In Winning Football: The Guide to Championship Play, renowned coach Bill Ramseyer shares the expertise and insights that have guided his teams and players to success at every level of the sport. With instruction for every key technique and tactic, as well as accompanying drills and special tips for executing them when the game is on the line, you'll find all the tools you need to develop the skills, discipline, and consistency for winning football week after week.
Winning Football: The Guide to Championship Play covers both sides of the ball, special teams play, player development, and game planning. You'll learn how and when to use offensive formations such as the shotgun, single back, power I, and empty back as well as dominating defensive sets such as the 4-3, 3-4, nickel, and dime.
From assembling your staff to assigning player positions, this book provides you with the information, drills, and plays that will help you transform your team into a championship contender. Before you take to the sidelines, let Winning Football: The Guide to Championship Play give you the tools you need to bring home the wins
What is it about sports that turns otherwise sane people into raving lunatics? Why does winning compel people to tear down goal posts, and losing, to drown themselves in bad keg beer? In short, why do fans care?In search of answers, Warren St. John seeks out the roving community of RVers who follow the Alabama Crimson Tide from game to game. A movable feast of Weber grills and Igloo coolers, these are hard-core football fans who arrive on Wednesday for Saturday's game: The Reeses, who skipped their own daughter's wedding because it coincided with a Bama game; Ray Pradat, the Episcopal minister who watches the games on a television beside his altar while performing weddings; and John Ed, the wheeling and dealing ticket scalper whose access to good seats gives him power on par with the governor. In no time at all, St. John buys an RV (a $5,500 beater named The Hawg) and joins the caravan for a full football season, chronicling the world of the extreme fan and learning that in the shadow of the stadium, it can all begin to seem strangely normal. Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer is not only a hilarious travel story, but a cultural anthropology of fans that goes a long way toward demystifying the universal urge to take sides and to win.
After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.
In his first full autobiography, Dick Butkus, the legendary linebacker of the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973, recounts his entire life story, from growing up in a blue-collar family on Chicago's South Side to his uncomfortable yet ultimately glorious years at the University of Illinois. He reveals what it felt like to be the ninth child of two hardworking Lithuanian parents - one was almost born in a coal mine, the other barely made it to America alive - and the camaraderie and contentment he experienced while playing football. He recalls historic seasons with the Bears in which he played with and against such immortals as Gale Sayers, Jim Brown, Brian Piccolo, Mike Ditka, Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, and Johnny Unitas; and he speaks about his up-and-down acting career, and the allure Hollywood offered following football.
Dick Butkus looks deeply into his own psyche to find the source of his passionate style of play - a style that has often been described as violence and intimidation on the football field. After years of silence, he opens up to reveal the negotiations and battles with George "Papa Bear" Halas, and he explains the circumstances that lead him to file suit against his beloved Chicago Bears.
In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at age forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. His leadership of the Green Bay Packers to five world championships in nine seasons is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a living legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. In When Pride Still Mattered, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography destined to become an American classic.
"Freedman's book is distinctive owing to its treatment of pro venues... Many of the color photographs are generously laid out. A nice compendium that conveniently brings together some arcane facts and particulars, this cross between a reference book and a pictorial work will appeal to hard-core football fans."
-- Library Journal
Fully updated to include the recent changes to NFL home stadiums, Football Stadiums tells the stories of 140 great stadiums standing across the United States that have hosted pro football or college football play. These are the home fields of NFL franchises and college teams and as such are a source of endless fascination, research and discussion. They carry vivid memories of victories and losses, and remind spectators of their home town or college life. To loyal fans, they are hallowed ground and the even the destination of pilgrimages.
The new stadiums included are:
- Atlanta Falcons have left the Georgia Dome for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opened 2017
- Minnesota Vikings have left Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for the new U.S. Bank Stadium, opened 2016
- Los Angeles Rams were at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, temporarily, and have moved, again temporarily, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, while their new stadium is under construction
- San Francisco 49ers, no longer at the storied Candlestick Park, are at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
- San Diego Chargers have left Qualcomm Stadium for temporary quarters in L.A.'s StubHub Center while the new stadium is under construction.
Americans love football. Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, has been called "a shrine to pro football." It takes just over 73,000 fans to fill its seats yet more than 81,000 names are on the season-ticket waiting list. The average wait time is 30 years. Lambeau is just one of America's many stadiums that embody the spirit of the game. Football Stadiums is a loving tribute to the sport's greatest shrines.
Fast-paced, updated for 2015 and packed with more than 140 full-color action photos, Football Now celebrates more than 65 of the best current NFL players, and illustrates how each is a bona fide star in the world's greatest sports league.
Author Mike Ryan has selected the best players from each position on both sides of the ball. The profiles pop with life through his in-depth story telling and the breathtaking photos that showcase the awesome talent, grit and determination of these gridiron heroes.
Here are just some of the stars in Football Now
- Drew Brees
- Aaron Rodgers
- Peyton Manning
- Larry Fitzgerald
- Calvin Johnson
- Dez Bryant
- DeMarco Murray
- Marshawn Lynch
- Darren Sproles
- Devin Hester
- Joe Thomas
- Clay Matthews
- DeMarcus Ware
- Richard Sherman.
Football Now fourth edition is a must for every fan and is a smart choice for gift giving.
When the Michigan Wolverines arrived in Minneapolis to battle the Minnesota Gophers in 1903, a simple 30cents, five-gallon Red Wing stoneware water jug began football s first rivalry trophy game. The Little Brown Jug has been the subject of conspiracy theories, theft, national championships, and most of all pride, with each game s victor prominently displaying the jug on its campus until it is fought for again."