Chris Crutcher’s recent visit to the library reminded me how much of an impact his books, and other sports fiction, had on me while I was growing up. Like many kids, I liked to read, but only if the books were about subjects in which I was interested. Unfortunately for me, books on Bigfoot and [...]
From Gale Sayers, to Bubba Starling the State of Kansas has had many great athletes. Take a look at these great athletes from the state of Kansas.
In celebration of its first 30 years of existence, ESPN has come out with 30 sports films, several of which have been directed by accomplished filmmakers. This is a rundown of the films in this series the library is in the process of acquiring.
Join local fantasy football expert Terry “The Freak” Blount as he recaps the young NFL season, gives updates about the library’s fantasy football league, and gives fantasy football advice for week 4.
Bill James was a leader in rethinking the way Major League Baseball teams are put together. The new movie Moneyball is based upon the Michael Lewis book that looks at the way Billy Beane reshaped the small-market Oakland A’s using principles established by Bill James in order to compete with the wealthiest teams in the majors. The library is a great place to learn more about Bill James and his important work in reimagining the sport.
Check out some of the newest sports titles we have added to our collection. From baseball to poker, we have something of interest for fans of just about any sport.
Derek Jeter has been the face of the New York Yankees for nearly two decades. Ian O’Connor’s new biography is an excellent read for any baseball fan. The book provides a fresh look at this Yankee great known simply as “The Captain” as he moves into the final stage of his illustrious career.
In the mood to attend a sporting event in person? Check out some of the local high school and college fall sports schedules. Not only will you not have to travel far, but it also won’t cost you upwards of thirty dollars to park.
When most people think of sports movies they think of films like Bull Durham, Hoosiers, or Field of Dreams. However, if you’ve seen the standard sports movies countless times and are looking for something new, the documentary section is a great option for entertaining and enlightening films about sports. Here are some recommended titles from [...]
One person’s junk can always be another person’s treasure. That statement rings true in a lot of ways. But nowhere is it truer than in the world of collectibles. Even a quick glance of the Library’s new Collectibles neighborhood, will render a crop of books on any subject imaginable. I collect sports collectibles. Since I’m [...]
The library has all of your fantasy football needs covered for the upcoming season with a Fantasy Football Strategies program presented by WIBW’s Terry Blount and Bruce Steinbrock, as well as our own fantasy league we want you to join!