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Last night’s college finale kept football fans on the edge of the couch until the final seconds. Could there be any greater way to end a season? Alabama and Clemson players both showed the skills they had honed all season on lesser opponents. It was a true battle.

So if you’re a college football fan, what next? How do you fill in the next eight months? Switch to the NFL games? NCAA basketball? The Australian Open? Golf?

How about a sports book? Especially one about football!

Here is a football book and a few others to keep sports fans entertained and motivated during their off seasons:

changingTheGamePlanChanging the Game Plan – Trey Rood was a young, healthy high school athlete when he received the diagnosis of stage III melanoma, which progressed to stage IV in two short years. With a five-year survival rate of five percent, Trey and his mother Cherie refused to accept the poor odds given by doctors or that the aggressive cancer would prevent Trey from ever attending college. Instead, they chose to fight with everything they had. And fight they did.




"Showing up the play" by Bob FiaccoShowing Up to Play by Robert A. Fiacco – In work, play, and life in general, when you combine clear goals with commitment and the right attitude, you get results. Showing Up to Play is filled with motivational and inspirational thoughts, ideas, and actions to help you achieve your dreams.

Written for golfers and nongolfers alike, with assorted appeal, a touch of humor, and using golf analogies and relatable stories, this book offers the benefits of a self-help book synthesized with practical professional and personal guidance to help you excel in many areas of life.

There will always be challenges as we struggle for success in any area of life. So, how do we overcome the challenges and reach the ever-elusive top 10 percent? In life as in golf, the answers are simple: humility, absolute determination, and willingness to show up and play every day.

flowing2Flowing with the Go by Elena Stowell – For what seemed like a lifetime and probably was, Elena Stowell wandered aimlessly in a personal prison of self-doubt and lack of purpose after her fifteen-year-old daughter Carly died suddenly before her eyes. By some combination of miracle and necessity, she walked into a Seattle area Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym and rolled for the first time in her life. Through that experience and others that followed, Elena discovered the tenets of the martial art form and healing were the same. With a ripping raw honesty and refreshing balance of humor and introspection, Elena’s story reminds us to never stop panning for the gold within ourselves.

A double award winner2012 Silver eLit Awards winner in the Aging/Death/Dying Category, 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in the Inspirational Category, and 2013 Bronze Medal Living Now Book Awards winner in Grieving/Death/Dying!

All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available on Amazon, B&N and can be ordered from your favorite local bookstore. Bookstores may order from IPG (Independent Publisher’s Group). Complete on-line catalogs are available at Edelweiss:Beyond the Treeline.