Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo

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Imagine receiving an invitation to your boss's party to watch a football game. Horror strikes because you don't know the first thing about the sport-or maybe you'd like to know more. Or, you love your job, and you want to impress your supervisor and colleagues. But what's a touchdown? Why are those men knocking each other down and charging about wildly?

Before you go nuts trying to learn the language of football on your own, read Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo to ...

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Overview

Imagine receiving an invitation to your boss's party to watch a football game. Horror strikes because you don't know the first thing about the sport-or maybe you'd like to know more. Or, you love your job, and you want to impress your supervisor and colleagues. But what's a touchdown? Why are those men knocking each other down and charging about wildly?

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.

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Editorial Reviews

StudentAdvisor.com
If you're going to a college that can't get enough of its sports teams, the Game-Day Goddess Sports Series is a must have. Find out why your classmates are cheering with Suzy Beamer Bohnert's handy, innovative guides.
Virginia Tech Magazine
A lighthearted book and the resource you need. This book is easy to use and places you among the informed.
Falls Church News-Press
Get in on the act with this humorous football guide. It gives an introduction to the sport for the uninitiated.
The Star News
The paperback tackles all aspects of the professional and college game humorously. A usable resource for anyone learning the game.
Athletics Administration magazine
Before you go nuts trying to learn the language of football on your own, read the Game-Day Goddess three-book series by Suzy Beamer Bohnert to understand the game. Let these books familiarize you with the expressions the broadcasters use on TV and radio.
Star News
"The paperback tackles all aspects of the professional and college game humorously. A usable resource for anyone learning the game."--The Star News
Culpeper Citizen
"Men, women, and children love this book because it's entertaining, funny, and informative. It's loaded with humor, easy to understand, and let's you learn about football painlessly."--Culpeper Citizen
Virginia Tech Magazine
"Having trouble keeping up with game-day banter? This is a lighthearted book and the resource you need. With humor and accuracy, Beamer Bohnert's glossary of handy phrases and terms is easy to use and places you among the informed."--Virginia Tech Magazine
Adamstown Area Library
"I've been looking forever for a book like this!"--Adamstown Area Library
Collegiate Times
"Brief and small enough to fit into a pocketbook to bring to a game. While the title points to a female target, the book is ideal for anyone who needs a little extra help with his or her football lingo."--The Collegiate Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424302994
  • Publisher: B&B Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 1,130,073
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzy Beamer Bohnert launched her writing career with a job as a newspaper sports editor. During that job, she interviewed numerous coaches, athletes, and fans about sports, putting complicated games into simple words. She has written six books, including Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Basketball's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo; and the fiction children's book Binkie Learns to Fly.

Her basketball, baseball, and football titles have been named Best Books for College Students by StudentAdvisor.com, a Washington Post company. She also claimed the Best Books for Teen Boys Award from the New Hampshire Library Media Association.

The Mom's Choice Awards named Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo as the "Most Outstanding Nonfiction Children's Book."

The winner of five national awards for writing excellence, including the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards, she lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Randall, and son and daughter, where she helps coach her kids' basketball, baseball, and soccer teams.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Everyfilly- ponyville

    A lot different from the current.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    a fine book to keep around just in case a game...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2002

    Factual, fun football for fanatics and their friends!

    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.

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    Posted August 20, 2010

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