Gil Griffin lives in Playa Del Rey, California, and is a journalist and teacher of English and history. He has written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Albuquerque Tribune and the Washington Post and has covered the AFL for the league’s official publication, the Football Record, the Perth, Australia daily newspaper, WAToday, SBNation, and Vice Sports. Gil fell in love with Australian Rules football in the late 1990s on his first trip to Australia. He has appeared on Australian television as a guest commentator on Australian Rules football on such shows as “AFL360,” “The Marngrook Footy Show,” “Sunrise,” and “Sunday Night.
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Fully updated with all the latest rule changes and including expanded skills, coaching and training chapters, Aussie Rules For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you from getting a grip on the basics to more advanced aspects of playing, watching and coaching Australia's national game. Packed with practical information and fascinating anecdotes, this is the simplest, clearest and most detailed guide to AFL available.
Discover how to:Understand positions, umpires and scoring Gear up correctly, and avoid and treat injuries Improve your playing skills and coach effectively Appreciate the clubs, competitions and awards
In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.
For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.
Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.
The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.