So You Think You Know Football? brings simplicity to the complexity of the NFL rulebook
Ben Austro provides a detailed look at the NFL rules by using examples of calls from actual games. Using an entertaining and informative approach, Austro demystifies the 200+ page NFL rulebook and explains nuanced interpretations with ease. The reader is challenged to make the correct call with quiz questions throughout the book that are geared for both casual and hardcore football fans. So You Think You Know Football? is now on store shelves and is available from online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Austro is the founder and editor of the popular officiating website Football Zebras, which is often cited by the media for its expert analysis. Referee magazine listed it as one of a handful of football officiating websites “worth checking out.” Austro’s reporting was the subject of a half-hour discussion on ESPN’s prestigious investigative program Outside the Lines and an article in The New York Times. He has also been interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, NPR’s All Things Considered, Sirus/XM’s Mad Dog Radio, and several sports-talk radio programs (full list with audio and video links).
Ben Austro is located in northern New Jersey and has flexible media availability.
Feel free to have a general discussion of NFL officiating and the rules as part of the interview. The Football Zebras website is a unique property in the sports media landscape with an interesting backstory on how it was founded.
We will furnish you with a PDF copy of the book, and we can overnight a hard copy at your request. A high-res headshot is available for phone or print interviews, if needed, but the author can get to a studio in Manhattan or Metro New Jersey for a remote.
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What others are saying about So You Think You Know Football?
Ben Austro is so deft and smart about every football rule that he could be working at the right hand of Dean Blandino in the NFL officiating department. But you’re lucky he isn’t, because now he has time to enrich your football experience with this book.
— Peter King, The MMQB editor-in-chief; NBC NFL analyst