Super Bowl Sunday or HBO's 1st & Ten?

    This post was originally published on (9/7/21) and updated on (2/10/22).
Why not both?

With the Rams favored to handily overtake the Bengals, why not get into some classic football hijinks from TheArchive?

Super Bowl Sunday is a lot of fun, especially as we anticipate the sheer insanity of Los Angelenos as they celebrate the victory.

So keep the fun going with the 1980s HBO throwback land O.J. Simpson starrer, 1st & Ten.

However the Rams-Bengals matchup plays out, there’s 80 episodes of OJ slicing and dicing his way through jokes and jocks. So punt whatever else your binging and get down with 1st & Ten!

HBO has long been ahead of its time featuring the antics of American Football on and off the field. Before Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s star turn in HBO’s Ballers or the hard-hitting docuseries Hard Knocks, 1st & Ten had its own run with the sport and its players.

Funny enough, if you're a fan of Apple’s Ted Lasso, you may also recognize some very familiar tropes that have been borrowed, dare we say, from 1st & Ten

Delta Burke plays the owner of a pro American football team who gets ownership via a messy divorce. Go figure. Do series creators still think women can only get a sports team through a divorce? Tell that to the Seahawk’s Jody Allen! Or Bengal's owner Mike Brown's daughter and heiress apparent Katie Blackburn the Bengals' executive vice president and the first woman to be a chief contract negotiator in the NFL.

Of course, 1st & Ten is best known for test driving O.J. Simpson's comedic chops before landing the "The Naked Gun." He plays an over the hill running back who must transition to coach. Hilarity naturally ensues as it makes way for tons of cameos from well known footballers of a bygone era and the likes of Shannon Tweed... it naturally features plenty of nudity, big laughs, and all that you would expect from HBO in the 80s; or frankly now.

Who needs those incredible commercials or possibly the most legendary halftime show in history, when you can tackle 1st & Ten.

Or take it all in and stream the 80 episodes when you have time, and only on TheArchive.


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