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by Boomer Esiason

  • Author: Boomer Esiason
  • ISBN: 052594429X
  • ISBN13: 978-0525944294
  • ePub: 1824 kb | FB2: 1650 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult; First Edition edition (October 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 750
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Toss: A Novel ePub download

Written by future Hall of Fame quarterback Boomer Esiason and bestselling author Lowell Cauffiel, Toss is a brutally honest, profanely funny, and often shocking novel of the players, coaches, groupies, gamblers, con artists, drug addicts, and hangers-on th Not since North Dallas Forty has there been such a vivid, startling, and truthful look into the world of pro football.

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Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (/əˈsaɪ. During his 14-year career in the National Football League (NFL), he played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals.

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He played for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals before working as an analyst for ABC and HBO. He is currently an analyst for CBS Sports primarily on The NFL Today, as well as morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN and Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One.

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At his retirement in 1997 Esiason finished in the top 10 all-time in many QB career statistical categories. While still playing, Esiason appeared as a color analyst on the USA Network two-year broadcast of the World League of American Football (WLAF) on Monday nights, partnered with Brad Nessler.

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After reaching his dream of becoming a quarterback for a major team, Derek Brody believes everything in his life is perfect, but after experiencing shady dealings and learning of the mysterious death of a former player, he discovers that things are not at
Toss is a very satisfying read, one that is hard to put down. The research was excellent and the story unfolds quickly, without a lot of boring - and unnecessary - football details. Don't get the wrong idea - there is lots of football 'stuff' in this book and the facts ring curiously true. Most of the events probably really occured, names changed to protect the guilty. Yes, I read North Dallas Fourty. This book is nothing like that. It is told from the rookie point of view, by someone still in love with the game. The characters are vivid with gratuitous sex kept to a minimum. This book will be enjoyed by both men and women.
I am recovering from surgery, so I happily accepted this book as a gift from a friend who knew I couldn't handle my usual more challenging reading fare. I was surprised at how much I wanted to turn the page to find out what would happen next. Is the book as good as a classic noir or detective novel? No. But it's got characters who are memorable enough and scenes that are outrageous enough and quips that are snappy enough that it is a legitimate entry in those channels.

The plot builds on Boomer Esiason's expertise about pro football. It's a warped, dark, over-the-top NFL --- basically, all the bad stories that leak out these days, but compacted into one team. Almost every player has a dark past and current vices. The team covers up those problems and provides players with outrageous amounts of medications in order to keep them on the field AND to keep them dependent on the team. The team is owned by an aging businessman who needs a way to sell to a newer generation of owner, but that owner has his own dark past. So, together, the two have been tanking the team for 3 years in order to make the situation so desperate that the NFL owners will accept the outsider as the new owner/financial savoir. Into this toxic mix comes a rookie quarterback with confidence, attitude, and skills. As he discovers the layers of deception and vice, he threatens to topple the scheme. The plot is his race to discover what's really going on before people helping him are killed or before he is disabled on the field.

A few complaints. I think there's more sexual references and sexual violence in the book than is necessary, Sthough I have never spent time with college or NFL players, so maybe that is how they think and talk. ome of the incidents are ridiculous, even for the genre. There's definitely a "throw every cliche into the tank" aspect to the book; that's why it's far from a classic. But for a beach read or convalescence, you could do a lot worse. And given the revelations that have come out in the 15 years since this book was written, Esiason really was bringing to light criminal behavior by football players far beyond "boys will be boys," and it's a reality that the NFL has only recently begun to address.
I bought this figuring it was just something to fill the time, and because although it is fashionable to 'diss' Boomer, I think he's a bright and straigtforward guy.

The book is lots better than most people would expect: I think most of us think football players are kind of dumb bozos. Some of the characters in this novel are not all that bright, but the characters ARE characters, and the plot grabs you from about page 15 and keeps you hooked for another 300 pages. The protagonist, Brody, is a likeable yet imperfect guy. And the book is smart, not dumb or even formulaic. There's a lot about football here -- and much of it not what you get in the sanitized version every Monday night on ABC. If you like football, or like crime novels, you'll like this book.
This book is the literary equivalent of an interception run back for a touchdown by the other team. Mr. Esiason is well on his way to winning as many literary awards as he did Super Bowl titles.
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