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The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.


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Series cast summary:
Tony Denison ...  Coach George 11 episodes, 2003
Omar Gooding ...  Demetrius Harris 11 episodes, 2003
Russell Hornsby ...  Leon Taylor 11 episodes, 2003
Jason Matthew Smith ...  Eric Olczyk 11 episodes, 2003
Marcello Thedford ...  Kelvin 'Buffalo' James 11 episodes, 2003
Christopher Wiehl ...  Derek McConnell 11 episodes, 2003
Bruce Gray ...  Gene Wilbanks 11 episodes, 2003
Stephen Bogaert ...  Phil Chambers 11 episodes, 2003
Phillip Jarrett ...  Coach Rudman 9 episodes, 2003
Karen LeBlanc ...  Robin Taylor 8 episodes, 2003
Dan Petronijevic ...  Thad Guerwitcz 9 episodes, 2003
Thea Andrews ...  Samantha Lovett 7 episodes, 2003
Sasha Roiz ...  Stephen Lyles 6 episodes, 2003
Orlando Bowen Orlando Bowen 6 episodes, 2003
Andrew Martin 6 episodes, 2003
Kevin Jubinville ...  Dr. Gatewood 6 episodes, 2003
Gabriel Hogan ...  Guard Dog Fredericks 5 episodes, 2003
Michael Miller Michael Miller 5 episodes, 2003
Joseph Pierre Joseph Pierre 5 episodes, 2003
Tacquira LaTouche Tacquira LaTouche ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2003


The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.

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If all you see is the athlete, open your eyes.


Crime | Drama | Sport



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Release Date:

26 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A pálya királyai See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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(11 episodes)


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Did You Know?


In 2004, ESPN cancelled the show following pressure applied by their television partner the National Football League. The show focused on the trials and tribulations of a professional football team. See more »


Referenced in Collateral (2004) See more »

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Great Show
27 August 2003 | by videoboy1See all my reviews

If you get a chance to see this show, please do so. the first show just aired last night and was nothing short of powerful. The show is shot in wide screen format and looks and sounds great. If you are a football this is the show for you. even if your not a fan you will be of this show. Can't wait the next show. this has hit written all over it. Check it out on ESPN Tuesday nights at 8:00pm.

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