EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up]


Slow Getting Up

summary Slow Getting Up Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson FL fans the average NFL player is faceless; his pain and suffering virtually invisibleNate Jackson was a receiver at tiny Division III Menlo College on the coast of California Talented enough to sign as a free agent with the 49ers he then played for six seasons with the Denver Broncos bouncing from the practice suad to the active roster and eventually a starting spot a player barely holding on to a career in the pros like the majority of his fellow playersAs he traces the. As far as athlete writers go there are generally three kinds Those who put out ghostwritten memoirs that may or may not be interesting depending on how into their sport you are Those who are pretty good writers for an athlete and these are like watching an elephant paint on an easel or a little kid do a complex math problem the wonder is that its happening at all Then there are those rare athletes who are actually good Not good for a jock but actually talented and thoughtful separate from their athletic careers Nate Jackson is in the third category and this made Slow Getting Up a fascinating read A peek behind the highly mediated and PR saturated veil of the NFL Very much recommended to sports fans or to anyone who may be remotely interested in the subject matter

summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson

summary Slow Getting Up Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson An unvarnished and uncensored account of uotidian life in the NFL from one of the best writers to ever play in its ranksThe NFL is the most popular sports league in America and the most damaging to its players Degenerative brain conditions early onset arthritis bad knees hips shoulders such is the glory that awaits the retired veteran of the NFL as well as the terrible pensions and imminent financial ruin for the majority that lack college degrees But for the millions of N. I sort of liked the book it follows chronologically the narrative of a fringe NFL from his college prep through his shaky beginnings to seasoned professional While his career progresses in this fashion his body is in decline so much so that as his career peters out in practice for the UFL his achilles snaps leaving him down on the 104 degree dirt in the realization that it is over The book suggests that while the NFL owned his body it did not own his mind there is however precious little to support that as Nate was no source of friction doing all or than all he was called upon to doThe writing is solid but unspectacular football would seem to offer the possibility of pyrotechnics in description and characterization Neither is forthcomingJackson does make some interesting suggestions about successful coaches and their opposites He finishes with Jim Fassell far from the NY Giants the coach of the Las Vegas Locos UFL but he didn t last long enough to get into that phenomenon a coach falling as far as used up playersI will make a note to read Jackson s work as it appears elsewhere Deadspin Slate NYT etc

Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary

summary Slow Getting Up Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson Arc of his career Jackson brings to light the story of hundreds of everyday expendable players whose lives unlike those of their superstar colleagues aren't captured in high definition From scouting combines to training camps off season parties to game day routines this remarkably written memoir funny candid controversial and artful is an unforgettable look at life in the NFL and the real lives of young men risking their bodies and ultimately their lives to play pro footba. There is good in this book and Jackson s writing is solid throughout though there were a couple of self conscious flourishes clearly meant to be writerly for lack of a better term than is typical in a book like this and these carry no impact But it gives a genuine sense of what it is like to play pro football at that level and from a POV generally not heard from Jackson is a real NFL journeyman barely holding on each year in his career he s honest about things like pot smoking and groupies and strippers though he really has nothing significant to say about either other than that they exist in his life And he gets across the sense of tension that goes with playing in the NFL at that journeyman evel maybe at any level though there s no doubt that there was extra tension not knowing if you were going to be cut from week to week Jackson struggled to hold on weight during the season because he was never very hungry because he was so wound up all the time And it s as good as any book Ive read on the injuries that go with the game his career was in many ways the story of one injury after another pulled hamstrings and groins are common and in Jackson s description he never just pulls a hamstring he pulls it tendon from bone and how these injuries usually came out of nowhere at a bad time when he was on the field You feel the tension as he describes the game knowing another injury is likely So the nature of pain in the NFL comes through which is hardly news but it has impact when one player is talking specifically about his experiences But I rated it this low and I admit it s a bit unfair to criticize a book or a film on what it could be rather than what it is because I expected something with a bit existential oomph a book that had a critical POV about the whole process a jaundiced North Dallas Forty take on the business that simply isn t there Jackson is a true believer and remains one to the end of the book there s nothing of Pete Gent s Phil Elliott in Jackson We get zero sense of the real personalities at play in the league Mike Shanahan is a great man Bill Walsh is a great man he loves Jake Plummer and Rod Smith the best teammates ever this player and that player were great teammates Only Eric Mangini gets criticized and that takes up about half a page and involves only two or three days in Jackson s life I guess in the end without some larger coherent developed take on his experiences in the league we re essentially left with those experiences and while there s value there Jackson just isn t that interesting as a writer or football player or thinker to carry a book like this all the way through

  • Hardcover
  • 243
  • Slow Getting Up
  • Nate Jackson
  • English
  • 03 December 2020
  • 9780062108029

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  1. says: summary Slow Getting Up Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson

    summary Slow Getting Up Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson There is a good amount of well written football books There are also many football books penned by current and former players Unfortunately th

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    EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary You wont put down this book until you finish Nate finds a way to make you feel like you are in the locker room with him You feel nervous and excited for him through out Great book

  3. says: summary Slow Getting Up Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson

    Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] I sort of liked the book; it follows chronologically the narrative of a fringe NFL from his college prep through his shaky beginnings to seasoned professional While his career progresses in this fashion his body is in decl

  4. says: EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up]

    summary Slow Getting Up EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson As far as athlete writers go there are generally three kinds Those who put out ghostwritten memoirs that may or may not be interesting depending on how into their sport you are Those who are pretty good writers for

  5. says: EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson

    EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] I came to this book late last year courtesy of a radio interview with the author which I heard one day online from CBC Radio 1 in Canada Indeed I was so impressed with the author's story of his experiences as a player in the National Football League NFL first with the San Francisco 49ers and then with the Denver Broncos where he played for t

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    Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] Slow Getting Up by Nate JacksonImportant People Nate Jackson Mike Shanahan Bill WalshThis book details life in the National Football League from a former player who started and finished his career at the bottom of the pile Nate Jackson played college football at D III Menlo and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent thanks to Bill Walsh who recruited him to sign with the 49ers Jackson attended training camp with the 49ers in his firs

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    EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] Admittedly I probably gave my review an extra star for being a Bronco's fan and for being a Nate Jack fan while

  8. says: summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary summary Slow Getting Up

    summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Nate Jackson Nate Jackson ´ 3 summary EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] In the genre of autobiographical account of someone who almost achieved an American dream but then didn't and maybe the best sports book I've ever readNot sure why this one isn’t well known Possibly because it’s not a sensational tell all Nate Jackson has largely positive things to say about his coaches and teammates except for

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    EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] summary Slow Getting Up There is good in this book and Jackson's writing is solid throughout though there were a couple of self conscious flourishes clearly meant to be writerly for lack of a better term than is typical in a book like this and these carry no impact But it gives a genuine sense of what it is like to play pro football at that leve

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    EBOOK / PDF [Slow Getting Up] I stopped reading after Jackson claimed that he tracked a mountain lion and its cubs to their cave threw sticks and a live snake into the cave entrance taunted the lion when she emerged and then killed her with his bare hands and a pocketknife after she attacked him What a jerkhole

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