"Sal Paolantonio's How Football Explains America is brimming with excellent reporting, intellectual breadth, personal insight, and a deep affection for our real national pastime. This is fascinating stuff."
--Mark Kriegel, author of Namath: A Biography, and national columnist, FOXSports.com
"I have been a student of football my whole life, and this book gave me a completely original perspective on the game we call our national pastime. Sal Paolantonio has captured the essence of why we love football."
--Ron Jaworski, analyst, ESPN's Monday Night Football
An over-the-top panegyric replete with pop psychology, pop sociology, and pop history. Aimed at the uncritical football fan. Some historical artifacts of interest.Published 1 month ago by S. J. Overman
respectable.....started to lose interest about halfway through the 197 pages. That is unusual for me. Why? this topic could have been adequately dealt with in about 80 (pages). Read morePublished 8 months ago by mark s. gardner
There are some good football stories, but he takes some liberties to prove his thesis. As a Patriots fan, I did not like the recurrent efforts to disparage the team and Belichick... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Steinberg
This book is great, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio does a great job explaining how the growth of football in the United States explains the culture of America. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Grady Dugan
"How Football Explains America" doesn't really show how the sport explains anything as much as it explores how it reflects American society. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by anonymous
This book was a gift for my boyfriend who is finishing up his other football book. I'm sure it will be great info about the best sport ever!Published on January 20, 2011 by sma120
An entertaining read, although it did not live up to my expectations. To be sure, there are elements of American culture and history that help explain how the game of football... Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by William Petti
I couldn't put it down. A wonderful view on how football, basically, explains life. I knew it all along! Enjoy!Published on February 1, 2010 by Joseph P. Erdelen
This is a well-written, well-documented book detailing the real link between football and some aspects of American Life. Read morePublished on February 22, 2009 by R. Gotta