Each week, for three years, a group of guys gathered at Seneca Bowl in Wichita, Kansas, as members of the Rockwell Collins Fantasy Bowling League. A brainchild of author John H. Murphy II, the league served as a source of fun and fellowship, complete with a weekly newsletter.
In Newsletters to the Bowling Club, Murphy presents a collection of those bowling memories, tales, and antics sprinkled with profound Biblical wisdom. He shares his passion for bowling in a diary of the fantasy bowling league, along with humorous stories, jokes, witticisms, and pin head puns.
Newsletters to the Bowling Club offers a glimpse into the sport of bowling and the many facets of what happens on and off the alley.
An adventurous best mate in book form, The Girl Outdoors offers up support and knowledge and empowers the reader, whether she's thinking about cycling the length of Vietnam or just needs some help fixing her bike. Packed with stunning photography, the book is organised into four main parts:
- Active Outdoors, showing you how to get to grips with the wildest activities on land and water. From mountain biking to climbing and surfing to kayaking, not forgetting night hiking and paddleboard yoga!
- Wild Adventures, taking you that bit further with your outdoor skills, from canoe camping to cycle touring, building your own wild house and holding mini festivals
- Wild Cooking, Crafts and Wellbeing looks at the everyday wild lifestyle, showing you how to build a fire, easy foraging, growing your own fruit and veg, getting to grips with outdoor photography and keeping up energy levels with delicious recipes
- Wanderlust takes it further, giving sensible advice on planning for weekends away and longer trips, essential kit lists and tips on long-term backpacking and travelling, as well as working and volunteering abroad
Scattered throughout there are enticing ideas for fabulous adventures all over the world, from canoe camping in Canada to hiking in the Arctic Circle. Whether it's going on a physically-demanding adventure or making cordial from homegrown flowers, this beautiful book is packed with inspiring and attainable ideas for the wild life.
“Pat is one of the greatest mentors I’ve ever had in the world of sports-entertainment.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love . . . with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling.
In this fascinating and revealing memoir of revolutionary talent, pioneer, and creative savant Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations of climbing to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment — as a performer and, later, as a backstage creative force.
Many in the WWE Universe know Pat Patterson as a ring legend, the prestigious first holder of WWE’s Intercontinental Championship, a WWE Hall of Famer, and one of Vince McMahon’s “stooges” during the Attitude Era. But Patterson is no stooge. He has long been one of Vince McMahon’s trusted advisors. His impact and importance to the nascent stages of WWE are nearly comparable to that of the Chairman himself. Still active in WWE today, Pat delivers his no-holds-barred story of going from unknown to WWE luminary.
From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says former New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built.
Provocative and controversial, Rhoden's Forty Million Dollar Slaves weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings and at the first Kentucky Derby to the history-making accomplishments of notable figures such as Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Willie Mays. Rhoden makes the cogent argument that black athletes' "evolution" has merely been a journey from literal plantations to today's figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. Drawing from his decades as a sportswriter, Rhoden contends that black athletes' exercise of true power is as limited today as when masters forced their slaves to race and fight.
Sweeping and meticulously detailed, Forty Million Dollar Slaves is an eye-opening exploration of a metaphor we only thought we knew.
One of WWE's most unlikely champions of all time and also one of its most popular, Bryan has proved to the world and to all of WWE that looks can be deceiving. Just ask anyyone who's ever underestimated him...right before he went out and whipped the WWE universe into a frenzy.
This is Bryan's behind-the-scenes story told for the first time ever by the "YES!" Man himself—from his beginnings as a child wanting to wrestle to his ten years circling the globe on the independent circuit and his remarkable climb to the upper ranks of WWE.
As the biggest week of his life unfolds, Aberdeen, Washington's bearded son reflects in full detail on his incredible path to the top and gives his take on the events that have shaped him. With his Bryan-ized blend of modesty and surprising candor, Daniel pulls no punches (or martial arts kicks) as he reveals his true thoughts on his evolution as a performer, his various roles in WWE versus the independent years, life on the road, at home, and much more.
And of course, get the untold story surrounding the "YES!" chant that evolved to full-fledged movement, skyrocketing his career. This audiobook chronicles all the hard work, values, influences, unique life choices, and more, leading to his watershed week at WrestleMania 30. You won't want to miss it. Yes! We're sure about this.A Macmillan Audio production.
The latest title in this well-known series, 101 Multi Skill Sports Games is packed with tried and tested drills to teach, test and improve sports skills for children and young adults aged 5–16.
Fun, educational and challenging, each session contains information on equipment needed, space required and how to organise the players.
Ideal for teachers or coaches who are looking for a fully planned session, this contains everything you need to build up the skills of young players and ensure they have fun and remain safe.
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