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Game day reads: Top books for Rams and Patriots fans

You'll be the best-read fan on the sidelines thanks to these recent behind-the-scenes books.

4. Hollywood’s Team: Grit, Glamour, and the 1950s Los Angeles Rams by Jim Hock

1950s Los Angeles was an exciting time: The war was over, the film business was booming, and Hollywood stars ruled the city. Hollywood stars that were on and off screen, that is: The athletes on the field were just as well-known in Hollywood circles as the actors on screen. Bob Hope even was a partial owner of the team during this decade. Jim Hock, son of Rams player John Hock, shares the story of  Dick “Night Train” Lane, “Crazy Legs” Hirsch, and Norm “The Dutchman” Van Brocklin and more in this well-received book.

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