Download PDF or read online Rutgers Football Book by Michael Pellowski and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Rutgers Football: A Gridiron Tradition in Scarlet is a richly illustrated history of one of the most storied programs in all of college football. From the first intercollegiate contest against Princeton in 1869, which started college football as we know it, through the years that Paul Robeson suited up for the team, the famous undefeated season of 1976, and right up to the Schiano era, former Scarlet Knight Michael Pellowski takes you on a fascinating journey that chronicles the highlights of the first 137 years of Rutgers football. He makes special mention of the Scarlet Knights who have gone on to successful careers in the NFL-Brian Leonard, Mike McMahon, L.J. Smith, Gary Brackett, Ray Lucas, Deron Cherry, among others-and includes a complete listing of letter winners.
Download PDF or read online Football For Dummies® Book by Howie Long and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2007-06-15 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The ultimate fan's guide to America's most popular sport Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, new stadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records have been broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today's game, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties. Featuring coverage of the newest stadium technologies, revised greatest players and legends, and pro-football must-do experiences, it also includes expert advice on training and gearing up for those who play the game. Fans will discover the best ways to enjoy football-at home or at the stadium.
Download PDF or read online War Football Book by Chris Serb and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-06-26 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : War Football reveals for the first time how World War I gave birth to the NFL. It tells the story of the army, navy, and marine teams that saved American football during the war, and shows how war football alumni, including star George Halas, broke down barriers to professionalism and helped launch the NFL shortly after the war ended.
Download PDF or read online Historical Dictionary of Football Book by John Grasso and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-06-13 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Gridiron football or American football or just plain football is the most popular sport in the United States in the 21st century. Although attempts have been made to develop the sport outside North America, it is still predominantly a North American sport with similar games (but significant rules differences) played in the United States and Canada. The Historical Dictionary of Football covers the history of American football through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on both amateur (collegiate) and professional players, coaches, teams and executives from all eras. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of football.
Download PDF or read online The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History Book by Lew Freedman and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In a series that explores the logic-defying comebacks and tough losses, the dramatic interceptions, fumbles, game-winning field goals, and touchdowns that shape a fan’s greatest memories of their beloved team, this book does not disappoint as the ultimate collector’s item for Bears fans. It chronicles the most famous moments in Chicago football history, including Gale Sayers's six-touchdown day against the 49ers, Walter Payton's 275-yard performance in 1977, Devin Hester's Super Bowl XLI kickoff return, and the dominating team performance of Super Bowl XX. The descriptions of each play are accompanied with game information and quotes from participants, players, and observers with firsthand accounts.
Download PDF or read online When Oberlin was King of the Gridiron Book by Nat Brandt and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In October 1892, a young law graduate, John Heisman, assumed the unpaid position as coach of Oberlin College's football squad. This bespectacled, stoop-shouldered young man led the team to an undefeated first season. This book recounts the story of the Oberlin fans, players, heroes, and rivals.
Download PDF or read online The Playing Grounds of College Football Book by Mark Pollak and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-11-13 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : College football teams today play for tens of thousands of fans in palatial stadiums that rival those of pro teams. But most started out in humbler venues, from baseball parks to fairgrounds to cow pastures. This comprehensive guide traces the long and diverse history of playing grounds for more than 1000 varsity football schools, including bowl-eligible teams, as well as those in other divisions (FCS, D2, D3, NAIA).
Download PDF or read online Match-related risk factors for injury in male professional football Book by Håkan Bengtsson and published by Linköping University Electronic Press. This book was released on 2017-11-03 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Background: Injuries are common in professional football, especially during matches, and they cause suffering for players, in both the short and the long term. It is therefore important to try to prevent these injuries. One of the most important steps in injury prevention is to fully understand the different risk factors that contribute to these injuries. Aim: The aim of this thesis was therefore to investigate several match-related factors that have been suggested to be important for the risk of sustaining injuries during professional football matches. Methods: The thesis consists of four papers, and all analyses are based on data gathered during a large-scale prospective cohort study that has been running since 2001: the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study. Medical teams from 61 clubs have been involved in this study, and they have prospectively gathered data about football exposure and injuries for their first team players. Associations between the following factors and injuries have been analysed: • Match characteristics in terms of match venue, match result, and competition • Match congestion, both short and long term, and at team and individual player level • Number of completed training sessions between return to sport after an injury and the first match exposure Results: All match characteristics studied were shown to be associated with injury rates, with higher injury rates during home matches compared with away matches, in matches that were lost or drawn compared with matches won, and in domestic league and Champions League matches compared with Europa League and other cup matches. It was also shown that injury rates, muscle injury rates in particular, were higher if the recovery time between matches was short. This association between match congestion and injury rates was shown when match congestion was considered at both team and individual player level. Finally, the odds of injury during the first match exposure after a period of absence due to injury was found to be higher if players had completed few training sessions between return to sport and their first match. Conclusion: There are several match-related risk factors that contribute to the injury rate during professional football matches. A better understanding of these risk factors will help teams to make better estimations of the injury risks to which players are exposed in different situations (e.g. during periods of match congestion and when players return to sport after an injury). Knowledge about risk factors will also offer the possibility of reducing the number of injuries for football teams by addressing them with appropriate measures.
Download PDF or read online Gridiron Grit Book by Doug Scancarella and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006-03-01 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : High school football fervor splits a town philosophically when emphasis on education collides with emphasis on victory at all costs. Friendships, sportsmanship and pride of accomplishment are put to the test when it is discovered that West High is holding its student-athletes back a year in school. The scheme, known as redshirting, is utilized to help the football team gain a physical advantage over the competition. The news is met with outrage by fans of East High, which never employed the same tactic. Many think it is hypocritical of parents and coaches to hold a good student back purportedly for academic reasons, when in reality they are held back for athletic reasons. Emotions run high and spill over into the community. Will the antagonism continue to divide the town of Mountainside or will differences be settled on the gridiron?
Download PDF or read online “Football! Navy! War!” Book by Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-09-12 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Not coincidentally, the sport of football naturally employs terms usually associated with war, such as “aerial attack,” “blitz,” and “trench warfare.” During World War II, the United States military and colleges joined forces and fielded competitive football teams. The book highlights the Department of the Navy’s role in preserving the game and football’s impact on national morale and the war effort through their “lend-lease” to colleges of officer candidates, including All-America and professional players. It describes wartime college and military football throughout the globe and offers listings of college and military teams, records, scores, big games, and statistics; player and team profiles; and a glossary of period football terminology.
Download PDF or read online Football Book by Edward J. Rielly and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "...provides a detailed look at America's pastime through the lens of pop culture, [an] A-to-Z inventory of how certain aspects of the game affect and reflect broader society."--from publisher description.
Download PDF or read online The 50 Greatest Players in New England Patriots Football History Book by Robert W. Cohen and published by Down East Books. This book was released on 2015-11-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Perhaps even more than the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots are the team of the entire northeast from Rhode Island to Canada. Here, sports historian Robert W. Cohen ranks the 50 best players to ever take the field for the Patriots. Who can forget Wes Welker, Troy Brown, Jim Nance, Ted Bruschi, and Tom Brady. They're all here in this fascinating collection of bios, stats, quotes from opposing players and former teammates, photographs, and recaps of memorable performances and seasons. This book is a must-read not only for Patriots fans, but for all fans of professional football.
Download PDF or read online Bronko Book by Chris Willis and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "This book tells the remarkable story of a small-town athlete from the farming plains of Minnesota who became one of the greatest players in NFL history"--
Download PDF or read online Connecticut Gridiron Book by William J. Ryczek and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-10-15 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This narrative history of minor league football teams in Connecticut in the 1960s and 1970s is based on extensive newspaper and periodical research and interviews with nearly 70 former players, broadcasters and journalists. Only a few players--like Marv Hubbard, Lou Piccone and Bob Tucker--made it to the NFL, but many more played for as little as $25 per game in their quest to make it big or just have fun. Wealthy men like Pete Savin and Frank D'Addario owned teams in Hartford and Bridgeport. In the days before cable television saturated the media with live sports, small town fans turned out to support their local heroes, often men who worked on construction crews during the week and stopped by the diner Sunday morning to talk football. Now in their 60s, 70s and 80s, these men share their stories of a simpler era; the good times, like the Hartford Knights' 1968 ACFL championship season, and the long bus rides and missed paydays that were as much a part of minor league ball as first downs and interceptions.
Download PDF or read online The USC Trojans Football Encyclopedia Book by Richard J. Shmelter and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-23 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : For more than 120 years, the University of Southern California Trojans have maintained a tradition of football excellence that has placed the team among the perennial elite in the collegiate ranks. Eleven national championships, 38 conference titles, 150 All-Americans, and seven Heisman Trophy winners all stand as testaments to the greatness of the Cardinal and Gold. This definitive reference chronicles the history of USC football from its first-ever game on November 14, 1888--a 16-0 victory over the Alliance Athletic Club--through 2012. Synopses of each season include game-by-game summaries, final records, ultimate poll rankings, and team leaders in major statistical categories. Biographies of head coaches and all-time USC greats, a roster of every player to don a Trojan uniform, a look at USC football traditions, and a catalog of honors received by both players and coaches through the years complete this essential encyclopedia for the Trojan faithful.
Download PDF or read online Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians Book by Chris Willis and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-05-05 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : At the beginning of the Roaring Twenties the NFL was just a footnote within the landscape of American sports. The early pro game was played on dirt fields by vagabond athletes who would beat up or punch out their opponent for fifty dollars a game. But one team was different than the rest: the Oorang Indians. Comprised entirely of Native Americans and led by star athlete Jim Thorpe, the Oorang Indians were an instant hit in almost every city they visited. In Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians: How a Dog Kennel Owner Created the NFL's Most Famous Traveling Team, NFL historian Chris Willis tells the story of this unique and fascinating part of professional football history. In 1922 Walter Lingo, a dog kennel owner from tiny La Rue, Ohio, joined forces with Jim Thorpe, the country’s greatest athlete, to create the Oorang Indians. Willis recounts how Lingo used the football team, the star attraction of player-coach Thorpe, and the all Native-American squad to help advertise his kennel and sell dogs, putting the small town of La Rue on the map. With the complete cooperation of the Lingo family and unlimited access to family photos and archives, Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians provides an up-close and behind-the-scenes view into the making of this little-known team. It is a remarkable story that will be enjoyed by football fans and historians alike.
Download PDF or read online Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes] Book by John Nauright and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012-04-06 with total page 1848 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed