It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose, and even that doesn't make that much difference. ~ Coach Finstock ~

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Doc Review: A Football Life

It is hard to top the ESPN 30 for 30 or HBO sports documentaries, but the "A Football life: Bill Belichick" on NFL Network was one of the best I have ever seen. It was the first of a series for them, I have only caught the Reggie White/Jerome Brown one and it was good, but nothing has compared to this one so far. Their "A Football Life" for Tom Landry debuted last week, appointment DVR for sure. I was surprised that Bill allowed the access that he did, but this two part doc allows you to see the Coach for more than what you see on Sundays.

By far the best two parts of the doc are Bill talking trash to Derrick Mason when he played for the Ravens, telling Mason to shut to f$#k up numerous times and to look at the scoreboard. The other is him tearing into his team during a meeting about sleeping in meetings. This documetary gives you a perspective to respect Belichick for the great coach he is and what it takes to be a great coach in this league. He eats, sleeps and breaths football 24/7. Too bad he is the coach up there in Beantown or I would even say I liked him. It is not a stretch to say he is the Vince Lombardi of our era.

For this documentary I give it a 5 out of 5 beers, it is a must see!! So look for it on-demand or keep an eye out as no doubt the NFL Network will release them on DVD, probably for the Christmas season upcoming.

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