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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

5 for Super Bowl

Sports fans are gearing up for what some consider the biggest day in sports in the United States:  Super Bowl Sunday!!  The New York Giants and New England Patriots will be facing off against each other tomorrow for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana, kickoff time: 6:30 PM.  If you need some thing to do while you’re waiting to watch the game, here are some football related materials available at the Syosset Public Library:

Team to Believe In : Our Journey to the Super Bowl Championship by Tom Coughlin

After a tough 2006 season, the New York Giants appeared to be heading for more disappointment–and potential shake-ups–in the coming season. Instead, they fought their way to an unforgettable Super Bowl finish against the previously undefeated New England Patriots.  In A Team to Believe In, head coach Tom Coughlin gives the ultimate insider’s account of the Giants’ 2007 campaign and reflects on the resilience and selflessness that allowed the team to succeed.

Friday Night Lights -the Television Series, Season One

In the small town of Dillon, everyone comes together on Friday nights when the Dillon High Panthers play. But life is not a game; and the charismatic players, new coach Eric Taylor, and the passionate fans find that their biggest challenges and obstacles come off the field in the compelling day-to-day dramas of their tight-knit community.

War Room : The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team by Michael Holley

Follows the head coaches of three NFL teams–the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Falcons, and the New England Patriots–through the entire 2010 season, offering a behind-the-scenes view of the influence of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Madden NFL 12 for Xbox 360 or Play Station 3

Madden NFL 12 brings you closer to the NFL with a deep franchise mode, an all-new award system, immersive presentation, and an array of engaging social modes and gameplay.

Games That Changed the Game : The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays by Ron Jaworski

Ron Jaworski, a one-time NFL MVP turned Monday Night Football analyst and pro football’s #1 game-tape guru, breaks down the film from seven of the most momentous contests of the last fifty years. With an eye toward the brilliant game plans and seminal strategic breakthroughs that revolutionized play on both sides of the ball, Jaworski offers readers a drive-by-drive, play-by-play guide to the evolutionary leaps that now define the modern NFL.

Enjoy the game!

-posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services