Sports Illustrated Almanac 2015


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618933508
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
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America's best-selling sports almanac, now in its 24th year, is as fact-filled and fun as ever. Packed with stats, standings and historical data from Sports Illustrated's award-winning staff, this is the essential reference book for every fan. From pro and college football to Major League Baseball and the NBA to NASCAR, Sports Illustrated Almanac 2015 features all-time records and year-by-year statistics, including: --The 2014 baseball playoffs and World Series --An 88-page pro football section with year-by-year NFL standings and game recaps for Super Bowls I to XLVIII --Detailed results from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, listing all medalists in every event, and the 2014 World Cup --Complete results from every major tournament in golf and tennis --Year-by-year and 2014 statistics from NASCAR, IRL and Formula One --Annual results from many professional and amateur sports, including Little League baseball, lacrosse and volleyball It's the ultimate argument-ender.

National Football League Franchises

Team Performances, Financial Consequences
Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498533957
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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National Football League Franchises highlights and analyzes thirty-two teams’ historical regular-season and postseason performances and provides a financial profile of each as a profitable or unprofitable enterprise. This book reveals how effectively each team competes and operates from a business perspective.

Wealth, Poverty and Politics


Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465096778
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

The Average Joe's Super Sports Almanac

All-Star Stats, Amazing Facts, and Inspiring Stories
Author: Steve Riach
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736972498
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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A Far-From-Average Sports Book for the Average Joe Go beyond the 24/7 online highlights and celebrate the hilarious humor and heartwarming heroics of the sports world in this all-star collection of trivia, quotes, and anecdotes. For example... Did You Know? The Chicago Bears were originally known as the Staleys before being moved from Decatur, Illinois. The Decatur Staleys, as the team was known, was the pride of the city that holds the motto, "The Soybean Capital of the World." Houston Astros infielder Julio Gotay played every game with a cheese sandwich in his back pocket. Others had less cheesy items in their back pockets. Pitcher Sean Burnett had a poker chip in his, while pitcher Al Holland opted for a two-dollar bill. While accepting his NBA MVP award in 2014, basketball star Kevin Durant focused his remarks on his mother, Wanda Pratt. "The odds were stacked against us, a single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old," Durant said. "You made us believe, you kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry; you sacrificed for us. You're the real MVP." Packed with incredible facts, quirky moments, and heart-warming stories, The Average Joe's Super Sports Almanac will delight fans of all ages and makes a great gift for the sports buff in your life - whether superfan or average Joe.

Sports Illustrated: Almanac 2009


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781603207928
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 576
View: 2299

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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572006
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 1947

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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

Sports Illustrated: Almanac 2004


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781931933797
Category: Reference
Page: 896
View: 4897

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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this authoritative reference provides statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports

The Sports Illustrated ... Sports Almanac


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Total/Sports Illustrated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports records
Page: 847
View: 5987

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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this authoritative reference provides statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports

Sports Illustrated

College Sports Almanac
Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 9781931933629
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 8590

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A comprehensive overview of the past year in college sports encompasses complete statistics on the season and a forecast of the upcoming year, providing a close-up look at hot players and prospective recruits, team schedules and rosters, rankings and lists ofor each sports, stadium locations, ticket information, and a calendar of big events for the coming year. Original.

Football Outsiders Almanac 2015

The Essential Guide to the 2015 NFL and College Football Seasons
Author: Aaron Schatz,Cian Fahey,Tom Gower
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515363088
Category:
Page: 552
View: 9920

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2015. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport. Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games. Exclusive data from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which running backs face the most men in the box; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles. Detailed information on each team's performance in 2014 by offensive and defensive personnel package. Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players. Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2014 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes. Exclusive 2015 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2016 draft. 2015 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system. Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 128 Division I-A (FBS) teams. "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, formerly of GRANTLAND.com "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, Sports Illustrated "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/SportsonEarth.com

Texas Almanac 2016-2017


Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1625110340
Category: Reference
Page: 752
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2016–2017 includes these new feature articles: • A history of Texas’ various food regions—from Tex-Mex to barbecue—written by Dotty Griffith, longtime food writer for The Dallas Morning News and author of The Texas Holiday Cookbook, Celebrating Barbecue, and Wild About Chili. • A look at the big business of Texas wine, including a history of grape growing and winemaking, written by Melinda Esco, author of Texas Wineries. • The story of Assault, the feisty chestnut colt from King Ranch who injured his right forefoot as a foal but loved to run and went on to win the 1946 Triple Crown. This article spotlights the 70th anniversary of Assault’s historic feat, which earned him the nickname “The Club-Footed Comet.” • A overview of professional and college sports in Texas written by Norm Hitzges, a popular sports-talk radio host in the DFW area for 40 years; the author of several sports books, including Greatest Team Ever: The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of The 1990s; and the television play-by-play voice for the Dallas Sidekicks. MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION An illustrated History of The Lone Star State. The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, lakes. Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766. Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy. A Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names. Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas. A two-year Astronomical Calendar, including moon phases, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers. Recreation, with details on state and national parks, landmarks, and wildlife refuges. Sports, including lists of high school and college sports champions, the records of professional sports teams, as well as lists of Texas Olympians and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Counties, a large section featuring detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’ 254 counties. Population figures, including the latest estimates from the State Data Center. A comprehensive list of Texas cities and towns. Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local governments. Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious holidays. Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics. Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and University Interscholastic League results. Obituaries of notable Texans.

Almanac 2006


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Books
ISBN: 9781932994759
Category: Reference
Page: 863
View: 7730

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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.

Ein Tor zur Welt

Roman
Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3827074800
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1046

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Wenn Tassie abends ihr Vogelkostüm anlegt und in wildem Lauf über die Kartoffelfelder stürmt, um Mäuse und andere Schädlinge zu vertreiben, hat sie ganz kurz das Gefühl, wirklich zu fliegen. Tassie Keltjin ist zwanzig Jahre alt und verlässt die elterliche Farm irgendwo im Mittleren Westen. Amerika rüstet zum Einsatz in Afghanistan, und sie beginnt zu studieren, ahnungslos und rührend entflammt für Sylvia Plath und Simone de Beauvoir. Sie braucht einen Job und findet ihn als Teilzeit-Kindermädchen bei Sarah und Edward, die dabei sind, ein Kind zu adoptieren. Aus Mary, zwei Jahre alt, weiße Mutter, schwarzer Vater, wird Emmie, Kind weißer Mittelschichteltern, und Tassie zu ihrer Hauptbezugsperson. Mit der fragilen Anmut einer Schlafwandlerin gerät Tassie in eine erste Liebe und immer tiefer hinein in das komplizierte Leben einer fremden Familie. Wie fern ihr in einem knappen Jahr die ländliche Kindheit, Eltern und Bruder gerückt sind, merkt Tassie, als sie jäh sowohl ihre Liebe als auch ihren Job verliert. Die Schlafwandlerin wacht auf und nichts ist mehr, wie es war, am wenigsten sie selbst. Mit ihrem neuen Roman zeigt Lorrie Moore, was Literatur im besten Fall zu leisten vermag. Mit Tassie schenkt sie dem Leser eine ganz und gar lebendige, ganzund gar zauberhafte und ergreifende Figur, und während sie mit dem Witz, der zarten Klugheit, für die sie berühmt ist, deren Geschichte erzählt, packt sie wie nebenbei große gesellschaftsrelevante Themen an: Adoption und unterschwelligen Rassismus, Amerikas kriegerische Außenpolitik.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

The 1940 Cincinnati Reds

A World Championship and Baseball’s Only In-Season Suicide
Author: Brian Mulligan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616663
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
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One of the oldest and most celebrated franchises in baseball history, the Cincinnati Reds have left an indelible mark on the national pastime. Perhaps the most compelling but overlooked period in Reds history is the 1940 championship season, during which the team won 100 games and earned the world title while overcoming an in-season tragedy faced by no other team in baseball history. Four attempted suicides, three of which were successful, by individuals connected to the team dealt a tragic and unprecedented setback to what was ultimately a successful season. This book addresses both the 1940 Cincinnati Reds as a collective group and, to a greater degree, the individual players who comprised that championship squad. The book begins with the story of Willard Hershberger, the 1940 reserve catcher for the Reds and the only player ever to commit suicide during a major league season. Later chapters tell the stories of Bill McKechnie and Warren Giles, the managers who together led the Reds to victory over the Detroit Tigers in 1940, and the stories of the players on the pennant-winning team: Frank McCormick, Lonnie Frey, Billy Myers, Billy Werber, Eddie Joost, Paul Derringer, William “Bucky” Walters, Johnny Vander Meer, Gene Thompson, Jim Turner, Joseph Beggs, Jimmy Ripple, and Ernie Lombardi. The crucial games, important performances, and personal tragedies of the 1940 season, culminating in the drama of a seven-game World Series, are chronicled in this book.

Ali

Ein Leben
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641172179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
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Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil