Why We Love Football: A History in 100 Moments (Hardcover)

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Why We Love Football: A History in 100 Moments (Hardcover)


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A moving celebration of the history of American football from the New York Times bestselling author of Why We Love Baseball

After his bestselling home run books Why We Love Baseball and The Baseball 100, Joe Posnanski turns from the national pastime to the number one sport in America. Why We Love Football is Posnanski’s newest must-have deep dive into the archives and legends of the sport, and the result is a rousing tale of the 100 greatest moments in football lore.

This is the best kind of sports writing. Entertaining, enlightening, heartbreaking, hilarious, and always fascinating, these stories of the sport offer a panoramic look across its history. From hidden gems and classic tales to famous moments told from previously unheard perspectives, this book is the football book for even its most ardent fans.

From Patrick Mahomes's magic to the Ice Bowl, from Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass to a plethora of football "miracles," Why We Love Football is an unforgettable, conversational masterpiece you won’t ever want to end, and a can't-miss take on football from one of the greatest sportswriters of our time.
Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including Why We Love Baseball, The Baseball 100, Paterno, and The Secret of Golf, and has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five different organizations. He writes at JoePosnanski.com and currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593475522
ISBN-10: 0593475526
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English
Praise for Why We Love Football:

“Posnanski is a practiced sportswriter, but here, following his top-50 treatment of baseball, he’s an enthusiast with an uncommonly broad grasp of football history. . . . [Posnanski] . . . connects to the game at a fan’s level. . . . Gives us 100 reasons to look forward to football season.” —Kirkus

“Posnanski follows up his 50 greatest moments in baseball (Why We Love Baseball, 2023) with this entertaining selection of the 100 greatest moments in football. Spanning legendary high school games to classic college matchups to iconic Super Bowl moments and profiling key players throughout the history of the game, [he] counts down the most significant events . . . . Posnanski's collection hits its marks.” —Booklist