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Before you go nuts trying to learn the language of football on your own, read Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo to ...
Before you go nuts trying to learn the language of football on your own, read Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo to understand the game. Let this book familiarize you with the expressions the broadcasters use on TV and radio; grasp what's happening when those men on the field in striped shirts thrust their arms high above their heads. One hint. They're not beginning a cheer, such as the wave.
Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo documents the action you'll see on television or hear on the radio, or in the stands, and the essentials of the game. A handy reference covering the most important phrases and words used in today's game at the pro and college level, this concise dictionary features simple entries.
With this resource, readers will never again be at a loss for the meaning of a football phrase or feel foolish because they don't know what's going on out on the field.
Posted February 6, 2012
Reviewed by Stephen B for Readers Favorite
From A to Z, author Suzy Bohnert defines the basic and not so basic terms of both college and professional football. Many accompanying definitions are cute alternate definitions people may associate with the term. Aimed primarily at women, this book helps to familiarize them with football in the hope that they can enjoy the game along with their husbands or boyfriends. Terms defined include ‘angle block’, ‘corner blitz’, ‘field judge’, ‘pocket’, and ‘eligible receiver’. Humorous alternate definitions, denoted within parentheses, include: formation — (Happens to leftovers in Tupperware); free ball — (Charity athletic event); option — (Should your mate buy you the mink or the tennis bracelet?); and stopping the clock — (Method to prevent aging).
This is a fun little book to read. Most of the humor is from a feminine point of view focused on areas such as dating: pass protection — (Having a friend with you to potentially deflect an unwanted pass from a man you don’t know); marriage and family life: drive — (All your kids want you to do these days—school, soccer, friend’s house); or food: duck or duck ball or dying quail — (A main course). Since this book is written with women in mind, males get the short end of the stick in the humorous definitions, but not offensively so. I, as a male and football fan, also enjoyed the book because some of the terms are rarely, if ever, used anymore, and there were a few I had never heard. Many terms have various other phrases with the same meaning and Bohnert defines each of these when she could just as easily have referred to the original term. I would have liked to see more of the humorous definitions, but on the whole, a fine book to keep around just in case a game comes on the television and somebody says something about which you are not quite sure.
Posted May 17, 2002
Thumbnail sketches of everything you've always wanted to know about all aspects of football and everything you never knew you didn't know! Humorous 'definitions' sprinkled throughout precede factual information and add to the overall enjoyment of the book. Also provides an overview of the game. Easy to read and understand. Slim in size, it fits in a purse or backpack, making it easy to take along to the game for quick reference.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 20, 2010
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