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The Resource Slow getting up : a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile, Nate Jackson

Slow getting up : a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile, Nate Jackson

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Slow getting up : a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile
Title
Slow getting up
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a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile
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Nate Jackson
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eng
Summary
  • "One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League. This is not a celebrity tell-all of professional sports. Slow Getting Up is a survivor's real-time account of playing six seasons (twice as long as the average NFL career) for the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos. As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup, Nate Jackson is the talented embodiment of the everyday freak athlete in professional football, one of thousands whose names go unmentioned in the daily press. Through his story recounted here-- from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches-- even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the daily rigors and unceasing violence of quotidian life in the NFL. Fast-paced, lyrical, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best twenty-year-old athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell" -- from publisher's web site
  • "Nate Jackson's Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished and uncensored memoir of everyday life in the most popular sports league in America-- and the most damaging to its players-- the National Football League. After playing college ball at a tiny Division III school, Jackson, a receiver, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, before moving to the Denver Broncos. For six seasons in the NFL as a Bronco, he alternated between the practice squad and the active roster, eventually winning a starting spot-- a short, tenuous career emblematic of the average pro player. Drawing from his own experience, Jackson tells the little known story of the hundreds of everyday, "expendable" players whose lives are far different from their superstar colleagues. From scouting combines to training camps, off-season parties to game-day routines, debilitating physical injuries-- including degenerative brain conditions-- to poor pensions and financial distress, he offers a funny, and shocking look at life in the NFL, and the young men who risk their health and even their lives to play the game" -- from publisher's web site
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Title
Slow getting up
Creator
Summary
From scouting combines to game-day routines, an account of ordinary life in the NFL brings to light the story of hundreds of expendable players whose lives, unlike those of their superstar colleagues, aren't captured in high-definition
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Biography type
individual biography
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10218988
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.332/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.M29
LC item number
J33 2013
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790
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non fiction
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adult
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a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile
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a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile
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Nate Jackson
Slow getting up : a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile, Nate Jackson
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Slow getting up : a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile, Nate Jackson
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Contents
Prologue: Goodbye, dude (2008) -- The first seven years (2002) -- My life as Randy Moss (2003) -- Nein lives (2004) -- Grid-irony (2004) -- Meat sacks (2005) -- Plummer's crack (2006) -- Pointy balls (2007) -- Farewell, Bronco Betty (2007) -- Rocky Mountain high (2007) -- Watermelon seeds (2007-2008) -- The last dislocation (2008) -- The after affect (2009)
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ocn827259973
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780062108029
Lccn
2013011427

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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