nbcsports.jpgIn addition to the 4 hour time block dedicated to the State Farm Bayou Classic, NBC Sports will dedicate an additional 30 minutes to pay tribute the late Eddie Robinson. The tribute “Every Man a Tiger: The Eddie Robinson Story,” will air commercial free on November 24 at 12:30 p.m. CT on NBC just before the start of the football game.

A trailer of the film can be viewed at NBCSports.com.

Here are more details about the program as reported by NBCSports.com:

The film, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Andre Braugher, tells the story of Coach Robinson’s remarkable career and his undying legacy through the eyes of many of his former players including Doug Williams, the Super Bowl XXII MVP who succeeded Coach Robinson as the coach at Grambling.

“Every Man a Tiger: The Eddie Robinson Story,” includes interviews with Coach Robinson, that NBC Sports compiled having broadcast the Bayou Classic since 1991, as well as archival footage compiled with the help of Coach Robinson’s family and the Grambling community. In addition to Williams, the film has interviews with other former Grambling players including NFL Hall-of-Famer Willie Davis and James Harris, the first black man in modern Pro Football history to start a game at quarterback. Additionally, there are interviews with Newark Star Ledger columnist emeritus Jerry Izenberg, who closely covered Coach Robinson and Grambling since the early 1960’s as well as NBC Sports’ commentator John Madden and Eddie Robinson biographer Richard Lapchick.


  1. He was a legend, and I’m glad that I got the chance to meet him. This one is one for the DVR no doubt. Thanks, Ken, for keeping us posted on these events in HBCU football.

  2. Ahhhhhhhhh Snap! What up Tigers? Holding up that Tiger Spirit all the way up here in Springfield, Illinois. Oh those College Days on the Yard. Spivey’s Chicken, Penny’s Hamburgers, The Grambling Gospel Connection, Ms. Lee in the Mail Room, Movie Night in the Auditorium, Playing Basketball in the Old Girls Gym with Trumaine Johnson, Mike Williams, Benny Thompson (My New Orleans Home Boy, Former Saints Player), and all the members of the Crescent City Gang (Holly Grove) and my roommate Thomas A. Ellis of Alexandria, La., and Michael Fellows from Oakland California,

    J. D. “Sex” Aaron, and D. A. Aaron of Alexandria, and that whole Alexandria Connection,Nachos from Ruston, Walking the trail behind the Nutrition Building, Those once a month Birthday Dinners in McCall Hall (Half a Chicken, Steak and Bake Potato, 20 table long cake. The Old Drew Hall room 525-where I received my call to the Gospel Ministry over 27 years ago, Watching television at the Catholic Church, Hanging out with our spiritual families, the Late Dr. Phillip Young, Dr. and Mrs. Carter (Coach Patrick’s parents) Dr. Anderson, Dr. Bailey, and my lady, Dr. Helen Richards, and the woman who kept me focus-Dr. Ann Smart Williams (AKA),Mrs. Marshall(Rev. Brandon Marshall’s Mother),Coach Lee, Dr. Archibald,and how can I forget Coach Hobdy who hired me to tutor a couple of Basketball players paying me $250.00 every two weeks, and the awesome Coach Eddie Robinson who would encourage me on Sunday’s at the New Rocky Valley Baptist Church as he would push his mother in law in her wheel chair,and Dr. Robert Williams who gave me a scholarship for the Choir, and Old deep singing Fred, Man, oh man, and last but not least, the distinguished Brothers of Delta Sig-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., my brothers, 111119-06′ (Brother “Never Alone” Epsilon Psi Lambda). When you say Grambling, I say Rev. Dr. Nat Clark (The man among men) who befriended me, taught me, exposed my gift, and taught me to appreciate History, and to know my History. I can’t help but get full thinking about those College Days on the yard, even as a Senior Pastor all the way up here in Springfield, Illinois at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. We rocked, we ruled, we left a mark on the yeard, and in on the fifty yard line of the now famous Eddie Robinson’s Stadium, we partied all night long when it was nothing but a hole. We rolled down to the bottom, and had the time of our lives, Earl Wayne, Lee Fields, Azzie Rowe, and other members of the Grambling Gospel Connection.

    I want to close by saying, GSU GSU I thought You Knew Baby! I thought You knew!

    “Fight for Dear Ole Grambling, Fight, we’re going to win, we’re the pride of the USA.”

  3. Pastor Fields,
    I know Pastor Aaron well. I used to preach for him a lot when I was a student at Louisiana College. Sister Aaron would cook for me and everything, and it was GOOD!! I recieved my calling to the gospel ministry during my sophomore year at GSU too. WOW!! Small world……


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