Football For DummiesŪ

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages
The ultimate fan's guide to 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. Fans will discover the best ways to enjoy football-at home or at the stadium.

 

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User Review  - veneff - Overstock.com

I purchased this book for my Wife since she enjoys watching football and often has questions concerning some of the referee calls. Once we got past the Dummies thing she enjoyed the book quite a bit ... Read full review

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User Review  - bluetyson - LibraryThing

Football for Dummies by Howie Long is actually a reasonable book. It would probably be ok for showing to non-yanks, as well, to try and fill them in on the basics of the gridiron, and how it is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Americas Greatest Game
9
Meet Me on the Gridiron
19
Americas Greatest Game 9 Chapter 2 Meet Me on the Gridiron 19 Chapter 3 Rules and Regulations
35
The Quarterback 63 Chapter 5 The Passing Game 77 Chapter 6 On the Ground
93
The Formations 109 Chapter 7 The Offensive Line
113
Fat Guys Doing the Job 117 Keys to Successful Offensive Line Play 119 The proper stance 119 A solid base 120 Leverage 121 Toughness 121 Repe...
127
The Offensive Line 113 Chapter 8 Offensive Plays and Strategies 127 Part III The Big D
151
College Coaches 282 The Heisman and Other Trophies 283 AllAmerican and Other AllStar Teams 285 Chapter 17 The NFL and Other Professional F...
287
The NFL Conferences 289 Getting to Know the Pro Football Schedule 290 The regularseason games 290 The playoffs 291 The Super Bowl 292 Buil...
305
Armchair Quarterbacks and Other Fabulous Fans 243 Chapter 15 Youth Leagues and High School Football 255 Chapter 16 College Football 267 Ch...
313
Conditioning Training and Diet
327
The Part of Tens
341
The Ten Greatest Offensive Players of All Time
353
The Ten Best Teams of All Time
375
The Ten Greatest Defensive Players of All Time 343 Chapter 22 The Ten Greatest Offensive Players of All Time 353 Chapter 23 The Ten Greatest C...
385

These Guys Are Huge The Defensive Line 153 Chapter 10 The Secondary 169 Chapter 11 Defensive Tactics and Strategies 185 Part IV Meet the Res...
203
Coaches General Managers
227
The Kicking Game 205 Chapter 13 Coaches General Managers and Other Important Folks 227 Part V Football for Everyone
241
College Football
267
Football Speak
389
Index
401
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About the author (2011)

Howie Long, former Oakland/Los Angeles Raider defensive end, has one Super Bowl win and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

John Czarnecki is a pro football consultant.

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