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PSA: Randall Cunningham featured on NFL Network’s A Football Life tonight

Nov 5, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

source: APThe Flyers are in Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes, a meeting of four-win hockey clubs wallowing in the bottom half of a weak Metro Division. Not exactly appointment viewing for all but the most Flyered up among us.

The local sports calendar is not bereft of quality sports television programming however. The NFL Network documentary series A Football Life profiles one of Philadelphia’s all-time favorite athletes this week, the one-and-only Randall Cunningham.

Here are some details about the program via an NFL press release:

As quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, Randall Cunningham made electrifying plays that thrilled fans on the field and helped him to achieve superstar status off it. Today, Cunningham is the founder and pastor of Remnant Ministries in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout his life – both on the football field and off – Cunningham has traveled a long course filled with ups and downs, glory and controversy, all of which has brought him to where he is now.

Among the topics discussed in the documentary are:

Randall’s involvement as founder and pastor of Remnant Ministries in Las Vegas, Nevada

His son Randall Cunningham II, who is a highly-recruited high school quarterback and high jumper

His 11-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, including the unique offensive system implemented by head coach Buddy Ryan, his relationship with head coach Rich Kotite, and the 1988 ‘Monday Night Football’ game against the New York Giants

The large national attention he achieved and his teammates’ reactions to it

His retirement from the Eagles in 1995 and the 1998 season with the Minnesota Vikings in which they went 15-1 and lost in the NFC Championship Game

The tragic passing of his son

Fans may recall the excellent edition about the lives of Eagles greats Reggie White and Jerome Brown from A Football Life’s first season. Few episodes of the program have as powerful as that, but they’ve all been extremely well-produced by the great folks at NFL Films.

For many who lived and breathed the Cunningham years, this should be a fun walk down memory, but there’s little doubt it will also be a revealing portrait of the many layers of Cunningham. The program airs at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, so be sure to set your DVR.

>> Cunningham Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ [Press Release]

  1. Andy Schreiber - Nov 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Cannot wait to watch this. Always be a big fan of #12. Randall was the man.

    Such a shame that he didn’t at least win a ring with the Vikings that year they lost to the Falcons in the NFC title game.

  2. sfitz0076 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    It was good. But, of course, Ed Rendell had to be apart of it.

    • NYPhilsPhan - Nov 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      Yeah, Rendell sort of ruined it, but the rest was really good. I was a big fan of his when he played, but never thought his style and athleticism could get us to and win the SuperBowl. Pretty much the same feeling I have had about Vick for his whole time here.

      Hoping the Foles changes that…

  3. 2sentz - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Really good show, what a stunning collection of highlights. Required viewing for any Eagles fan.

    The show also colorfully illustrates what complete embarrassing buffoons Rich “Just stay in the pocket, Randall” Kotite and Howard “I always knew Randall wasn’t good enough” Eskin are. Classless losers.

    And to think Randall was just one shanked 39-yd field goal away from leading a Super Bowl team to glory in Minn. Would have been a great ending.


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