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Best Seat in the House is the inspirational story of Roberts ambitious journey to becoming a full-time ring announcer at WWE performing all over the world and announcing weekly live events, TV shows, and the enormously popular pay-per-view spectaculars for more than a decade.
Justin Roberts always dreamed of being a ring announcer at World Wrestling Entertainment. From playing with action figures of the Ultimate Warrior, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, Bret Hitman Hart and Hulk Hogan to actually announcing these larger-than-life characters to the ring, Roberts lived out the dream of countless, passionate wrestling fans worldwide.
Beyond Just Win tells the inspirational story of Texas high school football Coach G.A. Moore, who won more games than anyone in the storied history of Texas high school football. During a 45-year career, he amassed 429 victories and eight state championships numbers that place him well above other coaches.
But Moore’s influence extended far beyond winning football games. He shaped the character of two generations of young men. To Moore, winning wasn’t everything. He wanted to win while maintaining good sportsmanship. He demanded that his players be exemplary people on and off the field. If they disrespected a teacher in class, they paid for it at practice.
In 1980 Lin Pardey and her husband Larry came to California looking for a good spot to build a boat, test Lin’s skills as a writer and taste the apparent security life ashore could offer. Nestled in a rocky outcropping of winding, sparsely populated dirt roads, 60 miles from the sea and 50 miles from Los Angeles, Bull Canyon would seem an unlikely place for boat-building. But when Lin and Larry set eyes on the abandoned stone cottage at the top of a rutted, dusty lane, it was love at first sight. The house was certainly a fixer-upper, but there was plenty of room to build a boat, not to mention peace, quiet, and an abundance of natural beauty. They knew they’d come home.
Only one man, the Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, is officially deemed the World’s Greatest Athlete. As an orphan who has never met his biological parents, as a recovering alcoholic, as the subject of a timelessly infamous advertising campaign, as the athlete of maybe the most publicized and shocking failure in the history of sports, and as a man who persevered through it all to dominate his sport like few athletes ever have, it is no wonder Track & Field News calls Dan O’Brien’s life, the stuff movies are made of. Clearing Hurdles: The Quest to be the World’s Greatest Athlete is Dan’s story.
The life of Dr. Robert Rey is an amazing overcoming lesson. His life had everything to go wrong, but against all odds he eventually became the best known plastic surgeon in the world, multimillionaire and international celebrity. A successful story of a boy who was the last to learn to read in class, and ended up graduating at Harvard.
In the book, Dr. Robert Rey: The True Story of Dr. 90210 Dr. Rey shares terrible details of his personal life and reveals secrets of how, starting from almost nothing, he became a famous plastic surgeon, a TV star known around the world and a successful businessman. With only one line of products, Dr. Rey Shapeware, he made more over than $100 million! This is an incredible story of entrepreneurship.
In Fighting for Life, you will learn of the life of Jake LaMotta. He was the one-time middleweight champion of the world who competed in more than a hundred professional fights. Forced as a youth to fight for money, LaMotta emerged to make boxing a profession. LaMotta was a wildly popular fighter in his home Bronx, New York. He was nicknamed the Bronx Bull for the heart he showed in the ring and his ability to go toe-to-toe with slicker boxers.
Join sportscaster Mel Proctor on his wild and wacky journey through the world of big time (and not so big time) professional sports broadcasting. Read priceless anecdotes from the world of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NCAA and more.
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Inside the Three Ring Circus tells the inside stories of the protest and boycott periods in Olympic history which saw black gloves appear on the victory stand of Mexico City 68 and vicious murders in the village in Munich ’72, followed by boycotts for a twenty year period. He battled the pressure of Jimmy Carter’s efforts to keep Americans out of the Moscow Olympics and felt the threat of the White House for not supporting the boycott. Lloyd Cutler, Cather’s chief counsel, threatened to investigate him for carrying out his job of creating international sports competition with the USSR, Eastern bloc countries and the Cubans.