'Third And A Mile'
(Dwayne Johnson, Madison Pettis, et al / DVD / NR / (2007) 2008 / Genius Products)
Overview: Based on the critically acclaimed book, 'Third and a Mile' recounts the heroic trials and triumphs the African-American quarterback has faced for over half a century.
DVD Verdict: Pioneers like James Harris, Marlin Briscoe and Joe Gilliam Jr. overcame great adversity to open the door for Doug Williams and his Super Bowl MVP performance. Their sacrifice and determination have allowed today’s stars such as Vince Young and Donovan McNabb to succeed.
Through dramatic game footage and revealing interviews with teammates, coaches and the players themselves including Tony Dungy, Daunte Culpepper, Steve McNair and more, Third and a Mile gives a first-hand account of how far African-American quarterbacks have come in today’s NFL.
This DVD is packed with over three hours of bonus material including a Super Bowl XXII Memories featurette about Doug Williams historic MVP performance. Condensed collegiate games include Donovan McNabb’s unbelievable come-from-behind victory against Virginia Tech, Steve McNair’s record-breaking game against Southern University and Vince Young’s MVP performance against USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl. The DVD also includes extended interviews with Warren Moon, James Harris, Randall Cunningham and more. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Featurette - Super Bowl XXII Memories with Doug Williams
Condensed Games - Donovan McNabb - Syracuse vs Virginia Tech (1998); Michael Vick - West Virginia vs Virginia Tech (2000); Steve McNair - Southern University vs. Alcorn State (1994); Akili Smith - Washington vs. Oregon (1998); Vince Young - Texas vs. USC (2006 Rose Bowl); Daunte Culpepper - New Mexico vs. Central Florida (1998)
Extended Interviews - Warren Moon, James Harris, Marlin Briscoe, Randall Cunningham, Vince Evans, Doug Williams