Drunk On Sports

Drunk on Sports PDF
Author: Tim Cowlishaw
Publisher: Vigliano Books
ISBN: 9780989330008
Size: 45.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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Drunk On Sports

by Tim Cowlishaw, Drunk On Sports Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Drunk On Sports books, Tim Cowlishaw never considered himself an alcoholic. By the time he reached his 50th birthday his career was everything he'd ever hope it would be. With a sports column in a major paper, winning APSE's Best Sports Columnist in Texas four times, and a daily spot on ESPN's highly successful show, "Around the Horn," Cowlishaw had pursued and conquered nearly everything he ever desired professionally. However, the pursuit of that success nearly cost him his life. DRUNK ON SPORTS is more than simply a memoir by one of America's most well-known sportswriters. Behind his happy-go-lucky public persona was a man with a considerable (but well- disguised) drinking problem. For years, Cowlishaw believed that his ability to drink with the best of them helped in his development of sources and pursuit of stories and, unfortunately, he was right. Among others, the relationship he built while sitting on a barstool next to Cowboys Coach Jimmy Johnson allowed him to get where other reporters couldn't. As all hell broke loose between Johnson and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in 1994, Cowlishaw was right next to Coach Johnson every step (and beer) along the way. In DRUNK ON SPORTS, Cowlishaw recounts first-hand stories never told and quotes never shared from the bizarre breakup of one of the NFL's most successful dynasties. As he points out in the introduction, this is not an anti-drinking book. Cowlishaw loved alcohol for 35 years. If anything, this is a how-not-to book more than a how-to book. Along the way, Cowlishaw takes readers inside some of the biggest stories in sports. He joined ESPN in 2002 as a regular on Around the Horn and discusses life behind the scenes at the Worldwide Leader candidly and at length. Cowlishaw writes and talks and, at times, drinks his way into the sports world's fast lane-what else would you call getting hammered on vodka with Denny Hamlin at the Daytona 500-before realizing the only way to continue is to call a halt to the partying. The story of his rise and fall is more insightful and humorous than it is preachy as Cowlishaw examines some of the flawed decisions he made throughout his lifetime in sports. DRUNK ON SPORTS is a cautionary yet entertaining tale of never before told stories featuring some of the most recognizable personalities in sports, and if it causes some readers to reexamine their own lives, then it will have gone above and beyond its intended purpose. "A toast (club soda with lime) to Cowlishaw, who goes Around the Horn as a writer. This gem of a book is, by turns, bracingly candid, brutally self-critical, searingly poignant and damn funny. Tim's longtime readers will love this. New ones will get a sense of why he is so well-liked and well-regarded among his peers."-Jon Wertheim (Executive Editor, Sports Illustrated) "Drunk on Sports is the absorbing account of its extraordinary author. Honest, intelligent, unvarnished and engaging throughout, just like Tim. It is everything Tim is, including shockingly hip when it comes to movies, TV and music references."-Tony Reali (Host, ESPN's Around the Horn) "I am so proud that Tim was able look at the truth of who he was and what he had morphed into. His greatest moment won't be in an article or being on TV. It will be how he had the courage to share his story with all of us."-Nancy Lieberman (Basketball Hall of Famer)



Organized Crime In Sports Racing

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Crime
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 41.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Crime
Languages : en
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Organized Crime In Sports Racing

by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Crime, Organized Crime In Sports Racing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Organized Crime In Sports Racing books,



The Dark Side Of Sports

The Dark Side of Sports PDF
Author: Nick T. Pappas
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 1841267597
Size: 38.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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The Dark Side Of Sports

by Nick T. Pappas, The Dark Side Of Sports Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dark Side Of Sports books, Elite-level athletes are placed upon heightened pedestals in societies world-wide. At the same time, there is a dark side to these glorified competitors that remains hidden from those outside of exclusive athletic circles. Dr. Nick Pappas' athletic background in collegiate and professional sports has provided insider access, enabling him to uncover an array of disturbing sexually deviant and aggressive behaviors, which have silently thrived for decades in many athlete cultures. These findings, expressed through the athletes' own words, are the result of more than 10 years of cutting-edge research involving in-depth interviews with 142 collegiate, minor, and major league athletes from five prominent U.S. sports. Written in an engaging style, "The Dark Side of Sports" is a must read with messages not only for athletes, coaches, managers, and administrators, but also for parents, women, students, and sports enthusiasts. While these important discoveries are certain to shock, raise awareness, and provide a wake-up call for those in and outside of the sports world, they also promote a sense of urgency for taking action to prevent and address these harmful behaviors. "The Dark Side of Sports" has strong appeal for diverse audiences because it highlights the need for risk management in every male athletic culture. This includes individuals with direct involvement in sports such as athletes, coaches, managers, administrators, and support staff, who see the importance of addressing and deterring potentially harmful and dangerous behavior that can ruin an athletic program's reputation in an instant. At the same time, this book serves as an invaluable resource for parents, women, and fans by raising awareness to the significant issues surrounding a darker, hidden side of sports.