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The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey Hardcover – June 7, 2011
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About the Author
DHANI JONES is defensive captain for the Cincinnati Bengals and the host of his own show, Dhani Tackles the Globe, on the Travel Channel. He also hosts In the Zone with Dhani Jones, a regular TV segment for WKRC, Cincinnati's local CBS affiliate.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book did not dissapoint. If anything it gives an even more complete view by revealing his internal voice and motivations. I especially liked the quotes from the important people in his life. Here is hoping he gets another show or writes another book. My husband daughters and I will gladly tune in.
I enjoyed this book. I pulled out some good quotes and ideas from Dhani Jones as he discusses his life as a professional football player and also pursuing his other passions in life. He is trying to make a statement that there is more to him than just football.
What I liked best about the book is that many different sports were introduced from the countries that he traveled to for the show. In the end, Dhani was able to take away a new respect for the sports and also realizing that his training for football was not undermined. This was important because I think that young players need to realize that lifting weights is not the only way to strengthen the body and mind. It is very important, but working on strength through the vigors of working the core by try different things can be just as beneficial.
I have not seen is show, but I do have the season on hold at my library to check out. I have started to follow him on Twitter and I also plan to start wearing bow ties.
In the end I found this more of an entertaining sports read than anything else. I enjoyed each chapter. I walked away with the idea that the journey is far more important than the destination which is a great reminder for anyone who is striving to accomplish a goal in their life.
His writing style is very entertaining. Loved this book.
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