Religion of Sports is an original documentary series that examines unique examples of sports' cultural and at times, even spiritual, impact in regions around the world. New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and filmmaker Gotham Chopra are the co-creators of the original sports documentary series, with Christopher Long, Bart Peters, Constance Schwartz-Morini, Martin Desmond Roe and Chris Uettwiller serving as executive producers. Season 1 of "Religion of Sports" will be comprised of 6 original hour-long episodes that examine unique examples where specific sports profoundly influence societies and cultures in a manner that extends far beyond merely entertainment value. "Religion of Sports" will take viewers on a weekly global journey, celebrating the transcendent power of sports. This season, viewers will experience the pilgrimage that hundreds of thousands of fans make to NASCAR events to witness men and machines making miracles, the exploration of man's dominion over the earth and the animals at the Calgary Stampede, and the cult-like rise of UFC and mixed martial arts fighting because of its raw and primordial action.
- imDb Rating: 7.0 (70 Votes)
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From Executive Producers Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and Gotham Chopra comes 'Religion of Sports', a docuseries that travels the world to answer the question: why do sports matter?
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 01 Oct 2016
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Documentary, Sport
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Gotham Chopra
- Actors: Gotham Chopra, Teo Hunter
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 2
Episode 3x6; Dec 26, 2018
3x6: Iron Nun
3x4: The Promise Land
3x3: We Are The People
3x2: Ingo The Brave
3x1: The Space Between
2x6: Gods Of War
2x5: Follow That Line
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|1||1||God in the Machine||2016-11-15||60||
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|2||2||The New West||2016-11-22||60||
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|3||3||Alpha and Omega||2016-11-29||60||
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|4||4||Brooklyn: Baseball And Believers||2016-12-06||60||
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|5||5||The New Gods||2016-12-13||60||
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|1||7||Here to Stay||2017-11-15||60||
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|2||8||Through the Darkness||2017-11-22||60||
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|5||11||Follow That Line||2017-12-13||60|
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