It's hard to tell summer is soon coming to an end. The trees are still green, the weather is still hot, and the pool still beckons. Regardless, we know autumn is fast approaching because that great American tradition is back again - football. Yes, dust off those shoulder pads, shoes, and helmets for another exciting season. Or maybe you'd rather pull up a chair next to the TV. Whether you're a participant or a fan, these books will help you get into the spirit of the game.
America's Game : The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation  by Michael MacCambridge. A detailed history of how the NFL started and how it became the powerhouse league it is today.
Backyard Brawl : Inside the Blood Feud between Texas and Texas A & M  by W.K. Stratton. An intense look at the rivalry between these top Texas universities by capturing a single season in words.
Texas Football Legends : Greats of the Game  by Carlton Stowers. A little book with a lot of info. Stowers follows several Texas greats from high school up through their years as professional players.
A Few Seconds of Panic : A 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL  by Stefan Fatsis. The Denver Broncos allow Fatsis a place alongside the team as he finds out what it really takes to make it in the NFL. The book offers a unique look into the daily life of an NFL player.