Last month, I got an email from an author I had never heard of. His name? Gary J. Kirchner. Hailing from Canada, I learned that Kirchner had both played and coached football at McGill University, a highly regarded public research institution in Montreal.
His ask? Check out his new book, "Pacing The Sidelines," which is the first in a two-part series about football. When people reach out, unless I have absolutely no interest in the subject, I will almost always read their book. It's really the essence of what this site is: a place to uncover new sports books, highlight lesser-known authors, and provide recommendations on books that I feel are worth your time.
To be fair, I've read plenty of books that I subsequently haven't written about. And while I could start writing reviews of every title I complete, I just don't believe in recapping something that I think is three stars or less.
It was another exciting sports weekend between NCAA and NFL football games, not to mention pretty much every detail being posted from "secret" NCAA basketball scrimmages.
"The scrimmage was a secret, but our point guard scored 40 so we'll talk about it," seemed to be a prominent rationale for programs across the country.
In the summer of 2006, I had the opportunity to intern at a sports management agency. I'd work at the agency in the mornings, eat a sandwich at the office, then tuck my dress pants into my socks and bike to my second job as a bank teller. It was a full day, but I learned a lot about all aspects of business.
My family and I recently attended "Family Day" at the Minnesota Vikings training camp. One of the first things you'll notice is simply how immaculate this campus is. Surrounded by manmade lakes, TCO Stadium is its own outdoor football stadium connected to an indoor performance center.
Back in 2021, Aaron Rodgers shared his love of reading during a weekly interview with Pat McAfee. What started as a simple suggestion turned into a weekly "I wonder what Aaron's going to recommend next?"
Rodgers would go on to recommend 28 total books (plus a bonus coloring book) over a two-year stretch. For anyone looking to gain a deeper insight into the mind of one of the NFL's most elite quarterbacks, this list alone is proof of both Rodgers' introspective view of life, along with his diverse interests.
The 28 books below are listed in order based on when they were recommended, starting with Aaron's first recommendation, The Alchemist.
(For more information on any book, please click on the book's cover or the "Buy On Amazon" button.)
I'm a sucker for great speeches and have been fortunate to have been around some tremendous motivators, both as an athlete and as a business person. Some people just have that "it" factor that draws your attention. Some are tremendous motivators; others make the complex simple. The beauty of speaking is that there is no "right way" to do it.
Sports stadiums have always been a symbol of regional pride and a hub of sporting activity. From hosting large-scale events to providing a platform for local teams to showcase their talent, stadiums play a crucial role in the sporting landscape worldwide. But have you ever wondered which stadiums hold the title for being the world's largest? In this article, we will explore the evolution of stadiums, factors influencing their size, the top 5 largest stadiums globally, and some of the most iconic stadiums with unique features.
The NFL is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, and the Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events of the year. But what about the teams that have never won a Super Bowl? There are 12 teams that have never won the big game, and each one has its own story.
Alabama Football: The Most Dominant Program in College Football History
The University of Alabama is one of the most successful college football programs in history. The Crimson Tide have won 18 national championships, more than any other school in the country. Alabama has also won more SEC championships (32) and bowl games (37) than any other school.
Levis In The Green Room
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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