Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Now forced to follow the orders of General Stockwell (Robert Vaughn) if they hope to receive pardons, the A-Team is dispatched behind the Iron Curtain to rescue defecting chemical-warfare scientist Dr. Strasser (Bo Brudin). To cover their tracks, the Team organizes a football game in East Germany, utilizing the talents of several professional players--including T.J. Bryant (Joe Namath), a longtime enemy of B.A. (Mr. T.). Unfortunately, the plan hits a snag when Strasser suddenly refuses to defect...but why? In addition to Joe Namath, this episode utilizes the talents of former gridiron stars Jim Brown and Jim Matuszak) (reportedly, Joe Montana was slated to appear, but professional conflicts prevented him from doing so).