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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for this Late Starter, October 28, 2011
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This review is from: Football 101 (Kindle Edition)
I grew up playing a little football with friends. I was the one they fought over in choosing up teams: "You take him." No, you."
I was a nerd. Over the years, I have had my revenge, but I digress. Suffice to say, I did not learn to appreciate football early in life and subsequently, have felt an occasional lack of belonging when guys get together to either watch or discuss the game. At college games, I could cheer when we made first downs, interceptions or goals, but never understood the finer points. I never felt motivated to sit in front of a TV to learn more, so didn't watch many games. There was no resource to turn to for a quick review of this potential source of entertainment and male bonding. Today, the statement: "How 'bout those Seahawks?" fills me with an instant mixture of mild anxiety,regret and boredom.

I found Mr. Klein's book a refreshing and non-threatening antidote to this historical dilemma. It was very readable, enjoyable, funny and informative. What more can one ask from a subject previously seeming too arcane to understand and moving too rapidly to fully enjoy? Now, I can at least ask more intelligent questions. I can watch the game with some anticipation and understanding of what is happening and what comes next. This book was written for me. The occasional lack of more detail in certain areas, and the occasional missing word does not significantly interfere with my enjoyment of the whole.
Thank you, Gilbert Klein
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Initial post: Aug 16, 2013, 6:17:29 PM PDT
M. Sherman says:
Stardoc, thank you for sharing your story. Reading your review helps me to realize that I too am not the only male on this planet whose had a far-distant relationship with the game of football. I can relate. For whatever reason, I had never been bitten by the football bug. I've never even remotely understood the game, besides the very basics of course. And feeling as though I was the only GUY who didn't "GET IT", I found myself too afraid of embarrassment to ask for explanations. "Don't you know this? Where have you been?" - I'd imagine would be the response. Fast-forward, I'm more excited than ever to dive into this book now that I know that I has already helped people like me. I'm ready to understand and to, finally, appreciate this beloved American sport.
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