The story of NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming an American Football star.

American Underdog.

American Underdog | December 25, 2021 (United States) Summary:
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English


The opening titles play over a young Kurt Warner watching Joe Montana play on the TV It motivates him to go outside and practice


Jump to Kurt as a fifth-year player at the University of Northern Iowa


Kurt and his wide receiver hook up for a touchdown


He’s good but he always moves outside the pocket something that aggravates the head coach to no end


Kurt sits in the dorm room at his desk with a big box TV a VCR, and tapes


watching film footage and making highlight reels of his game for the upcoming draft


His teammate barges in and drags him out to the local bar country music blasts from the speakers, but Kurt isn’t a big fan of country music


he sees a pretty girl named Brenda having a ball on the dance floor but doesn’t take a shot


The next day, Kurt asks a teammate to teach him to line dance and he goes back to the bar asks the bartender to play a line dance


He cuts in and makes a good impression on Brenda


They dance all night together, but she suddenly leaves without giving him her number


The following day, Brenda is at her parents’ house


She’s trying to get her toddler daughter to eat something, while her son Zack worries about his broken radio


he is legally blind


meanwhile, there’s a knock at the back door


Brenda goes to check it out, when she sees Kurt standing there with a single red rose


She’s shocked, But doesn’t answer the door


leaves to make herself presentable, while Zack answers the door and lets Kurt in


Immediately Zach is taken with Kurt


He shows him his broken radio, and Kurt mentions it might need a new battery


Zack leads Kurt to the bathroom  opens the top drawer, and shows him new batteries


Kurt switches out the batteries, and the radio starts playing country music


He and Zack begin to hang out and listen to the radio, while Brenda’s mom watches then eventually introduces herself


She’s impressed with Kurt, and he invites her to his next game and Brenda wonders why he’s even interested, when he’s seen everything she’s got on her plate


But he’s very interested So much so that when she asks where his car is


he tells her that he walked from the university, which is three miles away


Then she gives him her number


During Kurt’s game, the coach makes him sit on the bench, Which annoys Kurt


He pleads with the coach to let him get the wide receiver for the coach, But the coach doesn’t put him in the game


At practice, the coach lets him know that he must stay in the pocket in order for him to play


So Kurt stays in the pocket and gets drilled Again and again


He’s determined to prove how bad he wants to play


In the next game Kurt stays in the pocket, and is able to drive his offense to the end zone


He pulls up to Brenda’s house in his used pickup truck, and wants to take her on a date


They go to the lake with the kids Sit on the tailgate and watch the sunset


she tells him about her time in the marines and her faith in God, and all the blessings she believes He’s sending her


and She tells him that Zack’s father dropped him on his head in the shower, when he was four months old, but didn’t tell anyone


She spent the next day in the hospital


listening to doctors tell her about how Zack was left brain-damaged


Kurt assures her that he isn’t going anywhere, and that he’s committed to her and the kids


he brings her and Zack to his mom’s house, But she’s not exactly welcoming


They watch the draft and Kurt hopes his name will be called, but knows it will be a long two days


Brenda reminds him that Zack’s birthday party is tomorrow, and Kurt says he will be there


She leaves with the kids in Kurt’s truck, and his mom asks him if he’s ready for all that


and Kurt knows that he wants to move forward with her and the kids


At the birthday party, Brenda sees Kurt enter


She waits for him to tell her if he was drafted, But he simply shakes his head no


Zack makes him light up by giving him a piece of birthday cake


Brenda’s family sits around the dinner table


and Brenda’s father asks Kurt how he thinks the Chicago bears are going to do this year


Kurt starts going into his thoughts


when he suddenly stops, her dad eyes him with a sly smile and Kurt excitedly asks if someone from the bears called


he says no and Kurt shows his disappointment


But two seconds later the father says the Packers did, and the family celebrate


Kurt gets a signing bonus of $5000 and He uses it to buy a used and green SUV


tells everyone it’s green for the Greenbay Packers


He says goodbye to Brenda and the family, then drives to Wisconsin


At training camp, he watches Brett Favre, Mark Brunell and former Heisman winner Ty Detmer on the field


The coach waves him in, but Kurt says he can’t because he doesn’t know the playbook


Later that night, Kurt is cut


Back in Iowa, he buys groceries at Hy-Vee market, with food stamps


At the checkout he sees that they are hiring, and asks for an application


Brenda attends nursing school during the day, while Kurt stocks shelves at night



and They try to schedule a date night but unfortunately their schedules don’t line up


Kurt stocks Wheaties boxes, and his co-worker asks him if he’s ever going to be on the box, but Kurt says it’s not as easy as it looks


Then the co-worker goes long and Kurt passes him a box as a football


but They crash into a tower of stacked goods, The manager comes out, and he says they’ll clean it up


While eating lunch with Brenda, Kurt is approached by Jim Foster coach of the Iowa Barnstormers


he thinks it’s a waste of time


but Brenda takes the card, and Jim leaves cash for them like it was an accident


Sometime later, Brenda’s dad asks Kurt what his intentions are


Kurt says that he loves Brenda and the kids, but wants to be worthy of her


Which is doesn’t feel he is at this moment


her dad tells him it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey


This hits home with Kurt Then her dad hits him with a curveball


they are moving to Arkansas, and into their dream home


Kurt and Brenda move into a tiny apartment with the kids, and can barely afford to pay for the heat


During one of the coldest nights in Iowa, Kurt takes the family and just starts driving in the truck


Out in the middle of nowhere they run out of gas


Kurt tells them to stay in the truck, because he will run two miles back to a gas station


there, Kurt shakes snow off his hoodie pays $4 and some change for gas


and begs the cashier to let him borrow a gas container


Later he vows that he will do whatever to provide for this family


Kurt moves to another town, where the Barnstormers play


There he is reunited with some college teammates, and coach Foster is happy to see him and He has the team send his checks directly to Brenda


The barnstormers are a good team in the Arena Football League It’s different than the NFL


The sideline is a wall, and the coach tells them to get used to running into it


Kurt’s first game takes place in the same arena as a rodeo show


It’s weird to see goats on the way to the field, but the crowd for the Arena game is packed


Kurt leads his team down the field and scores a touchdown


The coach gives him a hundred dollar bill and Kurt looks puzzled


the coach says it’s in his contract, that he will get a hundred dollars for every touchdown he throws


Kurt then throws so many touchdowns, and he needs a jar to keep all his money


It’s hard for Kurt and Brenda, being apart and deal with their respective responsibilities, and They barely have time to have a decent phone conversation


Brenda drives down with the kids to surprise Kurt at his next game


She sees Kurt signing autographs after the game, but can’t get through without a pass


Then she realizes that Zack is missing, and Kurt hears her voice then finally finds Zack in the hallway


Later, Kurt and Brenda have an argument about their situation and Kurt is hurried by teammates to go to a party, but he insists he doesn’t have to go, and Brenda leaves


On another day, Brenda shows up at Kurt’s apartment


They talk and Brenda wants him to succeed  just not with her and This is the last thing that Kurt wants


In the next game, Kurt throws the game-winning touchdown


but isn’t excited, because it doesn’t mean anything without Brenda


Then, Kurt gets a call from Brenda, and He drives to meet her in Arkansas, where a tornado just destroyed her parents’ new house


She’s heartbroken that her parents have passed So is Kurt


Her sister and her husband meet them and the kids spread their parents’ ashes


Brenda says that she’ll forever remember this moment and if Kurt isn’t going to be here for the long haul she wants to do it alone, But Kurt says that he’ll be here


Later, the adults are sitting by a fire outside the motel


Kurt volunteers to check on the kids, He starts to cry and Zack comforts Kurt


Soon after  Kurt and Brenda are married


Kurt leads the barnstormers to the Arena Bowl, but they lose the championship


He’s then approached by a team executive for the St. Louis Rams


It turns out they’ve been trying to get ahold of him for a while, but coach Foster has been keeping them away


Kurt shows up at the Rams training facility


Head coach Dick Vermeil and offensive coordinator Mike Martz, disagree on whether he is good enough


Kurt gels with the team, but Martz gets on him for messing up the snap, when it was the center’s fault


but Kurt’s okay taking the heat


Martz calls him into the office and tries to tear him down but Kurt shows his resilience


Eventually, Kurt makes the team as the backup quarterback


During a pre-season game, the starting quarterback Trent Green gets hurt


He has torn his ACL and will not be returning this season


At a press conference, Dick Vermeil makes an emotional statement, We will rally around Kurt Warner


Brenda makes her way into the locker room, and gives Kurt a last-minute pep talk


She gives him a letter from Zack, and it moves Kurt


In the season opener, Kurt and his teammates Marshall Faulk, Issac Bruce, and Torry Holt face off against Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens


Kurt takes the field and leads his team to the red zone but it is intercepted


On the sideline, Kurt gets a call from Martz, and he’s ready for his scolding


but Martz tells him, he was only hard on Kurt to see if he could take it


He’s proven he’s worthy of being here and leading this team and With that Kurt goes to work


the team works together, and overcomes the huge obstacle of beating the Ravens


Kurt throws three touchdowns in his first NFL start and in the next two games he throws three touchdowns as well which is an NFL record


In his first season in the NFL Kurt leads the Rams to the Super Bowl and beat the Tennessee Titans


He is named MVP


He would play into two more Super Bowls, one with the Rams one with the Arizona Cardinals and He would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017


Kurt and Brenda had five more kids, and a few grandkids today.

American Underdog.

  1. Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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