5 Best Football Documentaries

Sunday, March 13 by Lee Mills

If you love football, you'll enjoy watching the 5 best football documentaries. Football is as much a part of Americana as apple pie and the fourth of July, and each of these football documentaries provides a unique look at professional and college football. From Lombardi to Rex Ryan, football fans are sure to love every hard-hitting, sports highlight packed minute of entertainment in these documentaries.

  1. "Hard Knocks" – An annual documentary series produced by HBO and NFL Films, "Hard Knocks" follows the training camp of a different team each year in the weeks leading up to the NFL. People involved with all areas of an NFL team are profiled and interviewed, including management, coaches, trainers, franchise stars, and practice squad players trying to make the team. This is the best football documentary because of the unprecedented behind-the-scenes look it gives NFL fans.
  2. "The U" – Released as part of ESPN's award-winning documentary series "30 for 30", "The U" looks at the rise of the University of Miami's football program in the 80s and early Tew and junior defensive back Jon Davis as they try to balance the rigors of the Air Force Academy with the lifestyle of a college athlete.
  3. "NFL: A Tradition of Defense: The Chicago Bears" – Although this focuses on the Chicago Bears, you don't need to be a fan of the team to enjoy this football documentary. Chicago has a proud history of star defensive players, including Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, and Brian Urlacher. This DVD is one of the best football documentaries because of its focus on what was probably the most infamous (and possibly best) football team ever … the 1985 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({article:'auto'}); _taboola.push({mode:'thumbs-2r', container:'taboola-below-article', placement:'below-article'}); _taboola.push({flush:'true'});
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