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Erik Kramer and "The Ultimate Comeback"

Erik Kramer and "The Ultimate Comeback"

We chat again with the former NFL quarterback who's been to hell and back. His new book is a must-add to your library.

This life story is almost too outrageous to believe. I first connected with Erik Kramer ahead of our launch of Go Long in 2020. He was eager to share everything that’s happened in his life since football.

It’s unfathomable.

He lost his son to a heroin overdose. He lost both of his parents. He attempted to take his own life, even pulling the trigger inside of a hotel room. Miraculously, Kramer survived. Major surgery was a success, but it took Kramer’s brain a full five years to wake up. While it was impossible for outsiders to tell, he had the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. And that’s when he nearly lost himself again. Kramer was coerced into a sham marriage and says he lost about $700,000.

The former NFL quarterback detailed it all in our three-part series, The Fight For Erik Kramer’s Life. (Then again on a Happy Hour with subscribers.)

Now, you can learn about Kramer’s entire life from Kramer himself.

His autobiography — “The Ultimate Comeback” — has officially hit the shelves. You can purchase a copy on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. It’s fantastic. It’s the definition of a page-turner in this genre. So, for our next 1-on-1 podcast here at Go Long, we welcome back Kramer. His rise as a quarterback in this sport is wild itself. Kramer didn’t even start in high school… was a backup in need of an epiphany at the JUCO level… shined at N.C. State… got his shot as a “scab” during the NFL strike… bartended with a side of football in the CFL… and finally got his shot with the Detroit Lions after calling every team’s main-line phone number in a media guide.

Here’s the audio and video of conversation on the podcast. I’ll post the text later today.

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The Fight For Erik Kramer’s Life…

Part I: A Miracle

Part II: Victimized

Part III: A new man

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Tyler Dunne co-hosts the "Go Long Show" with Jim Monos, the "Ty & Bob Pod" with Bob McGinn and occasional 1-on-1 conversations with players from around the NFL. Go Long covers pro football through a humanizing lens. Our aim? Show you how this sport really works. Subscribe to GoLongTD.com to access everything, including Happy Hours with players around the league.