By Stefan Fatsis
In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis invaded the insular global of aggressive Scrabble avid gamers, finally reaching an expert-level score. Now, in his new ebook, he infiltrates a strikingly various subculture-pro soccer. After greater than a 12 months of practise, Fatsis molded his fortyish physique into person who may stand up-barely-to the trials of NFL education. And for 3 months he turned a placekicker for the Denver Broncos. profiting from unparalleled entry to an NFL group and its avid gamers, and drawing on his personal own event, Fatsis with wry candor and hard-won empathy unveils the brain of the fashionable professional athlete and the workings of a storied activities franchise as no author has earlier than.
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My plan, while Karen watched from below, was to leap from one branch to another, not unlike that guy in a loincloth. I may have even yodeled as I reached out for the targeted branch, but it was all over before it began. The branch I grabbed had been dead for years and broke off clean. The momentum swung my legs in front of me and I ended up in a muddy bog, flat on my back -- branch still in hand. The air had been completely knocked from my lungs and all I could do was lay there and gasp. " Karen asked, with genuine concern.
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Sam Raimi: I mean let's tell a different story. The story of an ordinary man -- Ivan Raimi: An extraordinary man! Sam Raimi: Either way. But the forces of mediocrity are against him. I'm talking the story of a guy who fights his way up from the B movies! Barry: Who? Sam Raimi: Not Who. The question is... "! Ivan Raimi: I like it. It's good! Barry, let's do it! Barry: Well, it's really interesting... but the task at hand is the introduction to If Chins Could Kill. Sam Raimi: I see. And who, may I ask, is going to read this book?
A Few Seconds of Panic: A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL by Stefan Fatsis