Everything You Need to Become a Gridiron Know-it-All So you’re a football fan and now you want to take your passion for the game to the next level? The Football Fanbook from Sports Illustrated Kids is just what you need. A key addition to every young sports fanatic’s library, The Football Fanbook is filled with fun trivia and unique lingo to impress friends, illustrated behind-the-skills how-to’s, important game-winning strategies, and much more. Readers will sound like experts in no time.
About the Author
Gary Gramling is an editor and writer at Sports Illustrated Kids connecting with readers through their passion for sports. Gramling is the author of The Football Fanbook and also a senior editor at Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB with Peter King. He lives in Stratford, CT with his wife, two children, and two big TVs for watching baseball—among other sports.
Table of Contents
Kickoff: On learning about the game we love by Peter King 4
Chapter 1 Know these Numbers: The states and figures NFL fans should recite by heart 6
Chapter 2 Obscure Facts: A list of some of the coolest little-known football nuggets 36
Chapter 3 Skills to Master: Being a fan is about more than just knowledge You have to do things the right way too 70
Chapter 4 Think Like a Coach: The ultimate fan also knows how to talk X's and O's. Here's your crash course in NFL Coaching 101 88
Chapter 5 He Reminds Me of …: What was it like to watch the all-time greats? Learn by looking at modern-day players who match their styles 104
Chapter 6 Team Tidbits: Get to know each of the 32 NFL teams better 132
Chapter 7 Talk the Talk: All the gridiron terms you need to understand 166