Playmakers

Season 1 Episode 1

Game Day

0
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Aug 26, 2003 on ESPN
7.9
out of 10
User Rating
18 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Game Day
AIRED:
The Cougars are tying to save there season, on a two game winning streak that has improved them to 2-3. It's six hours to kick-off and everyone is getting ready for the biggest game of the season so far. Leon Taylor, back from injured reserve, plans to retake the running back throne from rookie Demetrius "DH" Harris, who has been one of the leagues best rushing backs thus far in the season. Coach George must get hard-hitting middle linebacker Eric Olczyk's head together before the game, who is struggling with a hit he put on an opponent two weeks prior.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
Thursday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Review

    7.7
    The Cougars are 2-3 and it's six hours to kick-off. Leon Taylor, back from injured reserve, plans to retake the running back throne from rookie Demetrius "DH" Harris, who will not slow down for anyone. Coach George must get hard-hitting middle linebacker Eric Olczyk's head together before the game. I like how this episode of the show only introduced four charcaters, it allowed us to get a better feel for who the main characters of the show are going to be. I thought this episode took a long time to get to the football aspect of it, which is what most people were tuning in for. I think they should have started with the game, and then had the after effects of it, which would keep more people interesting. Even still, I guess the way they did it allowed them to introduce there charatcers a little bitter. There seems to be a little conflict between DH and Leon, both running backs fighting for there jobs. Eric also seems to have internal conflict because he hit someone on the field and injured him badly. I didnt think a football player would get that shook up, but with his past I could understand it. I thought the writers did a decent job with the pilot, they basically just started a lot of drama and the next couple of episodes should build on the drama that this episode started.moreless
Christopher Wiehl

Christopher Wiehl

Derek McConnell #11

Russell Hornsby

Russell Hornsby

Leon Taylor #33

Omar Gooding

Omar Gooding

Demetrius "DH" Harris #39

Tony Denison

Tony Denison

Head Coach Mike George

Marcello Thedford

Marcello Thedford

Kelvin 'Buffalo' James #60

Jason Matthew Smith

Jason Matthew Smith

Eric Olczyk #54

John Bourgeois

John Bourgeois

Stan Olczyk

Guest Star

Jordan Fennell

Jordan Fennell

 

Guest Star

Tyson Fennell

Tyson Fennell

 

Guest Star

Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

Gene Wilbanks

Recurring Role

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc

Robin Taylor

Recurring Role

Kevin Jubinville

Kevin Jubinville

Dr. Gatewood

Recurring Role

Watch Online

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Demetrius Harris: Lesson number one, don't do drugs... gotta work on that.

    • Coach George: Commandment 1, we play to win. Commandment 2, to win we must be prepared. Guerwitcz, what is the 3rd Commandment?
      Thad Guerwitcz: There is no 3rd Commandment.
      Coach George: Correct!

    • Coach George: Personal responsibility. We cannot achieve our goals until each one of you feels personally responsible to the group.

    • Eric Olczyk: [Narrative] You tell yourself it's for your brother, to screw your dad, because it's Sunday and that's what you do...who you are. But the truth is, you're scared to walk away. You hate the game, but you don't have the strength to leave it. So you play angry, like someone's gonna pay for this. And that's what makes you good, what separates you from the rest...what makes you a killer.

    • Leon Taylor: (to Eric) A slow white boy, who turned himself into a player. Now don't tell me that you don't want it. Or that you did it for your brother, to kiss off your old man. And don't bring up what happened to Corey, either. Occupational hazard. Now you kicked ass for this job, broke bones for it, suffered concussions, been shot up practically everyday. Now, you may hate it, but the fact is, this is who you are.

    • Rookie WR: (on Samantha) Forget her, man. I mean the only reporting she does is on her back.

    • Thad: Lord, we'd like to thank you for the food that we are about to eat. And for the guidance that you will give us in the battle we are about to fight. Help us to be strong today, to play our best, to rise to the challenge and never back down, to meet the opponent bravely without fear. We ask for these things humbly, and we know that granting them will not guarantee a victory. Whether we win or we lose, we place our faith and our trust in you, God, for we know that you will be fair and just, and above all, merciful. Amen.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less