Matthew Futterman - Players: The Story of Sports and Money--And the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution

Download Players: The Story of Sports and Money--And the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution

Ebooks: [ TXT, Audio Books & PDF, ePub, PDB, RTF, FB2 ] Welcome to My Books Library
TitlePlayers: The Story of Sports and Money--And the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution
Rating (Rating: 2 - 86 votes)
FormatEbook
Published26-04-2016
ISBN review1476716951
ISBN13 review9781476716954'
Total page336 pages
WriterMatthew Futterman
Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The business of sports has been completely transformed over the course of my lifetime, and Players is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the beginnings of that revolution. I couldn’t put it down.” —Billy BeaneThe astonishing untold story of the people who transformed sports, in the span of a single generation, from a job that required top athletes to work in the off-season to make ends meet into a massive global business.In the cash-soaked world of contemporary sports, where every season brings news of higher salaries, endorsement deals, and television contracts, it is mind-boggling to remember that as recently as the 1970s elite athletes earned so little money that many were forced to work second jobs in the off-season. Roger Staubach, for example, made
  • True Colours
    True Colours

    Elly Redding - Could you ever trust again the man who broke your heart?Kate Fenton thought she'd got the answer to that question all neatly sewn up. Ever since she went to Saul Preston's London art gallery, a month before their wedding, and found him with his assistant - who looked as if she was in the middle of a game of strip poker.Three years later, she's no longer so sure. Saul's back in her life with a new …

  • With Love from the Inside
    With Love from the Inside

    Angela Pisel - Angela Pisel’s poignant debut explores the complex relationship between a mother and a daughter, and their quest to discover the truth and whether or not love can prevail—even from behind bars.   Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and twenty-seven d…

  • Sinful Deception (Covert Affairs, #1.3)

    Skye Jordan, Joan Swan - In need of fast cash to help her brother sneak into the US, Tova Sorenson takes a job as a sexcam operator, sparking an unlikely friendship with her very first customer. When Marcus Lucero's border patrol teammate suggests a sexcam site for female companionship without heartache, Marcus figures he's got nothing to lose. While danger from Tova's dark side brings them together in the flesh where the…

  • The Luminaries
    The Luminaries

    Eleanor Catton - It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk.…

  • Quiet Creature on the Corner
    Quiet Creature on the Corner

    João Gilberto Noll, Adam Morris - When an unemployed poet finds himself thrown in jail after raping his neighbor, his time in the slammer is mysteriously cut short when he’s abruptly taken to a new home — a countryside manor where his every need seen to. All that’s required of him is to . . . write poetry. Just who are his captors, Kurt and Otávio? What of the alluring maid, Amália, and her charge, a woman with cancer name…

  • Begging for Bad Boys: A Steamy Romance Collection
    Begging for Bad Boys: A Steamy Romance Collection

    Willow Winters, Lauren Landish, Crystal Kaswell, Bella Love-Wins, Alexis Abbott, Vivian Wood, Tabatha Kiss, Aubrey Irons, Athena Wright, KB Winters - Are you ready for our heart-wrenching, panty-melting bad boys?USA Today and Top Best Selling Romance authors have come together to give you this tempting bundle of 13 sinful bad boys that'll have you on your knees and begging for more!Each book is a standalone romance with a guaranteed sweet-as-can-be happily ever after with NO CLIFFHANGERS. Get an ice cold glass of water before digging into these…

  • Black Hat Hacker (Chicago Syndicate, #6)
    Black Hat Hacker (Chicago Syndicate, #6)

    Soraya Naomi - A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.You don’t know me.But that’s only because I don’t want you to.I have the most lucrative job in the country as a hacker in the notorious underworld. I’ve built entire systems and destroyed evidence for career advancement while stealing and exploiting data for personal gain. I’m the black hat hacker for the Chicago Syndicate and hold all …

  • Union of Sin (Vault of Sin, #2)
    Union of Sin (Vault of Sin, #2)

    Eden Summers - He’ll do anything to protect her. Even if it means letting her go.Vault of Sin, Book 2 Tate Jackson made a big mistake. No, a monumental one. He picked the wrong place to introduce his wife, Cassie, to the alluring lifestyle they’d fantasized about.Instinct told him to get her out of the poor excuse for a sex club—but he didn’t. And she was assaulted because of his carelessness. He’ll do…

  • Nobody's Perfect. I'm as Close as It Gets (Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #3)
    Nobody's Perfect. I'm as Close as It Gets (Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #3)

    Jim Benton - Whatever you do, DON'T read Jamie Kelly's bestselling diaries!The bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series is a hilarious hit! Now Jamie Kelly's diaries have a fresh look and a fun twist. Dear Dumb Diary Year Two is still laugh-out-loud funny -- but everything is another year dumber!As Jamie continues to grapple with middle school's Big Questions, she drops even more snarky gems of wisdom like, "Everybo…

  • Haunted (Hannah Smith, #3)
    Haunted (Hannah Smith, #3)

    Randy Wayne White - Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the "New York Times"-bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels. The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She's been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house's seller didn't disclose everything he knew about th…

players, story, sports, money, visionaries, Politics, Sociology, Politics, Blood Ties (The Destroyer, #69), Cold Warrior (The Destroyer, #91), Kill or Cure (The Destroyer, #11), Deadly Seeds (The Destroyer, #21), Murder's Shield (The Destroyer, #9)