Football Date: The Brandon Burlsworth Story

I don't know about you all, but I am a sucker for a good underdog story. In just about any circumstance, be it at the Olympic games or some contestant on The Voice- I just love hearing a story about someone coming from behind to achieve something in life. GREATER is a new football-based movie that focuses on always pursuing what you want to do with perseverance, dedication, and faith. This movie inspired Jared and I's most recent at-home date night.

Since we had so much fun with our Christmas in July theme date, we used this movie as an excuse to have a football-themed night. We decided to try out some new recipes for our football parties and of course we made a couple of our old favorites as well. Hello, Crack Dip. 
We found a copycat wing recipe from one of our favorite Disney restaurants and decided to give it a whirl. With just a tiny bit of tweaking we think we nailed it- they were SO delicious. Honey-Ginger Coriander wings. We will definitely be serving these up to our friends and family for game days this season.

T even crashed our football date night for a little bit- but since his onesie was "on theme" we allowed it ;)


The movie we watched comes out August 26th but I was given the opportunity to prescreen it; this is the first time I've ever heard the Brandon Burlsworth story. The movie is a must-see for any football loving fan, especially any of you diehard Razorback fans, I know you're out there! ;) I'm pretty confident there are no sports movies out there that I don't love. GREATER the movie left me feeling both inspired and inadequate. Inadequate, what?! I know, I know- but hear me out.

Brandon Burlsworth essentially proves everyone wrong in this movie. He had one focus, one dream and he went after it no matter how many people laughed at him and no matter how many personal obstacles stood in his way. How many times in life have we said we want to do something, accomplish something, create something... but have yet to actually put our all into it? I know it's something I'm guilty of constantly. The sad reality is that I haven't tried. Not truly given my biggest, best effort to something I'm passionate about- but why? Because my dreams are too big? too scary? too daunting? There are no excuses. None. This movie was a wonderful reminder that I'm the only person standing in the way of those dreams.




Below is a sneak peek of the trailer for those of you who are interested. Football fans- I'm telling you it's a must-see movie. Check out GREATER The Movie, in select theaters (be sure to check your local ones for availability and showtimes!) August 26th.

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12 comments

  1. Oh this looks like a great movie! Definitely a sucker for a good sports movie! Can't help it!! Haha I love Tyler's outfit!

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  2. I follow the Razorbacks (next to Mizzou) and definitely know the Burlsworth story. Arkansas was my first big college team experience and it kinda laid the ground work for what I expected from other teams, ha! Can't wait to see the movie!

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  3. What a fun date night at home and you didnt have to be away from your little man!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. This looks like an amazing movie!!! :) Sounds like a great date night at home.

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  5. This sounds like a wonderful movie for the football fan and ummmm who doesn't want to take advantage of an excuse to make all the yummy football season foods!!! I plan to partake in lots and lots of appetizers this season! You know, for the baby :)

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  6. I am a sucker for a good sports movie, too. This one sounds really awesome and you can't beat a movie night with yummy snacks!

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  7. That seriously sounds like the perfect date night for y'all, and that sounds like a great movie too! Even though I'm really excited for football season to be here, your date night reminded me of how much I'm excited for the food too! Those wings sound so good!

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  8. I'll definitely have to see that! I'm a sucker for a good based on a true story sports movie. I love T's onesie.

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  9. i am definitely not the biggest football (or any sports) fan, but i love movies about sports, isn't that weird? i'll definitely be checking this one out.

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  10. Ohhh, chicken wings.

    What a great date night & totally you & Jared. I also love that "T" was apart of it with his onesie. :)

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  11. Those wings, though. I have a feeling that you and Jared put on the best football parties around. How perfect is that onesie for T?!

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