If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for fall to arrive. I may catch some flack around the office for saying good riddance to summer, but so be it. Fall brings the changing colors of leaves, apple picking and pumpkin-spiced everything. The fall also brings something else amazing: more sports! That’s right, if a new season is upon us and I’m writing a content blog, you know it must be the latest edition of the seasonal sports blog. Below you’ll find a few titles from our Fall Sports Titles featured list. You can find the full list *here in the Content Reserve Marketplace.
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Ah football; America’s favorite sport and the best way to spend a weekend afternoon. What better sport to start our selections off with! The Football Uncyclopedia by Michael Kun and Adam Hoff offers insight into the truly burning issues of the sport like, “Where can I find the best stadium food?” and “Are the Dallas Cowboys really America’s team?” There’s even a section discussing Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and its relevance to the NFL. Do you need to be a football fan to enjoy this book? Not at all. You’ll be laughing away your Sundays with this title regardless of if you know the intricacies of the 4-3 defense or if you think the Super Bowl is a dish served at your local Denny’s.
Ah football; the rest of the world’s favorite sport and the best way to spend a weekend afternoon. For those of you confused, I’m talking about soccer, the most popular sport in the rest of the world. For a long time, soccer (the original ‘foot’ball) struggled to gain popularity in the U.S. But these days, with just a little searching, you can find “footie” on every weekend beginning in the fall to early spring. A Cultured Left Foot by Musa Okwonga will walk your patrons through the ins and outs of becoming both a great player and leader. This insightful and comical guide will explain all the tangible tools needed to become a star, as well as the unquantifiable tools needed to become a legend. Truly entertaining, this book will have you calling fields “pitches” and games “matches” by the end of chapter 2!
By now you may be familiar with Michael Oher’s story. He’s the inspiration for the highly successful book and movie The Blind Side. His trial and tribulations of going from homeless to the NFL are well documented. What we haven’t heard though is the story in his words…until now. In I Beat the Odds Michael describes in detail the hardships that he beat to become a professional athlete. Michael guides us through a story of determination, hope and help that you won’t soon forget. His story is well known, but now your patrons can experience it through his eyes.
The fall brings another of my favorite traditions: The MLB playoffs. And while my beloved Cleveland Indians won’t be participating (again), the New York Yankees will be (again). In my eyes, there are two types of people out there: Those who hate the Yankees, and those who are wrong. However, my hatred for the Bronx Bombers does not take away my appreciation for their greatness throughout the years. In Yankees by the Numbers, Bill Gutman takes us through every player who’s ever worn the pinstripes with a detailed, and often hilarious, account of the history of the Major League’s most successful franchise. Love them or hate them, your patrons will be able to appreciate this winner of a book.
Adam Sockel is a marketing and outreach associate at OverDrive.
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