HBO is the best. I mean, who needs TV when you’ve got Home Box Office? The Sopranos; The Wire; Real Time with Bill Maher; Carnivale; Inside the NFL; Curb Your Enthusiasm; Six Feet Under; Entourage; Deadwood; and now Rome and Extras–the list goes on.
Apparently, it goes back as far as the 80s, when HBO boasted their comedy series 1st & Ten, a sitcom about the fictional NFL team the California Bulls. The show stars Delta Burke as a divorcee who seizes control of the team from her ex.
The show ran from 1986 to 1991 (before I started subscribing to H-boe) and featured appearances by a plethora of NFL stars and former stars.
With the Vikings season over, I’ve been filling my time watching episodes from the box set of 1st and Ten. The highlights for old school football fans like myself, no doubt, will be the player appearances. The Vikings featured on the show include Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, Roger Craig, Randall Cunningham, and Warren Moon.
While 1st & Ten will be available soon on Amazon.com, you can find the box set now at Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart, Borders, and Barnes & Noble.