Oh Jesus, good Lord, no. Like there wasn’t enough suck surrounding this Broncos season. Now the only good, reliable thing about it, namely kicker Jason Elam, has to go and fuck the rest of it up. Now it’s spreading around the eBays that Elam has written a book with his pastor called “Monday Night Jihad” about a former special ops guy who’s now playing in the NFL (linebacker) and has to fight terrorists during a football game. Embarrassing flap summaries are at Amazon:
A story that combines all the action of a first-rate spy thriller with the intrigue of professional sports.
After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face-to-face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the source of the escalating attacks.
But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goalto strike at the very heart of America.
The Rocky Mountain News apparently profiled this book and Elam a while back, and has an excerpt at the end of the article. If they’re going to strike during the next Broncos game on Monday night, I have no particular problem with this, so long as they let everyone clear out of the Diaphragm first and then take out the current edition of the team first.
And like the title says: I only read the excerpt attached (kind of like “The Last Boy Scout” on steroids, isn’t it?) and I can safely say it surpasses the majority of Tom Clancy novels, which means America ought to eat it up. Sigh…