By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 18:42, 24 November 2019
The NFL 100 Greatest series continues Friday, November 1 at 8:00 PM ET with the top 30 greatest “Game Changers” revealed in back-to-back episodes, followed by the premiere of Ronnie Lott: A Football Life at 10:00 PM ET.
Last week’s episodes of NFL 100 Greatest Game Changers revealed numbers 100-31 in two parts, with Roger Staubach (No. 63), Eric Dickerson (No. 95) the Hershel Walker trade (No. 39) and even AstroTurf (No. 31) all making the countdown.
Among the people and innovations viewers can expect to make the top 30 countdown of NFL 100 Greatest Game Changers are:
Monday Night Football – “A huge television event that put the NFL on a completely different footing”
The quarterback who has been to the most super bowls, Tom Brady
The multibillion-dollar market of Fantasy Football, and other game-changing elements like Instant Replay and the John Madden NFL Video Game
Lamar Hunt, founder of multiple sports leagues and teams, and originator of the term “Super Bowl”
Lawrence Taylor, who changed the way defense is played
For the NFL 100 Greatest series, NFL Films and NFL Media conducted more than 400 interviews with celebrities, current NFL stars and Legends. Parts 3 and 4 of NFL 100 Greatest Game Changers features interviews with Peter King, Steve Harvey, Kobe Bryant, Joe Montana, Willie McGinest and many more.
The NFL and the AP elected the “100 Greatest” across five categories – Plays, Games, Characters, Game Changers and Teams. The 80-person blue-ribbon panel was comprised of experts selected by the AP and NFL Media.
Following NFL 100 Greatest Game Changers comes a new episode of the Emmy-nominated series A Football Life at 10:00 PM ET that focuses on Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, whose domination as both a corner and safety earned him the No. 86 spot on the “Game Changers” list last week.
Among the topics discussed in Ronnie Lott: A Football Life are:
Lott’s childhood and upbringing as well as how football was never the central focus within his own family.
His meaningful friendship with fellow legend Magic Johnson, and how the two always admired and watched one another.
How Lott measured his success by the respect he received from NFL players and coaches.