As place-kicker Walt Wickstrom witnesses the challenges of other players, he leads in the development of a cooperative organization called HUDDLE. He applies an algorithm, as he does for place-kicking, to maximize opportunities for continuing education, investment and insurance. HUDDLE also provides legal services and negotiating leverage for the approved members of HUDDLE. His attempts to enlist Kristina Ness of the Cone Fund as a consultant fail, but their friendship does grow. But resentment from the sports establishment also grows--as players, coaches, fans, sports media, owners and gamblers try to maintain the status quo despite player injuries and other sports problems.