📒 The Yucks by Jason Vuic

Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781476772288
Copyright Year : 2016-08-30
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Friday Night Lights meets The Bad News Bears in “a brisk, warmhearted reminder of how professional sports can occasionally reach stunning unprofessional depths” (Publishers Weekly): the first two seasons with the worst team in NFL history, the hapless, hilarious, and hopelessly winless 1976­–1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Long before their first Super Bowl victory in 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did something no NFL team had ever done before and that none will ever likely do again: They lost twenty-six games in a row. This was no ordinary streak. Along with their ridiculous mascot and uniforms, which were known as “the Creamsicles,” the Yucks were a national punch line and personnel purgatory. Owned by the miserly and bulbous-nosed Hugh Culverhouse, the team was the end of the line for Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida hero Steve Spurrier, and a banishment for former Cowboy defensive end Pat Toomay after he wrote a tell-all book about his time on “America’s Team.” Many players on the Bucs had been out of football for years, and it wasn’t uncommon for them to have to introduce themselves in the huddle. They were coached by the ever-quotable college great John McKay. “We can’t win at home and we can’t win on the road,” he said. “What we need is a neutral site.” But the Bucs were a part of something bigger, too. They were a gambit by promoters, journalists, and civic boosters to create a shared identity for a region that didn’t exist—Tampa Bay. Before the Yucks, “the Bay” was a body of water, and even the worst team in memory transformed Florida’s Gulf communities into a single region with a common cause. The Yucks is “a funny, endearing look at how the Bucs lost their way to success, cementing a region through creamsicle unis and John McKay one-liners” (Sports Illustrated).

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📒 The Better Man by Amy Vastine

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harlequin
ISBN_10 : 9781460339442
Copyright Year : 2014-09-01
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This might be his last chance at fatherhood… Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street. Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

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📒 Sapp Attack by Warren Sapp

Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 9781250022004
Copyright Year : 2012-08-21
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In his no-holds-barred memoir, Sapp Attack!, Warren Sapp, one of the NFL's most hilarious and candid personalities, reveals a side of football most fans have never before seen. Big Man. Big Talent. Big Star. Big Mouth. Big Heart. Big Personality. Big Smile. Big Headlines. Warren Sapp, one of pro football's most dominating defensive players both on and off the field, has a reputation for being bold, brash, knowledgeable, and outspoken. During his All-American career at the University of Miami, 13 seasons as an NFL star, four years on the NFL Network and one very big season on Dancing with the Stars, Sapp has never held back. Now he brings that same fearless attitude to his memoir, a book that will create controversy and headlines; in other words, pure Warren Sapp. Sapp has won every award possible for a defensive player, but it wasn't just his extraordinarily athletic ability that made him a star; it was also his ability to understand the subtleties of the game. He writes about working his way up from the high school gridiron to one of the top college football programs in the country, to the NFL, and reveals how the system actually works—the behind-the-scenes plays that fans rarely get to see. He'll discuss what it was like to face some of the greatest players in NFL history, including Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice, both of whom he put out of the game, and Bret Favre, whom he sacked eleven times during his career. In this revealing, hilarious, and must-read book, Sapp offers readers a look inside the life of one of football's biggest stars and shares his often controversial opinions about the state of pro football today and its future.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : ABDO
ISBN_10 : 9781617586644
Copyright Year : 2010-09-01
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Discusses the beginnings of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, the best players and coaches, and shares other fun facts that help round out Buccaneer's history.

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📒 The Dialect Of West Somerset by Frederick Thomas Elworthy

Genre : English language
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105047700997
Copyright Year : 1875
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📒 Publications by English Dialect Society

Genre : English language
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ISBN_10 : UIUC:30112119591706
Copyright Year : 1891
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📒 Intelligent Virtual Agents by Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson

Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9783642239748
Copyright Year : 2011-09-15
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2011, held in Reykjavik, Island, in September 2011. The 18 revised full papers and 27 revised short papers presented together with 25 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 91 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on social and dramatic interaction; guides and relational agents; nonverbal behavior; adaptation and coordination; listening and feedback; frameworks and tools; cooperation and copresence; emotion; poster abstracts.

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📒 Life Is Amazing by Michael Atkinson

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781412015561
Copyright Year : 2004
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For Majestic Mike, life, as bad as it is for him already, is going to get a little bit worse. Society has now surprised him by introducing political correctness into the equation. Now the problem for Majestic is that he doesn't even know how to spell the letters "PC". Practically every character and even some others are within these pages. This includes yourself.

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📒 R Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 1101147032
Copyright Year : 2005-03-29
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller in Sue Grafton's Alphabet series, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has her hands full when a job that should be easy money takes a turn for the worse. Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she's about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Her father wants to be sure Reba stays straight, stays home and away from the drugs, the booze, and the gamblers... It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe a week’s work. Nothing untoward—the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round...

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📒 Tampa Bay Buccaneers by Robert Cooper

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ISBN_10 : 9781532172830
Copyright Year : 2019-08
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This title examines the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, telling the story of the franchise and its top players, greatest games, and most thrilling moments. This book includes informative sidebars, high-energy photos, a timeline, a team file, and a glossary. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

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