Brian’s Song (1971)

credit: www.ew.comAn inspiring, true story about two football players who were always there for each other. Plus, it’s a made-for-TV movie from 1971 so you know it’s high quality.


I found this on Netflix the other day and hadn’t seen it since my elementary school teacher forced my class to sit on the floor and watch it. This was back in the days when Reading Rainbow and The Safety Kids took precedence over standardized testing.

Speaking of children, you’re going to hear the “n” word a few times, so be aware of that. You should also be aware that your kids might find this movie extremely boring, despite the constant clamoring for the film that apparently existed among grade school students in the early ‘90s.

credit: www.andsoitbeginsfilms.comOH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: This movie isn’t actually about a song. But just to make it up to you, the producers decided to insert the same tune over and over in the background about every 45 seconds or so.

Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers were models of true friendship. They made each other better. They pushed each other. Most importantly, they didn’t wait to be asked for help when they saw the other in need.

God doesn’t place us in the paths of others so we can keep our heads down and make excuses for why we’re too busy to stop and look around. God determined the bounds of our habitation because He knows who needs our help and when.

Which of your friends needs you this week?

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17

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