My Football Book

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688171397

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1160

Football is fun--let's play! Find all the basics in this lively guide. The markings on a football field What football players wear The positions, from quarterback to wide receiver The excitement of the kickoff The thrill of scoring a touchdown All these and more are included with a useful glossary at the end.

Sports Illustrated The Football Book Expanded Edition

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781603200844

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1227

The NFL has never been hotter--witness the $21.4 billion it will rake in on the TV-rights deals now in place (not to mention its own network), the proliferation of football news and information and the game's booming popularity among sports fans, including the 23 millioin who read SPORTS ILLUSTRATED every week. These 320 pages capture, in breathtaking words and pictures, the essence of America's game: the players and performances, the crucial moments and classic matchups, the enduring dynastics and unique characters that have made pro football the new national pastime.

The Everything KIDS' Football Book, 3rd Edition

The all-time greats, legendary teams, and today's favorite players--and tips on playing like a pro

Author: Greg Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440540217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8057

Touchdown to fun! Do you know: Which team has won the most Super Bowls? What a zone blitz is? Who holds the all-time touchdown record? You're sure to go from rookie to Pro Bowler in no time with this dynamic guide to the gridiron. Whether you're new to the sport or have been a fan for a while, this book has it all! Filled with thirty sporty puzzles, this pass-rushing book gives you all the ins and outs of the game, including how to: Set up defensive and offensive plays like a pro. Master the rules of tackle football. Keep tabs on your favorite players' stats. Predict what teams will play in the Super Bowl. Understand and map out on-field strategies. Identify records broken in the history of the NFL. Filled with the latest draft, scoring, and league information, this end zone-worthy book helps you discover fun facts about football heroes and legends and coaches you on the tactics of the game so you can make that first down like a pro!

Football for a Buck

The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL

Author: Jeff Pearlman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0544454383

Category: Football

Page: 384

View: 8805

From a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the rollicking, outrageous story of the United States Football League, a bona fide professional sports phenomenon full of larger-than-life characters and you-can't-make-this-up stories featuring some of the biggest celebrities and buffoons in the game.

Against Football

One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Author: Steve Almond

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 161219415X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 8327

Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.

The Football Book

Author: David Goldblatt,Kindersley Dorling,Johnny Acton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409346975

Category: Soccer

Page: 400

View: 1805

Have all the football facts at your fingertips ready for the 2014 World Cup Learn to shoot like Suárez and dribble like Messi with The Football Book, the ultimate visual guide to planet football - revised and updated to include details of all the stats, goal tallies and cup wins. You can also follow the excitement of the Brazil 2014 World Cup with a brand new wallchart profiling all the qualifying countries. You'll relive the finest moments of the players, coaches and teams who have created football history and learn everything from match highlights to the inside stories on the players, managers and fans. Use The Football Book (previous ISBN 9781405360586) to find out about the laws, the tactics, the science, and the art of the beautiful game. With a fantastic cover that feels just like a football, it's a great gift for football lovers and sports enthusiasts alike.

Baptism by Football

The Year Green Bay and the Packers Forged Their Futures

Author: Tony Walter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942731269


Page: 124

View: 8910

The year was 1922, and residents of Green Bay, Wisconsin, were navigating through a quickly changing post-war world that included automobiles, Prohibition, and a fledgling professional football team called the Green Bay Packers. Discover major happenings in what would turn out to be a pivotal year in the city's history.


Author: Lisa Wheeler

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 1467737712

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7200

The Greenblades and the Redscales face off in the Mega-Bowl! Sacks and hand-offs. Touchdowns and interceptions. When dinos don shoulder pads, the action is sure to be epic. But as the clock ticks down, will the Scales make a goal-line stand or will the Blades break through for the winning TD?

The Everything Kids' Baseball Book

From Baseball's History to Today's Favorite Players--With Lots of Home Run Fun in Between!

Author: Greg Jacobs,Joe Gergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440571775

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 7965

Get in the game! Do you know: What teams make up the American and National leagues? What was the first team to wear numbers on their backs? What two players have played every position? What a Bugs Bunny changeup is? The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 8th Edition answers all these questions and more! From the ballpark to the backyard, all the action, fun, and excitement of America's favorite pastime is captured in this new edition. Packed with the latest stats and more than thirty fun puzzles and activities, this book teaches you about: The history of baseball Baseball stats and recordholders Your favorite baseball legends and current players Keeping score on a scorecard How to develop your baseball skills Fantasy baseball teams and more! This book gives you the know-how to bat a thousand--from baseball trivia to the rules of the game. It's sure to be a grand slam!

Touchdown! My Football Book

Author: David Diehl

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1600592392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 5472

Simple text and images introduce the game of football.


The First Hundred Years : the Untold Story

Author: Adrian Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415350181

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

View: 3268

This revisionist history of football challenges commonly held beliefs about the birth of the modern game.


Author: Ray McClellan

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1612113362

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1008

Football is a hard-hitting game. From games in the back yard to high school to the NFL, people love to play and watch football. Kids will learn the history, basic rules, and equipment of football, as well as how the game is played today.

Beyond Broadway Joe

The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football

Author: Bob Lederer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062798057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 3385

“Beyond Broadway Joe gives great insights into that famous Jets team and those individuals. A great read for any football fan and an absolute must for Jet fans.” —Rex Ryan, former New York Jets coach On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Jets' historic achievement, a nostalgic, inside look from the men who composed the team behind Joe Namath’s Super Bowl III win, filled with exclusive insights and stories from the surviving players, coaches, and management of that championship team whose victory changed the landscape of American football. On January 12, 1969, the New York Jets astonished the nation when they beat the favored Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III. The key to the Jets’ success was quarterback Joe Namath, whose superstar talent, revolutionary personality, cockiness, and charm made him an instant celebrity. But Namath didn’t do it alone. In Beyond Broadway Joe, the members of that legendary team share for the first time their often funny, sometimes poignant, and always perceptive personal stories and memorable anecdotes about the Super Bowl team, its players and coaches, and that legendary win. They reminisce about how they became Jets, their success on the gridiron—ten of them were AFC All Stars that magical year of 1968—and reveal for the first time the tactic Namath used to frustrate the Baltimore Colts’ defense. They speak about their reactions to Namath’s "guarantee" of a Jets' Super Bowl victory, and how the "39 Forgotten" Jets behind him enabled Joe to fulfill that boast. Furthermore, Lederer has interviewed members of the Baltimore team, to provide a 360-degree account of the game that changed it all. The Jets players reflect on their evolution from a team considered part of a "Mickey Mouse" league, through the sudden transformation caused by the signing and introduction of Joe Namath on America’s sporting scene. The book explains from different angles—including Jets’ game plans—why Jets’ coaches and players were supremely confident going into Super Bowl III. Written by a lifelong Jets’ fan, Beyond Broadway Joe captures memories—and through never-before-seen material—sheds light on what happened from the 1963 launch of the Jets to the Super Bowl season and in Super Bowl III itself. This first complete celebration of the Jets’ Super Bowl team is a must for every Jets diehard, for fans of the old American Football League, those who follow the history of professional football, and for all who love the game.


Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761444565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 825

"An introduction to football, including techniques, rules, and the training regimen of professional athletes in the sport"--Provided by publisher.

Gridiron Genius

A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL

Author: Michael Lombardi

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0525573836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1344

Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script everything: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. First stop: Belichick's Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. Spoiler alert: He always nails it. Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, Gridiron Genius gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.

Goodnight Football

Author: Michael Dahl

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1623709237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 1833

In rhyming text a child, home from a game, bids goodnight to all the sights and sounds of a school football game.


The Math of the Game

Author: Shane Frederick

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429673192

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1007

"Presents the mathematical concepts involved with the sport of football"--Provided by publisher.

Sports Illustrated: The College Football Book

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781603200332

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 7118

A richly illustrated survey of American college football captures some of the most memorable moments and athletes in the history of the sport in compelling action photographs, biographical profiles, statistics, and essays from the pages of Sports Illustrated.

Football in Asia

History, Culture and Business

Author: Younghan Cho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317598326

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 5735

This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and consumerism in Asia. The economic growth and the current proliferation of football culture in Asia make it imperative to examine the complex relationship between the globalization of football and the local appropriation. The essays in the book deal with various topics on football in Asia from history of football in Asia, football and local, national and regional identities, to commercialization of football cultures, global mobility and athletes’ migration, and then new Asianism and football. This book argues that football in Asia contributes to reconfiguring both national and regional identities among football fans in the active interconnection with the global flows of football and cultural globalization without homogenizing Asian identities into a cosmopolitan one. This is the textbook to presents football’s implication and influence on Asian populace and social changes while using football as a lens assessing the modern development and current diversification of Asia. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.