The Game of Their Lives (2001)

Genres - History, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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A look at the National Football League's coming-of-age in the 1950s, when television helped the pro game boom in popularity while its players remained working-class. Featured: the unsophisticated state of travel, conditioning and playing fields; the impact of the 1958 championship game; and commentary from Art Donovan, Sam Huff, Tom Brookshier, Pat Summerall, Chuck Bednarik and Larry Merchant.

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film-clips, football, newsreels, NFL (National Football League), pro-sports, retrospective, sports