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Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game. With a seventeen-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock—and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.

But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
September 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Donnie55r ,

Playing for Pizza

This is John Grisham's first sports book and the last one that I read. Though I wasn't sure about the main character in the beginning, it wasn't long before I started to like him. The more he discovered his true self, the more I liked him.
This was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed the history of Italy as well as the cuisine.
As always, Grisam did a great job with his research.

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Cortesc279 ,

Playing for Pizza

A different book for Grisham, quick read you have to like football.

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