Infiltrating the National Football League

Monday, July 14, 2008

After more than a year spent working out with a strength coach and polishing his craft with a kicking coach, Stefan Fatsis became a Denver Bronco! In A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL, he describes the challenges faced by pro athletes and the inner workings of a storied football franchise.

Events: Stefan Fatsis will be speaking and signing books
Monday, July 14 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Upper West Side
2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street)

Stefan Fatsis will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, August 7 at 8 pm
Happy Endings
302 Broome Street (at Forsyth Street)

Stefan Fatsis will be speaking and signing books
Friday, August 8 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Park Slope
267 7th Avenue (at 6th Street)


Stefan Fatsis

Comments [2]

Ed from Bedford

Coincidentally, just last night on one of the sports channels (I think it was MSG), they ran a half-hour story about a graduating senior at USC who was writing a story about the USC football team for the student newspaper and decided, as an angle, to try out for the team -- and made it (as a scrawny wide receiver)! He gave up a job offer to play the following fall, but suffered a dislocated shoulder in spring practice. He then had to choose between going on with his life or rehab in the hope of making the team and getting into a game. He decided to come back, and became a campus cause celebre. He came back in November, and the coach put him in for one play in the final game of the year (when they were so far ahead that he wouldn't affect the outcome).

Jul. 14 2008 04:11 PM
Steve (the other one) from Manhattan

I don't know much about sports, but every time I hear this guy on the radio I listen and learn - this sounds like a great story. Glad to hear you survived.

Jul. 14 2008 01:50 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.