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Not for long : the life and career of the NFL athlete

Author: Robert W Turner, II
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multimillion-dollar contracts and almost endless media attention. The league's most important game, the Super Bowl, is practically a national holiday. Making it to the NFL, however, is not about the promised land of fame and fortune. Robert W. Turner II draws on his personal experience as a former professional football  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Turner, II
ISBN: 9780199892907 0199892903
OCLC Number: 1008972530
Description: xxiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: NFL means Not For Long --
Preface: The athlete's journey through the National Football League --
Broke and broken --
The star, the journeyman, and the dedicated spectator --
The field of goals and dreams --
College football --
The totalizing institution --
Masking the pain in masculinity --
Making it to the Big Show --
Eye in the sky: discipline, control, and the black body --
The owner's playbook --
Billionaires versus millionaires: labor relations --
Forced out --
Preparing for, surviving, and thriving beyond the NFL.
Responsibility: Robert W. Turner, II.

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Drawing on personal experience as a former pro and interviews with over 120 current and former NFL players, Robert Turner gets behind the bravado to reveal what it means to be an athlete in the NFL  Read more...

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