Football For Dummies

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Wiley, May 9, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 408 pages
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The fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoy America's most popular sport

Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, new stadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records have been broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today's game, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties.

Featuring coverage of the newest stadium technologies, revised greatest players and legends, and pro-football must-do experiences, it also includes expert advice on training and gearing up for those who play the game.

  • The complete fan's updated guide to football
  • Revised material on new players, stadiums, and strategies
  • Written by football legend Howie Long and revered analyst John Czarnecki

From peewees to the pros, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels.

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Review: Football for Dummies (For Dummies)

User Review  - Christen - Goodreads

I was mostly interested in the "penalty" section and it had great graphics and drawings of the hand signals used by the refs. But there is no way I could remember them all - I'd like a pocket edition with just those drawings , etc. Read full review

Review: Football for Dummies

User Review  - Claire Gilligan - Goodreads

Does an excellent job at its stated intention: giving a clear overview of the game of football. Detailed and thorough but not overwhelming, with a helpful glossary at the back. I will continue to happily recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the basics of the game and its culture! Read full review

About the author (2011)

Howie Long is a former Oakland/Los Angeles Raider with eight Pro Bowl appearances, a Super Bowl win, and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

John Czarnecki is a professional football consultant.

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