1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of Football by Bob Casciola1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of Football by Bob Casciola

1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of Football

byBob CasciolaAs told byJon LandForeword byArchie Manning

Hardcover | August 28, 2018

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Part memoir and part homage to the game he loves, former National Football Foundation president Bob Casciola mounts a persuasive case in support of football’s relevance to life.

Against a backdrop of increasing pressures and criticism of the game itself, 1st and Forever takes a stand to contend that football is vital by showcasing the inner character of those who’ve played the game.  From European refugees who carved out their legacies between yard markers, to life-changing humanitarians inspired by their on-field experiences, to Hall of Fame players whose positive influence has extended far beyond the close of their careers, 1st and Forever stitches a tale of lives bettered, defined, and enriched by a sport that is like no other.

As a long-time coach and former president of the National Football Foundation, Bob Casciola has served the game he loves for decades. In 1st and Forever, he takes that service to a new level by laying out his case for why, and how, football must be saved. Through a series of inspiring tales of his own experiences and interactions with many of those—both big names and not—with whom he’s crossed paths, Bob makes a case that the future for football can be as bright as its past.

1st and Forever illuminates that the experience of the game itself is too positive and beneficial to cast aside—especially for today’s youth, who deserve the same opportunity to shine on the field as well as off it.
Bob Casciola is the former president of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, a 14-year tenure in which he oversaw the Play It Smart program and the implementation of the NFL/NFF Coaching Academy, which annually educates more than 10,000 youth coaches. A member of that Hall of Fame himself, Bob had previously serve...
Title:1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of FootballFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:August 28, 2018Publisher:Post Hill PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1682615383

ISBN - 13:9781682615386


Editorial Reviews

"A very interesting and compelling nonfiction read that any fan of football who is also concerned about the future of the sport will want to check out and add to his/her reading list... Bob Casciola and Jon Land have written an absolute gem of a book with 1st and Forever, detailing through chapters about Hall of Fame football players and coaches the case for why football is a sport that deserves to be preserved and to continue being a positive influence on the lives of those who play the game, are coaches, or who are fans of football."