'Total Football II' a
Must for Football Fans
This is an exciting time of year in all sports.
Baseball is gearing up for post-season play, football is into its long
season, basketball camps will begin soon and hockey is on the horizon.
It is also a transitional time for sports books, with
all types and varieties available.
The book of choice for all gridiron fans is
"Total Football II," the official encyclopedia of the National
Football League. Priced at $59.95, published by HarperCollins and edited
by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft and John Thorn, the book
contains just about everything one wants to know about the subject.
There are biographies of the National Football
League's 300 greatest players, articles on the evolution of strategy
through the years, and essays on the history of the game. The player
register is an alphabetical listing of every one of the more than 17,000
players who took part in a NFL game from the first season of 1920 through
1998. From Joe Abbey through Jim Zyntell, everyone is here including the
position they played, the college they attended, birthdates, teams and
years in the National Football League.
"Total Football II" has many interesting
features like Famous Football Firsts, Great Football Quotes, The Evolution
of Equipment, Football Families, Football Commercials, Football Movies,
Draft-Day Surprises, Pro Football Before the NFL.
Unlike other encyclopedias, "Total Football
II" is highly organized, legible, and despite its heft and weight, it
is easy to find what you're looking for.
Serious research and a sense of humor combine to make
the style and spirit of Total Football II useful and enjoyable for
football fans. It is a book whose ongoing research began almost two
decades ago and has literally involved thousands of people.
"The Yogi Book" by Yogi Berra (who else?)
Workman Publishers, $12.95, 127pp.) is a laugh on every page. You must own
this winning, wacky and wonderful collection of Yogiisms.
"Go For The Goal" by Mia Hamm,
(HarperCollins, $18.00, 222pp) is full of instructional tips and anecdotal
information from the woman who led the USA team to its World Cup triumph.
"Total Baseball" by John Thorn, Pete Palmer, Michael Gershman,
and David Pietrusza, (Total Sports Publishers, $59.95, 2538 pages and a
nearly six pounds) is a worthy complement to Total Football. It really
lives up to its claim as the "most comprehensive baseball book ever
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