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Sports Illustrated: The Football Book

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On the heels of the successful Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Book comes a spectacular celebration of professional football that will be treasured by fans of Americas Game. With the same kind of unforgettable photographs and award-winning writing that made the SIs 50th Anniversary Book a best-seller, this lavish coffee-table volume brings to life the bone-rattling act

Hardcover, 294 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by Sports Illustrated
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Jude F.
This book is a football book. It's like the football bible. There are so many interesting short stories on certain players at certain moments in football history.This book runs from the beginning of football in the 1920's to the present day in 2012.This It talks about many football legends such as, Emmitt Smith,Jerry Rice,John Elway,Joe Montana, and many others.This book is fast-paced with all the action and the stunning moments. Not only are the stories amazing, the pictures as well. The pictur ...more
Nicholas Montemarano
One of the best football books you'll find. The photos are incredible - the visible exhales of thousands of fans at The Ice Bowl; the mud-splattered face of Packers great Forrest Gregg; the otherworldly leather kicking shoe of Tom Dempsey, who was born with half his right foot missing; the gaps between Jack Lambert's teeth. But the highlight of this book is the writing - some of the best sports writing you'll ever read. A description of Chuck Bednarik's infamous 1960 hit on Frank Gifford: he hit ...more
I read this book in 8th period. this is about great american football players. i love football so i choose this book. I have many friends of NFL player. Heiz man winner, third Heiz man winners, Favre's O-Line, Rich Ganon's O-Line etc...... i have many autograph. RG3, Marc Bulger, Randy Moss, Ben Roethlisburgar, Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Terrel Owens, Donovan Mcnabb, Marshal Faulk, Troy Holt, Izack Bruce, Warren Sapp, Michael Vick etc.... i want to get more autograph!
I loved this book. I enjoyed reading about the history of football, and I seen a lot of moments that I watched when they happend. To know that you watched history being made is crazy. I really enjoyed the stories about Emmitt smith and deon sanders. Those are two of my favorite players of all time and I felt like the author did a great job on these stories
It is difficult to write a review of this book, since it is really one of those "coffee table" books you go back to again and again, not something you read from start to finish and then put away. The book is as big and colorful as the sport it covers. The articles are well-written and concise. It isn't a portable book, by any means, but is something you'll want to keep by your television during football season.
Michael McLean
Jun 15, 2011 Michael McLean rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Geoff Souser because it drools over the Steelers
Shelves: nonfiction
A great coffee table book (even though it's not about coffee tables) with lots of pretty pictures and some of SI's best football stories ever. One big problem. They only print part of the story and it's not even edited it's just truncated smack dab wherever they are at the end of a page. I guess they don't expect you to actually READ the stories.
This coffee table book has many great photos, but little real football information.
Read it and you'll find out
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