosnan turned out to be the ideal guide to the behind-the-scenes world of professional baseball with his keen observations, sharp wit, and clear-eyed candor.His player's diary takes readers on the mound and on the road; inside the clubhouse and most enjoyably inside his own head. While solving age-old questions like "Why can't pitchers hit?" and what makes for the best chewing tobacco, Brosnan captures the game-to-game daily experiences of an ordinary season, unapologetically, "the way I saw it"--from sweating it out in spring training to blowing the opening game to a mid-season trade to the Cincinnati Reds. In The Long Season, Brosnan reveals, like no other sportswriter before him, the human side of professional ballplayers and has forever preserved not only a season, but a uniquely American experience."One of the best baseball books ever written. It is probably one of the best American diaries as well."--New York Times
By James P. Brosnan. 1962
From the author of The Long Season--considered by many to be the greatest baseball book of all time--comes another classic… sports memoir by legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan, which chronicles how his team, the Cincinnati Reds, went on to win the 1961 National League pennant.With legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan's first book, The Long Season, he not only entered the canon of great sports literature, but also redefined it when he returned two years later to write Pennant Race--his memoir of his days playing for the Cincinnati Reds and how the team went from not being taken seriously as a pennant contender to having a shot at the 1961 National League pennant. In Pennant Race, Brosnan--with his trademark wise-guy wit and plain-spoken practicality--once again offers a refreshingly candid alternative to hackneyed baseball mythologizing. Day by day, game by game, Brosnan reveals the real lives of professional ballplayers: their exhilaration and frustration, hope and despair, chronic worry over job security, playful camaraderie, world-weary cynicism, and boyish--if cautious--optimism. Although the Reds would ultimately lose the World Series to the Yankees, for Brosnan and his teammates, this was a winning season. Pennant Race vividly captures a remarkable year in the life of a ball club and the golden age of one of Major League Baseball's most memorable eras."Brosnan obviously knows his baseball, writes about it wittily, informally and with irony. He is a cynical, tough professional athlete and his book makes wonderful reading."--New Yorker
By Tom Jordan. 2008
The story of America s greatest running legend For five years no American runner could beat him at any… distance over a mile But at the age of 24 with his best years still ahead long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine finally lost Driving alone at night after a party Prefontaine crashed his sports car putting a tragic shocking end to the life and career of one of the most influential accomplished runners of our time More than 20 years later Pre continues to influence the running world From his humble origins in Coos Bay Oregon Pre became the first person to win four NCAA titles in one event Year after year he was virtually unbeatable Instead of becoming one of the new breed of professional track athletes Pre chose to stay amateur and fight for the adequate funding he felt American amateur athletes deserved A man of incredible desire and energy Pre trained relentlessly In his drive to be the best he spurred others to do their best As one racer said He ran every race as if it were his last But Pre not only touched runners his exciting technique as well as his maverick lifestyle made him a favorite of the fans A race with Prefontaine in it was automatically an event His brief but brilliant life documented by author Tom Jordan is the tale of a true American hero This is his story Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints I like to make something beautiful when I run I like to make people stop and say I ve never seen anyone run like that before It s more than just a race it s style It s doing something better than anyone else It s being creative Steve Prefontaine The e-book edition does not include photos
By Amy Bass. 2018
In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the… soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory P P When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston Maine a struggling overwhelmingly white town longtime residents grew uneasy Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming which became a national story While scandal threatened to subsume the town its high school s soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team and their passion began to heal old wounds P Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us
By Abby Wambach. 2016
Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most… influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies.In this edition of Forward that's been adapted for young readers, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling with universal questions about how we can live our best lives and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.
By Pau Gasol. 2018
Un libro que inspira a trav s del ejemplo y la reflexi n Nadie… dijo que fuera f cil alcanzar tus sue os Pero si tienes una pasi n verdadera y depositas todas tus esperanzas en ella el esfuerzo para conseguirlos siempre te compensar afirma Pau Gasol que en Bajo el aro comparte con los lectores los valores que le han llevado a lo m s alto en su carrera deportiva y su trayectoria personal No hay nada m s bonito que poder desarrollar nuestro talento y hacerlo con pasi n Al hilo de su experiencia a lo largo de una espectacular carrera deportiva en la que ha obtenido t tulos pero tambi n ha perdido finales ha conocido victorias y derrotas sobre la bocina ha vivido momentos con una forma excepcional y tambi n la frustraci n de las lesiones Pau Gasol comparte en Bajo el aro los principios y valores que le han convertido en un modelo a seguir En este texto muy personal que inspira a trav s del ejemplo y la reflexi n Gasol aborda c mo el talento el esfuerzo el equilibrio o la necesidad de una reinvenci n permanente pueden aplicarse tanto al liderazgo y al emprendimiento deportivo o empresarial como a nuestro d a a d a Ahora como cuando era peque o la pasi n por jugar y por ganar sigue siendo mi motor Cada d a aprecio m s lo afortunado que soy por tener el privilegio de amar lo que hago y al mismo tiempo poder inspirar a otros afirma Paul Gasol compartiendo as su visi n con una generosidad y empat a extraordinarias Rese as Siento un gran respeto por Pau Gasol sobre todo por haber remontado lesiones graves con estoicismo y haber vuelto con m s entusiasmo que nunca para demostrar que lo mejor estaba por venir Y admiro su calidad humana su nobleza su entereza y su bondad virtudes m s grandes que l que ya es decir Pl cido Domingo Talento esfuerzo compromiso y sobre todo mucha pasi n y liderazgo son los valores que Pau Gasol difunde en Bajo el aro Su capacidad para inspirar y servir de modelo para los j venes es digna de elogio porque el deporte es la puerta de entrada a la salud Y la salud de los ni os y las ni as es garant a de una sociedad futura mejor Valent Fuster Pau Gasol es un ejemplo para todos los deportistas espa oles Fue un pionero y ha triunfado en un pa s tan competitivo como Estados Unidos Y los valores que representa son los que hay que transmitir dentro y fuera de las pistas de tenis o de baloncesto Rafa Nadal
By Pau Gasol. 2018
Un llibre que inspira a trav s de l exemple i la reflexi … Ning ha dit mai que sigui f cil complir els teus somnis Per si tens una passi vertadera i hi poses les teves esperances l esfor per assolir-los sempre et compensar afirma Pau Gasol que a Sota la cistella comparteix amb els lectors els valors que l han ajudat a arribar al cim de la seva carrera esportiva i la seva traject ria personal No hi ha res m s bonic que fer cr ixer el nostre talent i poder fer-ho a m s amb passi A partir de la seva experi ncia al llarg d una carrera esportiva enlluernadora en qu ha assolit t tols per tamb ha perdut finals ha conegut vict ries i derrotes i ha viscut moments amb una forma f sica excepcional i tamb ha descobert la frustraci de les lesions Pau Gasol comparteix a Sota la cistella els principis i valors que l han convertit en un model a seguir En aquest text molt personal que inspira a trav s de l exemple i la reflexi Gasol aborda com poden aplicar-se al lideratge i a l emprenedoria esportiva o empresarial per tamb al nostre dia a dia el talent l esfor l equilibri o la necessitat de reinventar-te permanentment Ara igual que de petit la passi per jugar i guanyar segueix sent el meu motor Cada dia valoro m s la fortuna de tenir el privilegi d estimar el que faig i alhora poder inspirar altres persones afirma Pau Gasol i comparteix aix la seva visi amb una empatia i una generositat extraordin ries Ressenyes Respecto molt ssim Pau Gasol sobretot perqu ha remuntat lesions greus amb esto cisme i ha tornat amb m s entusiasme que mai per demostrar que el millor d ell mateix encara havia d arribar I admiro la seva qualitat humana noblesa integritat i bondat virtuts encara m s grans que ell que ja s molt Pl cido Domingo Talent esfor comprom s i sobretot molta passi i lideratge s n els valors que Pau Gasol comparteix a Sota la cistella La seva capacitat per inspirar i servir de model als joves s digna d elogi perqu l esport s la porta d entrada a la salut I la salut dels nens i de les nenes s garantia d una societat futura millor Valent Fuster Pau Gasol s un exemple per a tots els esportistes espanyols Va ser un pioner i ha triomfat en un pa s tan competitiu com els Estats Units I els valors que representa s n els que cal transmetre dins i fora de les pistes de tenis o de b squet Rafa Nadal
By Pat Summerall. 2006
For more than three decades, countless millions of sports fans have welcomed him into their living rooms. Now, broadcasting legend… Pat Summerall is granting you more intimate access into his extraordinary life. This is the voice of Pat Summerall as you've never heard it before. Personal. Revealing. And willing to share with you equally his career victories and private defeats. Here, Summerall calls the plays of his own life story. It is a story of sports, celebrity, and alcoholism. But, ultimately, the story that Pat Summerall shares from his life is one of spiritual healing and redemptive faith.
By Bruce Arians. 2017
What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others One answer is the coach… they share In the recent history of the biggest game on earth one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport Peyton Manning Ben Roethlisberger Andrew Luck and the resurgent Carson Palmer That coach is Bruce Arians A larger than life visionary who trained under the tutelage of Bear Bryant Arians has had a major impact on the development and success of each of these players For proof beyond the stats go to the sources Bruce is gonna love you when you need some loving but he s gonna jump on you when you re not doing right - Peyton ManningHe coaches the way players want to be coached - Ben RoethlisbergerHe made players comfortable around him and let everybody have their own personality He didn t force anybody to be someone they weren t It may sound a little corny or cheesy but there s merit to that I felt comfortable being myself and I felt he had my back - Andrew LuckWe re a resilient group It trickles down from the head coach I think good teams really good teams and hopefully great teams take on their coach s mentality I think that s what B A brings - Carson PalmerKnown around the game as the quarterback whisperer Arians has an uncanny ability to both personally connect with his quarterbacks and to locate what the individual triggers are for that player to succeed No two quarterbacks are the same And yet with Arians they always share success In this book Arians will explain how he does it