By Nate Jackson
The New York Times bestselling writer of Slow Getting Up chronicles his descent into the insanity of early retirement and fable soccer.
In Slow Getting Up—hailed by way of Rolling Stone as "the top soccer memoir of all time"—Nate Jackson advised his tale face down at the box. Now, in Fantasy Man, he’s flat on his back.
Six years have handed because the former Denver Broncos tight finish wore a helmet, and each day he drifts farther from the NFL man, the sanctioned-violence man, the psychopath who ran head first into different psychos for funds. yet Nate hasn’t fairly left the sport. Bed-ridden by way of a up to date surgical procedure to take away bone fragments in his ankle, he’s attempting to shield his name as best puppy in Bunny 5-Ball, one of many hundreds of thousands of leagues appealing the US via sleek myth soccer, the interactive human poker online game began by way of rotisserie leagues, boosted through ESPN and Yahoo!, and now increased to that rarefied international of vaguely-legal web playing via FanDuel and DraftKings.com.
And this time it isn’t a 300-pound wall of flesh speeding to crunch his backbone.
Exploring the fantasy—and the reality—of specialist soccer after you’ve left the field, Fantasy Man is as humorous, self-deprecating, and shockingly sincere as Slow Getting Up.
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