Although, predictably for Michigan, today's humid, tropic 90's will make way for more seasonal fall weather to usher in the first day of school, as if Mother Nature intends to help the students settle into their new routine.
For my team, fall, family and football are synonymous. From weekday evening practices, to Friday nights in the high school stadium, Saturday morning games and Sunday afternoon family room huddles, football rules our fall schedule.
My daughter supports her high school team as a member of the marching band flag corps. Watching her from the stadium stands not only brings more excitement to the game, but also brings back my memories of marching in high school and college.
My son is now in his second year of junior football (starting offensive tackle!) which means my husband is having a blast, bonding with the other football dads, reliving their glory days and doing a fair amount of sideline coaching!
With all this hustle and football bustle, you might think we had our fill - not even close!
I have a confession...
while I love watching my son play football and enjoy live football, watching football games on tv is not my favorite past time, primarily due to the non stop commentary and frequent breaks in play.
I do, however, adore football movies! Fortunately, so does the rest of my team! All of our favorite football action, minus the irritating distractions, plus an interesting plot! I was thrilled to be given an opportunity to get a sneak peak at the latest offering from the Walmart and Procter&Gamble Family Movie Night series ~ Game Time: Tackling The Past!
Walmart and P&G have been offering families quality entertainment via this special collection to promote family bonding without worry about inappropriate content or commercials. Created especially to offer something for everyone, previous releases of Family Movie Night films, such as The Jensen Project and Who Is Simon Miller?, have been extremely well received.
Take a refreshing break with your family from back to school preparations this Labor Day weekend with Family Movie Night! Gather your team, grab some popcorn and tuck in for a fantastic evening of quality entertainment tomorrow evening, September 3rd, at 8/7c on NBC to watch Game Time: Tackling The Past.
"It's one thing to look like a good man and another to actually be one."
Game Time: Tackling The Past takes viewers along a man's journey of re-evaluating what is truly important and meaningful in his life. Jake Walker, a pro football star near the pinnacle of his game and nearing an all time record takes an emotional and reflective journey back to the family and home town he left behind on his way to the top. While reconnecting with his family and friends, he faces his father's medical crisis, both a blow and an attractive opportunity in his pro football career. Jake struggles with making a decision that will determine the path of both his career and life.
I found Game Time: Tackling The Past to be both engaging and thought-provoking and I am looking forward to sharing it with my family tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 3rd at 8/7c on NBC. While I know they will enjoy the football action, the story line will open the door to important conversations on the topic of life paths and future choices ~ one of those important conversations that do not often happen without inspiration. Any time your family has an open ended, introspective conversation, it is a win-win for your "team".
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. The opinions above are both honest and my own. Images sourced from various Family Movie Night sites.