Every Sunday in the fall, in a house in Manalapan, New Jersey, a family gathers to watch the Dallas Cowboys. It is a ritual familiar to millions of Americans. But for the DeBlase family, it’s about more than just watching a football game. It’s about remembering, and celebrating, the man who taught them to love football.
Jimmy DeBlase loved two things in life more than all else: his family, and football. On September 11, 2001, he went to work at the World Trade Center and never came home. Now, on the 10th anniversary of that fateful day, his family does what he taught them to do every Sunday, and they have a football experience that will stay with them forever. It is indeed the most meaningful way they can honor him.
The NFL Season: A Biography premieres with a two-part story about the start of the NFL campaign, the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and a family that will never forget.
For the DeBlase family, watching the Cowboys is not simply about cheering for a team. It’s about celebrating the man who taught them to cheer.