Best Gifts for the Football Fan in Your Life

Of course any Christmas List should start with "Badasses" right?

Top Gifts for the Football Fan in your life, as voted on by the editors of Part 2 of a week long series, tomorrow will focus on Top Gifts for the Basketball Fan in your life.

If your football fan cheers for the Patriots, well you’re off the hook,  they got their present last night. 

Best Football Books Released in 2010

“Take Your Eyes Off The Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look” : More and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, many of them don’t know exactly what they should be watching. Football fans are starving to learn more about the game they love, to appreciate the intricacies of their sport the way baseball fans do theirs. “Take Your Eyes Off the Ball” delivers.

Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders:No NFL team ever strutted any better on the dark side than the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s. In Badasses, Peter Richmond chronicles the treacheries, debauchery, and yes, the winning, with appropriate literary gusto. – Leigh Montville, Writer/Author

“Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series”: Every college sport picks its champion by a postseason tournament, except for one: Division I-A football. Instead of a tournament, fans are subjected to the Bowl Championship Series, an arcane mix of polling and mathematical rankings that results in just two teams playing for the championship. It is, without a doubt, the most hated institution in all of sports.

“When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi” In the history of American sports, no coach has been mythologized as much as the Green Bay Packers’ Vince Lombardi. Yet this fine biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post is a blast of cool air among the usually overheated roster of sports biographies. – Publishers Weekly

The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently” “Your only job is to help your players be better.” That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL.

Best Football DVD’s released in 2010

“ESPN Films 30 for 30: The U”: Throughout the 1980s, Miami was at the center of a racial and cultural shift taking place throughout the country, and the University of Miami football team served as a microcosm for this evolution. A predominantly white university, the school’s image was forever changed when coach Howard Schnellenberger scoured some of the toughest ghettos in Florida to recruit mostly black players for his team.

NFL New Orleans Saints: Road to Super Bowl XLIV: In this unforgettable 4-disc set, relive the Saints’ remarkable championship run with the original network broadcasts of four thrilling games. Follow New Orleans from their exciting week-13 overtime win in Washington to their post-season run.

How can you go wrong with a list of NFL products that includes “Badasses” and “The Mentor Leader”? Return to tomorrow for The Best Gifts for the Baseball Fan in your life.

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Article by Brian

I am a 12-year veteran of the Sports TV industry with experience as a Writer, Producer, Video Editor and News Director. I’ve held stints at both CNN/Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Net Northwest. I was destined for a career in sports ever since I started sneaking out of bed at age seven to watch Celtics games on Channel 38 in Boston. My Sophomore year at the University of Delaware, I declared my major in Communication/TV Production and the rest is history. I’m an avid sports fan, husband, father of two and I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. Read 29 articles by Brian
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