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Football's Game Changers.

Football's Game Changers

Barry Wilner & Ken Rappoport

The Lyons Press

c/o The Globe Pequot Press

246 Goose Lane, Suite 200, Guilford, CT 06437

9781493024216, $19.95, PB, 228pp,

Synopsis: The collaborative work of sportswriters Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport, "Football's Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Super Bowls, and More" is the second volume in the outstanding Lyons Press 'Game Changers' sports series. "Football's Game Changers" addresses a series of questions including: What were the 50 most revolutionary personalities, rules, pieces of equipment, controversies, organizational changes, radio and television advancements, and more in the history of football--as well as how, exactly, did they forever change the game? "Football's Game Changers" offers fascinating, detailed explanations along with a ranking system from 1 to 50 that is sure to inspire debate among professional and college gridiron aficionados. Ranging from each sport's beginnings to today and tackling on-the-field and off-the-field developments, "Football's Game Changers" offers an inherently fascinating history of professional football through its turning-points and innovations. Of special notes are the full-color illustrations, and including photos, pull-outs, and sidebars throughout this informed and informative study.

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Football's Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Super Bowls, and More" is impressively 'reader friendly' in tone, content, and commentary. While enthusiastically and unreservedly recommended for personal and community library Sports/Athletics collections in general, and professional football history supplemental studies reading lists in particular, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject the "Football's Game Changer" is also available in a Kindle format ($13.25).

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Author:Buhle, Willis M.
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Date:Sep 1, 2016
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