A letter travels twenty years and thousands of miles to reach
its intended recipient: Dan Wilson, president of his family's
multimillion-dollar business in Phoenix, Arizona. Dan is
known for his impulsive, risk taking management style, which
is often tempered by his beautiful, cautious chief financial
officer, Charlotte Ann "Charlie" Travis.
The letter is from Dan's great friend, Mark Reid, who played
college football with Dan and died in a car accident just
after realizing his dream of becoming a Green Bay Packer TM pro
football player. Mark's friends never understood why he seemed
to be driving away from training camp the night he died. The
letter reminds Dan of the pledge Dan, Mark and two other
friends made to have a twenty-year reunion. Mark was engaged
to Kelly McCluskey, the team's head cheerleader, who is now
struggling to save a charitable organization she started in
his memory. The other friend is Mike Thornton, hilarious
jokester in college, the complete opposite of a jock, now a
bright attorney who still wishes he could have been part of
Dan and Mark's football glory. At the reunion Dan finds that
his "team" from college, though separated by time, distance and
even death, is still very much together.
Dan, pressured by a series of seemingly unrelated negative
events that effect his company, Wilson Industries, and the
contemplated acquisition of a Cable TV network, is lured into
a trap set by Gerald Krauss, who invests in and then cannibalizes
companies, a true 'vulture capitalist'. It seems inevitable that
Krauss will take over and dismantle Wilson Industries.
The acquisition of the Cable TV network is a risky deal as
the network is incurring huge losses. But it has the rights
to broadcast several NFL TM games, including a home game between
the Green Bay Packers TM and the Dallas Boys, during which there
will be a reunion of the Packers' TM 1966 Championship Team.
Dan, Mike, Kelly and Charlie must find a way to turn the
broadcast of that one NFL TM game into a national blockbuster
with Super Bowl-like ratings. It all comes down to game day
and the greatest Green Bay Packer TM who never played a game.
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