Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)

By (author) Howie Long, By (author) John Czarnecki

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 25mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470125365
  • ISBN 13: 9780470125366
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 266,713

Product description

The ultimate fan's guide to America's most popular sport Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, new stadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records have been broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today's game, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties. Featuring coverage of the newest stadium technologies, revised greatest players and legends, and pro-football must-do experiences, it also includes expert advice on training and gearing up for those who play the game. Fans will discover the best ways to enjoy football-at home or at the stadium.

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Author information

Howie Long, former Oakland/Los Angeles Raider defensive end, has one Super Bowl win and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. John Czarnecki is a pro football consultant.

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Meet the greatest players, coaches, and teams of all timeThe fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoy America's most popular sportLove to play -- or just watch -- football? Want to know more about the game? Howie Long gives you up-to-the-minute information on all the rules, regs, positions, plays, and penalties, as well as the newest stadium technologies, the latest teams and players, and the must-do experiences of pro football. It's the ultimate fan's guide!Follow the game at home or in the stadiumUnderstand offensive and defensive strategiesTrain and gear up for a gameJoin a fantasy football leagueGet your kids involved in footballPraise for "Football For Dummies""Howie's book has got it all!"-- Jimmy Johnson, former head coach, Miami Dolphins"[Howie's] knowledge and insight into the game of football ring through loud and clear!"-- Boomer Esiason, former All-Star quarterback and NFL commentator

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Football 101. Chapter 1: America's Greatest Game. Chapter 2: Meet Me on the Gridiron. Chapter 3: Rules and Regulations. Part II: Go Offense. Chapter 4: The Quarterback. Chapter 5: The Passing Game. Chapter 6: On the Ground. Chapter 7: The Offensive Line. Chapter 8: Offensive Plays and Strategies. Part III: The Big D. Chapter 9: These Guys Are Huge: The Defensive Line. Chapter 10: The Secondary. Chapter 11: Defensive Tactics and Strategies. Part IV: Meet the Rest of the Team. Chapter 12: 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. Chapter 17: The NFL and Other Professional Football. Chapter 18: Fantasy Leagues. Part VI: Staying in the Game. Chapter 19: The Mental Game and Motivation. Chapter 20: Conditioning, Training, and Diet. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: The Ten Greatest Defensive Players of All Time. Chapter 22: The Ten Greatest Offensive Players of All Time. Chapter 23: The Ten Greatest Coaches of All Time. Chapter 24: The Ten Best Teams of All Time. Chapter 25: The Ten Most Intense College Football Rivalries. Appendix: Football Speak. Index.