Super Bowl XLVII

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

The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy Reckless 70’s- the Era that Changed Modern Sports by Kevin Cook.


The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America by Joe Nick Patoski

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

Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk 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

Love’s Winning PlaysRaymond 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:

The Ultimate Appetizers Book:  More Than 450 No-fuss Nibbles and Drinks, Plus Simple Party Planning Tips by John Wiley & Sons

Great Food Great Beer: 185 Flavorful Recipes for Pairing Beer with Food by August A. Busch

Beer Cocktails: 50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven up your Lagers & Ales by Howard Stelzer


Here’s to a memorable Super Bowl XLVII

and even more memorable Super Bowl XLVII commercials!

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services


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