Playing for Pizza
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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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A fun change of pace!!
This is a great change of pace from John Grisham. I enjoy they way he tells a story and in "playing for pizza" you get just that. Same great story telling but it's all about football and Italy !!!
I absolutely loved this book. It was a nice fun upbeat book. Even if your not a book reader but you like football, your going to enjoy picking this book up.
Playing For Pizza
Great book! I started it while my wife and I spent 9 days in Northern Italy. Although we did not get to Parma, the stories of food, wine, travel, and sightseeing were easy to relate to. Also a great football story any sports lover will enjoy.