Playing for Pizza: A Novel

Playing for Pizza: A Novel

John Grisham


Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. within the AFC Championship video game, to the shock and dismay of almost all people, Rick really will get into the sport. With a seventeen-point lead and simply mins to head, Rick offers what's arguably the worst unmarried functionality within the historical past of the NFL. in a single day, he turns into a countrywide laughingstock—and is straight away lower through the Browns and avoided by means of all different teams.

But all Rick is aware is soccer, and he insists that his agent discover a group that wishes him. opposed to huge, immense odds, Rick ultimately will get a job—as the starting quarterback for the powerful Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately desire a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve received Rick, who is aware not anything approximately Parma (not even the place it really is) and doesn’t communicate a observe of Italian. to claim that Italy—the land of good wines, super small autos, and football americano—holds a couple of surprises for Rick Dockery will be anything of an understatement.

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