Modern Football was just one of the many industrial/educational shorts cranked out during the ’50s and ’60s, and it was one of the avenues that Altman cut his teeth on in the early days along with stints on a variety of TV shows including Alfred and Bonanza. So, will you see the trademark, overlapping dialogue and ensemble cast of players here? Not really. But it’s worth watching to witness a future great starting to exercise his moviemaking muscles. You can also glimpse Altman himself, who cameos as a sports reporter, at the 2:37 mark.
– Myrna E. Duarte