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Have you ever felt that your presence at a sporting event influenced the result? Are you certain your team could not possibly succeed without you at the game? Do you believe your adherence to a precise routine on game day, whether at the stadium or in your own home, is the key to winning or losing? And if you don't hold to these rituals exactly, do you believe in your heart that your team is doomed? If you are a sports fan, you know about superstitions, curses and hexes. The sporting world is littered with these legends. Some, like the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat, or being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, are well known and documented. More recently, there has been a rising swell of evidence supporting the Madden Curse. But there are other stories similar to these that have never been told. This is one of those stories. It is the story of a boy named Mark O'Bern. Jeffrey Hickey is an author, composer, performing artist, teacher, coach, father of twins and arguably the happiest married man on the planet. Those close to him know him as Chef-Boy-R-Jeff for his exquisite cooking. He is a relentless advocate for blood donation. He would like all live sporting events televised without commercials. He and his family live in Inverness, California, with five ducks, two parrotlets, one cockatiel, one lop bunny, one geicho lizard, and are often visited by such a varied assortment of critters (human and animal), they call their home Der Zoo. His previously published works include a book and audio recording, Wages Creek, and a CD of stories with music, Bats and Bones, both of which garnered great critical notice.
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This is the third, and hopefully, final edition of this novel. It marks the 40th anniversary of the last perfect season in the NFL. The same people I've thanked before should be acknowledged again; especially Steve Sabol of NFL Films, and the love of my life, my wife, Karen Kiser. Lastly, it has been several years since this book was first published, and in the interim, there was one very nearly perfect season in the NFL. When asked about this recently, Mark O'Bern was finally coaxed into saying, "Cheaters will never have a perfect season. They have to be clean."About the Author:
After discovering, sometime during puberty, that he enjoyed many things more than playing football, Jeffrey Hickey decided to devote his mind and energy to philanthropic pursuits. He taught children how to effectively speak aloud, until parents and teachers begged him to stop. He donated blood until it was discovered he had too much iron for the industry. He intervened in the homes of so many neighbors; he built a large fence and invented a 12 step program entirely for himself. He settled into a routine of diet, exercise, and daily duck kissing. He is gluten free, mostly cheese free, genre free, finally agent free, and banned from reading aloud in his town's only cafe.
Other works by Jeffrey Hickey include the recently released and critically acclaimed Morehead, and his two works for children, Wages Creek and Bats and Bones, both of which will be re-released later this year, 2012. Look for all these works in Print, Kindle and Audio Books. His next novel, Scary, Man, should be out in 2013.
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Book Description Dog Ear Publishing, LLC, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1598582100