Now You Know Football

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Dundurn, Aug 24, 2009 - Reference - 192 pages
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It’s easy to be a Monday-morning quarterback, but the true football fan has the answers all week long. Doug Lennox, the all-pro of Q&A, leads the drive as he tells us why a touchdown is worth six points, who first decided to pick up the ball and throw it, and how a children’s toy changed the sport’s biggest championship. Along the way we’ll meet players great and not-so-great and encounter the various leagues that have come and gone throughout the world.

  • Why is the sport called "football"?
  • Who first used the term sack?
  • Why did one American president consider banning football?
  • What football team was named after a Burt Reynolds character?
  • Why are footballs shaped the way they are?
  • How many times have NFL and CFL teams squared off?
  • Which came first - the Ottawa Rough Riders or the Saskatchewan Roughriders?
  • Whose Super Bowl ring is a size 25?
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Football in Media and Popular Culture
41
The Greatest Plays in Football Champions Question and Feature List
97
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Doug Lennox is an internationally acclaimed broadcaster, a veteran character actor, a commercial voice artist, and a bestselling author. He has appeared in more than 60 films and television features, including X-Men, Police Academy, Lonesome Dove, and Against the Ropes, and has shared screen time with Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, James Garner, Burt Reynolds, Holly Hunter, Charles Bronson, Eric McCormack, Gary Oldman, and a myriad of others.

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