Download or read book Foley is Good written by Mick Foley and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2002-06-04 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Foley Is Good, Mick Foley -- former Commissioner of the World Wrestling Federation, aka Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind -- picks up right where his smash #1 New York Times bestseller Have a Nice Day! left off, giving readers an inside look at the behind-the-scenes action in the Federation. With total honesty and riotous humor, Mick Foley shines a spotlight into some of the hidden corners of the World Wrestling Federation. From the ongoing controversy surrounding "backyard wrestling" to the real story behind his now-infamous "I Quit" match with The Rock, Foley covers all the bases in this hysterically funny roller-coaster ride of a memoir.
Download or read book The Hardcore Diaries written by Mick Foley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-04 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A three-time WWE champion shares first-person testimony about competing in the ring, in a personal account that describes one of his most important and challenging matches, his training methods, and some of his more dangerous wrestling stunts. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Download or read book Scooter written by Mick Foley and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scooter Riley–named after Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto–is just a regular kid growing up in the Bronx, right near Yankee Stadium, in 1969. His father, Patrick Riley, is a New York City cop. His grandfather, a fireman for thirty years, is a man who firmly believes that all of life’s great lessons are explained in baseball lore. In the wake of the assassinations of Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy, as the neighborhood changes around him, Scooter is forced to see that life, like baseball, is a game in which a few extraordinary moments–moments of either courage or cowardice–will define the man he becomes.
Download or read book American History Through American Sports written by Danielle Sarver Coombs and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013 with total page 1038 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect. This collection blends historical and popular culture perspectives in its analysis of the development of sports and sports figures throughout American history. American History through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports is unique in that it focuses on how each sport has transformed and influenced society at large, demonstrating how sports and popular culture are intrinsically entwined and the ways they both reflect larger societal transformations. The essays in the book are wide-ranging, covering topics of interest for sports fans who enjoy the NFL and NASCAR as well as those who like tennis and watching the Olympics. Many topics feature information about specific sports icons and favorite heroes. Additionally, many of the topics' treatments prompt engagement by purposely challenging the reader to either agree or disagree with the author's analysis.
Download or read book Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling 2d ed written by Harris M. Lentz III and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 405 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though professional wrestlers are usually ignored by sportswriters and entertainment reporters alike, the popularity of these gifted athletes and showbiz pros is undeniable. Few fans are concerned with whether the wrestling is “legitimate.” From Ace Abbott to Buck Zumhofe, this is the second edition of the first-ever comprehensive compilation of biographical information on professional wrestlers past and present, including major promoters and managers. Each entry is listed under the wrestling name most often used, with cross references to real names and other ring names. The ring name is followed by the grappler’s real name, hometown, height and weight, and birth and death dates when available. The biographical data provide the era in which the individual competed, wrestling associations, titles, tag team partners, major bouts and other highlights.
Download or read book Focus On 100 Most Popular WWE Hall of Fame written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 2291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Wrestling written by John Grasso and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary covers Wrestling’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important amateur and professional wrestling, wrestling personalities, announcers, wrestling organizations, and managers and promoters from all eras.
Download or read book The Spectacle of the Real written by Geoff King and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2005-03-01 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hollywood special effects offer spectacular creations or re-creations that make claims to our attention on the grounds of their ‘incredible-seeming reality’. They can appear both ‘incredible’ and ‘real’, their appeal based on their ability to ‘convince’—to appear real in terms such as detail and texture—and on their status as fabricated spectacle, to be admired as such. At a seemingly very different end of the audio-visual media spectrum, ‘reality’ television offers the spectacle of, supposedly, the ‘real’ itself, a ‘reality’ that ranges from the banality of the quotidian to intense interpersonal engagements (two extremes experienced in Big Brother, for example). The two also overlap, however, nowhere more clearly and jarringly than in the ultimate ‘spectacle of the real’, the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York, live television coverage of which evoked constant comparison with big-screen fictional images.
Download or read book Countdown to Lockdown written by Mick Foley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-10-21 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: See the world through the eyes of champion wrestler Mick Foley as he looks back on his days in the WWE. As one of the most bizarre and fearless stars of wrestling in recent times, Mick is known for taking extraordinary risks to remain at the peak of his game. COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN is a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes account of his mental and physical preparation for the TNA Lockdown - in many ways, the most important wrestling match of his career. This is placed in context by Foley's memories, thoughts and opinions of WWE as well as his life outside the ring, from the Benoit deaths and the 'Royal Rumble' to Sierra Leone and his meeting with former president, Bill Clinton. Full of action from inside the ring, the drama of his last days with the WWE, Foley's trademark humour as well as an industry insider's view of professional wrestling today, Foley's many fans will not be disappointed.
Download or read book Tales from Wrescal Lane written by Mick Foley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Come one, come all, to Wrescal Lane. It's the bestest place to see your favorite WWE Superstars as kids like you and me! First there's young Mick Foley, with missing teeth and dirty shirt. One look at him will tell you he's not afraid of getting hurt! Kurt Angle thinks he's brave and strong; he's really quite the boaster -- till he visits Mr. McMahon's new theme park and sees the roller coaster! Triple H calls himself The Game; he's good at any task. Kane's a real big, scary kid. Why does he wear that mask? Check out Lita and Matt Hardy, always leapin' before lookin'. And The Rock keeps shouting for everyone to smell what he is cookin'! Say hi to Stacy Keibler; she's cute and easy to like. But what's up with Al Snow and that doll's head on his bike? Look, there's Stephanie McMahon, selling some of Dad's old things. Uh-oh, those mean ol' Dudley Boys gave Shane a bruise that stings! These kids still have a lot to learn about playing nice and sharing. Perhaps we can learn with them to become a bit more caring! Now get ready for lots of fun, come shine or come rain, as you read over and over these Tales from Wrescal Lane!
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom written by Melissa A. Click and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-03 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of fan studies has seen exponential growth in recent years and this companion brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of the field and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of media texts and formats and incorporating a variety of methodologies, this collection is organized into six main sections: methods and ethics, technologies and practices, identities, race and transcultural fandom, industry, and futures. Each section concludes with a conversation among some of the field’s leading scholars and industry insiders to address a wealth of questions relevant to each section topic.
Download or read book Tietam Brown written by Mick Foley and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-12-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Antietam (Andy) Brown - named for the great-great-grandfather who died on that Civil War battleground - was ten years old when he killed his abusive foster father. Now, after seven years in reform school, he is free to make a new start. But he is immediately thrust into the violent and debased life of his real father (known as Tietam) - an oddly charismatic man who seems addicted to bodybuilding, beer-swilling and 'bareback riding'. Swimming through a morass of crudity and violence, Andy is stunned to find himself pursued by the high school homecoming queen - a born-again Christian. Obsessed with the idea of offering his girlfriend a pure love and driven to find out whether he's descended from a monster or a hero, Andy searches for the truth in the dangerous currents of his father's past and present.
Download or read book Seeing Fans written by Lucy Bennett and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2016-07-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Split into four sections, Seeing Fans analyzes the representations of fans in the mass media through a diverse range of perspectives. This collection opens with a preface by noted actor and fan Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), whose recent work on fandom (appearing with Henry Jenkins at Comic Con and speaking at the Fan Studies Network symposium) bridges the worlds of academia and the media industry. Section one focuses on the representations of fans in documentaries and news reports and includes an interview with Roger Nygard, director of Trekkies and Trekkies 2. The second section then examines fictional representations of fans through analyses of television and film, featuring interviews with Emily Perkins of Supernatural, Robert Burnett, director of the film Free Enterprise, and Luminosity, a fan who has been interviewed in the New York Magazine for her exemplary work in fandom. Section three explores cultural perspectives on fan representations, and includes an interview with Laurent Malaquais, director of Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. Lastly, the final section looks at global perspectives on the ways fans have been represented and finishes with an interview with Jeanie Finlay, director of the music documentary Sound it Out. The collection then closes with an afterword by fan studies scholar Professor Matt Hills.
Download or read book Countdown to Lockdown written by Mick Foley and published by . This book was released on 2011-08 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: See the world through the eyes of champion wrestler Mick Foley as he looks back on his days in the WWE. As one of the most bizarre and fearless stars of wrestling in recent times, Mick is known for taking extraordinary risks to remain at the peak of his game. COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN is a no-holds-barred, behind the scenes account of his mental and physical preparation for the TNA Lockdown - in many ways, the most important wrestling match of his career. This is put in context with Foley's memories, thoughts and opinions of WWE as well as life outside the ring from the Benoit deaths and the 'Royal Rumble', to Sierra Leone and his meeting with former President Bill Clinton. Full of action from inside the ring, the drama of his last days with the WWE, Foley's trademark humour as well as an industry insider's view of professional wrestling today, Foley's many fans will not be disappointed.
Download or read book Global Sport Marketing written by Michel Desbordes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Globalization has had a profound impact on the sports industry, creating an international market in which sports teams, leagues and players have become internationally recognized brands. This important new study of contemporary sports marketing examines the opportunities and threats posed by a global sports market, outlining the tools and strategies that marketers and managers can use to take advantage of those opportunities. The book surveys current trends, issues and best practice in international sport marketing, providing a useful blend of contemporary theory and case studies from the Americas, Europe and Asia. It assesses the impact of globalization on teams, leagues, players, sponsors and equipment manufacturers, and highlights the central significance of culture on the development of effective marketing strategy. Global Sport Marketing is key reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport marketing or sport business.
Download or read book Steel Chair to the Head written by Nicholas Sammond and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-13 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The antagonists—oiled, shaved, pierced, and tattooed; the glaring lights; the pounding music; the shouting crowd: professional wrestling is at once spectacle, sport, and business. Steel Chair to the Head provides a multifaceted look at the popular phenomenon of pro wrestling. The contributors combine critical rigor with a deep appreciation of wrestling as a unique cultural form, the latest in a long line of popular performance genres. They examine wrestling as it happens in the ring, is experienced in the stands, is portrayed on television, and is discussed in online chat rooms. In the process, they reveal wrestling as an expression of the contradictions and struggles that shape American culture. The essayists include scholars in anthropology, psychology, film studies, communication studies, and sociology, one of whom used to wrestle professionally. Classic studies of wrestling by Roland Barthes, Carlos Monsiváis, Sharon Mazer, and Henry Jenkins appear alongside original essays. Whether exploring how pro wrestling inflects race, masculinity, and ideas of reality and authenticity; how female fans express their enthusiasm for male wrestlers; or how lucha libre provides insights into Mexican social and political life, Steel Chair to the Head gives due respect to pro wrestling by treating it with the same thorough attention usually reserved for more conventional forms of cultural expression. Contributors. Roland Barthes, Douglas L. Battema, Susan Clerc, Laurence de Garis, Henry Jenkins III, Henry Jenkins IV, Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Carlos Monsiváis, Lucia Rahilly, Catherine Salmon, Nicholas Sammond, Phillip Serrat, Philip Sewell
Download or read book Quote Double Quote written by Paul Ferstl and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The boundary between ‘high’ culture and ‘popular’ culture is neither hermetic nor stable. A wide-spread mechanism of a reception strongly influenced by structuralism and post-modernism has led to the amplification and acceleration of cultural production between these two poles. Relying on a decidedly theoretical approach, this volume offers a broad perspective transgressing linguistic, cultural, temporal, and media borders. Reflections and perspectives on the relationship between ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture are the subject of the thirteen articles collected here. Side by side with theoretical approaches, case studies covering classical and Heavy Metal music, TV series and pornographic films, zombies and ‘Creature Features’, philosophically infused comics and popular lexicography, professional wrestling and hypertext literature pave the way to a contemporary aesthetics.