A Sportscaster's Guide to Watching Football: Decoding America's Favorite Game

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BookPros, LLC, Aug 1, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 146 pages
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Want to know what everyone is cheering about? Learn to enjoy and understand the game with the football fanatic in your life. This book is the ultimate football guide for the novice fan. You will get answers to such complex questions as:. What is that yellow line on the field and why does it keep moving?. What down is it and why do I care?. What is a "T formation"?Laced with hilarious and insightful anecdotes from Mark Oristano's thirty-year career as a pro football sportscaster, [i]A Sportscaster's Guide to Watching Football[/i] will turn you into a football-watching pro, or at least, let you fake it.[i]Time Out:I was in the locker room before a game, and I saw an Oilers linebacker furiously drawing on his shoes with a permanent marker. This player, like many, had his ankle tape applied over the outside of his shoes instead of inside, which obviously covered the shoe logo. And he was drawing the logo of his shoe contract on the tape."Wouldn't it be easier," I asked him, "to get taped inside and not have to do the artwork?"Yeah, it would," he replied, "but then I'd actually have to wear their damn shoes, and I hate 'em. So I wear the brand I like and do it this way instead." [/i]

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The Short of It: Short, yet packed with useful information. This is the guide for those that want to know more about the game yet don’t have a lot of time in front of the TV to figure it all out. The ... Read full review

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Mark Oristano spent thirty years as a professional sports broadcaster. A die hard Cowboys fan, he has worked on both the Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys Radio Networks, including the Cowboys' win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. His long and varied career in broadcasting includes stints as a TV sports anchor, sportswriter and radio show producer for NFL Films.

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