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A Few Seconds Of Panic

By Fatsis, Stefan




"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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FEW SECONDS OF PANIC: A 5-FOOT-8, 170-POUND, 43-YEAR-OLD SPORTSWRITER PLAYS IN THE NFL

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NEW YORK: PENGUIN PRESS. VG/VG PAGES CLEAN, BINDING TIGHT. Pages: 340. . 2008. 1ST PRINTING. HARDCOVER..

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Fatsis, Stefan

New York: Penguin, 2008. After over a year of preparation, Fatsis spent three months with the Denver Broncos, training to be a placekicker. An inside look at the modern professional athlete. First printing. Spine ends gently bumped, jacket spine a bit sunned, in new Brodart. Signed by Fatsis on the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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A Few Seconds of Panic; a 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Stefan Fatsis

N. Y.: The Penguin Press, 2008. cloth backed boards are in fine condition as is the dust jacket. is a stated first edition, first printing. copy is unmarked and tightly bound. 340 pages includes sources.. First Edition. Cloth Backed Boards. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Illustrated with Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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A Few Seconds of Panic - A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Fatsis, Stefan

New York: Penguin Press, 2008. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/very good. Orange and blue hardcover 1st edition in dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. "Autographed Copy" sticker to the front panel of the dustjacket. A very good copy with minor bruising to the spine tips - clean, straight and tight. There is a fingerprint smudge just above the autograph (possibly from the signing). Unclipped jacket is also very good with shelf-wear at the edges and folds. 340 pp., some black and white photos.

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Hard Cover. Penguin Press 2008. Unless Listed in this decription, VG or Better.

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Stefan Fatsis

New York, NY: Penguin Press. SIGNED by author on title page. Very light edgewear and rubbing, clean copy. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 2008.

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, 2008. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. Illustrated. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 340 pages. Synopsis: 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. The Washington Post - Steven V. Roberts: give the guy credit. When George Plimpton attended an NFL camp in 1963 and wrote his famous account of that experience, Paper Lion, he was more observer than participant. Fatsis worked hard to become a passable place kicker, and because he shared their training camp regimen the pain and pressure, brutality and boredom he won the confidence of his teammates. That intimacy produces some candid insights, particularly about the marginal players, the walk-ons and spear-carriers in the NFL's "moneymaking machine," as one Bronco calls it Fatsis might not be a real Bronco, but he's a real sportswriter, and this book tells you what brings real Broncos to tears. Biography:Stefan Fatsis is "The New York Times" bestselling author of "Word Freak," He is a sports reporter for "The Wall Street Journal" and a regular guest on National Public Radioas "All Things Considered,".

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Penguin Books, 8/4/2009. Paperback. New. HC w/dj _ SAME DAY SHIPPING! PROCEEDS TO ANIMAL SHELTER [L 6/14]

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A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Stefan Fatsis

Penguin Press HC, The, 2008-07-03. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Fatsis, Stefan

New York: Penguin Press, 2008. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 9 1/4 h x 6 1/4w. A real nice clean unmarked 340 page first edition hardcover with "1" low in number line. Has a nice black & white photo section. After more than a year spent working out with a strength coach and polishing his craft with a gurulike kicking coach, Fatsis molded his fortyish body into one that could stand up-barely-to the rigors of NFL training. And over three months in 2006, he became a Denver Bronco. He trained with the team and lived with the players. He was given a locker and uniforms emblazoned with the number 9. He was expected to perform all the drills and regimens required of other kickers. He ws unlike his teammates in some ways-most notably, his livelihood was not on the line as theirs was. But he became remarkably like them in many ways: he risked crippling injury just as they did, endured the hazing that befalls all rookies, daily gorged on 4,000 calories, and slogged through two-a-day practices in blistering heat.

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A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Fatsis, Stefan

New York, NY: Penguin Press. 2008. Hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket.. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 340 p. Audience: General/trade. . No previous owner's name. Clean, tight pages. No bent corners. .

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Fatsis, Stefan

New York: Penguin Press, 2008. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

Stefan Fatsis

Penguin Press HC, The, July 2008. Hardcover . Good/Good. Some edgewear to dust jacket, binding sound and pages unmarked. P.O. name/stamp inside front cover. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.

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A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

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Stefan Fatsis

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