The NFL playoffs are in full swing and Super Bowl 47 is right around the corner. While you're waiting, catch up on some of the lives of some of the sport's greatest players and coaches — both past and present:
Moving the chains: Tom Brady and the pursuit of everything by Charles P. Pierce
Namath: a biography by Mark Kriegel
Who has the record for the most home runs in a season? Who holds the record for the most 3-pointers in their basketball career? All this cool sports trivia can be found in the pages of our Sports Illustrated Records Books in the Children's Reference section, and the children's circulating collection. These are really fun books to browse through at the library. Football and Hockey Records are available as well.
The ultimate collection of pro hockey records by Shane Frederick ; [Anthony Wacholtz, editor]
The ultimate collection of pro basketball records by Tyler Omoth
Meanwhile, read Dan Wetzel's new book Death to the BCS and learn about the ongoing BCS controversies.
Hey sports fans! Let's take a hockey break for a moment and revel in the world of football for a moment. Super Bowl XLIV is coming fast and furious to the South Florida area. If you get the chance to go, pack a swimsuit and some sunscreen as the weather there will be beachy keen. Get your tickets and root for either the Colts or the Saints. Sorry Lions, maybe next year! I am rooting for the Saints as this is their first Super Bowl appearance ever and also because they are a symbol of hope for the New Orleans area. Here's hoping they bring home the trophy.
- Aikman, Troy
- Bledsoe, Drew
- Drew Bledsoe: Cool Quarterback, by Jeff Savage
- Campbell, Earl
- Earl Campbell: The Texas Tornado, by Hal Lundgren
- Culpepper, Daunte
- Super Sports Star Daunte Culpepper, by Stew Thornley
- Davis, Terrell
Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight
Griffey, Ken, Jr. Ken Griffey, Jr.: A Biography. (JBIO GRIFFEY) by Bill Gutman, 152 pgs.
Jeter, Derek. Derek Jeter: A Biography. (JBIO JETER) by Robert Craig, 114 pgs.