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Hail Mary follows the struggles and sacrifices of six young football prospects as they battle to keep their pro football dreams alive by competing for a spot with the Edmonton Eskimos. Its a heartwarmingand sometimes heartbreakingportrait of determined young men trying to beat the steepest odds of their lives.
The Eskimos have a proud history. They dominated the Canadian Football League in the 1980s and have the second most Grey Cup victories in the leagues history. In the past few years, though, their loyal and passionate fans havent had much reason to cheer.
This offseason, the Eskimos set out to restructure and rebuild their roster. General Manager Eric Tillman, Assistant GM Paul Jones, and Coach Kavis Reed have their work cut out for them. After last season, the Esks traded away their star quarterback and watched helplessly as their all-star Canadian running back bolted for the NFL.
Now, with the new season looming, no players job is safe. Every tryout, practice and exhibition game ...
15 September 2012 (Canada)
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