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Football for Dummies
     

Football for Dummies

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by Howie Long, John Czarnecki
 

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Get in on all the play-by-play action of professional and college football. Eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end, award-winning TV commentator, and action-adventure movie star Howie Long takes you into the huddle and onto the playing field with Football For Dummies, a complete look at all the plays, positions, and penalties of the game, along with plenty of

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Get in on all the play-by-play action of professional and college football. Eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end, award-winning TV commentator, and action-adventure movie star Howie Long takes you into the huddle and onto the playing field with Football For Dummies, a complete look at all the plays, positions, and penalties of the game, along with plenty of game-day insight and playing-field strategies.

Baseball may be America's favorite pastime, says Howie, but football is America's passion. From the first kickoff of the preseason to the final seconds of the Super Bowl, you'll have a greater understanding of the game after you've read Football For Dummies. From the basics of the game (Are footballs really covered with pigskin? And what's a gridiron," anyway?) to offensive and defensive plays, armchair quarterbacks, and the art of staying fit, Long tells all. Plus, check out Howie's Part of Tens, with his hits on the ten greatest coaches, offensive and defensive players, and teams of all time — along with a "Dream Team" roster and complete "Football Speak" glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764550546
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Howie Long, former Oakland Raiders defensive end, earned 8 Pro Bowl appearances, plus a Super Bowl Championship. John Czarnecki is an editorial consultant for FOX NFL Sunday and CBS NFL Today.

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Football for Dummies 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
DEEDEELOU More than 1 year ago
It has been interesting to read this book. I have some knowledge of the game, my dad took me to high school games when I was little and I attended games in high school and college. I have watched the pros(GO STEELERS!!)for years, also. I found it was beneficial to have a working knowledge base of the game so that the descriptions and information could be better absorbed. I now know how to mathematically figure a quarterback's rating, which was helpful since I was always puzzled about how the rating was considered. I have gone back and looked up specific information when watching the NFL playoff games and I do feel a bit more comfortable discussing the game with male colleagues or relatives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Panthers......peyton mannings last two super boels will be blow outs.....there i no way the broncos willl win
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate this crap it sucks even the title sucks
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Spring stop tracking me down
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Ah, you smell good. What is it, pine?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A lot of my co-workers are into football and although I never really watched or played it growing up, their interest started to rub off on me. I picked some things up here and there watching the game and followed my favorite team and players at first. I was the kind of fan that cheered when the team scored or intercepted a pass, but I never understood the strategies, the plays that should or shouldn't be made, the different positions and what they do on offense and defense, etc. I read this book cover to cover and my understanding and enjoyment of football really increased. I was able to recognize what the commentators were talking about and I was able to talk about football with a little more authority. Overall, if you want to be more than just another fan, buy this book and learn to figure out this great game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a woman who knows the difference between a touchdown and a touchback I was curious and wanted to know more (like offensive and defensive strategies as well as penalties and official rules of the game). This is an excellent resource that I would recommend to any football fan (dummy or not).
Guest More than 1 year ago
It teaches you everything you need to know about football.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey Andrew