Playing for pizza [large print] / John Grisham.
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- ISBN: 9780739327753 (pbk. : lg. print) :
- ISBN: 0739327755 (pbk. : lg. print) :
- Physical Description: 398 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st large print ed.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2007.
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Cut from the Cleveland Browns after the worst performance in the history of the NFL, Rick Dockery, desperate to play football, is hired by the Panthers of Parma, Italy, and finds himself confronted by the confusing diversity of Italian culture, language,and romance.
- Baker & Taylor
Cut from the Cleveland Browns after the worst performance in the history of the NFL, third-stringer Rick Dockery, desperate to play football, is hired by the Panthers of Parma, Italy, to be their starting quarterback and finds himself confronted by the confusing diversity of Italian culture, language, and romance. (General Fiction)
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Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, 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, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.
But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterbackâfor the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.
Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL playerâany former NFL playerâat their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthersâat least until a better offer comes alongâand heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, has never been to Europe, and doesnât speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.