I am currently reading The Blind Side, about Michael Oher’s high school years. It is teaching me a lot about left tackle, the West Coast offense, and Lawrence Taylor (what a jerk!).
Does anybody know of any other highly-readable football books that will teach me more about the game? The biographical angle works well for me, but other non-fiction would be OK as long as it doesn’t assume tons of prior knowledge. For current level of knowledge, I watch enough football to know when good stuff is happening, but don’t know what each person on the field is up to. My goal is to watch every regular season Patriots game this year and to understand what is going on. No anti-Patriots commentary, please; I am Massachusetts born and raised.
I am also interested in learning about hockey, too, so feel free to tell me about hockey books as well. Most of my hockey knowledge is derived from the similarities it has to soccer, which I played for a number of years.