A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL (Hardcover)

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

By Stefan Fatsis

Penguin Press HC, The, 9781594201783, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2008

August 2008 Indie Next List

“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
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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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