From Dad’s Desk:
Americans live in a “Winner Takes All” society. Ricky Bobby’s statement, “If you aren’t first, you’re last”, resonates with many today. As a parent, I have learned the shallowness of those sentiments. I want more for myself and my children. Game Time: Tackling the Past, which is on NBC this Saturday at 8pm EST/ 7pm CST, takes this issue head on.
Jake Walker is a winner. He is a star football player who is on his way to a record-breaking career. But in the blink of an eye he is brought face to face with his past and all its issues. While waiting to renegotiate his next big contract, Jake is called back to his hometown when his Dad has a heart attack. During his time there, all his ideals are challenged by his Mom, brother, Dad, and others. What is a winner? Is it all about me? A big part of the process for Jake is helping his brother coach their old high school team while their Dad recovers. The brothers band together to heal old wounds and teach the next generation a lesson they had forgotten: It’s all about One–doing one thing for someone else.
This movie is one for the whole family and one that will really reach those with kids involved in sports. The story emphasizes family and helping those around you for the benefit of all. This is a much needed message in today’s world. So, plan on catching this one with your family Saturday night on NBC at 8pm EST/ 7pm CST.
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