Watching documentaries is often an entertaining way to learn more about a favorite topic. Sports lovers would probably be interested in the documentary series from the NFL Network, A Football Life. This series showcases the lives of NFL players, owners, coaches, and all the other people that are part of a successful league. Even family and friends are interviewed to give fans a complete look at what makes their favorite football stars tick.

This series started in 2011 with a double episode feature on Bill Belichick. The first season documented the lives of NFL powerhouses like Reggie White, Ed Sabol, Tom Landry, and Al Davis. The second season kicked off again a year later with an episode about Tim Tebow. This season introduced episodes that weren’t just about a person, such as S2E5 about the Fearsome Foursome, a starting defensive line from the LA Rams in the 1960s.

A Football Life Season 3 was the longest running season at the time, starting in September 2013 and ending in January 2014. In season four, we were entertained with stories of Mean Joe Greene, Sean Taylor, Warren Moon, Lyle Alzado, and the 2006 Rose Bowl. Season five kicked off with an episode about Christian Okoye, and included shows on Terrell Owens, Alan Page, Marshall Faulk, Paul Brown, and many other football legends.

This show is still currently running, with the latest season wrapping up last December with an episode on Ken Stabler. The DVD editions of A Football Life are available by the season and can be purchased at many online retailers. For a fan who has already collected the first two, A Football Life Season 3 would be a great gift to continue building their collection. Then you can grab the next two for future gift giving opportunities to make this a great year for your football fan.