Una Pasión: el futbol.
Un sueño: ¡ser los mejores!
Ya hemos llegado al ecuador del campeonato, ¡y los Cebolletas están a solo un punto del líder! Pero su mayor reto no va a ser conseguir el primer puesto, sino superar los problemas internos. Desde que Fidu dejó el futbol, nada es lo que period: a Dani le disgusta estar bajo los tres palos, Tomi tiene celos de Becan y las gemelas se despistan continuamente... Por suerte, Gaston Champignon les va a recordar los angeles lección básica del deporte en equipo: lo más importante es mantenerse unidos.
By Jonathan Gottschall
An English professor starts off education in combined martial arts, exploring the technological know-how and background at the back of the violence of men
whilst a combined martial arts (MMA) fitness center opens around the road from his workplace, Jonathan Gottschall sees a problem. Pushing 40, out of form, and disappointed together with his activity as an accessory English professor, he works up his nerve and reveals himself education for an all-out cage struggle. He sees it not only as a private try out, but in addition as a chance to respond to questions that experience intrigued him for years: Why do males struggle? And why accomplish that many doubtless good humans like to watch?
In The Professor within the Cage, Gottschall’s not going trip from the school lecture room to the combating cage drives a huge new research into the technological know-how and background of violence. The surging acclaim for MMA—a full-contact activity within which warring parties punch, choke, and kick one another into submission—is only one instance of our species’ insatiable curiosity either in violence and within the rituals that retain violence in payment. From duels to soccer to the roughhousing of kids, people are masters of what Gottschall calls the monkey dance: a dizzying number of rule-bound contests that determine hierarchies whereas minimizing hazard and social sickness. Gottschall’s unsparing odyssey—through extremes of soreness, occasional humiliation, his wife’s incredulity, and finally his personal cage fight—opens his, and our, eyes to the uncomfortable fact that, as brutal as those contests should be, the area will be a way more chaotic and unsafe position with out them.
By Norman Mailer
In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, African American boxers have been paid 5 million cash apiece to struggle one another. One was once Muhammad Ali, the getting older yet irrepressible “professor of boxing.” the opposite was once George Foreman, who used to be as taciturn as Ali used to be voluble. staring at them used to be Norman Mailer, a commentator of extraordinary power, acumen, and audacity. no matter if he's interpreting the warring parties’ strikes, analyzing their characters, or weighing their competing claims at the African and American souls, Mailer’s grab of the gigantic battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this booklet a masterpiece of the literature of sport.
Praise for The Fight
“Exquisitely sophisticated and attenuated . . . [a] delicate portrait of a rare athlete and guy, and a pugilistic drama totally as interesting because the fact on which it really is based.”—The long island Times
“One of the defining texts of activities journalism. not just does Mailer bear in mind the violent wrestle with a scholar’s eye . . . he additionally makes the total act of reporting look as fascinating as what’s happening within the ring.”—GQ
“Stylistically, Mailer was once the best boxing author of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire
“One of Mailer’s most interesting books.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker
Praise for Norman Mailer
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”—The long island Times
“A author of the best and such a lot reckless talent.”—The New Yorker
“Mailer is crucial, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post
“A devastatingly alive and unique inventive mind.”—Life
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The big apple assessment of Books
“The biggest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . not like with regards to each American author in view that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and turn into richer in knowledge with every one new book.”—Chicago Tribune
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language contains you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post
The long-overlooked tale of a couple of adventurous Britons who left their native land sooner than the 1st global battle to encourage and form the expansion of recent soccer in continental Europe and South the USA. Drawn from generally diverse backgrounds, their motivations and contributions have been various - supporting to shape mythical golf equipment now supported by way of thousands around the globe; bringing progressive alterations to the best way soccer was once taught and performed, and laying the principles on which the sport could proceed to flourish. filled with unique bills and anecdotes from the start of the worldwide online game, Fathers of Football locations the lives of those innovators soundly in ancient and social context. all of them left a deep and lasting effect on soccer within the nations they labored in; but for too lengthy Britain grew to become its again on their classes and achievements. Even this present day they continue to be mostly unknown - prophets extra honoured overseas than at domestic.
By Graham Thorpe