Few Seconds of Panic A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

ISBN-10: 0143115472
ISBN-13: 9780143115472
Edition: 2009
Authors: Stefan Fatsis
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

“An insightful and . . . amusing look at the inner workings of pro football” (The New York Times) from the bestselling author of Word Freak In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis invaded the insular world of competitive Scrabble players, ultimately achieving an expert-level ranking. Now, in his new book, he infiltrates a strikingly different subculture—pro football. After more than a year of preparation, Fatsis molded his fortyish body into one that could stand up—barely—to the rigors of NFL training. And for three months he became a placekicker for the Denver Broncos. Making the most of unprecedented access to an NFL team and its players, and drawing on his own personal experience, Fatsis with wry candor and hard-won empathy unveils the mind of the modern pro athlete and the workings of a storied sports franchise as no writer has before.

Stefan Fatsis is a staff reporter for the "Wall Street Journal" & a regular commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered". He has written for the Associated Press, the "Village Voice", & "P.O.V." magazine & has appeared on "Good Morning, America" to discuss the 2000 National Scrabble Championship. In search of a story idea in 1997, Scrabble amateur Fatsis challenged the head of the National Scrabble Association to a game & won. He has since traveled the country playing in Scrabble tournaments & achieved "expert" status, & he currently ranks in the top 10 percent of tournament Scrabble players nationwide.

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