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A few seconds of panic : a 5-foot-8, 170-pound, 43-year-old sportswriter plays in the NFL

Author: Stefan Fatsis
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Stefan Fatsis; Stefan Fatsis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Fatsis
ISBN: 9781594201783 1594201781
OCLC Number: 191767734
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Martin Gramatica's dad --
I'm no Plimpton --
Chippin' and skippin' --
I go with 9 --
There's no sorries --
I just lost my punter --
Toddworld --
There it is --
Someone else's game --
A few seconds of panic --
Here's your rope --
Groundhog Day --
The bottom of the trickle --
If it's in, it's in --
My dogs adore me --
Nice form, though --
The gladiator's march into battle --
How far was that? --
It's part of a sickness --
One from here for everything --
This ain't goodbye. This is life --
Epilogue : No, I'm a Bronco --
Author's note : Among giants --
Sources : Secrets of kicking the football.
Responsibility: Stefan Fatsis.
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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--From publisher description.

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