You Know You're a Rugby Fanatic When...

Author: Steven Gauge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786850683

Category:

Page: 96

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You know you're a rugby fanatic when... ... your Facebook profile photo is a close-up of your latest injury. ... you own more replica shirts than work ones. If this sounds all too familiar, read one to discover whether you're truly obsessed with the odd-shaped ball or just one player short of a scrum!
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Rugby's Strangest Matches

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of rugby

Author: John Griffiths

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911042297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Rugby fans will delight in this astonishing collection of outlandish stories from the past 150 years of the game. Here you’ll find, among many other curious events, the Irish international who arranged his marriage in order to play against England, the team of top soccer players who beat their rugby counterparts at their own game, the day the entire Wales team was sent off, and when in an astonishing turn of events underdog Japan trimphed and beat South Africa (and who doesn't love an underdog). The tales in this book are bizarre, fascinating, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book makes the perfect gift for the rugby obsessive in your life.
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Little Bit of Rugby Wit

Quips and Quotes for the Rugby Obsessed

Author: Tom Hay

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1786856069

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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‘Rugby is a wonderful show. Dance, opera and, suddenly, the blood of a killing.’ Richard BurtonScrum-down and get stuck into this mini-collection of rugby humour – the very best quips and quotes for lovers of the odd-shaped ball.
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The Football Fanbook (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book)

Everything You Need to Become a Gridiron Know-It-All

Author: The Editors Of Sports Illustrated Kids

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1683306252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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So you've become a football fan and now you want to take your passion for the game to the next level? Then The Ultimate Football Fan Handbook is just what you need. Filled with fun facts to dazzle your friends, important numbers and milestones, the unique lingo of the game, the strategies that teams employ, and much, much more, this book will have its readers sounding like experts and dazzling their friends with their knowledge.
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Bluffer's Guide to Rugby

Instant Wit and Wisdom

Author: Steven Gauge

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785215681

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of rugby with Bluffer's Guide to Rugby. Know what to say and what to do in the company of rugby fans, and what excuses to make when the drinking games start. On the field of play, never again confuse a Garryowen with a grubber, a blindside with an eye gouge, or a spear tackle with a turnover. Bask in the admiration of your fellow rugby lovers as you pronounce confidently on the chances of your team trouncing the opposition, impress them with your seemingly extensive knowledge of the game’s labyrinthine rules and tactics, and make sure that you’re well versed in the difference between the two ‘codes’ of rugby league and rugby union. Above all, know that the game originated thanks in part to a blatant display of cheating.
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Rugby Wit

Quips and Quotes for the Rugby Obsessed

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849534604

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 8898

A collection of rugby-themed quotes for every player and fan of this rough-and-tumble game "I think you enjoy the game more if you don't know the rules. Anyway, you're on the same wavelength as the referees." —Jonathan Davies Some might say there’s nothing funny about scrums, cauliflower ears, and the sin bin. Rugby Wit begs to differ. Bulging with wit, this book brings you hundreds of rugby-related quotes that range from the hilarious to the philosophical. Whether you know your league from your union or you think a hooker is a scantily-clad lady of the night, this chucklesome tome is worth a try.
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Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!

A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football

Author: Holly Robinson Peete,Daniel Paisner

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623360897

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Year after year, Sunday afternoons and Monday nights during the NFL season have belonged to men. While they cheer and argue play calls, the women in their lives are relegated to beer and chip detail. It's time for these women to join the action, and Holly Robinson Peete, star of 21 Jump Street, For Your Love, and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and wife of NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, has written this hip, smart, cheerful guide to help them do so. In Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!, Peete shares her infectious enthusiasm for pro football and takes the complexity out of the game by breaking it down to its component parts. She explains the role of each position player, provides a rundown of all on-field penalties and referees' hand signals, and offers an illustrated guide to some of the most common plays in the NFL. She gives her take on the most memorable plays in NFL history and dishes some inside dirt-in a breezy, girl-talkin' narrative that promises to turn the novice spectator into a well-informed football fanatic.
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A Sportscaster's Guide to Watching Football

Decoding America's Favorite Game

Author: Mark Oristano

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 0982160119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 146

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Want to know what everyone is cheering about? Learn to enjoy and understand the game with the football fanatic in your life. This book is the ultimate football guide for the novice fan. You will get answers to such complex questions as:. What is that yellow line on the field and why does it keep moving?. What down is it and why do I care?. What is a "T formation"?Laced with hilarious and insightful anecdotes from Mark Oristano's thirty-year career as a pro football sportscaster, [i]A Sportscaster's Guide to Watching Football[/i] will turn you into a football-watching pro, or at least, let you fake it.[i]Time Out:I was in the locker room before a game, and I saw an Oilers linebacker furiously drawing on his shoes with a permanent marker. This player, like many, had his ankle tape applied over the outside of his shoes instead of inside, which obviously covered the shoe logo. And he was drawing the logo of his shoe contract on the tape."Wouldn't it be easier," I asked him, "to get taped inside and not have to do the artwork?"Yeah, it would," he replied, "but then I'd actually have to wear their damn shoes, and I hate 'em. So I wear the brand I like and do it this way instead." [/i]
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The Rugby Union Quiz Book

Author: Matthew Jones

Publisher: Lolfa

ISBN: 9781784611170

Category:

Page: 128

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Here's an opportunity to test the old grey matter. This rugby quiz book contains fifty rounds of ten questions. These reflect some of the fantastic or maybe more unusual moments of rugby from all over the world.
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When Love Comes to Town

Author: Tom Lennon

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847175139

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A new edition of this acclaimed novel Meet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil manages to keep his secret. But when fantasy isn't enough and he becomes caught up in the bizarre subculture of Dublin's gay nightlife, the pretence must end. It is the time for truth. The consequences are both hilarious and painful. Told with honesty, humour and originality, WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN brings a new type of hero to modern Irish fiction.
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Winners & Losers

Rants, Riffs & Reflections on the World of Sports

Author: Bob Latham

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608323951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Whether your passion is football, tennis, ice hockey, or one of many other sports, this compilation lets you feel the sports experience rather than just observe it. More at home out of the VIP or press box, columnist Bob Latham brings you down among the fans and the athletes to experience the true essence of sports as he rants, riffs, and reflects on the heroism, heartbreak, excitement, and humor in the world of sports. From tips on how to become a professional sports team’s number one fan to a recap of Muhammad Ali’s seventieth birthday party, from the Super Bowl to Wimbledon to Wrigley Field, you’ll feast on a tailgate party’s worth of anecdotes. Along the way, learn valuable tips on how to be a sports tourist, whether you’re headed to Scotland, Italy, New Zealand, New York City, or a host of other places. Join Bob as he makes a pilgrimage to sports meccas and legendary events around the world. See it all through his vibrant color photographs of the people and places you’ll discover, from the cryogenics facility where Ted Williams is stored to the Jigger Inn overlooking the 18th hole at St. Andrews. Wrap up the experience as Bob recounts memories of his favorite Chicago Cubs fan, a tribute to those who love and live the great world of sports.
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Political Wit

Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond

Author: Steven Gauge

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783725176

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.' Winston Churchill 'Britain has invented a new missile. It’s called the civil servant. It doesn’t work and it can’t be fired.' General Sir Walter Walker Order, order! After a long day at the dispatch box, when your honourable friend’s white paper has made you feel green and your poll ratings have slumped to a new low, hunker down in Speakers’ Corner with this grand coalition of political quips and quotes – you’ll be ready to take on the opposition at any time!
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Rugby's Funniest Jokes

Author: Jim Chumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849535106

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 96

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Why is a successful rugby team like a lingerie shop? It has a wide variety of cups and plenty of support. Some might say there's nothing funny about cauliflower ears and scrums, but this little book begs to differ. Packed with rib-tickling jokes, Rugby's Funniest Jokes is perfect for any fan of the sport with the odd-shaped ball.
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My Life as a Hooker

When a Middle-Aged Bloke Discovered Rugby

Author: Steven Gauge

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857655795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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"In my late thirties, it gradually dawned on me that I had become Jason’s regular hooker. It was an arrangement that worked well for a couple of reasons. He didn’t need me to dress up in anything particularly risqué or to do anything too vulgar, other than cuddle in the middle of a field with him and fourteen other men on a Saturday afternoon." Steven Gauge’s response to an impending midlife crisis didn’t involve piercings, tattoos or a red sports car – instead, he decided to take up rugby. What he found on the pitch was a wonderful game, far removed from the professional televised glamour of international rugby, where ordinary blokes with ordinary jobs (and some extraordinary bellies) get together once in a while and have a great time rolling around in the mud. By the end of his first few seasons, Steven had cracked his nose and various other parts of his anatomy – but he had cracked the game too, and found a place in the club as Captain of the Fourths.
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No Helmets Required

The Remarkable Story of the American All Stars

Author: Gavin Willacy

Publisher: Pitch Publishing (Brighton) Ltd

ISBN: 1909626090

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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Sixty years on from 1950s Los Angeles, No Helmets Required tells the story of 20 young American footballers convinced by entrepreneur Mike Dimitro to fly off around the world playing rugby league - a game they’d never even heard of.
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The Everything Knots Book

Step-By-Step Instructions for Tying Any Knot

Author: Randy Penn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440522774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Simple instructions on how to tie over 100 useful and decorative knots A well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like "hangman's noose" and "wagoneer's hitch," knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own. From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple instructions on how to tie knots for any situation. Written by Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, this handy guide walks readers through the basics and offers myriad suggestions for creative uses of these knots. Mr. Penn shows readers how to: Choose the right rope and knot for the job Tie knots safely and securely Create decorative knots for clothing and accessories Practice knot-tying through games and exercises Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Everything Knots Book makes learning this useful skill fun and easy.
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Desktop Rugby

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9780762460915

Category: Humor

Page: 32

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Desktop Rugby brings the excitement of rugby right to your fingertips. Included is everything you need to play the game--a goal, ball, tee, flag, and mini referee figurine to call that foul. Kit also includes a 32-page book on the history and rules of the game.
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You Know You're a Tennis Fanatic When...

Author: Mike Haskins,Clive Whichelow

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849530477

Category: Humor

Page: 94

View: 5424

The perfect backhanded gift for the friend who makes too much of a racket about their favorite sport You know you're a tennis fanatic when your opponent complains about your grunting—when you're playing Scrabble. You know you're a tennis fanatic when love means nothing to you. If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether you're a wild card with an ace up your sleeve or if you're better off in the stands with some strawberries and cream!
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The Secret Lives of Sports Fans

Author: Daniel Clery

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715646850

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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What is happening to our brains when we watch an exhilarating match? Why are fans so loyal to their team? Journalist Eric Simons explores the psychology behind the love of the game. Attending neuroscience conferences, talking to psychologists, scientists and fans, he sets out to discover what it is that makes sport so strangely compelling.
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Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan

Taking the Field with Pro Athletes and Olympic Legends to Answer Sports Fans' Bu rning Questions

Author: Todd Gallagher

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307493941

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Massive goalies, midget batters, and Mike Tyson... Todd Gallagher faced them all to answer your questions Every sports fan knows that the debates can be almost as interesting as the games themselves (unless you’re a Tampa Bay Devil Rays fan, in which case they're much more interesting). But some debates can never be settled no matter how much you run up your bar tab arguing with your friends. Well, it’s time to answer your questions once and for all: • Could an average guy start in the WNBA? • Would sumo wrestlers make great NFL linemen? • How easy is it for pro athletes to get laid? • How good are pro golfers at miniature golf? • Do pro athletes really play drunk or high? • How would a fan hit against a major league pitcher? To settle more than thirty of sports’ greatest (and most ridiculous) debates, Todd Gallagher has teamed up with coaches, general managers, and athletes—including LeBron James, Mike Tyson, Dwyane Wade, Johan Santana, Eddie George, Jose Canseco, and many others. But Gallagher didn’t just ask questions. He put these debates to the test—literally. He sent an all-midget lineup up against a pro baseball team. He swam freestyle against a doggie-paddling Olympic gold medalist. He recruited America's #1 darts player to test that uncanny accuracy in beer pong. And, yes, he stuck a frying pan in tennis star Andy Roddick’s hands and went to battle. The results are hilarious and enlightening. Best of all, once you have the answers you’ll be able to shut up the next loudmouth who tries to debate you at the bar. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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