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Taking one for the team
Fornwald, Mike.
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee, Wisc. : Pleas, [1999]

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Title from cover.
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GV950.5 .F67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
GV950.5 .F67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Taking One For the Team is a humorous self-help book for sports fanatics, which features more than 40 cartoons. It is also meant to help the wives, girlfriends, and families understand and cope with the eccentric behaviors and actions of armchair coaches across the land.

Table of Contents

How this whole thing startedp. 10
What's this all about?p. 11
Off-season conditioningp. 12
Wishing bad luck: does it work?p. 14
Deflecting hexes and other thwartsp. 16
All objects are antennasp. 17
Taping gamesp. 18
What to do with a loser tapep. 20
Watching at homep. 22
Tailgatingp. 24
#1 and gawd forbid #2p. 26
Why including pets during a TD celebration might not be such a good ideap. 28
What to do if a really bad analyst picks your teamp. 30
How to demonstrate blown calls to your pet, chair, TV or remote controlp. 32
Simple but valuable keys to pacingp. 34
Favorite chairs and couchesp. 36
The off-season before the invention of VCRsp. 38
Mental telepathy coachingp. 40
Halftime adjustmentsp. 42
Scratching, twitching and other repetitive ticsp. 44
Thwarting last-second kicksp. 46
Breaking up a losing streakp. 48
How stupid can you get?p. 50
The many faces of angerp. 52
Clothingp. 54
Face painting, tattoos and hair sculptingp. 56
What to do when you can't watch the gamep. 58
Closing eyes, looking away or marching your team to victoryp. 60
When to call on the Big Guy upstairsp. 62
Throwing things smaller or bigger than youp. 64
What ifsp. 66
Visualization techniquesp. 68
A fan since birth versus the dweeb that went to the schoolp. 70
Not shaving or bathing until victoryp. 72
Attending the gamep. 74
Zombie face scare tacticsp. 76
Turning your home into a shrinep. 78
Yelling at the TV or radiop. 80
You got sloppy and missed a few steps of your routine--now what?p. 82
Irrational thinking as a means to survivalp. 84
Surviving behind enemy linesp. 86
The ugly truth of football chat roomsp. 88
Whacking thingsp. 90
When the other team gets luckyp. 92
Road tripsp. 94
Post book wrap-upp. 96