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BrooklynFans Of Books: Looking At Legendary QBs First Coaches

My First Coach: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads

By Gary Myers

Grand Central Publishing

Gary Myers, the NFL columnist for the New York Daily News regarded as the dean of football writers, has added to his collection of seminal works with My First Coach, examining legendary quarterbacks and their fathers.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe

Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe

By Melissa de la Cruz

St. Martin’s Press

Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austen’s most famous works, and bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz applies her own twist to the classic.

In Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe, the setting is Christmas and the roles are reversed,  and it is Miss Darcy, who is endearing but a bit snooty, and Luke Bennett, characterized as a sexy slouch.

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BrooklynFans Of Books Examines AR In Anomaly: The Rubicon

Anomaly: The Rubicon

By Skip Brittenham & Brian Haberlin

Anomaly Productions

The Rubicon is the much-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking Anomaly, the science fiction graphic novel released in 2012.

Anomaly challenged artistic and technological limits with its simultaneous release of a glossy hardcover book, which is the longest original full-color graphic novel ever published, and a companion app that implemented Augmented Reality, or AR, to offer a unique interactive experience.

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Peyton Manning Headlines 2017 College Football Hall OF Fame Class

(The 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class – Photo by Jason Schott)

The National Football Foundation presented the inductees for the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class at the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning.

The Class includes (in alphabetical order) Bob Crable (Notre Dame), Marshall Faulk (San Diego State), Kirk Gibson (Michigan State), Matt Leinart (Southern California), Peyton Manning (Tennessee), Bob McKay (Texas), Dat Nguyen (Texas A&M), Adrian Peterson (Georgia Southern), Mike Ruth (Boston College), Brian Urlacher (New Mexico) and coaches Danny Ford (Clemson, Arkansas), Larry Kehres (Mount Union [Ohio]) and Steve Spurrier (Duke, Florida, South Carolina).

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Villanova, Syracuse Win At Jimmy V Classic

(Jim Valvano on the screen at Madison Square Garden before the doubleheader on Tuesday night – Photo by Jason Schott)

One of the best early season tournaments to open the college basketball season, the Jimmy V Classic, was on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The evening is in honor of legendary coach and Queens native Jim Valvano, who coached at Iona and, most memorably, led North Carolina State to an improbable national title in 1983.

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Ivy League Honors Kanoff & Oplinger With Bushnell Cup

(Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris at the podium while Matthew Oplinger ( immediate left of podium) and Chad Kanoff (right) are honored – Photo by Jason Schott)

Princeton senior quarterback Chad Kanoff and Yale senior linebacker Matthew Oplinger were announced as the Ivy League’s 2017 Football Players of the Year and Asa S. Bushnell Cup recipients on Monday afternoon in the Mercury Ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown.

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