Todd Gallagher's Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan: Taking the Field PDF

By Todd Gallagher

ISBN-10: 0307493946

ISBN-13: 9780307493941

Monstrous goalies, midget batters, and Mike Tyson...
Todd Gallagher confronted all of them to reply to your questions

Every activities fan is aware that the debates should be virtually as fascinating because the video games themselves (unless you're a Tampa Bay satan Rays fan, within which case they're even more interesting). yet a few debates can by no means be settled irrespective of how a lot you run up your bar tab arguing together with your pals.

Well, it's time to reply to your questions as soon as and for all:

• may a typical man commence within the WNBA?
• might sumo wrestlers make nice NFL linemen?
• How effortless is it for professional athletes to get laid?
• How strong are professional golfers at miniature golf?
• Do seasoned athletes relatively play under the influence of alcohol or high?
• How may a fan hit opposed to an immense league pitcher?

To settle greater than thirty of sports' maximum (and such a lot ridiculous) debates, Todd Gallagher has teamed up with coaches, basic managers, and athletes--including LeBron James, Mike Tyson, Dwyane Wade, Johan Santana, Eddie George, Jose Canseco, and so on.

But Gallagher didn't simply ask questions. He positioned those debates to the test--literally. He despatched an all-midget lineup up opposed to a professional baseball workforce. He swam freestyle opposed to a doggie-paddling Olympic gold medalist. He recruited America's number 1 darts participant to check that uncanny accuracy in beer pong. And, definite, he caught a frying pan in tennis big name Andy Roddick's fingers and went to battle.

The effects are hilarious and enlightening. better of all, after you have the solutions you'll have the ability to close up the subsequent loudmouth who attempts to discuss you on the bar.

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Organising The second core management process initiated in the pre-event stage of event management is that of organising. According to Watt (1992, p. 25), this entails determining: the activities to be accomplished towards achieving the end objectives; the gathering together of these activities into relevant structures; and allocating the achievement of objectives, through these activities, to the appropriate groups or individuals . . [Organisation] provides the framework within which individuals can co-operate together to achieve what they could not achieve on their own.

According to Torkildsen (1999), this means a ‘professional’ presentation of the event, where class, flair and imagination are truly evident; and this becomes possible only if the pre-event stages have been thoroughly planned, prepared, rehearsed and executed. Whereas rehearsal, execution and evaluation are relatively easy to achieve in most sport operational management contexts, this is more difficult to practise in the unique environment of managing one-off major sport events. This is not to say that it is impossible to achieve.

For this reason, we introduce the boundaries and constraints of effective facility and event management, providing a holistic context for applying the analytical processes and tools that will be introduced in subsequent chapters. To ensure practical relevance and meaning, we begin with a case study of a specific major sport event—namely, the 2002 Commonwealth Games hosted in the city of Manchester, England. Through analysis of this international sports event, which includes facility building and development, a conceptual framework is presented from which most event and facility managers can operate.

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