Brighton Publishing releases "Covering Chalk" from author R.J. Poliquin
"A fascinating read for the sports enthusiast, memorabilia collector or the amateur gambler"
R.J. Poliquin takes us along for a ride through one of his seasons of recreational gambling. He is the epitome of a true sports aficionado with effective skill in wagering. R.J. will impress you with his knowledge of professional and college teams in a variety of sports. His remarkable recall of many of these teams' successes, failures and injuries is also weaved into this book. He regales us with stories of the great basketball players from the past—Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jerry West and more. R.J. also has tales about current greats such as the recently deceased Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James among others. RJ keeps our attention not only with reflections on teams and players, but also with coaches; yet, his wagering and stories aren't limited to football and basketball. R.J. also describes his interest in track and field, NCAA women's softball, major golf tournaments, the Olympics …the list goes on.
R.J. finely details his recollections of participation in sporting events as well as his numerous encounters with sports luminaries over the years, especially his twenty-year pursuit of NBA legend, Bill Russell's autograph.
A fascinating read for the sports enthusiast, memorabilia collector or the amateur gambler.
R.J. Poliquin is a senior construction manager in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been intimately involved in many of the strip's premier projects.
He grew up on the beaches of southern California, surfing, diving and generally enjoying all water sports. For a few years he spent the summer on Catalina Island, one of California's Channel Islands. R.J. gets his water fix by kayaking on the Colorado River and in Lake Las Vegas.
R.J. is the author of a mystery adventure trilogy, Death of the Island Fox, End Game at San Clemente Island, and Unexpected Event at Catalina Island.
R.J. may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through Brighton Publishing.