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Inside Sportfishing: Tuna Town

Clarion cows and a foamer on the Hurricane. Guadalupe tuna & home guard mossbacks. Catalina bluefin, albacore & swordfish. Wahoo dive-bombing hard baits from 30 feet in the air. Tuna Town U.S.A. has it all. Non-stop action with incredible archive footage, circa the 1950s. Filmed onboard the Excel, Royal Polaris, Polaris Supreme, Shogun, Red Rooster III and the Hurricane. Produced in honor of two of the finest men to ever work the waters off Southern California and Baja. Captains Bill Nott and Rollo Heyn… you’ll live in our hearts forever.

Under Armour Boys’ F5 Football Gloves, Steel Town Gold/Black, Youth Large

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  • Meets NFHS/NCAA/nocsae standards
  • HeatGear fabric keeps your hands cool, dry & light
  • Built to provide maximum flexibility, breathability & moisture Transport
  • Custom fit closure System, v
  • Super-sticky Armour grab tack palm for maximum catch ability

Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from Europe and the Jim Crow south. The J&L mill, though dirty and dangerous, offered a chance at a better life. It produced the steel that built American cities and won World War II and even became something of a workers’ paradise. But then, in the 1980’s, the steel industry cratered. The mill closed. Crime rose and crack hit big.

But another industry grew in Aliquippa. The town didn’t just make steel; it made elite football players, from Mike Ditka to Ty Law to Darrelle Revis. Pro football was born in Western Pennsylvania, and few places churned out talent like Aliquippa. Despite its troubles—maybe even because of them—Aliquippa became legendary for producing football greatness. A masterpiece of narrative journalism, Playing Through the Whistle tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life. Like football, it will make you marvel, wince, cry, and cheer.

Lazy Town: Super Sports Show

It’s time to get active in LazyTown! Follow a day in the life of Sportacus, LazyTown’s lightly-above-average hero, as he performs incredible stunts and saves the residents of LazyTown. However, Robbie Rotten, the silly resident villain, is intent on keeping LazyTown… lazy. Robbie climbs inside a football-playing robot and challenges Sportacus to a match. If Sportacus loses, he’ll have to leave town forever. Who will determine the fate of LazyTown?

One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season 

In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois
playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats
defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no
coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370
teams to become the smallest school in modern Illinois history to make the
state final, a distinction that still stands. There, sporting long
hair, and warming up to Jesus Christ Superstar, the Ironmen would play
a dramatic game against a Chicago powerhouse that would change their
lives forever.

In a gripping, cinematic narrative, Sports Illustrated writer Chris
Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet, a
hippie, dreamer and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966,
bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era.
Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took
over a rag-tag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as
baseball. Inspired by Sweet’s unconventional methods and led by fiery
star Steve Shartzer and spindly curveball artist John Heneberry, the
undersized, undermanned Macon Ironmen embarked on an improbable
postseason run that infuriated rival coaches and buoyed an entire
town.

Beginning with Sweet’s arrival, Ballard takes readers on a journey
back to the Ironmen’s historic season and then on to the present day,
returning to the 1971 Ironmen to explore the effect the game had on
their lives’ trajectories–and the men they’ve become because of it.

Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power
of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and
it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a
coach, a team, and a town