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Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football Paperback – August 11, 2005
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The book has loads of knowledge about the history of football, the rules, and plenty of top 10 lists to acquaint you with players, coaches and games. There's plenty of terminology and strategy included as well. However, there's also an entire chapter devoted to football wives talking about their husbands schedules (and so on) as well as comments about how "cute" football huddles are and gushing over the ties to Holly's love of ice cream and the game.
Over all, I would say that the amount of knowledge in the book is good for a beginner's guide. But, I would also say that if you are A)someone who likes to cut to the chase or B) not a "girly girl" who wants to hear about Holly Peete's childhood, family life, and lists of things that she finds cute when you are buying a book to learn about football... go with another book.
If, on the other hand, you do find that heart warming anecdotes and and off topic discussions of a football player's family life do help you to stay interested in what you are reading, then by all means buy this book. That's just not what I am looking for in a book about sports.
Books like this one make me understand why women may not be as interested in sports as men are.Read more ›
This book is fun, sassy and informative. I can hardly wait until this season's opener. Bring on the beer, wings and yes, even ice cream. I'm lovin' it!
To me it seemed boring, confusing, slow-moving, and dumbed-down compared to other sports. Every play looked the same - the ball was snapped, a bunch of guys ran into eachother and the play stopped. I once laughed out-loud in disbelief when my husband told me that football perhaps had the most strategy of any sport.
I come from a football-loving family, and married a football lover, and when I heard about this book I figured it couldn't hurt to remotely understand what was going on during the many football games I'm forced to endure.
This book is EXACTLY what I needed. It's not a total chick's guide but it's not purely educational either (there's a list of the top 10 football butts!). Holly Robinson Peete is obviously a real football fan (and was long before she married Rodney Peete) and she knows what she's talking about. She presents all aspects of the game clearly, intelligently, and with humor.
I finished the book this afternoon, and (with shock) it occured to me that I was looking forward to this Sunday so I could watch a game and apply some of all that I learned. I have totally come to appreciate the game due to Holly's smart and clever analogies and examples (and insider info).
Thank you Holly!
The author pulls play lines from her famous husband, NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, includes cheat sheets, historical data, and great moments in the sport. She also includes some of her own experiences with the game, those involved in it, and a special point of view session from other football wives which I found down to earth and informative. Peete concludes with a glossary of football terms to round out this great reference book.
Peete has created a wonderful book that takes the "ho-hum" out of football for those of us who aren't necessarily fans. The writing is light and conversational and makes you want to know more about the game. At the same time, she educates hard-core fans; all in this neatly packaged book. From the catchy title to the overall concept of the book, many women will be drawn to GET YOUR OWN DAMN BEER, I'M WATCHING THE GAME in their efforts to become more football savvy.
Reviewed by Tee C. Royal
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wonderful book . . . is it being updated as football rules change???Published 2 months ago by Bruce R. Machol
I absolutely love Holly Robinson Peete's book Get Your Own Damn Beer... I've watched football for years and admittedly had no clue what I was watching. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shirene Bell
I like Holly a lot and could hear her voice in this book. Light-hearted but good explanations.Published 12 months ago by P. Wright
Basic football told in a very cute way. Could've lived without the interview chapter with player's wives. Recommended for football rookies.Published 12 months ago by Pilar Chávez García
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