Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
The last season for the Tampa Bay Bandits and the United States Football League was 1985. The team's owner John Bassett, one of the league founders, died of a brain tumor two months after the Bandit season ended. In this sports documentary, the inarticulate jocks manage to convey some sympathetic allegiance to their stricken owner and wonder out loud if they will ever play football again. There are some touching moments, but the football rhetoric will wear thin for those who are not die-hard fans of the sport. As usual, the fans are the ones who suffer when their beloved team folds or moves on.
football, owner, retrospective, sports, team-sports, terminal-illness, season [sports]