I wrote Football For Dummies, 5th Edition, to help you find out what you want to know about football. Therefore, I don’t expect you to read every single page in order. Sure, you can read the book from front to back if you want, but if you’d rather skip around and just read about the topics that interest you, that’s fine, too.
And I don’t make you remember obscure facts from earlier chapters to make sense of later chapters. If you need to know something that I cover in an earlier chapter, I either define it again or refer you to the chapter that contains the information. Also, if you don’t know certain football jargon, you can turn to the Appendix, which explains some of the most common terms. What could be simpler?
I also use diagrams — you know, those X and O things — to show you what rm talking about when I describe lineups, formations, and plays. So you aren’t left wondering what all those little symbols mean, here’s a key to the diagrams used in this book: