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A fantastic read!
on June 9, 2014
I started reading articles and columns on FootballOutsiders in 2004. I loved the new approach to football analysis, and I especially loved reading anything written by Tanier. I must have read at least 90 % of the material in this book when it was first published on the website, and yet I immediately ordered the book when it became available. It's great to have these old columns to re-read (and, as an added bonus, to have Tanier's comments on the context of each column).
You will learn a lot about football (not having grown up in the US, I am especially fascinated by Tanier's articles on the history of the sport), but you will also be laughing out loud. A lot. Whether it's a detailed review of Jason Elam's first novel, the letters written from the McNabb siege, or - my personal favourite - Tanier's play diagrams from when he goes shopping with his two young kids on Black Friday, this book is wildly entertaining and incredibly informative. Go ahead and support one of the best football writers on the planet and buy this book!