Stefan Fatsis, sportswriting genius, and, by the way, my first news editor at The Daily Pennsylvanian three thousand years ago, has a new book out, A Few Seconds of Panic, in which he goes Plimpton on us and becomes a Denver Bronco at the age of 43. It's a great book. Stefan's specializes in explaining weird sports subcultures to the rest of us, and he does a remarkable job in this book. So buy it. Reading is optional, but buy it.

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