The Resource A few seconds of panic : a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL, Stefan Fatsis, (electronic resource)

A few seconds of panic : a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL, Stefan Fatsis, (electronic resource)

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A few seconds of panic : a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL
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A few seconds of panic
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a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL
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Stefan Fatsis
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eng
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In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis infiltrated the insular world of competitive Scrabble players, ultimately achieving expert status (comparable to a grandmaster ranking in chess). Now he infiltrates a strikingly different subculture-pro football. After more than a year spent working out with a strength coach and polishing his craft with a gurulike kicking coach, Fatsis molded his fortyish body into one that could stand up-barely-to the rigors of NFL training. And over three months in 2006, he became a Denver Bronco. He trained with the team and lived with the players. He was given a locker and uniforms emblazoned with the number 9. He was expected to perform all the drills and regimens required of other kickers. He ws unlike his teammates in some ways-most notably, his livelihood was not on the line as theirs was. But he became remarkably like them in many ways: he risked crippling injury just as they did, endured the hazing that befalls all rookies, daily gorged on 4,000 calories, and slogged through two-a-day practices in blistering heat. Not since George Plimpton's stint as a Detroit Lion more than forty years ago has a writer tunneled so deeply into the NFL.At first, the players tolerated Fatsis or treated him like a mascot, but over time they began to think of him as one of them. And he began to think like one of them. Like the other Broncos-like all elite athletes-he learned to perfect a motion through thousands of repetitions, to play through pain, to silence the crowd's roar, and to banish self-doubt.While Fatsis honed his mind and drove his body past exhaustion, he communed with every classic athletic type-the afable alpha male, the overpaid brat, the youthful phenom, the savvy veteran-and a welter of bracingly atypical players as well: a fullback who invokes Aristotle, a quarterback who embraces yoga, and a tight end who takes creative writing classes in the off-season. Fatsis also witnessed the hidden machinery of a top-flight football franchise, from the God-is-in-the-details strategizing of legendary coach Mike Shanahan to the icy calculation with which the front office makes or breaks careers.With wry candor and hard-won empathy, A Few Seconds of Panic unveils the mind of the modern pro athlete and the workings of a storied sports franchise as no book ever has before
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Fatsis, Stefan
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Read by Stefan Fatsis
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  • Placekickers (Football)
  • Sportswriters
  • Football players
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A few seconds of panic : a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL, Stefan Fatsis, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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A few seconds of panic : a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL, Stefan Fatsis, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10755278
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400127672
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT10755278
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