All About Professional Football Series (10 Titles)

All About Professional Football Series (10 Titles)


Professional football is by nearly every measure the most popular, important, and successful sports league in American history. The numbers are staggering, with more than 120 million people watching a Super Bowl, and more than $10 billion in annual revenue, pro football dominates the sports landscape. While many series focus on the games and players, this series takes a broader, deeper look at the sport off the field. How is the league operated? How has the media covering the sport changed? What is the intense life of a pro coach? Learn about the lives of the players off the field, both good and bad. Included in the series is a pair of books that look at high school and college football in the context of this domination by pro football. Books in this series were written by veteran journalists who have both covered and worked for the National Football League, as well by writers from Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Newsweek. Just because you know who won the Super Bowl doesnt mean you know ALL ABOUT PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL.

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Fantasy Football

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653555 | $9.95 | Paperback

Raise your hand if your favorite “team” is your fantasy football squad. In recent years, few developments have had as big an impact on football as the rise of fantasy sports. Weekly players number in the millions. A daily version of the game is causing controversy (and making millions!). Fans, players, reporters, and more all watch NFL games in a very different way than before. Here’s an inside look at the phenomenon of fantasy football, written by a longtime NFL expert on the topic and former editor of the Fantasy Football Preview.

Football and Player Safety

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653562 | $9.95 | Paperback

You love football. We all love football. But is football becoming too dangerous to play? New evidence appearing almost weekly is changing how the game is played and how players are treated. The issue of concussions and their long-term effects is making everyone sit up and take notice of just how much playing the sport they love negatively affects athletes and their health. From a longtime football journalist, here’s an inside look at the past, present, and future of football safety.

Inside College Football: Preparing for the Pros

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653579 | $9.95 | Paperback

Millions of people follow college football with great passion, enjoying beloved traditions and exciting game action. For many players, however, college football is more than just fight songs and school spirit it's a big step on the road to pro football. The truth is that only a select few make that transition, however. How is that situation affecting how college football is played and run? What changes are coming that will balance the scales? Or is the system just too big to correct? A veteran college football journalist takes a look inside this enormous enterprise.

Inside Pro Football Media

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653593 | $9.95 | Paperback

How do you get your pro football news? The answer might depend on how old you are! Millions of fans follow the league and its players with devotion and dedication, but how they do that has changed enormously. Inside, see how technology has had an impact on how football is presented and covered from the early days of TV to satellite broadcasts to the creation of the Internet to today's mobile-focused media. The NFL and the world of information have changed at the same time. Inside, a longtime football writer examines this ever-changing issue.

Inside High School Football: A Changing Tradition

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653586 | $9.95 | Paperback

Falling leaves, lettermen's sweaters, and cheerleaders. That's still high school football in many places. However, in many others, it has turned into a much, much bigger deal. Students and parents see the sport as a springboard to a scholarship or even a pro career. Specialization in coaching, increases in budgets, and more pressure to win have changed the game. New emphasis on player safety is also playing a big role. A veteran sports journalists looks around the landscape to examine the state of high school football . . . and what might be next for the game.

Pro Football Players in the News: Two Sides of the Story

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653609 | $9.95 | Paperback

“Pro football player arrested on assault charge” . . . “Top running back caught with drugs” . . . “An all-pro quarterback named man of the year by community group.”
Headlines like the first two are seemingly all-too-common, but why not more of the third? Intense media scrutiny of pro football reveals all the flaws and faults of the games players. But are those players the tiny minority or the norm? Has NFL lawlessness increased? Or has society become less accepting of “boys being boys”? And what of the hundreds of players who do not get in trouble? Are they being unfairly implicated? How the NFL interacts with society and how the NFL treats lawbreakers is a huge issue, but a longtime football writer takes a broad look at the issue and tries to answer some of those questions.

Running Pro Football: Commissioner, Owners, Front Office, and More

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653616 | $9.95 | Paperback

Pro football in America is a $10 billion business, with more people employed to run the game and its business than actually play the game on the field. From the commissioner down to the locker-room staff, everyone in the NFL is trying to make it succeed. In this book, a longtime football writer takes an inside look at the people who make the game go off the field, from the New York City headquarters to a teams front office to the companies that rely on the leagues popularity. On or off the field, football is a team sport . . . and that team has all-stars.

The Intense World of a Pro Football Coach

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653623 | $9.95 | Paperback

Not only is a stadium full of fans watching your every move, so are dozens of reporters and cameras and millions of people watching on TV. Thats to say nothing of the owners who are paying you to lead your team to victory. A pro football coach lives under intense scrutiny, as he tries to use his expertise and leadership to create winners. Inside, a longtime football writer examines how coaches from yesterday and today did their jobs, taking you inside the huddle, the locker room, and the coaches office.

The Pro Football Draft

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653630 | $9.95 | Paperback

“With the first selection in the draft . . .” With those words each spring, the NFL commissioner makes a dream come true for one young man. Today, that dream-come-true moment is watched more closely than ever, and has been talked about, analyzed, and dissected for months leading up to it, and to the hundreds of draft picks that follow. The annual selection of college players by the NFL has turned into a year-round extravaganza of stats, stories, and predictions. A veteran football journalist is the ringmaster of reporting for this circus, which connects money, media, and miracles.

The Super Bowl: More Than a Game

View Product | ISBN: 9781682653647 | $9.95 | Paperback

What started 50 years ago as a way to prove which of two pro leagues was the best has become the biggest single-day sporting event in the world. The Super Bowl celebrated its golden anniversary in 2016 assured of being the biggest, most-watched, most-anticipated event on every years sports calendars. The action on the field is just the tip of the iceberg for this business and entertainment powerhouse. Inside, a longtime football journalist takes a wide look at how the game reached prominence and how it has changed to keep its No. 1 spot.


10 Titles
Series ISBN: 9781682655429
Grade Range: 7th – 12th
64 pages each

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