Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies

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

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The fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoy 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. * 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 John Czarnecki From peewees to the pros, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels.

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • 07 Jun 2011
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • US ed
  • ill
  • 1118012615
  • 9781118012611
  • 115,441

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Howie Long is a former Oakland/Los Angeles Raider with eight Pro Bowl appearances, a Super Bowl win, and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. John Czarnecki is a professional football consultant.

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The fun and easy way to tackle America's most popular sport If you've ever wanted to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback or how a running back's role differs from a linebacker's, then "Football For Dummies" has you covered. From peewees to the pros, this friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels. Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of the game! Kick off -- find out how football is played and get a grip on the rules that govern the game Make sense of offense -- get an introduction to offense: the passinggame, the running game, the offensive line, and the strategies that players and coaches use to achieve various goals Dig into the Big D -- discover all the things the defense does to keep the contest (and the score) a little more evenly balanced, as well as some strategies defenses use in particularly sticky situations Meet the line-up -- get to know the kickers, punters, coaches, managers, trainers, and others who play a big part in the game Open the book and find: How football works at the college and NFL levels Football rules, regulations, and jargon Diagrams that illustrate lineups, formations, and plays The intricacies of downs What the quarterback really does (and doesn't) do Offensive and defensive plays and strategies Football's all-time great players, coaches, and teams Ways you can get involved with football Learn to: Tackle football basics and enjoy America's favorite sport Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels

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