Tag: Football

Soccer in a Football World The Story of America’s Forgotten Game


David Wangerin, "Soccer in a Football World: The Story of America’s Forgotten Game"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1592138853| 352 pages | EPUB | 3.2 MB
David Wangerin’s humorous and thorough book tells the story of American soccer’s long struggle from the brief promise of the 1920’s, through the euphoric highs and extravagant follies of the North American Soccer League, to today’s hard-won acceptance.

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Gridiron Capital How American Football Became a Samoan Game


Lisa Uperesa, "Gridiron Capital: How American Football Became a Samoan Game"
English | ISBN: 1478015462 | 2022 | 240 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Since the 1970s, a "Polynesian Pipeline" has brought football players from American Sāmoa to Hawaii and the mainland United States to play at the collegiate and professional levels. In Gridiron Capital Lisa Uperesa charts the cultural and social dynamics that have made football so central to Samoan communities. For Samoan athletes, football is not just an opportunity for upward mobility; it is a way to contribute to, support, and represent their family, village, and nation. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and media analysis, Uperesa shows how the Samoan ascendancy in football is underpinned by the legacies of US empire and a set of imperial formations that mark Indigenous Pacific peoples as racialized subjects of US economic aid and development. Samoan players succeed by becoming entrepreneurs: building and commodifying their bodies and brands to enhance their football stock and market value. Uperesa offers insights into the social and physical costs of pursuing a football career, the structures that compel Pacific Islander youth toward athletic labor, and the possibilities for safeguarding their health and wellbeing in the future.

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Montana The Biography of Football’s Joe Cool


Keith Dunnavant, "Montana: The Biography of Football’s Joe Cool"
English | 2015 | ISBN: 125001784X, 1250017858 | 336 pages | EPUB | 3.8 MB
As long as football is played, Joe Montana will be synonymous with the heart-pounding rally. Seemingly impervious to the pressure of a scoreboard deficit, the quarterback known as Joe Cool brought a steadying calm to every huddle, especially when the situation seemed especially dire. His reputation for miracles began to take root at the University of Notre Dame. In the 1979 Cotton Bowl, he overcame the flu, hypothermia and a 22-point deficit to lead the Fighting Irish to a stunning victory over Houston. This narrative continued in the NFL, as he engineered 31 fourth-quarter comebacks, including victories known in professional football lore as The Catch and The Drive, forever casting his career in a heroic glow.

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Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry


Dave Anderson, Joel Maturi, "Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry"
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1467114987, 1531671853 | EPUB | pages: 128 | 15.8 mb
There are many great rivalries in Division I college football, but only one can say it has been played the longest: Minnesota and Wisconsin. Since 1890, the Golden Gophers and Badgers have faced each other in the annual game known as the Border Battle. Early teams competed for the coveted "Slab of Bacon" trophy until 1948, when the winning team would take home Paul Bunyan’s Axe, a tradition that continues to this day. Images of Sports: Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry features magnificent games through the years, plus stories and images of remarkable players and coaches. Included are the historic national championships, Rose Bowls, All-Americans, and even fantasy teams, plus the involvement of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy in this enduring football rivalry.

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A Social History of Indian Football Striving to Score


Boria Majumdar, Kausik Bandyopadhyay, "A Social History of Indian Football: Striving to Score"
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0415348358 | PDF | pages: 211 | 14.1 mb
A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs – designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of sporting ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist needs.

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Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All Vol.1


Danny Baker, "Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All: Vol.1"
English | ISBN: 0091928516 | 2010 | 310 pages | EPUB | 876 KB
At long last, the award-winning Baker & Kelly bring you the most entertaining, radical, and unreliable football book ever published. It is full of facts, near facts, and "facts." The Two Dannys intend to argue the toss, spill the beans, and heave the talcum about everything and anything from the game’s biggest questions to some more middling posers right down to stuff they have frankly invented themselves. Questions include: Which clubs have the handsomest fans? Who is the greatest player of all time?

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