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Publisher's Summary

If you love sports trivia, then you'll be all in for The Great Book of Football, which is a must-read for any NFL fan out there. One of the most inclusive NFL football books on the market today, it's a treasure trove of sports stories, random facts, and the most in-depth tales of the most fascinating football players who have made the NFL what it is today.

Starting with the foundation of the fledgling NFL in the 1920s and leading right up the thrilling finish at the most recent Super Bowl, The Great Book of Football highlights the best players of every era, the games that separated the boys from the men, and the off-the-field shenanigans and twists of fate that have seen the league go from Midwestern distraction to international obsession. There are lots of football books out there, but The Great Book of Football takes you inside the action from the huddle to the locker room to the draft room to the owner's box. And every chapter ends with trivia questions that are sure to stump your NFL-crazy friends at your next Sunday afternoon watch party.

From Red Grange and Sammy Baugh to Tom Brady and J.J. Watt, the best of every era is highlighted, analyzed, and celebrated.

Learn the secrets of the unstoppable Wing-T offense; relive Broadway Joe Namath's legendary Super Bowl guarantee; go behind enemy lines to witness the birth of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense; and take pride in how players, owners, and fans have responded to America's greatest battles, from World War II to Hurricane Katrina to September 11.

It doesn't matter if it's Super Bowl Sunday or the heart of the off-season, The Great Book of Football is one of those NFL football books that you just won't be able to put down.

©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

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Interesting Football Trivia

I got this book for my husband since he is a football fan and enjoys trivia. He really liked it. The narrator did a great job; it was like listening to a sportscaster!

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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Alright but a bit vague

This book was interesting, but I had some trouble following the stories as they were less familiar to a non-US resident like myself. I love Football but it’s not a popular sport where I live, so when I was reading I expect to have some things explained so I too could understand. Some words and phrases were a bit vague for me, so I had a bit of a hard time following the stories and anecdotes.
I did enjoy it, and the other book by the same author and narrator about Baseball, which was better in my opinion.
Scott Miller is a great narrator and was a big part of why I liked it so much.

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So many facts packed in

Lots to cover in a few hours. Author did a nice job and still barely scratched the surface. Fun and interesting listen.

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A staggering amount of facts

I am a football fan, but I did not have a clue about many of the facts and history that are presented here. If you can absorb just a fraction of the information, your pro football IQ will be well above the average fan. The author did a good job giving a chronological rundown of all kinds of facts related to the NFL. I thought the narrator did a good job with this type of book. It required a reading that was not too dry but also not too dramatic- I felt he hit just the right balance.

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Great quick read

The Great Book of Football: Interesting Facts and Sports Stories (Sports Trivia 2) by Bill O'Neill was a great read. This was a great collection of many sports stats and trivia. As a fan of the NFL, I loved reading this book.

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A lot of interesting and fun football facts!

I am a huge football fan but don't know much about the history of the team's or the league as a whole so I was very excited to listen to this book. The author presents a lot of interesting and fun football facts and trivia that I didn't know before. This is definitely a must have for any football fan!

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The Great Book of Football Is Just That

Another addition to the Bill O’Neill trivia library, “The Great Book of Football” covers the National Football League from its inception in the 1920’s up to the 2017 season. The problem with that is it is an awful lot to cover in less than four hours so you’re left with the opinion that you’ve missed some important information (which you have) or you’re longing for volume two, three, four, etc.

The book is divided into five key eras of the NFL and each section has its usual Bill O’Neill subject overview, fun facts and trivia quiz. It is formulaic but it works. Again, if you know anything about the NFL you know you’ve missed something.

Scott Miller does the narration and, as I have said before, he is an acquired taste. I didn’t find Scott as annoying on this book as I have in others so, from my perspective, that’s a compliment.

If I had paid for this book I think I wouldn’t have gotten my money’s worth. The information is great but, as my Mother used to say, there should have been more meat on the bones. Hopefully, Volume II is right around the corner.

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Wow, so much interesting info!

First off, I have to say I don't know much about the history of football or of it's players over the years but if I can remember much of what I heard here I will! This book is chocked full of interesting information and some good questions too. There are a lot of names in here I recognized but didn't know much about. Some very impressive players! I enjoyed this book very much and for any football fan, this is a must have. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.