Lars Anderson The Proving Ground

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The Proving Ground

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Life in the NFL Europe is funny, sad, profound and ludicrous all at the same time. At its heart, this six-team league is a short step away from either the glamour of the NFL or the bottom of the professional football scrap pile - a cross-roads full of real-life drama where the joy of "making it" is tempered by failure or injury with one misstep; where one play can mean the difference between a multimillion dollar NFL contract and abject poverty. Anderson spends every waking minute with the players - staying at their hotel, eating, drinking and partying - as the team makes its championship run. From this he has formed an inspiring portrait of both new beginnings and bitter ends as fringe players struggle to get noticed on The Proving Ground. A season in NFL Europe.

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."..a fabulous personal account about the men in sport who still dream. You won't find this stuff anywhere else." --Jim Dent, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Junction Boys" ."..fascinating.... uncharted journalistic territory. You'll... gain a newfound appreciation for what it takes to make it in the NFL." --Peter Golenbock, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Bums "and "Cowboys Have Always Been My Heros" .,."a fabulous personal account about the men in sport who still dream. You won't find this stuff anywhere else." --Jim Dent, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Junction Boys" .,."fascinating.... uncharted journalistic territory. You'll... gain a newfound appreciation for what it takes to make it in the NFL." --Peter Golenbock, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Bums "and "Cowboys Have Always Been My Heros" ..."a fabulous personal account about the men in sport who still dream. You won't find this stuff anywhere else." --Jim Dent, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Junction Boys" ..."fascinating.... uncharted journalistic territory. You'll... gain a newfound appreciation for what it takes to make it in the NFL." --Peter Golenbock, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Bums "and "Cowboys Have Always Been My Heros"

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Lars Anderson received his Masters degree in Journalism at Columbia University and now writes for Sports Illustrated. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed "Pickup Artists: Street Basketball in America," honored by the New York Public Library as one of the best books of 1998. He lives with his wife Sarah in New York City.

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