Get Ready for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers is only days away -- Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Whether you're planning a party or watching elsewhere with friends, we're here to help with recipe suggestions, books on football fundamentals for those clueless about the game, football films to get you in the spirit, and even books on the best beers to enjoy in front of the TV. 

Get in the Game | Football Films | Party Food Recipes | Books on Beer | Kid Picks | Teen Titles

Get in the Game

Don't know the first thing about football, but don't want to sound like a rookie at Sunday's game? Here's a few books to quickly bring you up to speed.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Football Football for Dummies The Girlfriend's Guide to Football Book of Football Stuff Take Your Eye Off the Ball
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Football
by Mike Beacom
 
Football for Dummies
by Howie Long, with John Czarnecki
The Girlfriend's Guide to Football
by Teena Spencer
Book of Football Stuff
by Ron Martirano
Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look
by Pat Kirwan

Football Films

From classics to fun new flicks, we've got all the gridiron inspiration that you need.

The Blind Side Brian's Song The Express Friday Night Lights Gridiron Gang
The Blind Side Brian's Song The Express Friday Night Lights Gridiron Gang
Radio Rudy Remember the Titans We Are Marshall  
Radio Rudy Remember the Titans We Are Marshall  

Party Food Recipes

Don't know what to bring to your Super Bowl potluck? Here's a few suggestions beyond the usual seven layer dip.

Sunday Night Football Cookbook Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks The Tailgating Cookbook The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up The Great Potluck Cookbook
Sunday Night Football Cookbook Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks
by Rick Bayless
The Tailgating Cookbook: Recipes for the Big Game
by Bob Sloan
The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up 
by Jamie Dean, Bobbie Dean and Melissa Clark
The Great Potluck Cookbook

Books on Beer

These tomes on brews and ales will help you pick some beers that will wow and impress.

Beer The Beer Book The Great American Ale Trail Great American Craft Beer The Oxford Companion to Beer
Beer
by Michael Jackson
The Beer Book
by Tim Hampson
The Great American Ale Trail
by Christian DeBenedetti
Great American Craft Beer
by Andy Crouch
The Oxford Companion to Beer

Kid Picks 

Quarterback Season 1st and 10: Top 10 Lists of Everything Football Cheerleading for Fun Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand Dino-Football
Quarterback Season
by Fred Bowen
Sports Illustrated 1st and 10: Top Lists of Everything Football
by Gary Gambling
Cheerleading for Fun
by Beth Gruber
Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand
by Eric LeGrand
Dino-Football
by Lisa Wheeler

Teen Titles

Deadline Payback Time Cover-Up Catching Jordan Shake It
Deadline
by Chris Crutcher
Payback Time
by Carl Deuker
Cover-Up
by John Feinstein
Catching Jordan
by Miranda Kenneally
Shake It/Got Pride
by Stephanie Perry Moore