Like everyone else, we’re gearing up to watch the big game this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. If you’ve got all your game time snacks planned out and you’re tired of hearing about “Deflategate” (We know we are!), here are some football books to tide you over until kickoff.
Bestselling author Bruce Feldman takes a look at what goes into creating the perfect quarterback, a position that can make or break a franchise. Feldman gained access to Johnny Manziel (aka “Johnny Football”), George Whitfield and many other players to take a look at this specialized business.
Parcells’ autobiography takes a look back at his decades-long career as an NFL coach for four franchises, including the New England Patriots. During his influential career, he’s the only coach to take four different teams to the playoffs.
Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. In this book, he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles, and is now shaping his program with the Seattle Seahawks, winners of their first Championship last year.
Before Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson, there was Steve Largent and Jim Zorn. As the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the big game, football fans will enjoy this rollicking team history as seen through the eyes of an obsessive fan. Author Mark Tye Turner, a television writer who’s been a 12th man since Day One, tells it like it is and in obsessive detail. This book will make you laugh, wince, cheer, and learn everything you ever need to know about the Seattle Seahawks–and then some!
Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.