HBO’s Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep documentary debuts Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The one-hour, 15-minute film combines footage from the Hall of Fame quarterback’s stage show in Branson, Missouri (with personal stories and monologues, in addition to singing and music), archival clips from his football career, and an all-new interview.
Some potential viewers might be wary of the Fox NFL Sunday analyst singing in that stage show (though he’s recorded four country albums and one gospel record), and that will distinguish Going Deep from conventional sports documentaries like previous Bradshaw chronicles in ESPN’s SportsCentury and NFL Network’s A Football Life series.
Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Keith Cossrow, the documentary also includes NFL Films footage from Bradshaw’s career and an on-camera conversation with him. Both can be seen in a clip from Going Deep released by HBO on Friday. In this video, Bradshaw looks back at being selected No. 1 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970 NFL Draft.
“How did I get to be the first pick in the draft? I don’t wanna be the first pick in the draft,” Bradshaw recalls in the clip. “Looking back on it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s kinda cool.’ But really and truthfully, I shouldn’t have been. I went to this small school and was so immature, so much to learn.”
Bradshaw started two seasons at Louisiana Tech, compiling 2,890 yards as a junior and 2,314 yards in his senior season. The Bulldogs went 17-4 with Bradshaw at quarterback. He went on to a legendary career with the Steelers, winning four Super Bowl championships, throwing for 27,989 yards and 212 touchdowns in 14 seasons.
Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep premieres Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO (in addition to replays on HBO channels and on-demand) and streaming on HBO Max. You can view the trailer here.
Mike Tirico, Tom Brady, Manningcast Win Sports Emmys
The annual Sports Emmys were handed out on Tuesday night, and some usual names and new names ended up taking home hardware.
Among the usual names were NBC’s Mike Tirico, who won for Outstanding Personality/Studio Host, and soon-to-be Sunday Night Football broadcast colleague Cris Collinsworth, who was named Outstanding Personality/Sports Event Analyst.
But among the new names as Sports Emmy winners include Tom Brady and both Eli and Peyton Manning.
Brady’s Man in the Arena saga won Outstanding Documentary Series, while the Mannings were rewarded for their work on the Monday Night Football Manningcast, which won Outstanding Live Series.
Here’s a rundown of some of the key Sports Emmy winners:
Here is a full list of winners and nominees for the 2022 ceremony.
Joe Buck Says He Won’t Miss World Series
“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game.”
Among the bigger chain reactions set off by Joe Buck leaving FOX for ESPN was the sudden vacancy in FOX’s main MLB broadcast booth.
The 2022 World Series will mark the first time since 1995 that Buck will not be on the microphone.
Speaking to Chris Long on his podcast Green Light, Buck hopes to be in a more exotic location watching World Series games this fall.
“I would like to be in Cabo San Lucas with a margarita in my hand and a half-smoked cigar watching Game 7 of the World Series,” Buck said. “Cheering on Joe Davis and John Smoltz, and Ken Rosenthal, and Tom Verducci, and Pete Macheska and Matt Gangl and right on down the line.”
Buck added he’ll take pleasure in turning the broadcast off if it’s Game 7 and there’s an insurmountable lead. But the broadcasting legend said even on a bigger scale, not calling any baseball games at all this season, let alone the World Series, is a bit surreal after covering the sport for so long.
“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game,” he said. “And that’s really weird to me, but I walk away really proud of what I and we did.”
He added that he will not miss the opportunity, because he does not feel like he will “leave any unfinished business” in FOX’s MLB booth.
Buck further praised his FOX colleagues and said it was time for a change. He knows Joe Davis will thrive in the opportunity.
NFL Likely To Launch NFL+ Streaming Service This Summer
“A source tells Fischer that a $5 per month price has been discussed for NFL+.”
According to the Sports Business Journal, consumers could be downloading NFL+ by July. Now, just what NFL+ will be is still yet to be finalized.
Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal reported in the site’s newsletter that live games will certainly be at the center of the league-owned streaming service. It is likely to only be available on phones and tablets with no option to stream to a larger monitor.
The viewing options would be limited. No out of market games would be available on the app. It is meant to replace the deals that recently expired with Yahoo and mobile phone carriers that recently expired.
The app could also include other content. Radio calls, team-created digital content, and league-owned podcasts are all options.
A source tells Fischer that a $5 per month price has been discussed for NFL+. The pricing structure can and likely will change before the app hits the market.