1. The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time by Bill Connelly
A history buff’s dream.
Even though the fate of tailgating and college sports looks bleak for the current moment, it will come around again, and if you want to impress your friends with your knowledge of the game, you’ll read The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time by Billy Connelly.
Sure, you likely know tons about your own team’s history, and maybe even as far up as your conference’s, but most people know very limited amounts about the history of the game.
One way to fix that? Learn about the game’s best teams, that defined the sport and wrote the history themselves through blood (more than you’d expect), sweat and sometimes tears.
In this book, Connelly jumps right into the history and beginnings of the sport. From the game’s first superstar in Illinois’ Red Grange to more modern innovators like Michael Vick, Tyrann Mathieu and more. He goes from the game’s early days among Ivy League schools, all the way to the 2013 Iron Bowl.
Have you ever wondered what it is about the college gridiron that is so enticing? What makes it so appealing to us, as a nation? Connelly uses the game’s very own history, with the stories of the most interesting teams in college football, to answer your questions about college football.
Read Connelly’s book and then compare it with our list of the best college football teams of all time, and then see how you’d stack the all-time greatest college football teams.
Make sure to check out all of the books on the list, and let us know what you think. If you’ve got another good book we should consider checking out, leave it below in the comments.