“The Diehard Football Fan's Bucket List Blitz: 101 Rivalries, Tailgates, and Gridiron Traditions to See & Do Before You're Sacked” by Steve Greenberg
Football (American), professional, college, high school
August 1, 2017
4 of 5 stars (very good)
No matter what sport one enjoys, there are teams, stadiums and experience that every fan wants to experience at least once in his or her life. For football fans, this book is a guide to which ones to add to that list. “The Diehard Football Fan's Bucket List Blitz” is an all-encompassing list of places, teams and traditions that has been compiled by sportswriter Steve Greenberg.
This book covers all levels of football – from the Texas school that inspired “Friday Night Lights” to the Big House at the University of Michigan and the mammoth AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play home games, this book covers everything. Want to know the best place for a tailgate party? How about the best bands for college football halftime shows? Or how about great traditions like the Lambeau Leap or rubbing Howard’s Rock at Clemson? These are all included as well.
The best part of the book talks about must-see college football rivalries. Of course there are some that are well-known (Army vs. Navy, Michigan vs. Ohio State, Alabama vs. Auburn), but this includes some lesser known rivalries as well such as Lafayette vs. Lehigh. This is not a surprise as Greenburg was a writer on college football for several years and mentions in the book that he is a proud Wisconsin graduate who spent much time at Camp Randall Stadium.
Because he covers so many areas in all levels of the game, this book is one that football fans will want to review to time and time again to mark items off their bucket lists. What I liked best about this book is that even though I am not a “diehard” fan, I am interested in several of these items and just may have to add them to my own personal list. A book that can do that and make me aware of many of these treasures is certainly one to read.
I wish to thank Lyons Press for providing a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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