NFL Confidential - Johnny Anonymous

NFL Confidential

By Johnny Anonymous

  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Score: 4 (From 166 Ratings)


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.


  • Good Read

    By WVicA3
    Interesting book that gives unique insight into the behind-the-scenes life of a journeyman NFL player. It could have been a lot better, but the constant struggle to remain anonymous often gets in the way of the stories. A bit less focus on "Johnny's" bowels and more attention to player interactions would have made this a classic. As it is, NFL fans will generally enjoy it...
  • Johnny Anonymous

    By Hnxnfbddbbs d as
    Great book. Very interesting to see the behind the scenes work of the NFL. Good job Johnny.
  • Too Much Cursing

    By wah0995
    Book gives some general insight into the daily lives of NFL players. The sarcasm was great, but the cursing was a bit overboard. It was almost a turn off. Overall though, recommend this to those who love the NFL.
  • Good read

    By Mattie e
    Decent book that gives a good look inside an NFL locker room The author is pretty humorous but he gave a lot of details and it was pretty easy to figure out what team he was on and who he is. The dysfunction he describes is not surprising once you figure out the team.
  • What else would you expect...

    By Cashap
    At least that's what Johnny would say... After all they are football players. I read the sample which is very intriguing in Johnny's revealing humorous fashion working the NFL system. Anticipating the January 5th download.