Playing For Pizza
Издательство: Random House
Автор: John Grisham
Год выпуска: 2008
Наличие: В наличии
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Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock - and was 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...
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