Super Bowl 51

Gathering friends for the big game? Team spirit goes on in front of your television as much, if not more, as watching the game from the 50 yard line. Discover football trivia and gridiron recipes with these titles from our digital collections.

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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the recently discovered unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, and featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book presents back story and front story in the words of those who lived it and saw it go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the event to life.

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The only thing that compares with America's obsession with sports is our passion for eating. No wonder tailgating is a national pastime. Whether it's football, baseball, NASCAR, or the kid's soccer game one thing is certain: have parking lot, will cook. Hungry spectators need look no further than The Tailgating Cookbook for sizzling recipes guaranteed to please. Packed with burgers and brats, chili and stew, tasty kabobs, ideal side dishes, desserts, and drinks to go with them, anyone can turn their simple hot-dog-and-beer party into a gastronomical glutton-fest of tasty delights. With expert tips on equipment, prep-ahead, timing, food storage, tailgating etiquette (try not to play Ozzy's Crazy Train too loud), and scoring the perfect spot to hunker down, this part cookbook/part handbook will get the party started, whether it's just two guys chomping hoagies or a multigenerational group of fans with a setup worthy of a professional kitchen. Two, Four, Six, Eight, We Love to Tailgate!

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New York Times bestseller 50 Years, 50 Moments celebrates five decades' worth of memories, insights, and personal experiences of Super Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice has compiled his list of the most iconic, strategic, and record-breaking moments in football history from the Super Bowl's inception to today—from the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I; to the amazing Miami Dolphins championship in Super Bowl VII that capped their seventeen-game undefeated season; to the heart-stopping Super Bowl XXV in which the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19; and Super Bowl XLIX's amazing last-second victory by the New England Patriots over defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

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An indispensable tool for your tailgating arsenal: a season's worth of easy-to-make, sure-to-dazzle recipes from Steven Raichlen, the gladiator of grilling" (Oprah). Curated from Raichlen's bestselling Barbecue! Bible books, with more than 4 million copies sold, this is an appetizer-to-dessert selection tailored for game-day cooking-and competing. After setting out a game plan, including tips on how to build a menu, the importance of Brats, the necessity of aluminum drip pans, food safety, and more, Tailgating!  kicks off with Stuffed Grill-Roasted Jalapeño Peppers-spicy, smoking, cheesy, addictive. There's The Great American Hamburger, and four variations. The Bratwurst Hot Tub," with four steps for grilling sausage without flare-ups. Ribs two ways-Memphis-style and Kansas City–style. The Inimitable Beer-Can Chicken. Santa Maria Tri-Tip (every grillmaster should get to know this specialty cut of beef). Shrimp, wings, grilled corn, and other finger foods. And two desserts to prepare before the coals die down and the game begins: Chocolate Banana S'Mores and Coconut-Grilled Pineapple. About this title: Workman Shorts is a lively line of subject-specific e-books curated from our library of trusted books and authors.

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