Football For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The fun and easy way to tackle America's most popular sport

If you've ever wanted to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback or how a running back's role differs from a linebacker's, then Football For Dummies has you covered. From peewees to the pros, this friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels. Get set to impress your friends with your ...

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Overview

The fun and easy way to tackle America's most popular sport

If you've ever wanted to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback or how a running back's role differs from a linebacker's, then Football For Dummies has you covered. From peewees to the pros, this friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels. Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of the game!

  • Kick off — find out how football is played and get a grip on the rules that govern the game

  • Make sense of offense — get an introduction to offense: the passinggame, the running game, the offensive line, and the strategies that players and coaches use to achieve various goals

  • Dig into the Big D — discover all the things the defense does to keep the contest (and the score) a little more evenly balanced, as well as some strategies defenses use in particularly sticky situations

  • Meet the line-up — get to know the kickers, punters, coaches, managers, trainers, and others who play a big part in the game

Open the book and find:

  • How football works at the college and NFL levels

  • Football rules, regulations, and jargon

  • Diagrams that illustrate lineups, formations, and plays

  • The intricacies of downs

  • What the quarterback really does (and doesn't) do

  • Offensive and defensive plays and strategies

  • Football's all-time great players, coaches, and teams

  • Ways you can get involved with football

Learn to:

  • Tackle football basics and enjoy America's favorite sport

  • Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties

  • Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118012659
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 4th US Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 38,342
  • File size: 18 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Football 101.

Chapter 1: America's Greatest Game.

Chapter 2: Meet Me on the Gridiron.

Chapter 3: Them's the Rules (And Regulations).

Part II: Go, Offense!

Chapter 4: The Quarterback, Football's MVP.

Chapter 5: The Passing Game.

Chapter 6: Hitting the Ground Running.

Chapter 7: The Offensive Line at Work in the Trenches.

Chapter 8: Examining Offensive Plays and Strategies.

Part III: The Big D.

Chapter 9: These Guys Are Huge: The Defensive Line.

Chapter 10: The Secondary: Last Line of Defense.

Chapter 11: Delving into Defensive Tactics and Strategies.

Part IV: Meet the Rest of the Team.

Chapter 12: Special Teams, Masters of the Kicking Game.

Chapter 13: Coaches, General Managers, and Other Important Folks.

Part V: Football for Everyone.

Chapter 14: Armchair Quarterbacks and Other Fabulous Fans.

Chapter 15: Youth Leagues and High School Football.

Chapter 16: College Football — Where It All Started.

Chapter 17: Taking a Look at the NFL (And Other Professional Leagues).

Chapter 18: Playing Fantasy Football.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: The Ten (Or So) Greatest Defensive Players of All Time.

Chapter 20: More Than Ten Top Offensive Players.

Chapter 21: The Ten Greatest Coaches in the History of the Game.

Chapter 22: The Ten Best Teams of All Time.

Chapter 23: The Ten Most Intense College Football Rivalries.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Football Speak.

Appendix B: Get Your Tickets Here.

Index.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    nook edition needs to fix illustrations!

    As in every nook book I have purchased, the illustrations and charts are virtually illegible. So I had no benefit from the play diagrams and graphic representations of the game, unfortunately. This detracted from my experience of the book. Hate to buy paper editions, but this one might have been more useful in paper. The text itself seems good although rather too long-winded.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Really Guys

    I mean come on yes you can read this book which i think is very well written but if you do have the opportunity to ask a coach do it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Mofoskunk

    Sittin on the toilet ya sittin on the toilet ya sittin on the toilet ya and flush

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Important Touch this!!

    TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL DUMMIES

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    To donnot tuch

    Well if you are bad at it you must read in order to play football and we are not dummies. Your message is helpful though but nobody are dummies unless they want to play football.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Dont tuch

    You failed dummies didnt you read the hedline??????????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Hi

    Dummmies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Looks good

    Nice balls

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    Posted January 16, 2013

    Did tebow like this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Awsome

    Bad Ass

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Wow

    ASK A COUCH IF YOU NEED HELP NOT A STUPI DUMMY BOOK OK GOT IT GOT IT GOOD SO LOW BROSKI

    0 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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