Football School

Where Football Explains the World

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406373400

Category: Soccer

Page: 208

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Where Football Explains the World

Author: Alex Bellos,Ben Lyttleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406379563

Category: Science

Page: 175

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'This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. Learn the maths behind the coin toss, how a good night's sleep helps you perform better on the pitch, the history of trophies, the biology of the foot and about animal mascots from around the world. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football." --Publisher description.

How Football Explains the World

Author: Alex Bellos,Ben Lyttleton

Publisher: Football School

ISBN: 9781406367249

Category: Science

Page: 208

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This is a new series that teaches you about the world through the prism of football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football. Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.

Where Football Saves the World

Author: Alex Bellos,Ben Lyttleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406379211

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 1984

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This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. YOu'll find chapters on subjects such as biology, maths and history. ILlustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football.

How Football Explains America

Author: Sal Paolantonio

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633192911

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1894

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ESPN's Sal Paolantonio explores just how crucial football is to understanding the American psyche Using some of the most prominent voices in pro sports and cultural and media criticism, "How Football Explains America" is a fascinating, first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game. It tackles varying American themes--from Manifest Destiny to "fourth and one"--as it answers the age-old question Why does America love football so much? An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with the game and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on how the pioneers and cowboys helped create a game that resembled their march across the continent. It explores why rugby and soccer don't excite the American male like football does and how the game's rules are continually changing to enhance the dramatic action and create a better narrative. It also investigates the eternal appeal of the heroic quarterback position, the sport's rich military lineage, and how the burgeoning medium of television identified and exploited the NFL's great characters. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives. Updated throughout and with a new introduction, this edition brings "How Football Explains America" to paperback for the first time.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596439556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book A Washington Post Best Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A Kirkus Reviews Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A 2018 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Take Your Eye Off the Ball

How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

Author: Pat Kirwan

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617492779

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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While more and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense's formation tell you about the play that's about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the practice squad the next? Now Pat Kirwan, popular analyst for NFL.com and Sirius NFL Radio and a veteran front office executive, and co-author David Seigerman present Take Your Eye Off the Ball, a book that takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the line of scrimmage with the quarterback, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense.

The Anatomy of a Game

Football, the Rules, and the Men who Made the Game

Author: David M. Nelson

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874134551

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 599

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Looks at how rule changes have shaped the game of college football

The Name Game

Football, Baseball, Hockey & Basketball How Your Favorite Sports Teams Were Named

Author: Michael Leo Donovan

Publisher: Warwick Pub

ISBN: 9781895629743

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

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Relates the history, trivia, and legends behind the names of professional football, hockey, basketball, and baseball teams

The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control

1880-1930

Author: Robert Pruter

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815652194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 442

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Nearly half of all American high school students participate on sports teams. With a total of 7.6 million participants, this makes the high school sports program in America the largest organized sports program in the world. Robert Pruter’s work traces the history of high school sports in America from the student-led athletic clubs of the 1880’s through to the government takeover of athletic associations in the 1930s. In doing so, he provides an exploration of the ways in which the ideals Americans hoped to instill in future generations-hard work, fair play, team building-were challenged by questions of gender, race, and religion. Pruter explains the struggle to control high school sports, first by schools and local government and eventually on the national level. "Interscholastic sports have become so important that they have become a touchstone of conflict over ... virtually every social division (in) our society," Pruter writes. "The values and ethics in our society as a whole are reflected in our schools, and most publicly on the athletic fields and courts."