The fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoyAmerica's most popular sport Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, newstadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records havebeen broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today'sgame, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all therules and ...Read MoreThe fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoyAmerica's most popular sport Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, newstadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records havebeen broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today'sgame, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all therules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties. Featuring coverage of the newest stadium technologies, revisedgreatest players and legends, and pro-football must-do experiences,it also includes expert advice on training and gearing up for thosewho play the game. * The complete fan's updated guide to football * Revised material on new players, stadiums, and strategies * Written by football legend Howie Long and revered analyst JohnCzarnecki From peewees to the pros, this hands-on, friendly guide coversthe nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiencelevels.Read Less
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Chatty but not comprehensive
Football for Dummies has a nice conversational style and will familiarize you with many of the great players of the past (especially Howie Long), but it lacks depth in describing the details of football's rules. Sure, you get excruciating detail of every line on the field, but I challenge you to tell me who on defense may call a timeout. As this edition is 12 years old, maybe the lack of specificity is moot. You'll still know the basic rules, strategies and famous players (especially Howie Long) after reading this. I like The Complete Idiot's Guide to Football better.
Dec 26, 2009
for the wife
A great source of info about rules and strategies of football. Will educate the TV watching football fan. Get a copy for the wife, but you'd better read it first!
Aug 9, 2009
good starting point
This book is a good starting point for someone looking to deepen his/her understanding of football.
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