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Paper Tiger

Author : Ted A. Kluck
ISBN : 0762766336
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Upside Down Football

Author : Ted Kluck
ISBN : 9781442257122
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The long snapper is perhaps the most overlooked and underappreciated position in football. He spends a great deal of his career bent over a football, with a guy either kneeling seven yards behind him or standing back at 15 yards. In a sense, the long snapper has one job—to go unnoticed. If he is noticed, it probably means he’s flubbed a snap—and for a long snapper, a single mistake can mean instant unemployment. In Upside Down Football: An Inside Look at Long Snapping in the NFL, Ted Kluck shares the unique stories of these often-unseen high-pressure athletes. To fully explore the art of long snapping, Kluck attempts to perfect his own long-snapping technique, enlisting NFL snapping super-agent Kevin Gold and former longtime NFL snapper Justin Snow to help him. He also learns from elite NFL special teams coach Gary Zauner, experiences the camp circuit via snapping guru Chris Rubio, trains with snapping coach Nolan Owen, and talks with Green Beret and college snapper Nate Boyer. Upside Down Football features in-depth interviews with players, coaches, agents, and scouts, introducing the reader to men who have snapped at the game’s highest level and to those who helped them get there. NFL and college football fans, along with long snappers of all levels, will enjoy this entertaining and enlightening perspective on the most underappreciated position in football.

Three Week Professionals

Author : Ted Kluck
ISBN : 9781442241558
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1987 the players of the National Football League went on strike, demanding better pay and the right to seek free agency. Determined to keep the league going, team owners pulled replacements from wherever they could be found, from the semi-pro leagues to bar stools, in order to create makeshift teams. For three weeks, “regular” men—truck drivers, school teachers, stockbrokers—were able to put on NFL helmets and jerseys, play in professional stadiums, and live their dreams. The replacements had to dodge thrown food and endure catcalls while they played in nearly empty stadiums, but for three weeks they could call themselves professional football players. Ultimately, the replacements’ days as professional athletes were all but forgotten by fans and the league. Ted Kluck changes that in Three-Week Professionals: Inside the 1987 NFL Players’ Strike, sharing the stories of the replacements alongside the strike experiences of NFL veterans. The innocence and joy experienced by the replacements stand in stark contrast to the high-stakes negotiations being waged by striking NFL players, negotiations that would spike the pay scale and change the face of the NFL. Three-Week Professionals includes original interviews with both the replacement players and the professionals who went on strike, bringing to life these brief but unusual days of football. Football fans and sports historians alike will find this book a fascinating glimpse into three of the strangest weeks in the NFL—and come to realize the impact those weeks had on the world’s most lucrative sports league.

Kinda Christianity

Author : Ted Kluck
ISBN : 0615364977
Genre : Humor
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"So you're ready to take the plunge. Ready to translate your quest into action! Without defining yourself, and certainly without boxing yourself into one particular rigid way of doing theology or church, you're ready to become emergent. You have a username and clever screen name picked out at Emergent Village(tm), and maybe you've even begun having church in an empty warehouse in the industrial sector of your city. If so, good for you! But those are just the first, baby steps in your journey (your dance, if you will) into Kinda Christianity. This book will help you along the rest of your uniquely creative path to super-terrific self-discovery." -From the Introduction For exceprts, study guide, etc., go to http: //www.gutcheckpress.com/kinda/

Headlocks And Dropkicks

Author : Ted Kluck
ISBN : 0313354812
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Is it sport or is it entertainment? As presented by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., the most well-known promoter of professional wrestling, it is hard for the uninitiated to tell. A refuge for the very athletic, and often a breeding ground for the highly dysfunctional, professional wrestling is, in the truest sense, life on the fringes.

Younger Restlesser Reformeder

Author : Ted Kluck
ISBN : 0983078300
Genre : Religion
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Just how reformed do you think you are? With clarity of insight that comes only from firsthand experience, the authors of Kinda Christianity take on their own cultural-theological movement, offering tips and tricks for all you New Calvinists. From what to wear to who to marry (and how to court them) to what to read, Ted Kluck and Zach Bartels help you work out your reformedness with fear and trembling. "Kluck and Bartels don't wanna talk, they wanna scream at people, but they don't wanna listen or problem solve and that's what's frustrating about the dynamic of the group."-Richard Slade, M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary "This is one of those seminal works that embodies a significant portion of our Reformed theological heritage. We all should rejoice to see this material finally available in English "-Cory Hartman, age 12 "Demonstrates an indirect relationship and similarity between the perichoretic 'intra divine' communion and the complementary 'divine-human' relation."-Robert Rusigliano, professional boxer; mason

The Gut Check Guide To Publishing

Author : Ted Kluck
ISBN : 0983078386
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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It's easy to publish a book these days. It's also easy to do it really, really badly. Sure you can go for broke and just learn from your mistakes. But wouldn't rather learn from someone else's? Ted Kluck and Zach Bartels have seen it all. They've published with Traditional publishers large and small, started their own Indie micro press, had great success, and watched projects crash and burn. With the wisdom of grizzled old sages and the snark of jaded Gen Xers, they cut through the BS and show you how to navigate the world of publishing gatekeepers choose when to go Traditional or Indie work well with editors, cover designers, and PR wonks position your books for success learn from failure and rejection and much more Witty, honest, and practical, The Gut Check Guide to Publishing isn't your ticket to instant fame and fortune. It's the reality check you have to have before you decide to take the trip at all. It's what's going to keep you from looking like an amateur out there. It's your white knight. Because if you think writing is hard work, you ain't seen nothing yet."

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036083590
Genre : American literature
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Why We Love The Church

Author : Kevin L. DeYoung
ISBN : 9781575673530
Genre : Religion
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This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory in an effort to edify local congregations and entice the disaffected back to the fold. It also provides a solid biblical mandate to love and be part of the body of Christ and counteract the "leave church" books that trumpet rebellion and individual felt needs. Why We Love the Church is written for four kinds of people - the Committed, the Disgruntled, the Waffling & the Disconnected.

Why We Re Not Emergent

Author : Kevin L. DeYoung
ISBN : 0802479839
Genre : Religion
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"You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren't." The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today's Christian community. And they're talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. They're doing church a new way, not content to fit the mold. Again, all good. But there's more to the movement than that. Much more. Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they're not. And Why We're Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why. From both a theological and an on-the-street perspective, Kevin and Ted diagnose the emerging church. They pull apart interviews, articles, books, and blogs, helping you see for yourself what it's all about.

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