It also provides an identity at a time many young men are seeking one. Chris
Martel embraced that identity. He felt happy and comfortable to be known as a
member of the Marist College rowing team. He wore the "crew jock" label with pride.
Author: Dan Woog
Publisher: Alyson Publications
In spite of many changes for the better, the locker room is still far from a friendly place for out athletes. These pointed, dynamic and often poignant profiles of gay athletes continue the tradition established by Dan Woog in Jocks (19,000 sold) of clearly illustrating that gay people are the friends, colleagues, neighbours and team-mates of all of us. Praise for JOCKS: |[A] courageous, enlightening report| - Publishers Weekly |An important, mature work| - New York Post
It filled him with pride to have succeeded without financial advantages or
credentials. Though he never graduated from college, he made himself into a
word connoisseur through regular consultation of the Webster's he housed on a
Author: Franklin Foer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame is a timeless collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, first-person reflections, and, above all, great writing on some of the most influential and unexpected pioneers in the world of sports. Featuring work by today's preeminent writers, these essays explore significant Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, trainers, and even team owners (in the finite universe of Jewish Jocks, they count!). Contributors include some of today's most celebrated writers covering a vast assortment of topics, including David Remnick on the biggest mouth in sports, Howard Cosell; Jonathan Safran Foer on the prodigious and pugnacious Bobby Fischer; Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson writing elegantly on Marty Reisman, America's greatest ping-pong player and the sport's ultimate showman. Deborah Lipstadt examines the continuing legacy of the Munich Massacre, the fortieth anniversary of which coincided with the 2012 London Olympics. Jane Leavy reveals why Sandy Koufax agreed to attend her daughter's bat mitzvah. And we learn how Don Lerman single-handedly thrust competitive eating into the public eye with three pounds of butter and 120 jalapeño peppers. These essays are supplemented by a cover design and illustrations throughout by Mark Ulriksen. From settlement houses to stadiums and everywhere in between, Jewish Jock features men and women who do not always fit the standard athletic mold. Rather, they utilized talents long prized by a people of the book (and a people of commerce) to game these games to their advantage, in turn forcing the rest of the world to either copy their methods -- or be left in their dust.
'None of us get into that caravan without a shower,' Roy stated with pride. '
Another good mate from my poaching days was old Bradley. He owned Bradley's
Secondhand Shop in Darwin. He was an old bloke in his mid-seventies who
Author: Bob Magor
Publisher: Bob Magor
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Wild encounters with crocodiles, mad Territorians, Asian crab poachers, Cyclone Tracy, petty-crooks, the NT police, magistrates, judges and murderers, family members, Fred Brophy and his boxing troupe and all levels of authority. Meet Roy Wright, an old-style villain and barramundi poacher extraordinaire who, after a lifetime of dodging police, unbelievably goes straight(ish) in a legitimate mud crab business. Author, Bob Magor, paints a warts-and-all true-life portrait of a bloke with a strong sense of an Aussie fair go, a bit-of-class larrikinism, and a stuff 'em attitude towards authority. And as for the leopard-skin jocks? A man needs a trademark!
“Those your son's jerseys?” I ask, pointing to the multi-colored, multi-numbered
shirts. “Sure are. Mason's a baseball player, but he loves watching basketball.” “
Kid's gotta wicked curve ball,” Wes adds. Cal beams with pride. “Your table is
Author: Rebecca Jenshak
Publisher: Rebecca Jenshak
The first two books in the Smart Jocks series: The Assist and The Fadeaway. The Assist You know those stories where the smart girl tutors the dumb jock? This isn’t it. Blair What’s the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn’t be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me. Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class… these are the things I knew about him. What I didn’t know is that he is a seriously smart jock. Wes What’s the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn’t be staring at her tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics. Sorority girl, fine as f**k, determined, ball buster… these are the things I knew about her. What I didn’t know is that she is all the things I didn’t realize I wanted or needed. Or that one semester with her would change everything. The Fadeaway He thinks we're playing the longest game of hard-to-get ever. We're not. Joel The hottest girl on campus won't go out with me. I know, I know, that sounds presumptuous, but this girl... this girl has gotten under my skin, and I can't seem to walk away. Every Thursday, I show up at the café where she works. She's fed me every excuse in the book. I should give up and bang one of the many girls blowing up my phone. I'm not. Even when she says no, Thursday is my favorite day of the week. Katrina The hottest guy on campus won't stop asking me out. I know that sounds like a good problem to have, but this guy... this guy has no idea how complicated my life is trying to juggle being a single mom and college student. Every Thursday, he shows up at the café where I work. His cheesy pickup lines and arrogance should have me completely annoyed. I'm not. I can't say yes, but Thursday is my favorite day of the week.
“Look at this message Tom sent me yesterday,” [Tom had just returned from a
week away] Jake tells me with pride. He hands me his mobile phone and I read
the message aloud: “Love you, this week has made me realise how weak I can
Author: E. Anderson
Category: Sports & Recreation
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with 15-22 year old straight and gay male athletes in both the United States and the United Kingdom, this book explores how jocks have redefined heterosexuality, and no longer fear being thought gay for behaviors that constrained men of the previous generation.
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after Juryman 404 , from Lord Airlie . In 1877 , at Mr ... The first notable sires used
were the early Keillor Jocks , as already mentioned . Both Black Jock 3 and ...
It is a disgrace that in industry which claims to pride itself on professionalism
should have turned itself over to amateurs . ... sometimes even mount a
documentary that does more revealing than Barber : m , but inning idy as I was
84 THE JOCKS.
It was created by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker as a symbol of pride and
support for the gay community . ... On Pink Saturday , these jocks plus five others
from Chaps celebrity go - go dancers are auctioned off with all proceeds going to
Author: Jim Elledge
Category: Gays in popular culture
A collection of articles explores the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in shaping American popular culture from the late 1800s to the present.
Homosexuality is often less of an issue with soccer players than it is with athletes
in many other team sports . And straight or gay , most soccer players have
learned to wear the “ soccer fag ” badge with pride . 106 IN THE SPRING OF
Author: Dan Woog
Publisher: Alyson Publications
Category: Social Science
True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes Find out what happens when the final closet door-that of gay men in sports-finally swings open. Is there life after coming out to your teammates? Is there life before coming out? This collection of more than twenty-five inspiring real-life stories deals simultaneously with two very American obsessions: sports and sex.
All of the players were celebrating . Gorman Thomas squirted me with mustard .
Everyone was drenched with champagne . I ' ll never forget that feeling of pride
and accomplishment . Finally , I walked back to my clubhouse . It was still silent .
Author: Jim Ksicinski
Publisher: Contemporary Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
A clubhouse is a safe haven where ballplayers can be themselves without worrying about the scrutiny of fans or the intrusion of reporters. From 1966 to 1997, author Jim Ksicinski was the keeper of such a sanctuary at Milwaukee County Stadium, where he served as headwaiter, valet and confidant for hundreds of major-league players and coaches.
No jocks at the smoke line , though . That ' s “ burnout " turf . Jocks don ' t smoke .
In 1986 , the school ' s football team was New Jersey ' s state champion . The
athletic prowess of its youth is the pride of Bergenfield . According to Bergenfield
Author: Donna Gaines
Category: Family & Relationships
Teenage Wasteland provides memorable portraits of "rock and roll kids" and shrewd analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. A powerful indictment of the often manipulative media coverage of youth crises and so-called alternative programs designed to help "troubled" teens, Teenage Wasteland draws new conclusions and presents solid reasons to admire the resilience of suburbia's dead end kids. "A powerful book."--Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times Book Review "[Gaines] sheds light on a poorly understood world and raises compelling questions about what society might do to help this alienated group of young people."--Ann Grimes, Washington Post Book World "There is no comparable study of teenage suburban culture . . . and very few ethnographic inquiries written with anything like Gaines's native gusto or her luminous eye for detail."--Andrew Ross, Transition "An outstanding case study. . . . Gaines shows how teens engage in cultural production and how such social agency is affected by economic transformations and institutional interventions."--Richard Lachman, Contemporary Sociology "The best book on contemporary youth culture."--Rolling Stone
Diamonds knew the pride of the fighter jocks . The number three arresting wire
was always their target . It was the pilot's final test for a “ well done ” Alight .
Instinctively , he knew Blade was shooting for number three . As though his
Author: Tom Willard
Category: Hijacking of ships
The first in a bold, new action series in the tradition of Top Gun. Captained by terrorist hunter Boulton Sacrette, a desperate mission to save brave young hostages races from sea, to land, to air, and plunges into a raging personal vendetta that for Sacrette must end only one way: terrorist blood or his own!
ere kettle on , I ' m worn out stitching those bloody leather jockstraps all day ,
what a life , darlin ' really . . . ' He was so kind to us , raw as we were from the
North and uncomfortable in the rat ' s nest of London . He ' d been in
Publisher: Dufour Editions
Joolz's third collection The Pride of Lions showed her in a new light, now as much a story-teller as a performance poet. Her powerful accounts of life in the modern city are as compelling as the stories of the ancients. In her gripping tales of self-destruction, death and desolation, cruelty is mental and violence happens in the home. And yet, even in a world of trapped lives, injustice and betrayal, not all hopes are blighted, and there is some redemption, however frail, through love.
Many students throughout the school refer to jocks , and particularly to jock girls ,
as " goody - goodies . " Burnout status for a boy , on the other hand , is associated
with urban identification , and prestige among burnout boys is based , among ...
That's another quality the good photographer possesses — pride. I remember
one assignment, when I was in West Palm Beach, Florida, covering spring
training the year the Montreal Expos became the first Canadian team to make it to
Author: Paul Rimstead
Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall of Canada
Hannity took pride in helping to defeat the immigration bill through campaigns
across his various media outlets , and his success suggests that he indeed
influences public opinion . When enough people listen , a strong contingent can
be led ...
Author: Rory O'Connor
Publisher: Alternet Books
Category: Political Science
Discusses the rise in controversial talk radio personalities, claiming that they commonly blur distinctions between news and opinion, and that they incite hate under the guise of free speech.
Yvonne Jocks. it. Their pride went beyond the advancement of a grade level. It
did Jack's heart good to see the pride Audra felt on their behalf, especially when
she sought him out from her place up front to smile especially at him. Then ...
Author: Yvonne Jocks
This first book of a new series introduces Jacob Garrison, a respected rancher who struggles with how to handle his little girls falling in love. Daughter Audra takes a teaching job in Texas and tries to resist falling in love with a hansome gambler.