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Thank You Sabres : Memories of the 1972-73 Season By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $6.99
Going into their third year of existence as an NHL expansion team, not a whole lot was expected of the Buffalo Sabres in the fall of 1972. Despite the presence of two rising young scoring stars in... More > Gilbert Perreault and Rick Martin, each of whom had been named NHL rookie of the year, the Sabres figured to be lagging well behind in the powerful East Division of what was then a 16-team league. Instead, the Sabres gave their growing legion of passionate fans a season that no one has ever forgotten. The 1972-73 team did what the hockey gods said would be next to impossible when the season began - it qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. This is the story of that overachieving team, complete with a month-by-month synopsis of the season and profiles of the key players who became so beloved that when the final seconds ticked off the clock in Game Six of the first-round playoff series against Montreal, a sellout crowd at Memorial Auditorium stood as one and repeatedly chanted "Thank You Sabres."< Less
Game of My Life : Memorable Stories of Bills Football By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $7.99
Since their inception in 1960 the Bills have been Buffalo's showcase team and through the decades they have taken their loyal fans on the ride of a lifetime in building a storied history replete with... More > so much excitement and fulfillment, yet so much heartbreak and frustration. In Sal Maiorana’s Game of My Life, former players and coaches such as Jim Kelly, Marv Levy, Steve Tasker, Darryl Talley, Cornelius Bennett and Andre Reed re-kindle memories of the greatest games and performances in franchise history, events that have shaped Buffalo fandom and defined the parameters of bar room rants for generations to come. Game of My Life is a celebration of Bills football, and these pages will accentuate the glory of their victories, reveal the heartbreak of their defeats, spotlight the men who have proudly worn the Buffalo on their helmets, and stir the emotions and passions of a fan base that has supported this franchise through good times and bad.< Less
Game Night In Buffalo: A Town, Its Teams and Its Sporting Memories By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $6.99
Although the record wouldn't indicate it - four Super Bowl losses and two Stanley Cup Finals defeats for starters - the city of Buffalo and the region of Western New York has enjoyed a long and... More > storied sporting history. In Game Night in Buffalo, Buffalo-born author and veteran sports writer Sal Maiorana stirs those emotions and passions in chronicling some of the never-to-be-forgotten games and performances that Buffalo’s devout fans have cheered and cursed; events that have shaped Buffalo fandom and defined the parameters of bar room rants for generations to come. For anyone who has grown up a sports fan in Buffalo or Western New York, Game Night in Buffalo is a must-have for the simple reason that it will bring back to life, in vivid detail, the sporting events that no one should ever forget.< Less
If You Can't Join 'Em, Beat 'Em : A Remembrance of the American Football League By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $7.99
Sportscaster Curt Gowdy once said that “the story of the AFL, how the league grew and became popular, is one of the best sports stories of all-time.” This is that story. It was... More > considered “a joke” by Chicago Bears’ patriarch George Halas, and other NFL luminaries predicted a rapid demise for the AFL. Instead, it gained a strong foothold in the pro football marketplace with its entertaining style of play, and ultimately it forced the NFL - albeit grudgingly – to accept the AFL as its equal. The two leagues merged in time for the 1970 season, and it wasn’t long before this superpower entity created a seismic shift in this nation’s sporting passions as pro football surpassed Major League Baseball as our national pastime. Hunt and his cronies were told they couldn’t join the NFL, so in the end, they simply beat them. In these pages you will re-live some of the greatest games in AFL history, and meet a wonderful cast of characters who shepherded the AFL from the humblest of beginnings to Super Bowl glory.< Less
The Ultimate Season : The Yankees, the Red Sox and the Drama of 1978 By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $8.99
It had already been one of the most remarkable years in baseball history, but the moment Bucky Dent's seemingly harmless fly ball cleared the Green Monster at Fenway Park on the afternoon of October... More > 2, the 1978 season became, what some people still consider today, the most dramatic in the sport's glorious lineage. In The Ultimate Season, Sal Maiorana takes you on an exciting day-by-day journey through the 1978 season, and he has created three fictional characters who tell the story in 21st-century blog style fashion. Zack Lassiter is a 43-year-old New York City-born sports writer; Maria Martinez is a 19-year-old native of the Bronx, a Yankees fan as well as a Yankee Stadium vendor; and Jimmy O'Reilly is a ruddy-faced, beer-bellied, 58-year-old bartender in the heart of South Boston. Through their eyes, readers will be transported back to '78, and thrust into the middle of the drama and excitement of a baseball season that captivated a nation at a time when baseball was still our national pastime.< Less
Quarterback Duel : Casey Carter Sports Series : Volume 1 By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $6.99
Meet Casey Carter, sophomore quarterback extraordinaire for the River View High Eagles. In his quest to lead the Eagles to a championship, Casey is confronted by a jealous and vindictive senior named... More > Steve Northcutt, who has served as the backup quarterback the previous two years, and staunchly believes he should be the starter. Northcutt plots a devious scheme to derail Casey, and the two boys engage in a season-long conflict that hinders the Eagles. In this fast-moving story that is loaded with thrilling high school football action, you will meet Casey and all his buddies - Kevin McDonald, Danny Valentine, Curtis Winthrop, Kyle Kozlowski, and the brothers Matty and Eddie Harkness - as they begin their varsity sports careers. If you are a middle or high school-aged student who loves sports, this will be a must-read on your iPod or eBook reader.< Less
31 Days in October By Sal Maiorana
eBook (ePub): $7.99
October is baseball's greatest month, the month when legends are born, memories are forged, and champions are crowned, and October 2012 was certainly no different. In "31 Days in October - A... More > Memoir of the 2012 Major League Baseball Postseason", author Sal Maiorana recounts the drama, the excitement, and the stories of perseverance and achievement that provided a compelling conclusion to the 2012 season. During this 31-day journey, Maiorana takes an in-depth look at each day's most notable event.Miguel Cabrera's securing of the Triple Crown; the return of playoff baseball to the nation's capital; Derek Jeter's season-ending broken ankle in the ALCS; the benching of Alex Rodriguez; the epic offensive malfunction of the Yankees; the brilliance of Justin Verlander; the Giants remarkable run of staving off elimination; Pablo Sandoval's historic three-homer performance in Game 1 of the World Series; and the Giants impressively efficient sweep of the Tigers. And that's just a sampling of what's included.< Less
Three Rivers, Three Rings : The Story of the 1978 Super Bowl Steelers By Sal Maiorana & Leo Roth
eBook (ePub): $7.99
They could have built a separate wing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame just to accommodate the members of the Steelers from the dynastic period in the 1970s when Pittsburgh was the center of the pro... More > football universe. As it is, nine players and three front office men who helped the Steelers win four Super Bowl championships in a span of six seasons are enshrined in Canton. At a time when the Steelers were stamping themselves as one of the NFL's most successful franchises in history, the 1978 team may have been the best of the bunch, and Three Rivers, Three Rings, is the story of that team. Authors Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth - through extensive research and numerous interviews - provide a detailed chronicle of the never-to-be-forgotten season which includes a game-by-game account and profiles of key players like Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and Jack Ham, and Mel Blount to name but a few. Wave your Terrible Towels and celebrate one of the NFL's greatest teams.< Less

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