NFL Confidential

NFL Confidential


A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football—the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season—sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football League.

“Well, to hell with being safe. I’m going to be honest.”

Johnny Anonymous' life goal was to be nothing greater or less than the Best NFL Back-Up of All Time™. For two years, he was content earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to stand on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing. But early in his third year, a starting lineman is injured, and he suddenly finds himself on the field.

For most players, this moment is a dream come true. But not so for our author, one of the incredibly rare birds in football who reach the highest echelons, but who actually hate America’s favorite game. That’s right. Johnny Anonymous hates football. He hates what it does to his body, his brain, his life. Luckily, he can see the humor in his own situation, but also in the machinations of the NFL.

Part truth-telling narrative, part whip-smart commentary that only a true insider could bring, part hilarious, NFL Confidential gives football fans a look at a world most would give anything to see, and gives non-fans a wild ride through the strange, and sometimes disturbing customs and realities of football today. Here is a truly unaffiliated look at the nation’s biggest, most lucrative pastime over the course of one of its most transformative seasons.

From hard-to-stomach diets, showdowns in the weight room, shenanigans in the locker room, the looming dread of being cut from the team, the racial issues that still exist in modern-day football, the rock-star lifestyle that players find themselves able to afford and sometimes enjoy a little too much, the notion of being lauded in a league plagued by controversy and the sharp contrast between the love/hate of the game and the reality of the job, Johnny reveals a never-before-seen side of the NFL.

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  • 001 NFL Confidential
    Duration: 13s
  • 002 A Message to My Beautiful Readers
    Duration: 01min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duration: 43min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duration: 28min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duration: 46min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duration: 43min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duration: 36min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duration: 32min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duration: 40min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duration: 35min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duration: 27min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duration: 23min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duration: 35min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duration: 24min
  • 015 Epilogue
    Duration: 07min
  • 016 Credits
    Duration: 31s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min