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Sports Galore @ EBPL

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Lourdes Alcaraz


This Thursday, February 15th, East Brunswick Public Library will be hosting a sports trivia competition.  Compete for prizes as you field questions on a number of sports-related trivia topics such as football, basketball, sports video games, and many more!  Get into the athletic spirit with these notable titles available at the library. 

This is Your Brain On Sports by Jon Wertheim
The book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.  Sports Illustrated executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports, understanding it through the lens of economics, neuroscience, and psychology. 

Brady vs. Manning by Gary Myers 
In this extraordinary book, veteran NFL correspondent Gary Myers tackles this subject from every angle and with unprecedented access and insight, drawing on a huge number of never-before-heard interviews with Brady and Manning, their coaches, their families, and those who have played with them and against them. The result is a remarkable collection of the most entertaining and revealing stories ever told about Peyton and Tom, from how they developed their vastly different leadership styles to the unlikely friendship they’ve built over the years.

Knowing the Score: What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy by David Papineau 
As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. The tactics of road bicycle racing shed new light on questions of altruism, while sporting family dynasties reorient the nature v. nurture debate. Why do sports competitors choke? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn.

Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game by Allen St. John 
he greatest minds in football have always possessed an instinctual grasp of science, understanding the big ideas and gritty realities that inform the game's rich past, as well as its increasingly uncertain future. Blending smart reporting, counterintuitive creativity, and compelling narrative, Newton's Football takes gridiron analysis to the next level, giving fans a book that entertains, enlightens, and explains the game anew.

Running With The Kenyans : Passion, Adventure, And The Secrets Of The Fastest People On Earth by Adharanand Finn
Uprooting his family of five, Finn traveled to a small, chaotic town in the Rift Valley province of Kenya—a mecca for long-distance runners, thanks to its high altitude, endless paths, and some of the top training schools in the world. There Finn would run side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls, and barefoot schoolchildren, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters. Amid the daily challenges of training and of raising a family abroad, Finn would learn invaluable lessons about running—and about life.
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