Football is a religion to many people. But few know the depths of both faiths as well as Bill McCartney, the former head football coach of the University of Colorado and the founder of Promise Keepers, a Christian men’s ministry. Uncover this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story of Coach Mac’s controversial national championship run - two seasons that followed multiple arrests and strife between his mostly African-American players and the Boulder police, continued with McCartney’s own daughter becoming pregnant by the team’s quarterback before seeing that same quarterback struck by cancer, and culminating in consecutive Orange Bowl match-ups against Notre Dame. Bill McCartney’s passionate and often polarizing beliefs have made him many enemies and many admirers, but it’s difficult to deny that he embodies the essential issues facing football in America to this day.
Demo: Football Fans of All Ages
Genre: Sports - Football
Producers: Philip Aromando, Andy Billman, Alex Evans, Jonathan Hock
Executive Producers: John Dahl, Libby Geist, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, and Dereck Whittenburg
Music By: Robert Miller
Directed By: Jim Podhoretz
Edited By: Steven Pilgrim, Jim Podhoretz
Prod. Year: 2015
Runtime: 101 min.
Comparable Titles: ESPN FILMS 30 for 30 - The '85 Bears, ESPN Films 30 for 30: From Elway to Marino
Narrated by Jeffrey Wright