With The Essential Smartfootball, it was satisfying to see Brown's selection compiled and presented to a larger audience. This time around, The Art of Smart Football, takes many of Brown's contributions from his blog, Yahoo Sports and Grantland and presents them as he typically does, with a welcoming dialogue of mature reflection and clear analysis. The content of this book is a complete package of contemporary football trends to afford the fair-weather fan to seasoned coach a competent perspective to fully appreciate what you'll see on the field this season.
As we explored when assessing his last book, Brown is the pacesetter of intellectual football discourse today. There is no reason sports analysts should continue in the morass of the old media storylines (dumbing down what is delivered to their audience), when Brown has been showing how it can be done without losing the reader's interest. The book is not heavy on football jargon or diagrams (though there are some great illustrations), so it is an easy read that one can digest quickly or casually pick up at their leisure. This would be a great read in the coming weeks as everything he covers here, will be the narrative every weekend from the college to pro level.
There's no reason you shouldn't have this offering in your library. Grab it at Amazon today....the electronic version (Kindle app for mobile) is as easy as it gets.