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The King of Sports by Gregg Easterbrook, review

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Football faces problems that could eventually be fatal, argues Gregg Easterbrook. In The King of Sports he proposes some solutions.

Friday Night Lights by HG Bissinger, review

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Friday Night Lights, which chronicles a Texas high school football team's quest for glory, remains an essential read.

Review: Kansas City vs Oakland by Matthew C Ehrlich

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Not entirely about football, Kansas City vs Oakland looks at how the rivalry between the cities played out in football, baseball and elsewhere.

Review: Scoreboard, Baby by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry

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Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's excellent book on the scandal-soaked 2000 Washington Huskies is an essential read.

Review: The Meaning of Sports by Michael Mandelbaum

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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.

Brainwashed, Merril Hoge

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In Brainwashed, Hoge argues that the evidence for a link between football and CTE is overstated, incomplete or mistaken and that it is being exaggerated by people who plan to use it to destroy football.

Not For Long, Robert W Turner

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A timely book about the rights of players and what happens to them after their careers are over.

The Blind Side, Michael Lewis

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The Blind Side traces the development of the left tackle and tells the story of Michael Oher, whose life may just be transformed by his physique.