THE KING OF SPORTS: Football's Impact on America.
New York: St Martin's, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which examines the popularity and influence of football in the US, both good and bad, at all levels of the game. Among the topics are: The real harm done by concussions (it's not to NFL players); the real way in which college football players are exploited (it's not by not being paid); the way football helps American colleges (it's not bowl revenue) and what happens to players who are used up and thrown away (it's not pretty). . . Using his year-long exclusive insider access to the Virginia Tech football program, where Frank Beamer has compiled the most victories of any active NFL or major-college head coach while also graduating players, Easterbrook shows how one big university 'does football right.' Then he reports on what's wrong with football at the youth, high school, college and professional levels. Easterbrook holds up examples of coaches and programs who put the athletes first and still win; he presents solutions to these issues and many more, showing a clear path forward for the sport as a whole." SIGNED on the half title page. Sources, index. 334 pp. ISBN: 978-1250011718.