The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Minnesota Vikings
Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Minnesota Vikings History
Hardcover ISBN: 1572439882
Capturing the best and the worst moments in the history of some of America's favorite teams, this entertaining and informative series for sports fans includes information on the best and worst teams and players of all times, the greatest and worst moments in franchise history, dramatic comebacks and blown leads, overrated and underrated players and coaches, and more, all complemented by archival photographs.
Breaking the Line
The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights
Hardcover ISBN: 1439189773
Bringing to life the historic battle for the 1967 black-college championship between Grambling College and Florida A&M, this exciting book tells the story of two legendary coaches and two talented quarterbacks, who, together, broke the color line, revolutionizing college sports and transforming the NFL. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)
The Oral History of Notre Dame Football
Paperback ISBN: 0060937157
A vivid oral history of Fighting Irish football draws on the reminiscences and observations of more than 150 Notre Dame players, coaches, faculty, and sports journalists--including Ara Parseghian, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Lujack, and Lou Holtz--to chronicle some fifty years of football glory. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Playing Through the Whistle
Steel, Football, and an American Town
Hardcover ISBN: 0802125646
A Sports Illustrated senior writer presents a moving epic of football in industrial America, tracing the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football team. By the award-winning author of Pitching Around Fidel.
Next Generation Football Training
Off-Season Workouts Used by Today's NFL Stars to Build Pro Athlete Strength and Give Your Team the Competitive Edge
Paperback ISBN: 1624142400
For years, Abdul Foster has been training his brother Arian Foster, a well-known and talented running back for the Houston Texans, and other NFL stars. In this book, Abdul presents his proprietary, effective and sought after training program that helps these NFL stars succeed. It features tips and advice from current NFL players who have gone through Abdul's training - Andre Johnson, Glover Quin Jr., James Ihedigbo, Brandon Lafell, Duane Brown, Owen Daniels and Darius Slay. This book is a must-have for every serious high school football player and coach. It is scalable, realistic and achievable for youths with determination, desire to excel and dreams of an NFL career. In fact, Foster said he would have made the pros if he had had this program growing up - and his brother did! Abdul calls it the "new wave" of football training, a modern approach less about over-training and more about training smarter. It's not until young talented players reach the NFL that they learn how to train properly with exercises that develop flexibility, speed & agility, stability and full-body strength that makes them dynamite players on the field. This book bridges the gap by giving kids the exercises and workouts the NFL stars use - adapted if necessary for younger athletes - information on preventing and recovering from injury, and a nutritional guide. This book is the perfect gift for any young football player with big dreams.
The Sweet Season
A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a Bit of Faith at Minnesota's St. John's University
Paperback ISBN: 0060505842
A veteran Sports Illustrated journalist takes a break from covering the NFL to cover the winningest coach in college football--John Gagliardi of St. John's College in Minnesota--with surprising results. Reprint.
Paperback ISBN: 3899551575
Football (or soccer as it is called in the US) is unquestionably the most popular and celebrated sport worldwide. Children start kicking the ball around the streets and playgrounds at a young age, most of them dreaming of becoming charismatic football stars. Every four years, the globe goes football crazy over the most exclusive of competitions, the World Championship (World Cup), which this year, 2006, is being hosted by Germany. Companies support the game with millions on advertising campaigns using the very stars of the sport, but there is another side to traditional football advertising. Enthusiasm and celebration of the sport are visually and unofficially expressed at street level in cities the world over and, like music, football culture is a theme of major influence for many young designers. Play Loud! presents graphic street art as well as football-inspired illustrations, posters and flyers from around the world. Each country has its own way of showing its passion for the game. It is an eclectic, visual compilation taking you on a fantastically colorful journey around the world. With stunning visuals, Play Loud! also appeals to a general audience along with all those interested in the sport.