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Top 5: Best NFL Sports Books To Read About Football History

by Willy J
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The NFL regular season is upon us!

And if you are in search of a book to read to get you excited more about the national football league or teach you more about the NFL or certain players or teams, we’ve picked out five to get you started!

All of these novels can be found at your local bookstore or online, and each book has high critic and editorial reviews.

Check out our list of five here, and then make sure to put your favorite football books in our Comment Section below!

Namath BiographyNamath: A Biography

Sports columnist Mark Kriegel writes about iconic New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath both on and off the field.  From the ladies and life of luxury to his ‘guarantee’ of victory in Super Bowl III, Namath is a great read to get the insight on one of America’s first media mogul in the spotlight.

The Glory Game BookThe Glory Game: How The 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever

Author & former MNF announcer Frank Gifford recounts the life of a football player in the 1950s and 60s, but more importantly brings the National Championship story of Johnny Unitas’s Baltimore Colts beating the New York Giants to life with detailed interviews from both teams.

Dallas Cowboys BookThe Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America

Hate ‘em or Love ‘em, but the Dallas Cowboys by Joe Nick Patoski offers a history lesson into one of sports’ largest franchises in the world.  Deemed “America’s Team,” this entertaining book discusses every facet of the team and how even some parts of the franchise, like the cheerleaders, can become part of our pop culture.

Greatest Day In FootballMy Greatest Day In Football

Released in 2014 by Bob McCullough, this novel showcases some of the most famous players in football history that are currently in the Hall of Fame.  Learn about each of these player’s personal stories playing the sport they loved, plus even certain players and teams they always hated to play.

Best Game EverThe Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL

Another book about the ‘Greatest Game Ever’ written from Mark Bowden showcases football’s best offense taking on football’s best defense in one of the most watched games in history at the time.

What’s your favorite NFL Book? Let us know in the Comment Section below, and let us know your thoughts about any of these books if you have read them!

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