An entertaining, anecdotal exploration of how the skills used in evaluating fantasy sports talent are one and the same with the skills we all use every day of our lives. The world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun as a light-hearted diversion, to many of its participants winning or losing is no laughing matter.
A back-up goalie's hilarious behind-the-mask look at life in the NHLJamie McLennan spent 20 years playing professional hockey. Sort of. As the backup for such legendary goalies as Grant Fuhr, Ron Hextall, Roberto Luongo, and Miikka Kiprusoff, he saw everything - except much playing time.
"Observation from the crease &the end of the bench"
Writing with the same descriptive flair that has won his novels so much praise, W. D. Wetherell tells the true story of his high-school-age son's winning soccer season. Soccer Dad is simultaneously the candid reflections of a devoted father and the enthusiastic observations of a diehard soccer fan. When Matt enters his senior year of high school, it is not without myriad parenting concerns on the part of his father, author W. D. Wetherell. What is his role in shaping his son's future? What will life be like when Matt is away at college? And what of Matt's soccer season?
His partner is killed. His girlfriend takes off. His job is hanging by a thread.... Chicago Homicide Detective Ryan Doherty has one last chance to save his career - solving the case of Scott and Carly Redding, ad execs who each appear to have died of natural causes...on the same night. And there are hundreds of people who could've wanted the Reddings dead, including every ex-employee of their high-powered firm, Town Red Media.
Two ancient souls are connected by a promised love, their destinies placing the fate of the world in their hands. Borne through the ages by tortured longing, their paths yet cross at the dawn of a terrifying new age. For thousands of years, the Dark Lord has been devising a plan to reawaken the God of War. With the God of War's power, he intends to cleanse the world...by plunging it into darkness. The only hope for humankind is the love of Kendrick and Princess Natalia, a love that has endured the test of time.