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The Resource How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)

How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)

Label
How football explains America
Title
How football explains America
Statement of responsibility
Sal Paolantonio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using some of the most prominent voices in pro sports and cultural and media criticism, How Football Explains America is a fascinating, first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio's explores just how crucial football is to understanding the American psyche. Interspersed with memorable images from the climax of Super Bowl XLII, Paolantonio tackles varying American themes from Manifest Destiny to fourth and one as he goes deep in order to answer the age-old question Why does America love football so much? An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with the game and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on topics such as how the pioneers and cowboys helped create a game that resembled their march across the continent, why rugby and soccer don't excite the American male like football does. how rule changes are continually made to enhance the dramatic action and create a better narrative, the eternal appeal of the heroic quarterback position, the military lineage from General Douglas MacArthur to the New York Jets' head coach Eric Mangini, and how the burgeoning medium of television identified and exploited the NFL's great characters. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paolantonio, Sal
Dewey number
  • 796.332
  • 796.332
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV954
LC item number
.P34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Football
  • Football
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
Label
How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/NTU2NzE3NzY=
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211)
Color
multicolored
Control code
frd820847993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623680923
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781623680923
  • (Sirsi) b1408572
Label
How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/NTU2NzE3NzY=
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211)
Color
multicolored
Control code
frd820847993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623680923
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781623680923
  • (Sirsi) b1408572

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