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niel89
03-30-2009, 03:45 AM
So I was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for a good football book? I just finished Meat Market by Bruce Feldman, and that was a good read. I have already read Next Man Up by John Feinstein and The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. I recommend any of those books if you havent read them.

Shane P. Hallam
03-30-2009, 05:02 AM
I'm currently reading Jim Tressel's Winner's Manual. It has been a very cool read for "life"

P-L
03-30-2009, 08:20 AM
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cdub11
03-30-2009, 08:26 AM
Im currently reading Twelve Mighty Orphans

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Vikes99ej
03-30-2009, 10:03 AM
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Don Vito
03-30-2009, 10:08 AM
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It's being made into a movie now too, they just started filming it. I hope it doesn't suck because the book is amazing.

bored of education
03-30-2009, 10:10 AM
If you want a quick easy read, I recommend Playing For pizza.

Sniper
03-30-2009, 10:23 AM
When the Game Stands Tall...

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You may recognize the running back on the front cover.

CashmoneyDrew
03-30-2009, 10:42 AM
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Halsey
03-30-2009, 11:37 AM
I don't know of a specific book, but I plan to read a biography on "the father of American football": Walter Camp. I'd like to learn how he went about evolving rugby into a new kind of football unique to the States. Just the fact that he invented American football automatically means he ruled.

Whistler6
03-30-2009, 11:38 AM
I don't know if your into biographys, but Barry Sander's is pretty legit. Being a guy who never speaks out or makes a scene, it's pretty interesting to read all about his life and high school/college/ and NFL days.

cdub11
03-30-2009, 11:38 AM
My personal favorite is Friday Night Lights

I have heard from several people that Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer is very good

El Peefs?????
03-30-2009, 11:55 AM
When the Game Stands Tall...

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/14840000/14848827.JPG

You may recognize the running back on the front cover.

Keak da sneak!?

Hollywood
03-30-2009, 11:57 AM
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Only book you need. Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes overturned the football establishment.

djp
03-30-2009, 12:57 PM
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Only book you need. Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes overturned the football establishment.

I'm looking at that book right now, reading it for the 4th time right now.

There are some tremendous stories in there, Cane fans or not.

BlindSite
03-30-2009, 04:14 PM
When Pride still mattered is OK, not enough about football and too much about religion and life for my tastes.

The GM is probably the best book out there right now about the way a GM does things in the NFL.

The Draft is a little dated but still pretty good.

Michael Strahan's inside the helmet is a really cool book, I read it in a day or so, but it made me chuckle a lot.

Bloody Sundays is very cool, probably the most in-depth book of them all.

TACKLE
03-30-2009, 06:21 PM
A Must Read. Halberstam is one of the best sports authors.
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Not as good but fairly short and is enjoyable.
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Xonraider
03-30-2009, 06:26 PM
Keak da sneak!?

no... MJD... Keaks daddy

jackalope
03-30-2009, 07:20 PM
The Blindside, Next Man Up, The GM, and Johnny U are all quite good. I've also read The Draft, which is a bit boring but give a nice inside look similar to The GM and Next Man Up, and The Packer Way, which was good, but may be a bit too much about business in general. I'm currently trying to read When Pride Still Mattered, but I haven't had the time to really get going on it.

BmoreBlackByrdz
03-30-2009, 07:36 PM
http://www.fieldofsteve.com/blindside.jpg

It's being made into a movie now too, they just started filming it. I hope it doesn't suck because the book is amazing.

can anyone give me a quick summary or run down of "The Blind Side" I haven't read a book in way too long and I really need to start up again.

TACKLE
03-30-2009, 09:07 PM
can anyone give me a quick summary or run down of "The Blind Side" I haven't read a book in way too long and I really need to start up again.

Michael Oher lives in the streets of Memphis. He has no real home. His mom was a crack addict and he never met his dad. He had a learning disability and had gone to many different schools. He somehow gets into a Catholic school out of almost charity. He wants to play basketball and is fantastic athlete but he never goes to class and he can't learn. He ends up getting taken in by a millionaire family who's daughter goes to the school. He grows as a person, player and student. The football coaches get him to play. He is tenative at first but becomes a dominant OT at high school and goes through the whole recruiting process. The rest is history.

It is also supplemented with writing about how LT made Left Tackle such a crucial position. It focuses on the 49ers.

Very brief but I hope it helps.

vidae
03-30-2009, 09:22 PM
I just finished reading The Dark Side of the Game by Tim Green. It was a solid and entertaining read.

Thunder&Lightning
03-30-2009, 09:36 PM
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great book and quick read

The Great Jonathan Vilma
03-30-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm currently reading 'Next Man Up'
I've read - The Blind Side, The GM, ROMO - My life on the edge: Living dreams and slaying Dragons, Bloody Sundays

I haven't seen the Miami Hurricane one before, but i will certainly be looking to read that one in the near future.

All of the above books are very good, and all have different insights. The Bill Romanowski biography was interesting, but some parts were overly in depth with nutrition and things of that nature (all is good until it gets into the very very specifics, which is where a casual person in that regard may get lost).

I'd recommend any of them to you

BmoreBlackByrdz
03-31-2009, 06:27 PM
Michael Oher lives in the streets of Memphis. He has no real home. His mom was a crack addict and he never met his dad. He had a learning disability and had gone to many different schools. He somehow gets into a Catholic school out of almost charity. He wants to play basketball and is fantastic athlete but he never goes to class and he can't learn. He ends up getting taken in by a millionaire family who's daughter goes to the school. He grows as a person, player and student. The football coaches get him to play. He is tenative at first but becomes a dominant OT at high school and goes through the whole recruiting process. The rest is history.

It is also supplemented with writing about how LT made Left Tackle such a crucial position. It focuses on the 49ers.

Very brief but I hope it helps.

thanks man, sounds like a good read. i might check it out +rep :)

Hurricanes25
03-31-2009, 06:35 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a165/xraided22/CaneMutinyBookPic.jpg


Only book you need. Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes overturned the football establishment.

I need to pick that book up

Brent
03-31-2009, 07:21 PM
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