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Jul 7 2009

Are You Ready for Some Football?

by Ev S

Okay, I know it’s only July, but I am ready for some football. I’m an avid football fan. I need to see the pig skin soar gracefully through the air. I need to see grown men crash into each other. I need to see the wonderful strut after a touchdown.

But the NFL and the colleges are going to make me wait.

So the next best thing is watching reruns on the NFL network (if you get it), reading about football, or watching movies about football. Or if you’re athletic you could actually play some football (I’m the opposite of athletic).

The library has a ton of great stuff to check out. I’m personally recommending these:

We are Marshall a movie based on an actual event where the majority of the football team and its supporters die in a plane crash. Great movie. Not kid friendly.

The Longest Yard the library has the 1974 version with Burt Reynolds and the 2005 version with Adam Sandler. Once again, not kid friendly.

To find a list of more football movies try SportsinMovies.com.

300 Pounds of Attitude: the Wildest Stories and Craziest Characters the NFL has Ever Seen by Jonathan Rand. The title says it all.

The Blind Side: The Evolution of the Game written by Michael Lewis.  This biography of Michael Oher is a worthwhile read, even if you don’t like football. Oher is not only an amazing athlete, but also a phenomenal individual.

And for those who know nothing about football, but would like to learn more…

Football for Dummies by Howie Long.  Long is a former player and commentator for FOX.

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