Batter up! Do you know any die-hard sports fans? It's Day 3 of NOOK's 12 Days Before Christmas! We have some NOOK books that sports nuts will love....
Orr by Bobby Orr
He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story.
Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today.
But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today.
He is speaking out now because “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.”Orr: My Story is more than a book about hockey—it is about the making of a man.
In Fantasy Life, Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place.
One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the national football league
This is not a celebrity tell-all of professional sports. Slow Getting Up is a survivor's real-time account of playing six seasons (twice as long as the average NFL career) for the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos.
As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup, Nate Jackson is the talented embodiment of the everyday freak athlete in professional football, one of thousands whose names go unmentioned in the daily press. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the daily rigors and unceasing violence of quotidian life in the NFL.
Fast-paced, lyrical, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best twenty-year-old athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.
...and apps, too!
CBS Sports Pro by OneLouder Apps
Get lightning fast scores, stats, news and tweets for all major sports. Dont miss any of the action with our one-screen design that showcases the most games at one time. Follow live action with GameTrackers, scoreboards, box scores, and tweets. Because your need for sports never stops, you can also watch on-demand videos including game previews, highlights, expert analysis, interviews and more. Easily customize the app for your favorite teams and sports. Plus you can set up scoring and breaking news alerts to keep on top of all the action.
Flick Golf Extreme by Full Fat
You've played Flick Golf... Now take it to the EXTREME!
Are you ready to conquer the most extreme courses in the world?Ready to tee off from grand canyons, icebergs or fighter jets - Flick Golf Extreme is the perfect adrenaline fix for your finger!
Flick Golf Extreme is incredibly simple to play, just flick the ball and hit the hole.
Our trademark spin control, combined with insanely fun gameplay brings you the world's first truly extreme golf game.
There are no rules, no clubs and no laws in Flick Golf Extreme! Play across skyscrapers, an oilrig, aircraft carrier and more in the most insane conditions you've ever seen!
College Football Scoreboard Plus by Smartphone Technologies, Inc.
College Football Scoreboard Plus gives you up to the minute college football scores, schedules and all the latest news stories, for the following conferences: American, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Conf USA, MWC, Pac-12 and SEC- plus Top 25 schools. Includes schedules and scores for Conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament (March Madness). Now includes AP & BCS Polls and Conference Standings.
Learn Gymnastics for Kids by Select Soft
Encourage self-confidence and build physical and social skills with gymnastics! These fun games and exercises provide training for beginners and instructors. Just follow along with this easy-to-use video program and discover entertaining gymnastics activities and team-building games that will have children balancing and tumbling in no time. Develop lifetime skills and improve concentration, coordination and control.
Read along with the text as you watch the videos, then take a fun quiz to find out what you've learned! The innovative videobook format is intuitive to use and lets you quickly navigate with the swipe of a finger.
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