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Featuring: Rick Dockery
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Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the
Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against
Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone,
Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and
just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the
worst single performance in the history of the NFL.
Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of
course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all
But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his
agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous
odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick
that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting
quarterback. Great, says Rick—for which team?
The mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.
Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or
another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former
NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. So Rick
reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers—at least until a
better offer comes along—and heads off to Italy. He knows
nothing about Parma—not even where it is—has never been to
Europe, and doesn’t speak or understand a word of Italian.
To say that Italy—the land of opera, fine wines, extremely
small cars, romance, and Football Americano—holds a few
surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an
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