Paul Brown documentary to air Friday night

The NFL Network’s documentary “A Football Life: Paul Brown” will air on Friday at 9 p.m.

I was lucky enough to be asked by NFL Films to be a consultant on the project, and I spent a decent amount of time this past summer working on coming up with potential interview subjects.

I also helped supply some Paul Brown-related memorabilia courtesy of Miami University’s Cradle of Coaches Archive.

It will be interesting to see how many parts I was involved with that ended up in the finished product.

The episode of “NFL Films Presents” that I was interviewed for on camera along with Judge Nick Selvaggio will likely air on Fox Sports One in either December or January, according to the folks at NFL Films.


It’s probably no coincidence that the Paul Brown documentary is scheduled to run on NFL Network one day after the Bengals-Browns game airs on the same channel.

The Bengals are off to their best start in franchise history at 7-0, something that the late team patriarch would be very happy about.

The Browns (2-6) are having another down season and will start Johnny Manziel at QB against the Bengals since starter Josh McCown is injured.

Manziel is so inconsistent that he is just as likely to be good as he is awful.

Obviously, the Bengals aren’t going to go undefeated this season, so tonight’s matchup could be closer than most expect it to be.


I wonder if the Pittsburgh Steelers are now sorry they “parted ways” with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau after last season?

In total defense so far this season, Pittsburgh ranks 25th while Tennessee – LeBeau’s new team – ranks third with talent much inferior to that of Pittsburgh’s.


Trivia Time – Johnny Cueto went 92-63 as a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.

This week’s question – Where did Paul Brown begin his football coaching career?

By Steve Stout

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