Archive for December, 2009

Football Movies

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The leaves have turned. A chill is in the air. It’s football season! Is there a young player or fan in your family? Maybe you’re not so sure playing the game is a good idea, but you’ve still got some gridiron gusto. In that case, check out these family films with a football focus. Many are based on true stories; all are entertaining family movies centered around the sport.

Friday Night Lights

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ESPN 30 for 30

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Die-hard sports fans, maybe your kids if they’re like mine, spend a big chunk of their TV hours tuned to ESPN, the sports network that cornered 24/7 sports broadcasting since its launch in 1979. Then again, lots of non-sports viewers, also maybe your kids, wouldn’t know ESPN from the NCAA or MLB.

And ne’er the twain shall meet — except, perhaps, on those evenings since early October when ESPN began airing its remarkable, sometimes poignant, documentary series called “30 for 30.”

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