How Life Imitates Sports

How Life Imitates Sports

A Sportswriter Recounts, Relives, and Reckons with 50 Years on the Sports Beat
Ira Berkow. minutes of a football game, in nine innings of a baseball game, in a
season, in a career and, to be sure, in the hurdles—variously, but surely as night
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Author: Ira Berkow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683583806

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Memorable Stories From a Half Century of Sports Journalism For the last half century, Pulitzer Prize–winning sportswriter Ira Berkow has been at the center of some of the most memorable moments in sports history. From the World Series, NBA Finals, and Super Bowl, to Heavyweight Title Fights, the Olympics, and The Masters, he has seen and covered them all. After fifty years covering sports, with more than twenty-five as a journalist for the New York Times, How Life Imitates Sports shares how these events—and their participants—have significantly shaped how we as a nation have come to understand and perceive our culture (and even our politics). They are a historical record of one significant sphere of our life and times: sports. From Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan to LeBron James, Jackie Robinson to Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King to Tonya Harding, O. J. Simpson to Tiger Woods and beyond, this collection is a historical record of our times over this past half century, in terms of society, race and gender, politics, legal issues, and the fabric of our sports passions and human condition, ranging from pathos to humor, from introspection to perception. Including additional commentary on when these events first occurred and how they have impacted us today, Berkow shares the knowledge of someone who sat ringside, in the press box, and on the sidelines for some of the most notable moments in our history. So whether you’re a fan of baseball and basketball, or tennis and soccer, How Life Imitates Sports shows you our history from someone who witnessed it first-hand; a worthy collection for anyone who appreciates the highest quality sports journalism.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sports and Pastimes for In doors and Out

Sports and Pastimes for In doors and Out

Ask the person who owns the forfeit what musical instrument he likes best ; then
require him to give an imitation of it . 44. If a gentleman - he must put on a lady's
bonnet , and imitate the voice of the lady to whom it belongs ; if a lady , then a ...

Author: Oliver Optic

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000000261

Category: Acting

Page: 431

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Categories: Acting

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England Edited by William Hone

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England     Edited by William Hone

11 CHAPTER IV . 13 I. Popular manly Pastimes imitated by Children . - II . Horses
. — III . Racing and Chacing . - IV . Wrestling and other Gymnastic Sports . — V .
Marbles , and Spancounter .-- VI . Tops , & c . ; -- The Devil among the Taylors .

Author: Joseph STRUTT (Engraver.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022016826

Category:

Page: 530

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A New Book of Sports

A New Book of Sports

Of savage as of civilized children it may be said that “ their whole vocation is
endless imitation . ” A wedding or a funeral among their elders is copied by the
little ones in childish play . The Eskimo children “ build little snow huts , which
they ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B281850

Category: Athletics

Page: 376

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Categories: Athletics

Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology

Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology

In the experiments by Bekkering and his colleagues (Bekkering, Wohlschläger,
and Gattis 2000; Gleissner, Meltzoff, and Bekkering 2000), preschool children
were instructed by an experimenter: “Try to imitate me as if you were my mirror.

Author: Massimiliano L. Cappuccio

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262038508

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 808

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The first systematic collaboration between cognitive scientists and sports psychologists considers the mind–body relationship from the perspective of athletic skill and sports practice. This landmark work is the first systematic collaboration between cognitive scientists and sports psychologists that considers the mind–body relationship from the perspective of athletic skill and sports practice. With twenty-six chapters by leading researchers, the book connects and integrates findings from fields that range from philosophy of mind to sociology of sports. The chapters show not only that sports can tell scientists how the human mind works but also that the scientific study of the human mind can help athletes succeed. Sports psychology research has always focused on the themes, notions, and models of embodied cognition; embodied cognition, in turn, has found striking confirmation of its theoretical claims in the psychological accounts of sports performance and athletic skill. Athletic skill is a legitimate form of intelligence, involving cognitive faculties no less sophisticated and complex than those required by mathematical problem solving. After presenting the key concepts necessary for applying embodied cognition to sports psychology, the book discusses skill disruption (the tendency to “choke” under pressure); sensorimotor skill acquisition and how training correlates to the development of cognitive faculties; the intersubjective and social dimension of sports skills, seen in team sports; sports practice in cultural and societal contexts; the notion of “affordance” and its significance for ecological psychology and embodied cognition theory; and the mind's predictive capabilities, which enable anticipation, creativity, improvisation, and imagination in sports performance. Contributors Ana Maria Abreu, Kenneth Aggerholm, Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Duarte Araújo, Jürgen Beckmann, Kath Bicknell, Geoffrey P. Bingham, Jens E. Birch, Gunnar Breivik, Noel E. Brick, Massimiliano L. Cappuccio, Thomas H. Carr, Alberto Cei, Anthony Chemero, Wayne Christensen, Lincoln J. Colling, Cassie Comley, Keith Davids, Matt Dicks, Caren Diehl, Karl Erickson, Anna Esposito, Pedro Tiago Esteves, Mirko Farina, Giolo Fele, Denis Francesconi, Shaun Gallagher, Gowrishankar Ganesh, Raúl Sánchez-García, Rob Gray, Denise M. Hill, Daniel D. Hutto, Tsuyoshi Ikegami, Geir Jordet, Adam Kiefer, Michael Kirchhoff, Kevin Krein, Kenneth Liberman, Tadhg E. MacIntyre, Nelson Mauro Maldonato, David L. Mann, Richard S. W. Masters, Patrick McGivern, Doris McIlwain, Michele Merritt, Christopher Mesagno, Vegard Fusche Moe, Barbara Gail Montero, Aidan P. Moran, David Moreau, Hiroki Nakamoto, Alberto Oliverio, David Papineau, Gert-Jan Pepping, Miriam Reiner, Ian Renshaw, Michael A. Riley, Zuzanna Rucinska, Lawrence Shapiro, Paula Silva, Shannon Spaulding, John Sutton, Phillip D. Tomporowski, John Toner, Andrew D. Wilson, Audrey Yap, Qin Zhu, Christopher Madan
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

should in general be an imitation , and on clear and often - fished waters a very
close one , of some particular insect , I have no shadow of a doubt ; nor do I
believe that anyone who has fished in the Derwent , the Driffield water , the Teme
, or ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082422696

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Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015058373732

Category: American literature

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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

Popular manly Pastimes imitated by Children . - II . Horses.- III . Racing and
Chacing . - IV . Wrestling and other Gymnastic Sports . — V . Marbles , and Span .
counter . - VI . Tops , & c . ; - The Devil among the Taylors . - VII . Even or
OddChuck ...

Author: Joseph Strutt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073767199

Category: Games

Page: 420

View: 377

Categories: Games

Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest

Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest

... Mind the First Principles of Natural Philosophy by the Aid of the Popular Toys
and Sports of Youth John Ayrton Paris. were imitated by the Roman workmen ,
and preserved in the cabinets of their senators among the choicest treasures .

Author: John Ayrton Paris

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590755085

Category: Amusements

Page: 564

View: 914

Categories: Amusements

An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports Or Complete Account of Hunting Shooting Etc

An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports  Or  Complete Account     of Hunting  Shooting     Etc

This question may excite surprise among some of our readers ; but if we believe
the Scottish anglers , the flies which capture salmon and trout are not necessarily
imitations of any existing insects , winged or otherwise ; and this opinion is so ...

Author: Delabere Pritchett Blaine

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWGBSM

Category:

Page: 1246

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Sports Imitating Life

Sports Imitating Life

In sports, the decision and choices happen fast, offering an accelerated look at cause and effect. Those choices build to a final result. This book provides a look at those choices.

Author: Patrick McLane

Publisher:

ISBN: 0988618605

Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Page: 126

View: 620

Sports Imitating Life offers a look into the idea of repeatable success: what puts certain individuals in a position to win over and over. How are they "winners"? How do they give themselves a chance to win time and time again? In sports, the decision and choices happen fast, offering an accelerated look at cause and effect. Those choices build to a final result. This book provides a look at those choices. Couched in the terms of coaching players, the lessons delivered to them can help them becoming "winning" players and people. From the first day of the season to the pressure of the finals seconds of the game, the book provides insight to the journey.
Categories: Coaching (Athletics)

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

The opposition on the first night was specially directed against Mr. George
Howard , one of the cleverest actors in the troupe , for his imitation of a well -
known American actor in the play of Hazel Kirke , ' which , by the way , will shortly
be given ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924056293016

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Sports

Sports

IN EARLIER , more naive days , we were told that sports imitated life , that
athletics had valuable lessons to teach us . Resiliency , for example . You learn to
bounce back from defeat . Surely that is a valuable character trait to take away
from a ...

Author: Eleanor C. Goldstein

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012436682

Category: Sports

Page:

View: 978

Categories: Sports

The Badminton Magazine of Sports Pastimes

The Badminton Magazine of Sports   Pastimes

The kites had nothing to do with kite - flying as a sport . They were tunaplanes to
imitate the action of a man in an aeroplane lifting his bait and making it leap from
wave to wave , in imitation of a flying - fish alive . The idea originated in the mind
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ISBN: PRNC:32101063608879

Category: Sports

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Categories: Sports

An Imitation of Horace s First Epistle

An Imitation of Horace s First Epistle

very Kick , Now She's the hip . and takes a jig With Billy Whip - cord in a gig : And
now again She's all the Flog , And sports a nag to Gogmagog : And now She's
grown the And down - stairs belps to throw a Tick . Now with some spark She'll ...

Author: Horace

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022845868

Category:

Page: 8

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Baily s Magazine of Sports Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports   Pastimes

Then we had has been formed by observation and our smaller rivals from the
Ouse , imitation of that celebrated per - Yare , Humber , Mersey , Dee , and former
with the willow , Richard Clyde , to say nothing of others from Daft . Scotton , too ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B2994320

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Cassell s Book of Sports and Pastimes

Cassell s Book of Sports and Pastimes

The various descriptions of vocal mimicry are usually treated under two heads ,
namely : - 1st , The simple imitation of the voices of persons , animals , musical
instruments , and other sounds and noises of every description , in which no ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590208620

Category: Amusements

Page: 975

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Categories: Amusements