The NFL Films documentary A Lifetime of Sundays, which profiles the matriarchs of four American football families, who played an integral part in the game’s history, will make its television debut on ESPN and ABC as part of the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season.

  • The 90-minute film offers an unprecedented look at the history of the NFL through the eyes of four iconic female owners: Virginia Halas McCaskey (Chicago Bears), Martha Ford (Detroit Lions), Patricia Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Norma Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs).
  • Affectionately known as the “Fab Four of Football,” this is the first time the four famously private women have come together to share their unique perspective of the game.
  • The film includes rarely seen archival footage, first hand interviews, and anecdotes from players, coaches and family members.
  • A Lifetime of Sundays is narrated by Academy Award winner Regina King and co-executive produced by Julie Haddon, Jane Skinner Goodell, and 11-time Emmy Award-winner Bill McCullough and NFL Films.
  • A Lifetime of Sundays airs Sunday, August 25th on ESPN, Sunday, September 1st on ABC, and will be available for streaming on ESPN+ starting September 15th

What They’re Saying:

  • Connor Schell, Executive Vice President, Content, ESPN: A Lifetime of Sundays” is a special film that shines a light on four remarkable women who have had an enormous impact on the NFL, yet remain relatively unknown to many fans…We are thrilled to share their story as an important part of the NFL’s 100 years.”
  • Julie Haddon, the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Global Brand and Consumer Marketing: “The NFL’s centennial season is the perfect opportunity for us to tell compelling stories about this great game, and these four extraordinary women – whose lives have been defined by football – generously gave us unprecedented access sharing their deep and passionate connections to the NFL. Through their eyes, we are able to bring to life an important part of NFL history that has previously not been told…These women have blazed a trail, helping to shape their clubs, their communities and the League, inspiring generations of women to come.”