Football season brings new football books.
Lombardi and Landry: How Two of Pro Football's Greatest Coaches Launched Their Legends and Changed the Game Forever (Skyhorse Publishing) by Ernie Palladino recalls the era when Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry worked together as assistants to New York Giants head coach Jim Lee Howell, culminating in the 1956 NFL championship.
Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look (Triumph Books) by Pat Kirwan is an NFL analyst's bounty of arcane instructions (plus DVD) guaranteed to make any gridiron geek even geekier.
The Underdogs (Philomel) by Mike Lupica is the sports columnist's latest YA novel, about a young football star who struggles to save his small town's youth league when hard economic times hit.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor