Take your Eye Off the Ball

Take your Eye Off the Ball

How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

Book - 2010
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Today's NFL fans have more viewing options than ever before. Each and every week, football addicts plant themselves in front of big-screen, high-definition TVs and watch the game they love unfold via slow-motion replays and multiple camera angles, pausing and fast-forwarding the action on their DVRs as they please. Yet while more and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. Take Your Eye Off the Ball is not a beginner's introduction to football, nor is it a technical manual for only the most studious of fans. Instead, it clearly and simply explains the intricacies and nuances that affect the outcomes of every NFL game.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, c2010
ISBN: 9781600783913
Branch Call Number: 796.332 KIR 2010 22
Characteristics: xiv, 225 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Seigerman, David

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maskins
Apr 26, 2016

Very good book. I might be difficult for someone new to American football to follow but if you already think you "know" the game then this book will enhance that knowledge. Pat Kirwan is a very knowledgeable radio host for NFL Radio and has a wealth of knowledge and tells it like it is. After reading this book you will have a better understanding if you choose to watch detailed football analysis on television or listen on the radio.

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4thGlobal
Nov 11, 2013

Not a good choice. Full of jargon and name-dropping. Explanations are difficult to understand as are the diagrams. Lines like: If you are going to bull rush Michael Strahan into the deep slot . . . . (!?) Check out "How to watch a football game" instead. It is 30 years old, but the diagrams are easy to follow and the basics have not changed.

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eastvanbookfan
May 29, 2011

Good book for the football fan. Lots of personal stories and explanation of jargon. Good title.

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green_panda_1059
Jun 06, 2016

green_panda_1059 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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