My gluttony for sports documentaries is well-known but this time the pay-off wasn’t there.
Brian Bosworth was arguably the best linebacker to ever play college football. Why exactly that didn’t translate into a half-way decent pro career was an unsolved mystery for decades. And after this film…it’s still an unsolved mystery.
The film starts out with Brian Bosworth looking off camera and making a comment to the director – “I’m going to come off in this film looking like a complete idiot.” Not a complete one.
But he also doesn’t come off as an older, wiser, father figure either.