Show Type: Drama

First Telecast: October 1, 1993

Last Telecast: July 22, 1994

Broadcast History:

October 1993-December 1993, Friday 8:00-9:00 on NBC

July 1994, Friday 8:00-9:00 on NBC


Ed Clemons..... John Terry

Maggie Clemons..... Donna Bullock

Jill Clemons..... Robyn Lively

Joe Willie Clemons (age 16)..... Ben Affleck

Jenny Clemons (age 11)..... Vanessa Lee Evigan

Niles Hardeman..... Stephen Tobolowsky

Bobby Taylor..... Rick Peters

Abel..... Derek McGrath


A small-town insurance salesman and former high school football star found a new lease on life coaching his old team in this warm, down-home drama.

Sumpter, Texas, was football-obsessed, but its team, The Sumpter Mustangs, was in a prolonged slump. Ed Clemons was given exactly one year to turn things around. He knew it was a big challenge, but it was also a lot more fun than insurance, so he turned the business over to his wife, Maggie, and tackled his new job with awesome, sometimes blinding, self-confidence.

Trouble arose immediately when he replaced insolent quarterback Bobby with his own son, Joe Willie, who just happened to be a star the making. Pushing Ed hard from the sidelines was loud auto salesman Niles ("Niles Autorama"), president of the team booster club, and just about everyone else in town.

Jill was Ed's oldest daughter, who visited sometimes from college, and Jenny his youngest. Abel was his assistant coach. GO MUSTANGS!