School's back in session and there's a crisp autumn feeling in the air. That can only mean one thing: a new National Football League season is here. Every year millions of Americans get caught up in the excitement of American football. Why not catch up on the sport in between NFL games on Sunday afternoon with a great book from the Newport Beach Public Library?
How did football surpass baseball in the hearts of Americans to become "America's Game"? Michael MacCambridge explains in this detail-packed story. Learn how television changed the nation's leisure time and the effect it had on how we watch and relate to sports and the men who play the game.
The penultimate football story comes to life with H. G. Bissinger's pen in "Friday Night Lights," chronicling how a high school team in a small town, Odessa, Texas, captured the nation's hearts with its determination and never surrender attitude. Enduring incredible pressure, these boys and their families, friends and coach showed us all just how important heart is in football.