Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally telecast from December 2, 1984 to August 30, 1991, the HBO sitcom First and Ten (aka 1st & Ten) was a raunchy slant on the world of pro football. Delta Burke starred in this pilot and the series' first four seasons as Diane Barrow, who as part of a divorce settlement found herself the owner of the tenth-rate California Bulls. Diane is also saddled with some of the most lewd and lascivious football players ever seen outside of Dallas, including John Manzak (John Matuszak), "Dr. Death" Crunchner (Don Gibb), Zagreb Shkenusky (John Kassir), Tom Yinessa (Jason Beghe), Elvis Putts (Jeff Hochendonner) and "Mad Dog" Smears (Tony Longo). Also on hand were Reid Shelton as Coach Ernie Denardo and the one-and-only O.J. Simpson as General Manager T. D. Parker. Highlights from the first season of First and Ten (minus O.J., who didn't sign on until season two) have been assembled in this 88-minute "feature film."
football, locker-room, owner, profession, sports, team