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I own a copy of all the books listed below (unless otherwise noted) and at least one copy of each periodical. I would be happy to answer any questions about them that you might have.
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football LeagueEditors: Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft
Published by Harpercollins, September 1, 1997
My Book Review (As is posted on Amazon.com): Rating = 8 (out of 10)
Impressive collection of NFL history and information Superb reference for the NFL. It fails, however, to make any mention of the pre-existing CFL. This, in my opinion is an oversight, given the recent expansion and withdraw of the CFL in the United States. The CFL deserves at least 1 page (out of the 1600+ pages in this book) in the "Other Leagues" Section. If the World Football League, USFL, and World League are worthy of a chapter here, the CFL deserves one too. The CFL is, afterall, now a part of American football history. Other than that, the authors require a spell chcker, oops, I mean spell checker. Content is superb, but the presentation style could have been thought out a little bit more. All in all, an impressive collection of information.Order or get more information from amazon.com
Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football LeagueEditor: Bob Carroll
Published by HarperResource; Revised and Updated edition (September 1, 1999)
I do not own this book, but it is the updated version of the book I do own. If they kept all the good stuff from book 1, this is a better bet than the original! Order or get more information from amazon.com
The Sporting News Official NBA Guide: The Ultimate 2004-05 Season ReferenceEditor: Mark Broussard and Craig Carter
Published by The Sporting News, September 2004
Great Statistics on the NBA. I own the 1998-1999 edition.Order or get more information from amazon.com on the 2003-2004 Edition
The Sporting News Hockey Guide 1999-2000 (Hockey Guide, 1999-2000)Editor: Mark Broussard and Craig Carter
Published by The Sporting News, August 1999
Great Statistics on the NBA. I own the 1998-1999 edition.Order or get more information from amazon.com on the 1999-2000 Edition