When a professional athlete busts his knee, there are a few vocational routes to take. There's sports commentary, the autobiography business, personal appearances at used car lot grand openings, and the lecture circuit—all careers that A.E. Housman may have been thinking of when he wrote his poem "To An Athlete Dying Young."
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Goldstein, Gomez, Hayward, and Reese all return for an "alumni" exhibition game, amid all the troubles the four have encountered in "real life" …
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When Gomez is kicked off the team due to poor grades, he starts hanging out with the Aztecs, a violent Chicano…
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Coach Reeves finds himself involved in burglary, bookies and murder after he helps an amazing basketball player…
Series Fun Facts
- Coach Reeves attended Boston College, which is where he met principal Willis, who was on the basketball team with him.
- Byron Stewart was hired for the part of Warren Coolidge after Ken Howard saw him on TV in the movie Fire Sale. Howard immediately phoned Bruce Paltrow to hire Stewart, who is 6'8" tall,…
[show]Byron Stewart was hired for the part of Warren Coolidge after Ken Howard saw him on TV in the movie Fire Sale. Howard immediately phoned Bruce Paltrow to hire Stewart, who is 6'8" tall, because Howard wanted at least one "player" taller than himself on the Carver team (Howard is 6'6").
- Of the actors playing the Carver players, Nathan Cook was the oldest (28) when the show debuted, only seven years younger than Ken Howard. Timothy Van Patten was the youngest at 19.