On All Saints Day in 1966, the New Orleans Saints became the NFL’s sixteenth franchise. Enthusiastic fans showed their spirit by celebrating “Mardi Gras in Autumn” at their home games. After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints came back stronger than ever and revived the city’s high spirits. Discover what it takes to persevere and succeed in this title for reluctant readers.
No other football team had been as creative as the St. Louis Rams when they painted horns on their helmets in the 1940s. The horn insignia remains today along with the team’s spunk and fortitude. Pick up this engaging title and enjoy learning more about the St. Louis Rams.
The early days of the New York Giants helped the NFL become what it is today: America’s most popular sport. Representing New York City, the Giants boast a huge fan base. In 2008, Eli Manning led the Giants to victory in a huge Super Bowl upset against the New England Patriots. Explore the history behind one of the NFL’s most recognized teams in this title for young audiences.
Known for being tough and relentless, the Oakland Raiders have often fought their way to the top of the NFL. Their first Super Bowl win in 1977 was under the direction of John Madden, one of the NFL’s most famed icons. The Madden NFL video game series is named after him! Learn how the Oakland Raiders beat out their competition in this engaging title.
As a frequent Super Bowl competitor, the New England Patriots are a formidable franchise! In 2001, head coach Bill Belichick played quarterback Tom Brady, who at the time was only a sixth-round draft pick. Since then, the team has been successful, including a 16-game season without any losses. Active minds will enjoy this book on the New England Patriots.
Perhaps one of the greatest games that grew professional football fandom was between the New York Jets and the highly-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. As the underdogs, the Jets won 16-7, shocking viewers across the country. Get the full scoop on the New York Jets in this engaging book for struggling readers.
When the Cleveland Browns joined the NFL, many of their opponents’ fans thought it was a joke. Little did they know that the Browns would crush the defending NFL champion in their first game, 35-10! When the Browns were scheduled to relocate, fans rallied to block the move. Find out more about the Cleveland Browns and their loyal fan base in this title for active minds.