Archive for February 2nd, 2012

Ready for Some Football?

So, there’s this sports game this weekend – not sure if you’ve heard about it – it’s called the Super Bowl. And beyond the ads, the tailgating, the parties, the rivalries, the grandstanding, and the hype, there is a game that’s been popular in America for over 100 years – good old North American football.

If you don’t get your fill of the game on Sunday (go Giants!), you’ll have to wait until the fall…. or check out one of these titles. With fiction and nonfiction, there are enough titles here to tide you through until next season.



4th & Fixed – Reggie Rivers

Balls – Nanci Kincaid

Deal Breaker – Harlan Coben

Double Reverse – Tim Green

Firecracker – Ray Shannon

Hometown Legend – Jerry B. Jenkins

The Mighty Johns – ed. Otto Penzler

Mr. Irrelevant – Jerry Marshall

Passing Game – Christopher Brookhouse

Playing for Pizza – John Grisham

Red Zone – Mike Lupica

Rough and Tumble – Mark Bavaro

Sudden Death – David Rosenfelt



America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation – Michael MacCambridge

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football – John J. Miller

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game – Michael Lewis

Bloody Sundays: Inside the Dazzling, Rough-and-Tumble World of the NFL – Michael Freeman

Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty – Jeff Pearlman

A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL – Stefan Fatsis

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Dream, and a Team – H. G. Bissinger

The Games that Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays – Ron Jaworski

Gang Green: An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes at Thirty-Eight (Well, Thirty-Seven) Seasons of New York Jets Football Futility – Gerald Eskenazi

The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever – Frank Gifford

Rammer, Jammer, Yellow, Hammer: A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania – Warren St. John

The Real All Americans: The Team that Changed a Game, a People, a Nation – Sally Jenkins

That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory – John Eisenberg