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The Dynasty Audiobook

The Dynasty

Author: Jeff Benedict Narrator: Todd Menesses Release Date: September 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots—the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century. It's easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Since then, the Patriots have become a juggernaut, making ten trips to the Super Bowl, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. Today, the team's twenty-year reign atop the NFL stands as the longest in league history. How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than two hundred insiders—including team executives, coaches, players, players' wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more—as well as never-before-seen recordings, documents, and electronic communications. Through his exhaustive research, Benedict uncovers surprising new details about the inner workings of a team notorious for its secrecy. He puts readers in the room as Robert Kraft outmaneuvers a legion of lawyers and investors to buy the team. We listen in on the phone call when the greatest trade ever made—Bill Belichick for a first-round draft choice—is negotiated. And we look over the shoulder of forty-year-old Tom Brady as a surgeon operates on his throwing hand on the eve of the AFC Championship Game in 2018. But the portrait that emerges in The Dynasty is more rewarding than new details alone. By tracing the team's epic run through the perspectives of Kraft, Belichick, and Brady—each of whom was interviewed for the book—the author provides a wealth of new insight into the complex human beings most responsible for the Patriots' success. We watch the NFL's savviest owner treat Brady like a son, empower Belichick to cut and trade beloved players, and spend sleepless nights figuring out diplomatic ways to keep Brady and Belichick together for two decades. We come to understand how a genius head coach keeps his players at an emotional distance and blocks out anything that gets in the way of winning. And we experience the relentless drive, ferocious competitive nature, and emotional sensitivity that allows Brady to continue playing football into his forties. The result is an intimate portrait that captures the human drama of the dynasty's three key characters while also revealing the secrets behind their success. This is perhaps the most compelling and illuminating book that will ever be written about the greatest professional sports team of our time.

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Roughy Audiobook


Author: Jarryd Roughead Narrator: Daniel Moore Release Date: August 2020

Cancer doesn't discriminate. When things were at their worst for Jarryd Roughead, his four premierships, two All-Australian gongs and a Coleman Medal counted for nothing. Being that rare footballer who was as loved by opposition fans as his own was no help either. As he spent his days vomiting or curled up with the cat, and his nights in a pool of sweat, fully clothed yet freezing, rolling out of bed every couple of hours to dunk his feet in cold water to douse the feeling that they were on fire, all that mattered was that he didn't stop believing. Belief is one of those intangibles that puts great athletes above the pack. But this was no game. Roughead knew he had to keep believing he'd get better, otherwise he'd lose. And if he lost this battle, there would be no next week. Roughy is the story of a footballer who lived the dream, the country boy who not only became an AFL star, but was a key player in a Hawthorn team that will be remembered as one of the greats of any era. Success didn't change him, which made him all the more relatable, as if in spirit he was still having a kick with the Leongatha Parrots and a beer with his mates at the local pub. When in 2015 a spot on his bottom lip was diagnosed as melanoma, we could relate to him all the more. When it returned as spots on his lungs the next year, the gravity we routinely attach to football's wins and losses seemed ridiculous. In Roughy, you'll discover the resilience that got him through horrendous immunotherapy and helped him to not only play AFL again, but as Hawthorn captain. The same trait his forebears had in spades when they emigrated from Scotland, found no joy on the Victorian goldfields, so made their way to Gippsland and put down roots deep enough to have a Roughead St and Roughead Rd named after them (although the street signs have had a strange habit of disappearing over the years). You'll read the stories of his childhood, of the basketballer who switched sports and learned not just to believe, but to expect to be the very best. Of his love for Sarah and their daughter Pippa, his unwavering will to carry on, his dignity through a final chapter of his career that was dignity personified, with a fairytale ending that was celebrated by all.

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You Ought To Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redem Audiobook

You Ought To Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redem

Author: Ted Jackson Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: August 2020

“This masterpiece of dogged and loving reporting will astonish you and touch your heart. The struggles and quest for redemption of football star Jackie Wallace make for a fall-from-grace tale that’s both unsettling and uplifting.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci The heartbreaking, timeless, and redemptive story of the transformative friendship binding a fallen-from-grace NFL player and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who meet on the streets of New Orleans, offering a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and the lingering impact of systemic racism and poverty on the lives of NOLA’s citizens.  In 1990, while covering a story about homelessness for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Ted Jackson encountered a drug addict sleeping under a bridge. After snapping a photo, Jackson woke the man. Pointing to the daily newspaper by his feet, the homeless stranger looked the photojournalist in the eye and said, “You ought to do a story about me.” When Ted asked why, he was stunned by the answer. “Because, I’ve played in three Super Bowls.” That chance meeting was the start of Ted’s thirty-year relationship with Jackie Wallace, a former NFL star who rose to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, only to crash and lose it all. Getting to know Jackie, Ted learned the details of his life, and how he spiraled into the “vortex of darkness” that left him addicted and living on the streets of New Orleans.  Ted chronicles Jackie's life from his teenage years in New Orleans through college and the NFL to the end of his pro career and the untimely death of his mother—devastating events that led him into addiction and homelessness. Throughout, Ted pays tribute to the enduring friendship he shares with this man he has come to know and also look at as an inspiration. But Ted is not naïve; he speaks frankly about the vulnerability of such a relationship: Can a man like Jackie recover, or is he destined to roam the streets until his end?  Tragic and triumphant, inspiring and unexpected, You Ought to Do a Story About Me offers a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and the lingering impact of systemic racism and poverty on the lives of NOLA’s citizens. Lyrical and evocative, Ted's account is pure, singular, and ambitious—a timeless tale about loss, redemption, and hope in their multifarious forms. “This book will melt your heart. The story of Jackie Wallace is an unforgettable tale of hope, grace, and the miracle of the human spirit. Ted Jackson writes with searing honesty and deep love for a troubled man who started as his subject and became his lifelong friend.”—Jonathan Eig, bestselling author of Ali: A Life and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

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Football For Dummies: 6th Edition Audiobook

Football For Dummies: 6th Edition

Author: Howie Long, John Czarnecki Narrator: Barry Abrams Release Date: July 2020

New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium. With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences. ● Tackle football basics and enjoy America's favorite sport ● Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties ● Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels ● Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies Football For Dummies has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.

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Fear Is a Choice: Tackling Life's Challenges with Dignity, Faith, and Determination Audiobook

Fear Is a Choice: Tackling Life's Challenges with Dignity, Faith, and Determination

Author: James Conner, Tiffany Yecke Brooks Narrator: David Sadzin Release Date: June 2020

From fighting for his life to pursuing a career in the NFL, ACC Player of the Year and star Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner shares how his choice to not fear the unknown made all the difference in his extraordinary journey. During his first two years at the University of Pittsburgh, running back James Conner became one of the Panthers’ biggest stars, breaking records and winning the adoration of fans. Then, in the first game of his junior year, disaster struck in the form of a torn MCL. During rehab, James’s health continued to inexplicably deteriorate until a chest X-ray and biopsy confirmed the unthinkable: a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Suddenly, it wasn’t just the dream of an NFL career that was in jeopardy; it was James’s life. Yet when he shared the news of his diagnosis publicly, James rallied family, friends, and fans, with his message of hope and courage: “Fear is a choice. I choose not to fear cancer.” In just ten words, James defined his own journey on his own terms and refused to back down from one of the most dreaded diseases known to man. Drawing strength from his faith in God and the support of his community and loved ones, James underwent treatment but continued to practice with his team despite the intense physical toll of chemotherapy. He was declared cancer-free within a year. Returning to the field in 2016, he finished his college career with a record-breaking 3,733 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns. Entering the NFL draft early, his success continued. Selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he quickly became one of the most beloved rookies in the league. In Fear is a Choice, James candidly shares his experiences during his battle with cancer and beyond, encouraging readers and illustrating the spiritual truths and personal principles that got him through his darkest days. Conner’s warm, intimate, and inspiring story offers wisdom and advice for anyone who has faced adversity or the loss their dreams—and everyone who wants to learn how to tackle life’s problems with dignity, faith, and determination.

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Practique fútbol desde casa Audiobook

Practique fútbol desde casa

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Mario Luna Release Date: May 2020

Está atrapado en casa o no puede acceder a un campo de fútbol? ¿Está preocupado por la práctica y la buena forma física? Este libro es su respuesta. Ya sea una pandemia causada por un patógeno extremadamente infeccioso o un invierno duro que hace que se acumulen 3 metros de nieve en el campo de fútbol, hay veces que el fútbol se queda atrás. Como hemos descubierto, el fútbol no es más importante que la vida o la muerte, a pesar de las afirmaciones de lo contrario. Muchos libros de entrenamiento requieren un equipo complejo, recursos abundantes e instalaciones fantásticas. Al escribir 'Practique fútbol desde casa', buscamos ofrecer una guía para esos momentos en los que entrenamos solos, en nuestro patio trasero, con poco más que un balón y nuestro entorno inmediato. Llevar a cabo este trabajo adicional es importante tanto si somos profesionales que buscan perfeccionar nuestra técnica al más alto nivel (¿por qué si no los mejores profesionales construirían gimnasios caseros en sus lujosas casas?) o, más relevante para este libro, aficionados entusiastas o jugadores jóvenes que buscan desarrollar nuestro propio juego.

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Soccer Mental Toughness: Soccer Coaching to Improve Mental Strength for a Winning Mentality Audiobook

Soccer Mental Toughness: Soccer Coaching to Improve Mental Strength for a Winning Mentality

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Paul Wilson Release Date: April 2020

Are you ready to take your soccer game to the next level? Improving your mental strength could be the answer. Things don’t always go our way. That is true in life, in our career, in our relationships and, of course, in sport. That sweet hit from the tee that lands perfectly on the fairway, and races on and on…and on, straight into the bunker. Or the day that our serve just will not function. Is there anything more frustrating than sending hit after hit into the net? Well, of course, there are many things harder to bear, but it doesn’t seem so at the time. Or the day we play the boss at squash, and aim to push him just so far before he defeats us with a series of devastating volleys and bias shots to the corner. Except, they just don’t come off, and we end up winning, knowing that the lift will continue to stop for us at the fifth floor, at least until next time. But these are all examples of individual sports; occasions where if things go against us it is only we that suffer, as annoying as that is. But in team games, such as soccer, we can end up letting down the entire team. Nobody wants to do that. Perhaps more significantly, we do not want the fear of that happening. Often it is the fear of doing something wrong, of making a mistake, of giving the referee a chance to award a penalty against us, that causes that particular disaster to occur. The mark of the very best players is that they have the mental toughness to overcome these moments of adversity. To accept that there are times when matters do not pan out as they hope, and having accepted them, move on without allowing their confidence to drop. Call it resilience, spirit, mental strength or whatever, without a doubt such a mindset is as crucial as having the skills to play at the level to which we aspire.

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1312: Among the Ultras: A journey with the world’s most extreme fans Audiobook

1312: Among the Ultras: A journey with the world’s most extreme fans

Author: James Montague Narrator: James Montague Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. You can see them, but you don't know them. Ultras are football fans like no others. A hugely visible and controversial part of the global game, their credo and aesthetic replicated in almost every league everywhere on earth, a global movement of extreme fandom and politics is also one of the largest youth movements in the world. Yet they remain unknown: an anti-establishment force that is transforming both football and politics. In this book, James Montague goes underground to uncover the true face of this dissident force for the first time. 1312: Among the Ultras tells the story of how the movement began and how it grew to become the global phenomenon that now dominates the stadiums from the Balkans and Buenos Aires. With unprecedented insider access, the book investigates how ultras have grown into a fiercely political movement, embracing extremes on both the left and right; fighting against the commercialisation of football and society – and against the attempts to control them by the authorities, who both covet and fear their power. © James Montague 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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American football Bundle: 2 in 1 Bundle, Football, Soccer Audiobook

American football Bundle: 2 in 1 Bundle, Football, Soccer

Author: Harold P Cope And Larry Nobot Narrator: Jesse Gross Release Date: February 2020

Are you a fan of American Football? Do you want to start following or playing the game and need to know more? This bundle is perfect for beginners to this great game! American Football is one of the most popular sports on the planet and is played and watched every week by millions of people. From high schools and colleges, through to local and professional league, its popularity never ceases to diminish. Playing and watching is one thing, but mastering the game is another matter altogether. This two-in-one bundle series includes the following audiobooks: 1. Football: The Ultimate Guide to Football Rules, Concepts, and Strategy for Beginners 2. Soccer: The Ultimate Guide to Soccer Rules, Concepts, and Strategy for Beginners Get your copy American football Bundle: 2 in 1 Bundle today!

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When Footballers Were Skint: A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football Audiobook

When Footballers Were Skint: A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football

Author: Jon Henderson Narrator: Andy Cresswell Release Date: January 2020

Before agents and TV mega-rights ushered in multimillionaire players, footballers' wages were capped with even the game's biggest names earning barely more than a plumber or electrician. Footballing legends such as Tom Finney and Stanley Matthews shared a bond of borderline penury with the crowds they entertained on Saturday afternoons, on pitches that were far away from the pristine lawns of the modern era. Instead of the sports cars driven by today's top players, the stars of yesteryear travelled to matches on public transport and returned to homes as modest as those of their supporters. Based on the first-hand accounts, When Footballers Were Skint delves into the game's rich heritage and relates the fascinating story of a great sporting era.

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How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born Audiobook

How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

Author: Tony Collins Narrator: Ric Jerrom Release Date: January 2020

'This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world's football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.'

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Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in A Audiobook

Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in A

Author: Albert Chen Narrator: Chris Abell Release Date: December 2019

The story of the rise of daily fantasy sports, and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way we consume sports The inside story of the rise, fall, and rise of FanDuel and DraftKings-two companies that began as obscure start-ups and, seemingly overnight, became billion-dollar companies, and just as quickly found themselves the target of the FBI and Department of Justice and the center of a national scandal. Veteran sportswriter Albert Chen draws on candid, unprecedented interviews with every key player in tech, sports, gambling, and the fantasy leagues to create a breakneck narrative around a group of entrepreneurs, players, and gamblers. Billion Dollar Fantasy recounts the origins of modern gambling and fantasy sports in America, and follows the unlikely rise of the fantasy sports world through the lens of the two start-ups at the center of the story. For fans of The Big Short, The Facebook Effect, or Bringing Down the House, this book tells the tale of a culture of risk, hubris, greed, redemption, and a group of larger-than-life characters trying to make sense of the complex new world they've created.

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