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Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
Big Game
The NFL in Dangerous Times
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399185429
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of This Town presents a scathing analysis of professional football in the present climate of high success, dangerous injuries and scandal.
Pigskin Pride: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Pigskin Pride
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714877
MinnesotaĆ­s football history comes to life like never before. The Vikings, the Gophers, the Tommies and more, this book is an entertaining collection of facts, stats, photos and memories. It includes pro, semi-pro, college and high school.
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608468933
A Super Bowl Champion and two-time Pro Bowler uses his uncensored humor to discuss racism and violence and the responsibilities of Black athletes in the NCAA and NFL to speak out against injustice both on and off the field.
How Football Explains America
How Football Explains America
Paperback      ISBN: 1629371416
The author explains how America created football and why in this first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game.
Inside the Helmet: Life As a Sunday Afternoon Warrior
Inside the Helmet
Life As a Sunday Afternoon Warrior
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592402984
An unstinting report on life in the NFL by one of its most outspoken athletes reveals the players he believes to have employed less-than-admirable tactics, the drug therapies used to help injured players to return to games, the pressures of multi-million-dollar contracts, and more.
The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower
The Blueprint
How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower
Hardcover      ISBN: 0312368380
An inner-workings tour of the legendary football franchise documents the four-month period during which newly signed coach Bill Belichick, personnel head Scott Pioli, and quarterback Tom Brady set the stage for the team's winning run after nearly two decades of losses. 40,000 first printing.
When Pride Still Mattered: Lombardi
When Pride Still Mattered
Paperback      ISBN: 1451611455
In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.
The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America
The King of Sports
Football's Impact on America
Hardcover      ISBN: 125001171x
"Gregg Easterbrook is one of the country's best-known football commentators, having analyzed football on-air for ESPN and the NFL Network. MSNBC calls his ESPN blog "the best and most compelling football column anywhere." The King of Sports takes an expansive look at our biggest sport. Easterbrook explores these and many other topics: The real harm done by concussions (It's not to NFL players) The real way in which college football players are exploited (It's not by not being paid) The reason football helps American colleges to be great institutions (It's not bowl revenue.) The way football has aided the revival of American cities (It's not Super Bowl trophies) The hidden scandal of the NFL (You'll have to read the book) Using his year-long exclusive insider access to the Virginia Tech football program, where Frank Beamer has compiled the most victories of any active NFL or college head coach, Easterbrook shows how VT does things right. Then he reports on all the things wrong with football and moves to examples of how the sport can be reformed to keep it just as popular and exciting, but not as notorious. Rich with reporting details from interviews with current and former college and pro football players and coaches. The King of Sports promises to be themost provocative and best-read sports book of the year"--
Namath: A Biography
A Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670033294
Discusses the football star's upbringing as the son of a Hungarian immigrant in the steel country of Pennsylvania; his early achievements at the University of Alabama; his history-making contract with the New York Jets; and the impact of television, the sexual revolution, and Super Bowl III on his legendary status. 200,000 first printing.
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side
Evolution of a Game
Paperback      ISBN: 039333838x
Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.