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

Author: Robert W Turner, II
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on personal experience as a former pro and interviews with over 140 current and former NFL players, Robert Turner gets behind the bravado to reveal what it means to be an athlete in the NFL and why so many players struggle with life after football.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Turner, II
ISBN: 9780199892914 0199892911
OCLC Number: 1042074285
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Not For Long; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Prologue: NFL Means Not For Long; Preface: The Athletes' Journey through the National Football League; Abbreviations; 1. Broke and Broken; 2. The Star, the Journeyman, and the Dedicated Spectator; 3. The Field of Goals and Dreams; 4. College Football; 5. The Totalizing Institution; 6. Masking the Pain in Masculinity; 7. Making It to the Big Show; 8. Eye in the Sky: Discipline, Control, and the Black Body; 9. The Owner's Playbook; 10. Billionaires versus Millionaires: Labor Relations; 11. Forced Out. 12. Preparing for, Surviving, and Thriving beyond the NFLNotes; Index.
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