Football In America
I submitted this film to the Sports Emmy group back in 1982. I was amazed when it got nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming and shocked when my brother in law called me to say he had accepted the award for me. Our small crew consisted of me as director/cameraman/interviewer, and an assistant/sound person. Funding for the film was a PBS grant out of WNET in New York City. What was most telling to me was that the sports industry was acknowledging that there was a problem with the game of football and it deserved attention. Thirty-seven years later, with today's players bigger, stronger and faster, I want to thank Chris Nowinski and those at the Concussion Legacy Foundation for honoring our film, and its cautionary message once again.
Bob Carmichael is a former player at the University of Colorado and a staff director/cameraman/writer at NFL Films in the early 1970s. Carmichael lives in Boulder, CO where he continues to pursue his filmmaking and still photography career. See bobcarmichael.com.