Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - December 24, 2008

Okay, so this version sort of reads like a “Tales From The Inbox”, but with all of the holidays I am losing track of what day it is!

The Cheer ‘Em On Sports Guide: Written by a mother/son team, the Guide is intended to teach girls the basics about sports. I think it makes a good guide for both genders since it gives explicit details about rules, origins, the fields of play, etc. They’ve got a Facebook page that you can become a fan of and the book is available on Amazon. Here’s the description:

“Cheer 'Em On Sports is the quickest and easiest way for girls and women to get up to speed with the world of sports. Its one-of-a-kind, "just for us girls" approach to teaching sports basics helps readers understand key terms and how that terminology fits into the overall game. First, it's a sports handbook that teaches the ins and outs of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling. Then, it functions as an anytime reference guide to quickly find and learn terms as they come up. Written in a light and fun style, Cheer 'Em On Sports is like learning about sports from a good friend. Taking 30 minutes or less to read per sport, not only is your friend a sports wiz, but also a timesaver!”

A review on the site also calls it the guide for “sports widows of the world”. It is an easy-to-read book for a particular niche but I would like to see an edition that is geared for our “label-less” world we have longed for and discussed over the last few days. I’d recommend it for anyone who wants to know the basics of football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, or wrestling. You can check out the facts on the sly and sound like an expert!

The NBA RV? It will be here in Los Angeles on Christmas Day at the Staples Center. There is usually a Lakers game on December 25th.but I don’t recall the RV. I just might have to be “too sick” to visit my relatives on that day…oops! Does that make me a bad person? They aren't anywhere near as bad as the family in today's video. Oh, and I found my very cool Magic Johnson 1987 MVP t-shirt today in a box that was hiding in my storage room…score!

Today In Sports History

1982 - Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

Happy Birthday Elbert Shelley


Lindsay said...

Hmm, I'm not sure what I think about that book intended for women and girls to understand sports. Doesn't that imply that only women would need a book like that when really there are plenty of males who don't understand sports?

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, that is why I said I would like it to be a guide for EVERYONE. When I was a young girl. I told the authors the same that it would be great to reposition the book for ALL who want to know about sports. You know I like the label-less world.