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"Boom! Bang! Whap! Doink!--John Madden on Football." Fox Hills. $29.95. Put this tape on your VCR and Boom!, you'll be treated to an informative, fast-paced, often amusing hour of football chatter hosted by Madden, the expert TV commentator who talks in sound effects. Using game films and player interviews, he runs through the basics of playing each position, explaining terminology and offering insights. For instance, Madden says you can get more out of watching a play by focusing on the movement of the interior offensive linemen rather than by watching the ball. Though too technical for beginners, this tape will certainly enhance the knowledge of the average fan. Information: (213) 829-7741. *** 1/2

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