Instant Replay: 365 Days of North Carolina Sports Trivia [NOOK Book]

Overview

For generations, North Carolina has been synonymous with college basketball supremacy. And everyone knows of NASCAR's deep roots in the Old North State. But North Carolina's rich sports legacy encompasses so much more than rebounds and restrictor plates. In INSTANT REPLAY, Jimmy Tomlin covers the state's entire sports landscape--from tennis and track to football and fighting to hockey and horse racing--with anecdotes for every day of the year that transcend mere box scores.
...
See more details below
Instant Replay: 365 Days of North Carolina Sports Trivia

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

For generations, North Carolina has been synonymous with college basketball supremacy. And everyone knows of NASCAR's deep roots in the Old North State. But North Carolina's rich sports legacy encompasses so much more than rebounds and restrictor plates. In INSTANT REPLAY, Jimmy Tomlin covers the state's entire sports landscape--from tennis and track to football and fighting to hockey and horse racing--with anecdotes for every day of the year that transcend mere box scores.
While INSTANT REPLAY documents the unforgettable exploits of some of the state's best-known athletes--Michael Jordan, Richard Petty, Catfish Hunter, and Choo-Choo Justice, just to name a few--it also tells the compelling stories of more obscure athletes, such as the high-school baseball player who homered five times in a single game and the slow-pitch softball stud who slugged more than 6,000 homers in his career. Tomlin revisits many of the state's famous sports moments, like the year the Rose Bowl was played in Durham, but he also includes lesser-known moments, like the time a professional basketball player's monstrous dunks shattered two backboards in the same game and the day a fisherman caught a record catfish with a Barbie fishing pole. Interspersed throughout the book are interesting sidebars detailing the state's links to the careers of sports legends like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Rocky Marciano.
After reading INSTANT REPLAY, even the most diehard North Carolina sports fan will come away with a deeper appreciation for the state's athletic heritage--and likely learn something new in the process.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Dierdre Parker-Smith
This is the perfect gift for the avid sports fan...so full of quirky, amazing, memorable trivia that almost anyone who lives in the state and has ever rooted for a favorite will find something that will become part of their repertoire of "hey-did-you-know..."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013456341
  • Publisher: Bandit Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jimmy Tomlin is a Statesville, North Carolina native who loves his state, sports, and trivia. Since earning a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina, he has worked for over 25 years as a newspaper and magazine journalist, winning numerous state and national writing awards. INSTANT REPLAY is his first book. Tomlin lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)