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A Football Life Season 8 Episodes

11 Episodes 2018 - 2018

Episode 1

Carson Palmer

Fri, Sep 14, 2018 60 mins

An in-depth look at the life and career of retired NFL QB Carson Palmer.

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Episode 2

Lawrence Taylor

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 60 mins

Hall of Fame Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor is chronicled, covering 13 hard-hitting NFL seasons and off-the-field issues as well. "LT" racked up 132.5 sacks and two Super Bowl rings while serving as the intimidating leader of the Big Blue defense.

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Episode 3

Tony Romo

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 60 mins

A perfectionist with a love for sports goes from small-town Wisconsin to the face of America's Team for nearly a decade.

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Episode 4

Willie McGinest

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 60 mins

From high school stardom to USC to the Patriots dynasty, Willie McGinest is no stranger to success, but his journey to the top of the football world had anything but a smooth start.

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Episode 5

Brian Dawkins

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 60 mins

He was known as Weapon X on the field, but was a gentle family man off it. Here are the two sides of safety Brian Dawkins, from the beginnings of his superstar career through his battles with depression, all the way to the Hall of Fame.

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Episode 6

Dwight Clark

Fri, Nov 2, 2018 60 mins

The 49ers wide receiver who thought he wouldn't make the team--but went on to make ''The Catch'' in the 1982 NFC title game, Dwight Clark sparked a decade of dominance and four Super Bowl titles. Stricken with ALS, Clark died on June 4, 2018.

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Episode 7

Bill Cowher

Fri, Nov 9, 2018 60 mins

He grew up in a Pittsburgh suburb. And as Steelers coach he won eight division titles and a Super Bowl title. He'll always be known for his Western Pennsylvania roots and blue-collar toughness, but Bill Cowher now has a new home, and a softer side.

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Episode 8

Mike Holmgren

Fri, Nov 16, 2018 60 mins

He led two franchises to the Super Bowl and won the first title in Green Bay since Vince Lombardi. Mike Holmgren's also considered one of the great quarterback whisperers, having coached Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Steve Young and Brett Favre.

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Episode 9

Cris Collinsworth

Fri, Nov 23, 2018 60 mins

He was a gangly, rail-thin, 6-foot-5 Florida high school sprint champion. A look at how he transformed into a star receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, and one most respected and decorated analyst in sports broadcasting after football.

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Episode 10

Doug Williams

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 60 mins

Profiling former quarterback Doug Williams, the first black signalcaller to start a Super Bowl, in which he won MVP honors as the Redskins routed Denver after the 1987 season.

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Episode 11

Thurman Thomas

Fri, Dec 14, 2018 60 mins

"The Thurmanator" led the NFL in yards from scrimmage four straight seasons. And he scored TDs in four straight Super Bowls. Yet Thomas's best trait was turning his biggest disappointments into motivation for his greatest triumphs.

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