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Author

John grisham

1

Setting of first scene

Hospital with rick in bed and arnie the agent nearby

2

How long was rick knocked out

24 hours....when he woke up he remembered his second concussion watching a cheerleader then he went to seattle then cleveland

3

What happened

The third string quarterback was in the afc championship game

4

He woke up didnt know what happened and yet arnie told him

The browns let him go

5

The only team that ever signed him twice was

Toronto

6

Three interceptions in

11 minutes

7

Which was throwing arm

Right

8

Headline on arnies paper the cleveland post

Fans storm hospital

9

Browns up 17 0, browns defense awesome, he comes in

Throws pass to other team 17 7 minutes to go picked off by runner 17 14, snap fumbled, last four minutes drive stalls... 40 seconds to go hits target but too hard bounces other team scores 17 21...crowd goes crazy

10

Arnie got what percent of ricks salary

5 percent

11

How old is rick

28

12

What is his degree in

Physed where hw could get a job for 40000 teaching sixth graders

13

Ricks home town

Davenport iowa

14

How many stormed hospital

Arnie said 20
Paper said 50

15

Attack journalist

Charlie cray

16

Cray said rick dockery could top all time what list

Goat

17

Arnie clients

7 in nfl and 4 in canada he was a midlevel

18

Why did they say rick was bad

He feared contact for good reason and didnt put team first

19

Sams Clients , the webbs, from portland but claimed

Italian blood. He moonlighted as a guide

20

Parma coach

Sam russo. He and arnie both went to bucknell. Arnie called him hearing that sam needed a quarterback.

21

Sam equAted italian football to

Division 3 washington and lee in virginia

22

What do italian players get paid

3 american players
Meal money
Maybe some rent
Quarterbacks on,y salary
Beer and pizza if owner in good mood

23

How big are italian crowds

3000 at most

24

Why is sam in italy

He loves it, wife is italian, extended family great place to live....cant make money coaching in us anyway

25

Where did rick go

Just started driving west maybe towards iowa until he heard blizzard then turned south maybe florida. Arnie called with info on panthers as starting quarterback

26

What is bush league

Like playing in the bush, or fields, backwoods not professional

27

Where is parma

In northern italy by milan

28

Parmasean cheese is made in

Parma

29

How much was rick worth

50000 playoffs
40000 iowa
Had to pay off lease
About 80000

No money from bad investments car wash mexican restaurant etc

30

Threw 4 touchdowns big ten player of the week

At columbus when he was playing for iowa in front of 100000 years ago

31

Where did he stop in hotel

London, kentucky

32

Details of parma salary

3000 euros a month for 5 months
Apartment
Car
Or about 4000 bucks a month

33

What other bad news did arnie have

An investigator was tracking rick down in case he was the father of one of the cheerleaders baby. Tiffany. Cant go public if cant serve with papers. Cant be served in italy

34

Dockery reluctant to play because

He was the butt of so many jokes

35

Why did dockery look strange when he got off train

It was winter in italy and he was dressed for florida carrying golf clubs

36

Where did sam say the closest golf course was

He never saw one.

37

Cars are small becuase

Gas is expensive by liter . A liter is like a quart. 4 quarts in a gallon. Or about 5 bucks

38

Hiw old is parma

2000 years

39

Piazza started 400 years ago and then bombed by allies...we did not hit vatican because mussolini was friends with

Hitler

40

Other things in parma

Opera
Duomo
Bumoer to umber cars
Central square with cafes and shops
Foot traffic

41

A bar in italy

Small pub coffee shop or gathering space

42

Prego

Go right ahead

43

Bridge name

Ponte verde

44

Americans get paid

Rick and two others

45

Describe ricks apartment

Bedroom den small kitchen with contemporary art on a 3rd floor in a gold building worth 2000 euros a month

46

Italys national treasures

Food women and four hour dinners

47

Hiw long has sam been in italy

Married 12 in italy for 5

48

The teams goal

To win the italian superbowl

49

Sam wanted rick

To get new clothes and learn the language and enjoy himself

50

Describe stafium

Rugby pitch leased to panthers natural grass a mile from soccer stadium which hold 30000... Panthers usually have 1000 fill thr 3000 free seats....looked like a d3 field to make training tough for nfls...smaller than davenport south

51

Poles

Blue yellow and advertised heineken... 10 yards short

52

Did rick like the browns

Bitter winds
Stafium cold
Prefered warmer weather

53

How long in florida

Two months

54

Team to beat

Bergamo with 8 straight super bowls

55

Want did he want in parma

Small check
No press
Wait while arnie worked a miracle

56

Runner

Small
Colorado state
Black kid
Slidell turner

57

Receiver

Italian
Great feet
High maintenance
Fabrizzio

58

Free safety

Trey colby
Ole miss

59

Center

Nino
5 10
Mid 30s

Wife jealous of hands near
Restaurant owner of montana
Translator
Carlos brother has bad knee 6 2 250

60

Paulo

Player
Good english

61

Unassuming family owned place
Not too expensive
Generous dishes

Trattoria vs restaurant (expensive), bar, inoteca (small dishes)

62

Panther colrs

Black and silver

63

Itslians exaggerate

Everything

64

First dish

Plate of cheese meats and wine

65

Parmais a province of

Emilio romano

66

Proscuitto

Parma ham
Pigs fed with barley and oats and milk from parmesan
Never cooked
Cured for months with salt air love 18 months

67

Aggie

Paulo

68

Tortellini

Belly button naked woman

69

What is to see in parma

Lovely little town
150000
Good food wine people
Dont want to attract lots of people some europeans
Americans go to florence milan rome

70

Second course

Chef fvorite veal cutlet parma style

71

Parma famous for

Food not wine

72

Dessert

Black pie andsparkling whitewine
Chocolate with almonds coffee and ice cream

73

Buzzer ringing rick hungover on den couch who was at door

Trench coat and uniformed police man one was named Romo

74

Phone call made to

Sam

75

Prior arrest

Spring freshman year crashed off campus fraternity party at jail slept in drunk tank four were hawkeye football players and had bad press in newspaper threatened with loss of scholarship jail and community college

76

Why did the police bring him in

T see judge guiseppe lazzarino.... Call me franco ... Large round head with hair on his chin over 6 feet tall....fullback ... After franco harris...stylish ....size 14 loafers....wanted the super bowl trophy in parma

77

Franco harris

Was italian on his mothers side his dad was a soldier and he played for the steelers

78

Franco the judge greatest hits video what was ricks reaction

Final play screen play, tucked, hit, spun, bounced off defenders striding .... Rick asked if it was in slow motion... Franco was wounded...rick tried to say it was joke

79

How did sam pick bank for rick

Bank that could handle english a liitle, sam also showed him where to but fresh food each day

80

What was problem with the car sam got for rick

It was a clutch but he didnt want to make a big deal

81

Drank beer alone, lonely feeling, shuffled around wine store than back at fiat clutch...what color was car

Dark copper he had never seen....is the cara metaphor for overcoming challenges?? He left it parked and said maybe later

82

Wore broncos jersey paid 10000 dollars

Sly turner

83

Men in italy

Live home til 30 then expect wife to be mom

84

What was arties lie about cheerleaders

That parma actually had some

85

Sams coaches talk was in

Italian in a locker room the quarter of a szie of his high school locker room

86

Sam frowned and rendered and

Italians frown on selfdeprecation and modesty..but rick ended strongly

87

Alex Olivetto is described at watmups as

Psycho. Rick though quarterbacks shouldnt do wind sprints

88

Slim receiver

Fabrizzio

89

Nfl receivers pass more than

Run

90

Where do theygo for pizza and beer

Giannis

91

Jockey for attention permanent cocaptains motivating even offseason

Franco and nino

92

Plan in darkness that required alarm

Get fiat out ....fiat metaphor...not quite what he is used to but forces him to overcome challenges and moves him on his way

93

Wo watched him bang the fiat around on the other cars

Old lady pedestrian and a dog he didnt speak so that she wouldnt know he was american

94

He took the fiat to the country

To practice driving on level ground and to practice parking

95

What trouble did he have in coffee bar

Didnt understand go to cashier and then barista

96

What concerned rick on his drive

Police car behind him. Fiat then died. Police followed him and then turned on the blue lights

97

Wat happened after police pulled him over

He reached for the glove bix realizing he had not anticipate small details. Pulled out an expired iowa driver license.

98

What did he give deane and aske the police officers

His judge friends business card

99

Trainer wild eyed college boy

Mateo

100

Cant complaini during a

Rubdown massage

101

What did rick say about th playbook to sam

Its high school stuff and i have a few ideas

102

Who did rick tell to get a massage from mateo

Sli

103

Sams wife

Anna

104

Franco had hop

That they could win superbowl against bergamo....these things were different than what he used to hope for in march

105

Francos wife

Antionella

106

Male castrated chicken

Capon

107

His first pass in italy

Was a copy of his last pass in usa. Hurt. Fabrizzo and he pouted.

108

First touchdown pass in four years

Against naples

109

Another pizza place

Pelippo's or philipos ... First game ran longer an he did in high school...emailed parents and arnie

110

Rick would walk when

He didnt want to repark the fiat

111

Broncardos wife was sylvia and was

Much younger than he ( 15 or maybe 25 years)

112

Operahouse built by one of napoleans wife kept her in italy. True or false

True

113

What do people wear to the opera

Gowns and dark suits

114

In parma what is more popular soccer or opera

Opera

115

Tell me details about opera

In italian
Written by verdi
Based on othello by shakespeare
Island of cyprus setting
Crowd waiting for governor othello
Elaborate costumes
Othello wife desdemona

116

Who was the soprano

Gabriella as desdemona

117

What didthe 5 th level cheap seats do to desdemona/gabriella

Boo her .... Echoed like there was 100

118

Anna called the boo crowd... The 100 seats availabke to public

Pigs

119

What is prosecco

Sparkling wine

120

Plot of othello...

People convonce othello that desdemona is cheating. He becomes convinced to kill his beautiful wife. He murders her in her room. Realuzes she was honest. Kisses her three times and kills himself

121

At gabriellas bow

The crowd booed louder. The restof the opera house turned on them. It was worse than a philadelphia crowd

122

Second opponent in football

Rhinos of milan. I forget who first was. Should know that.

123

What did the players do for the americans

Take turns inviting them to dinner so thatbthey felt welcome. Sme were small others large most were long

124

What happened and pietros dinner and his pregnant wife. Ivana. Pietro sold seeds and was studying

English and practiced on rick when he could. There house was small so they met at a restaurant.

125

Who did he see at pietros dinner

Gabriella Bellini fighting with her man

126

Are their blonds in northern italy

Yes

127

Trying to find parking after pietros dinner what happened

He stalled the fiat in front of a bully in a fancy car. He flipped a bird at the BMW 40 year old asshole. Two more cars behind now. He yelled for the ass to get out of the car. The next car a woman yelled something unpleasant. Young woman started fiat, hit reverse, parked it in one try

128

Who was the fiat driver who rescued him

Gabriella.

129

He chased gabriella and was surprised she

Knew english and he asked her to drink she drank campari on ice

130

Gabriella tell me about her

From florence
25 to 30 years old
Studied in london
Speaks italian and english
Has seen most major us cities
Good figure
Dark hair
Soprano
Eyes encouraged honesty
Lived in florence
Carletto is her boyfriend of 7 years
Superb at parking and singing
Stayed at pub til 2am closing
He walked her to her hotel
Met for lunch next day
Schedule similar to football
Salary similar
Started singing at 14 pro at 17

131

At second date lunch

They ate salads
Discussed othello
Ate gelato

132

What did rick due at second show

Preempted bos, clappedcloudly and yelled bravo ... Others followed

133

Why couldnt he go to her last shhow

Game in milan

134

In a club in milan drinking danish vodka on ricks credit card they

Met women. After 4am rhey went to a bavarian beer hall filled with americans

135

In the beer hall he met

Slightly heavy redhead beverly from texas ... A determined clinger in a group of married travel agents. Left with beverly went to hotel. Was cheap sex worth the lies.

136

48 hour rule

No booze 48 hour before kickoff

137

American football less popular in milan than parma even though

100000 americans live in milan

138

How did the milan game go

Not well they were hung over and lost....scored at the end only. Bergamo also beat naples making it worse. Didnt make paper though

139

Rick apologized to sam

While he was moonlighting as a tour guide

140

Define jovial

.

141

Who walked out mid season

Sli. Went home to pregnant wife instead of chasing girls and football

142

Next opponent bologna warriors whose best player was

Montrose. Usually played in superbowl

143

Sam dwelled on bologna at monday film, montrose looked slow, bruncardo was reluctsnt to bringin running back

Because of loss and money he gets writeoffs for sports team

144

Rick said answer is

Trey and fabrizzio and playpitch and catch

145

Sam got a call from

Fabrizzios lawyer who was also an italian agent wanting 2000 euros a month

146

Journalist slithered into parma

Charlie cray and cabbie didnt even know where stadium was... Big cheese in pizza league

147

Dockery was the Greatest what in history of pro football

Goat

148

Dockery lost to

Montroses team the warriors 35 - 34 losing two in a row

149

When is italian superbowl

July

150

Who needed surgery after warriors game

Trey at wasriors game fibula compund fracture .... The last black panther from mississippi

151

Who did the nurse give the blue sleeping pill too

Rick sitting next to trey

152

Bruncardo soccer, volleyball and tw o football teams all

Lost the same day

153

Rumor had some of the italian bergamo players

Were paid

154

How did rick propse to solve the fabrizzio problem and get him ack

Give in to his salsry demand by taking it out of ricks salary even though it was a dangerous precedent

155

Who negotiated on behalf of the panthers with fabrizio

Judge franco over food. 800 euros a month paid by brancardo. He would not take money from rick because he was a man of his word

156

How did the panthers feel about fabrizzio getting paid

Some were annoyed most were indifferent

157

Pietro thought charlie cray following rick to italy was

Cruel

158

Put the game schedulein order.

Bologna
Lattzia
Etc

159

Treys apartment looked like a

Landfill

160

Trey blamed

Rick for moving him to offense because he never got hurt on defense

161

Saskatechuan had coach offered rick 80000 then 90000 the. 100000.

Rat mullins machine gun offense, 50000 people a game, but rick was under contract at parma!! Rick asked to sleep on it. Drove to train to florence, went to savoy hotel and called gabriella at work and asked her for a drink at 5. There he told arnie no on the phone from the hotel and left to the drink.

162

Canadian Team bought rick

A ticket to meet with rat

163

While he was waiting for gariella

He saw 8 american cute coeds. Southern belles. Wondering if he was italian or american. After 530 a brunette with dimples came to his table...livvie. Blue eyes high cheekbones silky hair exchange students


While he was waitbg for football he found parma.
While he was waiting for gabriella he found livvue
But his words say he was waiting on no one

164

What did livvie do when rick asked for the disco name

Took his number and said she would call him....invited him to dinner at paulies. Packed. She was a univ of georgia junior studying art history. Salad and wine. Didnt care about football although she was a cheerleader.

He found his cheerleader in italy.

Hervfather was a surgeon having an affair

She knew what she wanted to stay in italy and tour.

Shewanted gelato not a disco he walked her home and kissed her goodnight.

165

Who called rick at 5am canada time

Rick mullins... Salary shoe contracts cheerleaders

166

Gabriellafinally sent

Him an email

167

Flight to regina

Was delayed due to weather. Read paper about football team. A tailback cut making running gamebnot necssary. Rat was interviewing others. Paper talked trash...including a link to charlie cray and rat said no comment about rick. He turned his flight to cleveland

168

Whyndid rick go back to cleveland

To confront charlie cray

169

Who,did rick say he was

Roy grady a new baseball playerbfor the indians

170

Describe cray

Someone called roy he turned in that direction
45 balding strands of hair
Cheap reading glasses
Overweight
Never earned a letter
Nevervhad a cheerleader

Answered with sneer

171

What did rick due to cray

A single right cross on the left chin bone with no words

172

Flew back to

Toronto and then to rome

173

When he woke up in parma he saw

Livvie galloways red toenails and after their first night together went on a parma tour

174

Rick and livvie

Rick was lutheran livvie was nothing butber family was some kind of protestant

175

What part of the punch story did the panthers not know

That he went overseas to maybe talk to another team

176

Irony of ricks mom

Travelling in europe the sheer ignorance of people who don't speak english

177

Arnies good news

Plead guilt, pay fine, cray civil suit then working on it
Tiffanys baby is mixed race off the hook
Losing money as agent

178

Ricks game to remeber as he headed to balzamo giants

Playing aginstbgiants at meadowlands. Completed 7 passes.

179

Strategy at italian giants game in balzano

Run and not use fabrizio because bergamo was watching, worked they won 56 41 bergamo lion next at parma 67 consecutive wins havent beaten in 10 years

180

Who did 220 lb mosci pkay for

Bergamo 56 liked to be called lt

181

Killer bees

Balzanno and bergamo and bologna

182

Livvies legal problem

Finished with exams
Sick of roomates
Tired of family
Thinking about not going back for last ten days

But

Worried about visa expiring
Needed a place to stay

183

It mentions that livvie and rick had a first fight and

Neither held a grudge and that was a good sign

184

What,italian team had cheerleaders

Bergamo

185

Nasty hit in bergamo game

Four flags 3 bodies mosci franco
Safety macgregor from gettysburg closelined fabrizzio
Nino took out macgregor
Cornerback the professor went for ricks head there were shoves
Kiiiilll mosci franco got up

186

Rick rammed

Tge professor and gained 7 because the professor called him a goat and asked for a pass....three straight collisions

187

Salary brought fabrizzio

Responsibility

188

What do we know about livvies parents

Met at u of feorgia
Mothers family savannah bluebloods with little cash
Career surgeon from new england seeing nurses
Sister in therapy since 10
Boarding school in vermont
Summers in montana
Livvie had no plans

189

Oldestpanther

Tommy 42 will retire when they win super bowl
Tall
200 lb
Good for 1/3 of the game
Govt worker
Hip new apartment
Would fly to texas to do two a days

190

From flirting to casual sex to something more

Shared ice. Cream, pistachio,jealousy, monogamy

191

Before bergamo who dominated league

Bologna

192

The week before the superbowl where did they go

Venice

193

How old is livvie

21

194

What is good to eat in venice

Seafood

195

Third brush with the cops/investigators

At3am

First with nonfranco arrest
Next with fiat papers
Third, private investigator from livvies parents

196

How did they find rick

One of livvies roommates

197

Livvies reaction

Anger at parents, roommate etc
Curiousity which parent hired lawyer

Said she could never take ticket.would go on her own terms. Thank you for simple family.

Plan
Permisio de sojourno another 90 days
Franco, tommy etc
More likely if they one superbowl

198

Bergamos plan

Americans doubleteam fabrizzio
Defenses dominated
Fabrizzio smothered at 175
Dull to watch but hits were ferocious
Mosci strong in middle quickon sweeps
At half panthers down 0 3

199

Who was in the crowd from cleveland

Cray with a wired jaw....says real football and playing for pride ot money

200

What did sam tell rick about running himself

That will work but save it for later... In the next quarter down 6 sam announced it was showtime to run himself

201

To stop quarterback

Macgregor backed off fabrizzi

202

95 yards to go

In 3 minutes. Mosci taunted the goat to throw him a pass

203

Throw pass and get hit by mosci or run out of bounds on what ended up to be

A 76 foot spiral to fabrizzio hail mary ...just get to the end zone the ball will be there....everyone saw catch but rick who was on all 4s....felipo crushed extra point...cray still credited the catch not the throw

204

Tommys last play as panther

Sacked quarterback

205

Super bowl winners

Panthers

206

Contrast the throw and the catch in the final minutes

Moan and cheer
Silent and loud

207

The newdeal good

Relative to italians
Including apartment now needed by 2
But worried about 4th concussion
Going to beach for a few weeks in the italian boot
Livvie now had plans for travel and to delay last year of college
His rule was 2 cathedrals a day