At 27 years old, undersized but talented Nick “Mouse” Morrison has yet to realize his dreams. After several unsuccessful training camps, Nick decides a minicamp in Detroit will be his last go-round in pro football. What follows is an inside look at the chaos, frustration and beauty of a pro football season rarely captured in fiction. Slotback Rhapsody is Friday Night Lights all grown up. Not since Don Delillo's End Zone has there been such a brilliant portrayal of charming meatheads and on-field action. From a writer who works as a journalist in pro sports, Slotback Rhapsody is a hilarious insider account of what it's like to be a professional athlete in today's 24/7 idol-obsessed culture, as well as a meditation on the high cost of single-mindedness.