Blood, guts, and glory-veteran players reveal the NFL you never see on TV
Behind every glittering NFL game on television is a world of happy pain for a hundred men. "NFL Unplugged" lets you see that world through the eyes of the pros who live and sweat in it. Here are the places the cameras don't go: the locker room where coaches' speeches can deflate or motivate, the huddle where fart jokes vie with playcalling, the training camp where locusts and heat conspire to break the strongest bodies and shake the most determined minds. Now you can experience it all up close and unplugged. Draws on firsthand accounts of more than thirty players and coaches from teams across the NFL, including Mark Schlereth, Bill Romanowski, Kevin Long, Kyle Turley, John Gruden, Hugh Douglas, Jon Runyan, and Michael Strahan An unvarnished look at everything from training camp and broken dreams, conditioning and injuries, and camaraderie and hazing to the quest to gain a competitive edge and the exhilarating triumphs of the game "Written by one of the top figures in sports radio, Anthony Gargano of Philadelphia's 610-WIP
From the injuries that never heal and the money that never lasts to the memories and the glory that never fade, "NFL Unplugged" shows the unbridled brutality and sheer brilliance of the game.
Acknowledgments. Prologue. 1 Pregame. 2 Training Camp. 3 The Blessed Day. 4 Slobberknockers, Misdeeds, and Regrets of Men and Monsters. 5 The Long Wait for Sunday. 6 The Pain, the Price, the Glory, and the End Days. Index.