The Game Is Not a Game

The Game Is Not a Game

Author: Robert Scoop Jackson

Publisher:

Published: 2020-03-03

Total Pages: 180

ISBN-13: 9781642590968

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THE GAME IS NOT A GAME IS AN INSIGHTFUL, UNAPOLOGETIC EXPOSÉ OF THE INTERSECTION OF SPORTS, CULTURE, AND POLITICS FROM VETERAN JOURNALIST ROBERT SCOOP JACKSON.


Not a Game

Not a Game

Author: Kent Babb

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2016-06-21

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 1476778973

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Allen Iverson transcended race, celebrity, and pop culture and emerged from a troubled past to become one of the most successful and highly compensated athletes in the world. Babb examines what drove his successes and failures, getting behind the familiar, sanitized, and heroic version of Iverson-- the hard-charging, hard-partying athlete who played every game as if it were his last. He brings to life a private, loyal, and often generous Allen Iverson who rarely made the headlines, revealing the back story behind some of Iverson's most memorable moments, and delves deep to discover where Iverson's demons lurked. Over time, Iverson himself came to believe his own hype: that he lived in a world where celebrity is eternal and riches are everlasting.


No Game for Boys to Play

No Game for Boys to Play

Author: Kathleen Bachynski

Publisher: UNC Press Books

Published: 2019-11-25

Total Pages: 297

ISBN-13: 1469653710

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From the untimely deaths of young athletes to chronic disease among retired players, roiling debates over tackle football have profound implications for more than one million American boys—some as young as five years old—who play the sport every year. In this book, Kathleen Bachynski offers the first history of youth tackle football and debates over its safety. In the postwar United States, high school football was celebrated as a "moral" sport for young boys, one that promised and celebrated the creation of the honorable male citizen. Even so, Bachynski shows that throughout the twentieth century, coaches, sports equipment manufacturers, and even doctors were more concerned with "saving the game" than young boys' safety—even though injuries ranged from concussions and broken bones to paralysis and death. By exploring sport, masculinity, and citizenship, Bachynski uncovers the cultural priorities other than child health that made a collision sport the most popular high school game for American boys. These deep-rooted beliefs continue to shape the safety debate and the possible future of youth tackle football.


Life is Not a Game of Perfect

Life is Not a Game of Perfect

Author: Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 1999-04-02

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 1439137099

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Most people think talent is genetically determined. Either you can sing or you can't. You get calculus or it's beyond you. You have what it takes to succeed -- or you don't. The truth about human performance is far more encouraging, says Dr. Bob Rotella in Life Is Not a Game of Perfect. Dr. Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, believes that talent, as conventionally defined and measured, plays a secondary role in determining one's fate. Far more important is real talent, a combination of character, attitude, and devotion, which makes greatness possible. And the good news is that anyone can develop real talent. As always, Dr. Bob Rotella speaks from experience. He has made a career of helping people chase and catch their dreams. His authority as a sports psychologist is well known. Golfers from Tom Kite to David Duval to Pat Bradley have relied on him to help them break through to triumphs on the PGA Tour. But Bob Rotella's practice extends beyond the sports world. He is a consultant on performance enhancement to leading businesses such as Merrill Lynch, General Electric, and PepsiCo. He has worked with successful people in businesses ranging from law to entertainment. From hundreds of clients and countless students, Dr. Bob Rotella has learned what works. In Life Is Not a Game of Perfect, he shares what he has learned and what he teaches his clients. Real talent, he explains, is "brilliance of a different sort." It is the nerve to choose a career doing something you love or the ability to learn to love what you do. It is courage, persistence, and determination. It is the ability to handle failure and honor commitments. Whether you think so or not, real talent is within your grasp. In Life Is Not a Game of Perfect, Dr. Bob Rotella will help you make it a decisive element in your life. He can show you how to identify and cultivate the qualities that lead to success, prosperity, and happiness.


The Game Is to Be Sold Not Told

The Game Is to Be Sold Not Told

Author: Gustavo Guzman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Published: 2015-03-10

Total Pages: 167

ISBN-13: 1483663213

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THE GAME IS TO BE SOLD NOT TOLD is simply a way of life. You can never let anyone know what you are thinking, creating or working on. Whether is music a design or an invention! There suckas out there with no kind of "game" that will bambuzo you in a heartbeat and get you for your ideas and patten them under their names, make themselves seem like theyre the ones with all the "game", when in reality there just a bunch of shame! In this book I wanted to bring forward a bunch of game and knowledge from all walks of life! From important generals, to first lady presidents and a lot of smart individuals who have mark their names in history. From some of the greatest philosophers to some of the greatest artists all got something to say that will stimulate the mind to a different way of thinking, performing and living! I hope you all enjoy this book, The art and the reading, If not is too late you already paid for it!! THE GAME IS TO BE SOLD NOT TOLD! Gustavo Guzman 2013


Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Author: Dr. Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2012-12-11

Total Pages: 239

ISBN-13: 1471104583

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Dr Bob Rotella is one of the hottest golfing performance consultants in the world today. Unlike other performance consultants, Rotella goes beyond the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. In this extraordinary book, and with his clients, he creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of the golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Filled with charming and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.


Seven Games: A Human History

Seven Games: A Human History

Author: Oliver Roeder

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2022-01-25

Total Pages: 326

ISBN-13: 1324003782

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A group biography of seven enduring and beloved games, and the story of why—and how—we play them. Checkers, backgammon, chess, and Go. Poker, Scrabble, and bridge. These seven games, ancient and modern, fascinate millions of people worldwide. In Seven Games, Oliver Roeder charts their origins and historical importance, the delightful arcana of their rules, and the ways their design makes them pleasurable. Roeder introduces thrilling competitors, such as evangelical minister Marion Tinsley, who across forty years lost only three games of checkers; Shusai, the Master, the last Go champion of imperial Japan, defending tradition against “modern rationalism”; and an IBM engineer who created a backgammon program so capable at self-learning that NASA used it on the space shuttle. He delves into the history and lore of each game: backgammon boards in ancient Egypt, the Indian origins of chess, how certain shells from a particular beach in Japan make the finest white Go stones. Beyond the cultural and personal stories, Roeder explores why games, seemingly trivial pastimes, speak so deeply to the human soul. He introduces an early philosopher of games, the aptly named Bernard Suits, and visits an Oxford cosmologist who has perfected a computer that can effectively play bridge, a game as complicated as human language itself. Throughout, Roeder tells the compelling story of how humans, pursuing scientific glory and competitive advantage, have invented AI programs better than any human player, and what that means for the games—and for us. Funny, fascinating, and profound, Seven Games is a story of obsession, psychology, history, and how play makes us human.


War Is Not a Game

War Is Not a Game

Author: Nan Levinson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Published: 2014-11-10

Total Pages: 376

ISBN-13: 0813574552

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On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. Young and gung-ho when they first signed up to defend their country, they were sent to fight a war that left them confused, enraged, and haunted. Once they returned home, they became determined to put their disillusionment to use. So that sultry summer evening, they mounted the stage of Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall and announced the launch of Iraq Veterans Against the War. War Is Not a Game tells the story of this new soldiers’ antiwar movement, showing why it was born, how it quickly grew, where it has struggled, what it accomplished, and how it continues to resonate in the national conversation about our military and our wars. Nan Levinson reveals the individuals behind the movement, painting an unforgettable portrait of these working-class veterans who refused to be seen as simply tragic victims or battlefront heroes and instead banded together to become leaders of a national organization. Written with sensitivity and humor, War Is Not a Game gives readers an uncensored, grunt’s-eye view of the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, while conveying the equally dramatic struggles that soldiers face upon returning home. Demanding to be seen neither simply as tragic victims nor as battlefront heroes, the Iraq Veterans Against the War have worked to shape the national conversation. This book celebrates their bravery, showing that sometimes the most vital battles take place on the home front.


It's Not a Game Anymore

It's Not a Game Anymore

Author: J. Alain Smith

Publisher:

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 286

ISBN-13: 9780984619603

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This compilation of exciting stories from around the world is a continuation of hunting tales by author J. Alain Smith. Experience the thrills as he ventures to the high mountain peaks of Pakistan, seeking after the elusive Kashmir Markhor, guided by former Taliban fighters. Chase Cape buffalo in the swamps of Tanzania, hunt the rare, royal antelope in the steamy jungles of Ghana, and travel to Florida for the largest alligator ever taken with a bow. From 50" ibex in Central Asia to a camp-raiding leopard in Africa, an attacking brown bear in Alaska to jaguars in Paraguay, it's all here and more!


Love Is Not a Game

Love Is Not a Game

Author: Na'im A. Najieb

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2016-10-09

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 9781539435204

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This is a MANUAL for Loving Relationships. Do you want Peace of mind? Do you want to save time? Are you tired of emotional pain? Are you tired of playing games? Love is Not a Game is unlike any relationship book you have ever encountered. This is NOT a book you simply read, this is a book you DO - with your partner. This Manual teaches you: -The Universal Principles of Love -The Universal Principles of games (fear) -How to have a Purposeful relationship -How to "Set the Goal" in your relationship -Why you experience emotional pain -How to Master your emotions and feelings -How to let go of hurt -How to identify and release the fearful programming embedded in your mind since birth -How you have been programmed to forget Love -How you can use your relationship to deprogram and heal yourself -How you can use your relationships to experience Happiness and Total Fulfillment in ways beyond your wildest imagination - RIGHT NOW! Join with your partner in this experience committed to True Love, And avoiding games of pain. Love is NOT a Game