Touchdown!~ Recent Books on Football

When in doubt, punt! ~John Heisman

Alas, college football has come to an end. The Gamecock’s next football season opens against Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi on September 4th. In the mean time, fight football season withdrawal syndrome by checking out recently – published books on football in our sports section on the 5th floor of the Houston Cole Library.   Here is a sample of some of the books you will find with links to Amazon reviews.

Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah by Patti Dickinson and Chadwick Smith

Gridiron Gauntlet: the Story of Men who Integrated Pro Football, In Their Own Words by Andy Piascik

Beer, Babes, and Balls: Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio  by David Nylund and Eric Anderson

Dixieland Delight: a Football Season on the Road in  the Southeastern Conference by Clay Travis

ESPN: the Company: the Story and Lessons Behind the Most Fanatical Brand in Sports  by Anthony Smith and Keith Hollihan

From Peanuts to the Pressbox by Eli Gold

Game Day: a Rollicking Journey to the Heart of College Football by Craig James


Strong Arm Tactics: A Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Professional Quarterback by John Maxymuk 

The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever by Frank Gifford & Peter Richmond 

Bear’s Boy’s Thirty-Six Men Whose Lives Were Changed by Coach Paul Bryant  by Eli Gold & M. B. Roberts

100 Things Auburn Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Evan Woodbery

Game Day and God: Football, Faith and Politics in the American South by Eric Bain Selbo

A Tiger Walk through History: the Complete Story of Auburn Football from 1892 to the Tuberville Era by Paul Hemphill

Urban’s Way: Urban Meyer, the Florida Gators, and His Plan to Win by Buddy Martin 

About Them Dawgs!: Georgia Football’s Memorable Teams and Players by Patrick Garbin

The Pro Football Historical Abstract: A Hardcore Fan’s Guide to All-time Player Rankings by Sean Lahman

How Good Do You Want To Be: A Champion’s Tips on How to Lead and Succeed at Work and in Life by Nick Saban and Nick Curtis

Keep informed about our JSU Gamecocks from the Athletic Department Web Site & see you at the games next fall! Until then, happy reading & GO GAMECOCKS!


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