Super Bowl XLVII will take place this Sunday, February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Check out some of Syosset Public Library’s new book arrivals to get your fill of all things football:
Undefeated: Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphins Perfect Season by Mike Freeman
Out of the Blue an autobiography by Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz with Peter Schrager
A Team to Believe in: Our Journey to the Super Bowl Championship by Tom Coughlin
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Football by Mike Beacon
Here are two new noteworthy fiction books about football:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
A satire set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. The book follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium, football Mecca of the Dallas Cowboys.
Love’s Winning Plays by Inman Majors
Raymond Love, a young, inexperienced coach for a Southeastern Conference football team, falls for the athletic director’s daughter and joins her book club to impress her while on a motivational tour of small towns with the team’s head coach.
Of course, we can’t forget about all those Super Bowl parties. Browse through these cookbooks for ideas for tasty appetizers and libations:
Great Food Great Beer: 185 Flavorful Recipes for Pairing Beer with Food by August A. Busch
Here’s to a memorable Super Bowl XLVII
and even more memorable Super Bowl XLVII commercials!
– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services