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The Essential Smart Football is an examination of football's most important strategies and ideas, through the lens of the game's best coaches, players, and schemes. Brilliantly written and eschewing unnecessary jargon and technicality, it makes a major contribution to our understanding of football to help all of us -- coaches, players, and fans -- appreciate the game we love all the more.

The Essential Smart Football features analysis of football's top strategists and their schemes, including:

- Urban Meyer's spread offense
- Tom Brady's no-huddle attack
- Bill Belichick's hybrid defense
- Mike Leach's pass-happy "Air Raid" offense
- The most popular scheme for running the ball in the NFL
- Nick Saban's school of defense

The book also includes explorations of modern approaches to the West Coast Offense, evolutions in defensive fronts and coverages, the changing role of the running game in spread and pro-style offenses, and much more.

"Buy this book if you love football."
-- Gregg Rosenthal

"[Chris Brown] has put together a book that you need to buy if you're a football fan with a pulse."...
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The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence.

The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health - and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job....
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Masterfully blending thought provoking analysis with engrossing storytelling, The Art of Smart Football examines football’s most innovative and enduring strategies and ideas, through the lens of the sport’s best coaches and players. The Art of Smart Football is an eye-opening, fascinating and accessible contribution to our understanding of America’s favorite sport.

The Art of Smart Football features analysis of football's top strategists and schemes, including:

  • Pete Carroll's aggressive defense
  • Chip Kelly's spread offense and new-school methods
  • The roots of Bill Belichick's defensive genius
  • Gus Malzahn's up-tempo offense
  • The strategies Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers use to shred defenses
  • Art Briles and Baylor's wide open attack
  • Nick Saban's defensive evolution

    The book also includes explorations of the newest trends in football, including "packaged plays" that combine runs and passes into one play, "pattern match" defenses that blend man-to-man and zone pass coverages, how defenses are responding to the spread offense, and much more.

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    Dragons in space? A preposterous legend. But when star pilot Jael defies an abusive ship’s master and rigs “the mountain route” through the hyperdimensional Flux, the dragons indeed appear—and challenge her to duel. If she escapes, she would be wise never to return. But the currents of the Flux are fickle, and when fate steers her this way again, she finds Highwing the dragon under sentence of death for the kindness he showed her. Only Jael can intervene—and so she must, for the sake of one who risked his life to save hers.

    A genre-bending novel of the Star Rigger Universe, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles.

    Original print publication by Tor Books. Also available in Dragon Space: A Star Rigger Omnibus.

    “Carver writes powerfully and clearly and has produced a book that is likely to find an audience among hard SF readers.” —Booklist

    “An interesting and entertaining blend of genres.” —Science Fiction Chronicle

    “Carver's prose effectively lends a spare yet evocative resonance to the draconian realm. Like a good stage performer, this story should leave its audience wanting more.”...
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    Everyone dreams of that teenage romance that lasts for the rest of their lives. But the problem with teenage romances is that they involve teenagers, and all their silly, immature ways.

    Matthew and Ashlee were two such childhood sweethearts, madly in love with each other. But things took a turn for the worst when her father died.Her father had been a father-figure to Matthew, so rather than being able to offer her comfort in her time of need, he too was consumed by grief.Ashlee read this as a lack of care, and Matthew read her anger as rejection. As a result, the two broke up right before she moved across the county to start college.

    Now, it is ten years later, and Ashlee is facing yet another crisis. This time, her mother is suffering from cancer, and she is moving back to their old town where she can receive affordable treatment—from none other than Matthew..Ashlee moves back as well to support her mother, and seeing Matthew again begins to stir up old feelings.

    Will these childhood sweethearts overcome the odds to be together? Or will time and heartache prove to be too much?

    *This sexy bad boy ...
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    I’d come to accept the predictable routine of my life until I saw her ass in those riding pants. Constance Montgomery…damn, with her legs spread on the leather of the saddle has my mouth watering and things inside me shift. Seems my program is about to change. All the years of indifference to any female form all come tumbling down. My hard rule to never get involved with a student is about to be broken. With her.

    Reed Sawyer is at the top of his game. An elite equestrian trainer with looks to kill and he’s staring straight at me. Only, he’s not my trainer because my parents make all those decisions. I’m tired of being under my parent’s thumb. Maybe it’s time I pushed the envelope a little. And Reed Sawyer looks like just the right wall to start pushing on.

    A naïve, sheltered girl. A brooding, perfectionist with years of pent up need. The sparks fly. The walls come down. Hot lessons are learned.


    Author’s Note: A hot equestrian trainer, a riding crop and that old phrase about a guy being hung like a…well you get the id...
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    Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his wife, while Clarissa’s fragile sister, Olive, needs love and resourceful care.

    Beautiful and headstrong, Clarissa soon attracts the attention of young, brash Wesley Robson, a rival tea planter. Yet before his intentions become fully clear, tragedy befalls the Belhavens and the sisters are wrenched from their beloved tea garden to the industrial streets of Tyneside.

    A world away from the only home she has ever known, Clarissa must start again. Using all her means, she must endure not only poverty but jealousy and betrayal too. Will the reappearance of Wesley give her the link to her old life that she so desperately craves? Or will a fast-changing world and the advent of war extinguish hope forever?

    Revised edition: This edition of The Tea Planter's Daughter includes editorial revisions.

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    Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-o...
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    Juked: verb.
    A slang soccer term meaning: faked out, deceived, confused your opponent
    See examples Daniel Zavaro and Quincy Watson:

    As the rising star in Houston, Daniel has found fame as Captain of his Pro soccer team and the city’s most eligible bachelor. Daniel has everything – except someone special – and that suits him just fine. He doesn’t want, or need, complications.

    Quincy has baggage, and lots of it. After a tragic accident spins her world on its axis, she finds herself as a single mother, raising a newborn nephew she never knew she had. Between parenthood, her full-time job, and dealing with the suffocating grief of losing her sister, every day is a struggle.

    When they begin to cross paths unexpectedly and often, an unlikely friendship starts to evolve. Feelings change. Lines get crossed. What happens next surprises them both...

    Before they know it-- they’ve been Juked.
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