A Few Seconds of Panic: A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

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"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.

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A Few Seconds of Panic The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Word Freak" chronicles his attempts to become a placekicker in the NFL. As he sharpens his skills, he gains surprising insight into the daunting challenges--physical, psychological, and intellectual--that pro athletes must master. Full description

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a [Fatsisas] sharp eye for detail and genuine empathy for his teammates make "A Few Seconds of Panic" exceptional.a
aBob Costas
a Fatsis deftly explores how business permeates every aspect of the NFL. . . . [He] is able to penetrate the playersa psyches in a way that few sportswriters have.a
a"Los Angeles Times"
a What [Fatsis] has pulled off with his modern twist on Plimptonas 1966 classic, "Paper Lion," is remarkable . . . an unflinching look behind the curtain at Americaas most popular professional sport and the men who play it.a
a"Minneapolis Star- Tribune"

" [Fatsis''s] sharp eye for detail and genuine empathy for his teammates make "A Few Seconds of Panic" exceptional."
-Bob Costas

" Fatsis deftly explores how business permeates every aspect of the NFL. . . . [He] is able to penetrate the players'' psyches in a way that few sportswriters have."
-"Los Angeles Times"

" What [Fatsis] has pulled off with his modern twist on Plimpton''s 1966 classic, "Paper Lion", is remarkable . . . an unflinching look behind the curtain at America''s most popular professional sport and the men who play it."
-"Minneapolis Star- Tribune"
" [Fatsis's] sharp eye for detail and genuine empathy for his teammates make A Few Seconds of Panic exceptional."
-Bob Costas
" Fatsis deftly explores how business permeates every aspect of the NFL. . . . [He] is able to penetrate the players' psyches in a way that few sportswriters have."
-Los Angeles Times
" What [Fatsis] has pulled off with his modern twist on Plimpton's 1966 classic, Paper Lion, is remarkable . . . an unflinching look behind the curtain at America's most popular professional sport and the men who play it."
-Minneapolis Star- Tribune

- [Fatsis's] sharp eye for detail and genuine empathy for his teammates make A Few Seconds of Panic exceptional.-
-Bob Costas
- Fatsis deftly explores how business permeates every aspect of the NFL. . . . [He] is able to penetrate the players' psyches in a way that few sportswriters have.-
-Los Angeles Times
- What [Fatsis] has pulled off with his modern twist on Plimpton's 1966 classic, Paper Lion, is remarkable . . . an unflinching look behind the curtain at America's most popular professional sport and the men who play it.-
-Minneapolis Star- Tribune

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