Monthly Archives: July 2019

Review: The Meaning of Sports by Michael Mandelbaum

Why do people watch sports? And, in particular, why do they watch the sports they do? These are the central concerns in The Meaning of Sports.

Pigskin Books Hall of Fame

Every writer interviewed by Pigskin Books is asked for their favourite football books. Here's are all the ones chosen so far.

Review: About Three Bricks Shy… by Roy Blount Jr

The 'writer embedded with the team' genre is now well established but in 1973 Roy Blount Jr was on relatively new ground when he spent a season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Review: Coaching Confidential by Gary Myers

The pressures of being a head coach in the NFL are examined in Gary Myers' 2012 book.

Top five: books for San Francisco 49ers fans

Five books any San Francisco 49ers fan will want to add to their collection.

Review: Inside the Helmet by Peter King

An enjoyable snapshot of early 1990s football and an engaging insight into how players think on the field make this worth a look.