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Hoop : a basketball life in ninety-five essays

Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Series: Crux (Athens, Ga.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A creative nonfiction book in which the author reflects on his love for the game of basketball and "everything lovely and sinewy and deeply moving about the game invented one winter day in Massachusetts long ago." Using a collection of short essays, the author strives to present an account of a life living, playing, and coaching basketball"--
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Doyle, Brian, 1956 November 6-2017 May 27.
Hoop.
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017014286
(OCoLC)981118361
Named Person: Brian Doyle; Brian Doyle
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Doyle
ISBN: 9780820351704 0820351709
OCLC Number: 1117445619
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Tryout --
First Practice --
The Weave --
Warm-up --
The Old Gym --
Your Number --
Chucks --
Getting to the Game --
Prelude --
A Note on Backboards --
The Grade-School Gym --
Mr. Teevan --
To the Dads and Moms Who Coached Catholic Youth Organization Teams in Every Conceivable Sport --
In a Schoolyard in New York --
What Was the Worst Gym You Ever Played In? --
A Note on Dribbling --
Rims and Nets and Courts: A Note --
Boxing Out: A Note --
Boarding School --
A Basketball Story --
On the Outdoor Basketball Court at the Syracuse University Married Housing Apartment Complex --
Rules of the Game --
Llegamos Proximo! --
Weatherball --
Dribblage --
The Suicide Sprint --
Cut --
Conscious Fouls: A Note --
Mr. Wilson's Hat --
A Note on Shots --
Scribbling and Dribbling: A Note --
Hints and Intimations: A Note --
Meat --
Hoooop --
Common Scents --
Getting the Nod --
Wild Impossible Shots: A Note --
Choosing Guys --
Backspin --
A Net Note --
The Interior Calculus of Ball --
A Series of Humiliating Epiphanies --
Cuts and Spins and Whirls: A Note --
Being Beaver Smith --
Playing Ball in Brooklyn --
A Note on Redolence --
The Common Cold of Basketball Injuries --
An Entertaining Journey through the Lane --
My College Basketball Career --
Who Was the Best Player You Ever Played Against? --
The Guy in the Wheelchair --
Halftime --
Laces --
Playing Ball in New Jersey --
This Unconscious Sureness --
The Cricket Lover --
Hook --
A Brief Note on Shorts --
A Small-Not-Small Moment --
The Black Hole --
Mongo --
The Flowing Chess of the Game --
The Fast Break --
A Court in West Boston --
In My Defense --
The Seven-Foot Guy --
Shooting: A Note --
A Passing Fancy --
A Day in Mayo --
In the Alumni Gymnasium at Dartmouth College Some Years Ago --
The Guy Who Wore His Son Like a Scarf --
The Mothers --
Covering Chris --
Dunking --
There's Lots of Other Stuff to See if You Look Real Close --
West Side --
The Skinny Guy --
Otters v. Counselors --
The Niece --
Laughing and Jigging and Laughing --
My Seventy Thousandth Foul --
His Last Game --
The Young Woman --
The Ballad of Jimmy Ward --
Two on Two --
Rec League --
The Falcons --
Twenty Lefty --
A Note on Drills --
The Court Where My Sons Used to Play Ball --
There Will Not Be So Many Chances Left to Watch Us --
Could It Possibly Be That Sport Is More Than Sport? --
A Language You Loved --
A Note of Thanks.
Series Title: Crux (Athens, Ga.)
Responsibility: Brian Doyle ; illustrations by Mary Miller Doyle.

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In this collection of short essays, Brian Doyle presents a compelling account of a life lived playing, watching, loving, and coaching basketball. He recounts his passion for the gyms, the  Read more...

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