Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls and presided over one of the greatest football dynasties in history, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s. Later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his achievements as a competitor and a coach are the stuff of legend. But Noll always remained an intensely private and introspective man, never revealing much of himself as a person or as a coach, not even to the players and fans who revered him. Chuck Noll did not need a dramatic public profile to be the catalyst for one of the greatest transformations in sports history. In the nearly four decades before he was hired, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the least successful team in professional football, never winning so much as a division title. After Noll's arrival, his quiet but steely leadership quickly remolded the team into the most accomplished in the history of professional football. And what he built endured well beyond his time with the Steelers - who have remained one of America's great NFL teams, accumulating a total of six Super Bowls, eight AFC championships, and dozens of division titles and playoff berths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008142/bk_tant_008142_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about these golf legends as they were learning to master the game on their home turf. In Grown at Glen Garden, the early friendship of Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson is shown, from their caddying days at Glen Garden Country Club to their chummy rivalry at the Masters decades later. With a peek at their family backgrounds, the story shows both the hardships and joys of growing up and learning to golf in Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1920s. The two golf pros were not alike in personality; Hogan was always a quiet and private person, whereas Nelson had a reputation for being very friendly and open. Hogan and Nelson grew close due to their shared passion for golf, their later professional careers, and the friendship between their wives, Valerie Hogan and Louise Nelson. Today, Hogan leaves behind a legacy as the greatest-known ball striker and the second player to win all four of the major golf championships, and Byron Nelson is known for his gentlemanly conduct (leading to the nickname "Lord Byron") and an unbeaten 11-tournament streak with 18 total wins in 1945. Follow these golfing stars from their early days in the sport to their successful pro careers, and meet the people behind the legends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam O'Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008710/bk_adbl_008710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire, Casey Stengel is the definitive biography of baseball's greatest character. There was nobody like Casey before him and no one like him since. For more than 50 years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player (he was the only person in history to play for all the New York teams - the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets) and then as a manager (for the Yankees and Mets, among others). He made his biggest mark on the game revolutionizing the role of manager while winning an astounding 10 pennants and seven World Series championships (including five straight!) with the Yankees. Playing with and against a who's who of Cooperstown - Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb - and forming indelible and sometimes complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin, Casey Stengel was, for an astonishing five decades, the undisputed, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball. For a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight, he still remains an enigma. New York Times best-selling author Marty Appel paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marty Appel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004971/bk_rand_004971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a truthful and enlightening biography, told from the heart. It includes new revelations, which will shock and intrigue fans. It features high-quality full-colour photos. Darren Anderton's story is of a kid who grows up to live the dream of being a professional footballer at the highest level. He shines for his country in major finals, develops a reserved 'Mr Nice Guy' image and gets labelled 'Sicknote', with the public viewing him as injury prone, despite the fact he makes over 500 appearances in a distinguished playing career, largely among the elite. Anderton appreciates how lucky he has been to cash in on doing something he loves and enjoys sharing his good fortune with family and close friends. But he goes through personal trauma as the condition of his beloved father, a shining light during his career and life, deteriorates through emphysema, while he and his positive-thinking fiancée Katie deal with her cystic fibrosis, a chronic, progressive disease. He keeps his own counsel through it all. But his retirement as a player and the death of his father three months apart - the tale which starts Takenote! - prompts him to open his heart and put the record straight. Anderton gives untold behind-the-scenes insights into his public and private life which touch every raw emotion. In this compelling book he reveals: the heaven-to-hell-and-back journey with England, including European Championships and World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth. How it enables him to play in the biggest football tournament since England won the 1966 World Cup and to cross paths - and sometimes swords - with a few of the game's biggest names. The list includes Terry Venables, his biggest top-flight influence, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Kevin Keegan, Sven Goran-Eriksson, David Beckham, Paul Gascoigne, Ronaldo, Alan Ball, Daniel Levy and Lord Alan Sugar. How he came to turn down Alex Ferguson's offer to join Mancheste 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sinfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000010/bk_pros_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Oaks Christian School is a private non-denominational Christian college-preparatory school located on 18 acres (73,000 m2) in Westlake Village, CA off US 101. It opened in 2000, and emphasizes academics, arts, and athletics. In recent years, the school has come to national prominence with its football team, having won five consecutive Southern Section championships and six overall while developing some highly-recruited players. OCS also has an equally successful swim program and girls soccer program with championships in many other sports as well.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Racquet Club of Memphis is a private tennis club in Memphis, Tennessee. The club was formed in 1974 as an expansion of the Memphis Athletic Club. An ATP Tour tournament, today called the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships came to the Club in 1976 and was given an elevated "500" status in 2008. The increased status will bring higher calibre players, a higher prize package and more points to the players. The change will take effect in 2009. A 5,000-seat stadium was constructed in 1984. The club features 27 total courts: 11 indoor and 16 outdoor. Today, the ATP tournament is joined by a WTA Tour event, the Cellular South Cup.
The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters, or The U.S. Masters outside of the United States, is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA. The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones, who designed Augusta National with course architect Alister MacKenzie. The tournament is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the PGA European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour. The field of players is smaller than those of the other major championships because it is an invitational event, entry being controlled by the Augusta National Golf Club. The tournament has a number of traditions. A green jacket is awarded to the winner of each tournament, which must be returned to the clubhouse after a year.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Atlantis is a Mexican Luchador Enmascarado (Masked professional wrestler) currently working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) where he performs as a Technico (face or "good guy" character). Atlantis has held a large number of professional wrestling championships over the years, both in Mexico and in Japan. Atlantis was trained by Diablo Velasco, made his in-ring debut in 1983 and has always wrestled under the ring name Atlantis, named after the sunken city of Atlantis. Despite having worked as a Rudo for several years Atlantis is still very popular with young kids, retaining the nickname El idolo de los Niños (The idol of the children) after turning Rudo. Atlantis' real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans.
Geary Francis "Swede" Eppley ( December 30, 1895 June 10, 1978) was an American university administrator, professor, agronomist, military officer, athlete, and track and field coach. He served as the University of Maryland athletic director from 1937 to 1947, during which time the school's athletic teams won seven national championships. Eppley worked in various capacities for Prince George's County and for private charities. He served in the United States Army during the First and Second World Wars.