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comes from the belief that Brown will want a new contract as part of his arrival at a new team. That may not be the case.ďNot for the money its for the love of the sport!Ē Brown said on Twitter in response to a question regarding those who think he wants a new team simply to get a new deal. ďThe commitment to win relentlessly consistently passionately! Plus I made 70 million it鈥檚 public record not to be cocky just truth! Time to play for my own Team AB84 the family!ĒOf course Trent Taylor Jersey White , heís playing for his own team only if heís earning maximum revenue. Which would point to seeking a new deal.If Brown doesnít want a new contract, his current agreement would be attractive to a new team, at less than $39 million over three years with no guaranteed money.Of course, Brown has every right two say itís not about money. Until it eventually is about money. Breaking down the Xís and Oís of the top 10 football movies of all time. At number four: The one that makes your dad cry ó even if he blames it on pollen." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteNiners Nationa San Francisco 49ers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibrary49ersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLeviís Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference CallsGame Film, No. 4: Brianís Song (1971)New,7commentsBreaking down the Xís and Oís of the top 10 football movies of all time. At number four: The one that makes your dad cry ó even if he blames it on pollen.PDTShareTweetShareShareGame Film, No. 4: Brianís Song (1971)Is it getting dusty in here, or is it just me?Brianís Song is a contradiction. Itís a TV movie that begins with a Hemingway quote. Itís incredibly dated, yet has aged impeccably. Itís a masculine movie that makes grown men cry. A funny movie about death. A true story about two men who seem like Hollywood cliches. A football movie that won four Emmys and a Peabody Award. All packed into 74 minutes. Since movies have to be 70 minutes long to be considered full length, itís both one of the shortest sports movies ever made, and also one of the most memorable. By all rights, it should have been a good movie that was forgotten in time. Instead, it became a classic. A movie father show sons. The love for it is almost universal. It was so popular on TV, and it got released in theaters. It has a 92 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and is on every list of the best TV movies of all time, often right at the top. And, since you canít discuss Brianís Song without mentioning crying, itís also right at the top of any list of movies which make men cry. Hell, itís even got a guy crying on the damn poster.Itís a film that tackles vast, complicated subjects like friendship, competition, race, and death, without ever coming off as preachy. Thatís incredibly rare for a TV movie, especially one made in a time when only second-rate entertainment was found on television. Just as unique on TV at that time: an excellent cast, which the film also delivers. Considering all that, Brianís Song is somewhat of a miracle.Letís break it all down. But first the trailer:MVPThe question is, James Caan as Brian Piccolo or Billy D. Williams as Gale Sayers? The answer is both. Thatís right, folks -- a tie. And thatís not a cop-out. Itís a testament, to the togetherness of the two men on screen. Itís their real-life friendship, their bond ó their equality ó that hooks us and wonít let go. They are inseparable, and thatís the whole point. Itís the essence of bromance.At first, Caan seems to steal the movie. Heís the funny one, teasing Sayers and playing a practical joke on him the first time they meet. Williams, meanwhile, plays Sayers as quiet and sullen -- not the easiest character to embrace. But Sayers has quite the character arc in the film, coming of his shell (with the help of Piccolo), overcoming extreme adversity (with the help of Piccolo) http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-dante-pettis-jersey , and eventually becoming very open and emotionally expressive (most to and about Piccolo). By the end, you care equally for them both, but even more for the combination of them, and itís hard to pick a favorite. Together, they portrayed an iconic friendship; you canít separate them any more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich -- they are just one.The crazy thing is both almost didnít play the part. First, Sayers wanted to represent himself, but his training camp schedule wouldnít allow it. Louis Gosset Jr. was cast but tore his Achilles playing basketball just before filming, and Williams got his shot. Caan, meanwhile, initially turned down the role because he was concentrating on bigger movies, but was won over by the script. So this became his last role before The Godfather.Key role playersJack Warden makes his second appearance on this list (after The Replacements), both as football team owners. Here, as Bears founder/owner/coach George Halas, heís a perfect mix of stern yet likable, tough but fair. He almost made the list a third time as a Rams assistant coach (and Warren Beattyís best friend) in Heaven Can Wait.Not much time is given to the wives, but Shelley Fabares stands out as Joy Piccolo, the loving wife who tragically loses her husband at a very young age. She also went on to another similar football role -- in TVís Coach, starring another alum of the list in a similar role, All The Right Movesí Craig T. Nelson.The creatives behind the camera. The writer, William Blinn, who won an Emmy for the screenplay he adapted from Sayers autobiography, I Am Third. Blinn put together a believable, relatable, touching drama with a delicate touch. Meanwhile, the affecting musical theme came from songwriting hall of famers Alan and Marilyn and Bergman, winners of three Oscars, including one which became a No. 1 hit (ĒThe Way We WereĒ). The bottom line: Just about everyone involved in this movie was overqualified.The opponentCancer. An easy one to hate. You donít need backstory or performance -- itís innately unlikeable and easy to root against. In the beginning, thereís also competition (the two compete for dominance on the depth chart at the RB position) and race (the first mixed-race roommates in the history of the league) which threatens their friendship until cancer arrives.Rookie of the YearBernie Casey wasnít just a former NFL player, and he was a first-round draft pick (ninth overall) by the 49ers in 1961. He played six of his eight seasons for the Niners, and after a slow rookie year, averaged 53 catches and 764 yards in his last four seasons before moving to the Rams.This was his fourth credited role -- in three years after his retirement from football. The next year, heíd have seven more, and 81 total by the time of his death in 2017, including this classic.Honorable mention: Hall of Fame LB Dick Butkus also made his acting debut here, in an uncredited role. He would go on to have 50 credits.Key momentAs Iíve hammered home previously in this space, movies are all about set-ups and payoffs, and this film nails it by bookending the second act of the movie with scenes of Sayers picking up year-end awards. In the first http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-kwon-alexander-jersey , Sayers is accepting his Player of the Year trophy, and itís a very happy occasion, but he struggles to find any words, stammering at the podium a moment before walking off the stage with nothing but ďThank you.Ē That pays off in the second when heís accepting an award for courageousness, and itís a melancholy occasion. Heís struggling under the weight of his best friendís cancer but delivers the emotional speech the movie is remembered for. HighlightsThe movieís real turn takes place when Sayers suffers his knee injury in the 1968 season in a Week 9 win over the 49ers (who he also had his best day against) when he was leading the league in rushing yards and yards per carry. That makes Piccolo the starter, but he doesnít want it that way and dedicates himself to helping (even forcing) Sayers to rehab his injury. They fight, they train, they bond, and the rest of the movie is built on the strength of that bond. Itís an inspirational sequence that influenced all the copycat scenes youíve seen over the nearly 50 years since it aired.Piccolo is getting cancer (SPOILER ALERT). Caan plays him so well, and they make him such a funny, likable character, that it hits all the harder. Even more so when viewed through the eyes of Sayers, who had forged such a meaningful bond with him, itís the kind of heartbreaking scene, so many of these top-notch football films have. Only in this film, thereís more than one.And, of course, Piccoloís death, though inevitable, is still a gut punch. And thatís the magic of this film: They steer quickly and directly from that to such an uplifting moment to end the film -- giving you a complicated, melancholy ending packed with all kinds of emotion. And of course, Jack Wardenís resonant final line in voiceover -- which has stuck with me since I first saw this film as a kid, and will likely continue with me until I die.LowlightsItís dated. There are times when the music, the mix of footage, or the out-dated style takes you out of it for a beat or two. But the movie still plays. The feeling survives. What made it work in 1971, still works. And the ill-advised 2001 remake proves that more current stylistically and technologically doesnít mean better.Football scenesThe used actual Bears footage -- from practice and game --intercut with footage of Williams and Caan. Sometimes their voices were even laid over, weaving it all together nicely. Shooting the actual game footage is more than you could expect for the time, especially for a TV movie.NFL cameos Besides Casey and Butkus: Hall of FAME TE Mike Ditka (listed in the credits, but only visible in the highlights), QB Jack Concannon (same),and DL Ed OíBradovich (actually getting a couple of lines).RealismAgain, it was based on a true story, so theyíre already starting in the red zone. But they drive it the rest of the way home by picking two athletic-looking actors who you buy as the pair theyíre portraying. Sure, you can tell itís not them in the game film, but that is less a flaw than a testament for how hard simulating that was back then and also how inimitable Gale Sayers was.Best lineAnother tie:AndUp nextAnother oldie but a goodie. Hint: Itís the second straight movie on the list to inspire a remake.Honorable/dishonorable mentionsNo. 10: The ReplacementsNo. 9: All The Right MovesNo. 8: Any Given SundayNo. 7: RudyNo. 6: Jerry MaguireNo. 5: Friday Night Lights



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