James Caan Signed Chicago Bears "Brian Piccolo #41" Jersey (Schwartz COA)
Custom on-field style jersey. Everything sewn on, size XL. Hand-signed in black felt tip pen by James Caan.
Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo (played by James Caan), a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, told through his friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams). Piccolo's and Sayers's sharply differing temperaments and racial backgrounds made them unlikely to become as close friends as they did, including becoming the first interracial roommates in the history of the NFL, and the film chronicles the evolution of their friendship.The production was such a success on ABC that it was later shown in theaters with a major premiere in Chicago. however, it was soon withdrawn due to a lack of business. Critics have called the movie one of the finest TV Films ever made.
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