Sunday, October 29, 2017

Short review - The Great Book of Football

I received a request from the author to provide a review of this brief book on professional football. I gladly did so as the book was a quick read. Here is the review:

"The Great Book of Football: Interesting Facts and Sports Stories" by Bill O'Neill

4 of 5 stars (very good)

If a reader is looking for a quick but complete history of professional football, this short book by Bill O'Neil is a very good source. Covering the game from the early days of the NFL in the 1920's up to the amazing comeback by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, the book covers a lot of information, leagues (including the AAFC of the 1940s and 50's and the AFL of the 1960's) and players. Of the latter, great players from every era has an essay written about hi!, from Bronco Nagurski to Tom Brady. While no section is very long or overly detailed, each era has enough information to satisfy those readers who wish to learn more about the sport during that time.

The trivia part contains 5 multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter, which also lists interesting facts from the chapter as well. The questions are fairly easy, especially if the reader was paying attention. This book is recommended for those readers who wish to learn more about professional football in a short time. 

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