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Title:
The official Pro Football Hall of Fame play book
Author:
Korch, Rick.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Little Simon, 1990.
Physical Description:
60 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Describes the basic plays that most professional football teams use and includes a selection of favorite plays from some of today's head coaches.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780671710026

9780671686987
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV954 .K67 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Describes the basic plays that most professional football teams use and includes a selection of favorite plays from some of today's head coaches.


Summary

Describes the basic plays that most professional football teams use and includes a selection of favorite plays from some of today's head coaches.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 5-10. Sports fans will enjoy these two browsable books on pro football.The Answer Book considers such questions as What was the worst team in NFL history? Why is a football called a "pigskin"? Can you explain the difference between a placekick, a punt, and a dropkick? Who invented the huddle? Answers are concise but vary in length, depending on the subject. Unfortunately, the many photos are dark. Lists of Super Bowl results and Most Valuable Players are among the appended tables. No index.The Playbook will help fans better understand what's happening on the field. Essentially, it is a straightforward look at the basic plays, offensive and defensive, that all teams use, along with a selection of favorite plays from some of today's head coaches. Illustrated with clear diagrams. Glossary; no index. ~--Sally Estes


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8--Two titles for dedicated fans of the game. Horrigan has compiled a wide array of football trivia in a ques tion-and-answer format. Most deal with the professional ranks, but information on the college game is included. An swers range from half a page to several pages; some are straightforward pre sentations of fact, while responses to the more open-ended questions are lively, opinionated, and could start some debate. Although this book is a browser's delight, it has little use be yond that. Some interesting tables are included; standard black-and-white photographs match up with the ques tions and answers. Korch presents a good explanation of the history and complex aspects of football for those looking for a more sophisticated over view of the game than can be found in other sources. Diagrams of the plays fill many of the pages, and a few black- and-white action photographs are also included. The glossary of football terms includes over 80 entries. The book is strongest in explaining the historical changes in football over the years, and weaker on recent developments in to day's game.--Todd Morning, Schaum burg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 5-10. Sports fans will enjoy these two browsable books on pro football.The Answer Book considers such questions as What was the worst team in NFL history? Why is a football called a "pigskin"? Can you explain the difference between a placekick, a punt, and a dropkick? Who invented the huddle? Answers are concise but vary in length, depending on the subject. Unfortunately, the many photos are dark. Lists of Super Bowl results and Most Valuable Players are among the appended tables. No index.The Playbook will help fans better understand what's happening on the field. Essentially, it is a straightforward look at the basic plays, offensive and defensive, that all teams use, along with a selection of favorite plays from some of today's head coaches. Illustrated with clear diagrams. Glossary; no index. ~--Sally Estes


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8--Two titles for dedicated fans of the game. Horrigan has compiled a wide array of football trivia in a ques tion-and-answer format. Most deal with the professional ranks, but information on the college game is included. An swers range from half a page to several pages; some are straightforward pre sentations of fact, while responses to the more open-ended questions are lively, opinionated, and could start some debate. Although this book is a browser's delight, it has little use be yond that. Some interesting tables are included; standard black-and-white photographs match up with the ques tions and answers. Korch presents a good explanation of the history and complex aspects of football for those looking for a more sophisticated over view of the game than can be found in other sources. Diagrams of the plays fill many of the pages, and a few black- and-white action photographs are also included. The glossary of football terms includes over 80 entries. The book is strongest in explaining the historical changes in football over the years, and weaker on recent developments in to day's game.--Todd Morning, Schaum burg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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