A Few Seconds of Panic

A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

By Stefan Fatsis
(Penguin Press HC, The, Hardcover, 9781594201783, 352pp.)

Publication Date: July 3, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: , Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the August 2008 Indie Notables
“The Word Freak author hangs a Plimpton on the Denver Broncos when he joins the team as a place kicker for the 2006 training camp and preseason. Fatsis (who can routinely nail a 40-yarder by the end of the book) offers a rare glimpse at this strange culture from the inside that is revealing,sobering, and very entertaining.”
-- Stan Hynds, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT


Description

Drawing on rare access to an NFL team's players, coaches and facilities, the author of The New York Times bestseller Word Freak trains to become a professional-caliber placekicker. As he sharpens his skills, he gains surprising insight into the daunting challenges--physical, psychological, and intellectual--that pro athletes must master

In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis infiltrated the insular world of competitive Scrabble

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