Fourth Down and Love (2023) Movie Script

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh
(crowd cheering)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
- [Announcer] Ladies
and gentlemen,
we're getting ready
for kickoff here.
- [Trainer] All wrapped
up, ready to go.
(crowd cheering)
- Watch the line, buddy.
- Come on, Jackson.
(crowd cheering)
(upbeat electronica
music continues)
- [Announcer] Ladies
and gentlemen,
please welcome your Whalers.
(fireworks popping)
(crowd cheering)
- [Jimmy] Aha, there he is.
- Is Uncle Mike playing?
- [Danielle] Sure is.
- Yes.
Is Grandma Gertie coming over?
- [Jimmy] No, she's watching
the game with her friends
at the pub in her complex.
- It's the only pub in town
where the minimum
age is 65 and over.
- You're just jealous.
- Yeah, I know.
It's awesome there
and here,
but when I'm old, send me there.
- Got it.
(people chattering)
(mellow big band music)
- Oh, there he is.
There, that's my Mikey.
Oh, you go get him, kiddo.
I taught him everything
he noticed. (laughing)
- You taught him how to
cheat at poker? (laughing)
- Oh stop. (laughing)
- I know that Whalers and
Football League of America fans
are absolutely ecstatic that
Bay Area native Mike Hanson
is having an incredible
start to the season
after missing all of last year
due to that brutal ACL tear.
- Yeah, Mike Hanson has been
on a whole other level
these first few weeks.
I actually spoke to
him before the game,
and he really feels that this
is really the year that
he will win his ring.
- You know, Roy, I think a
few of Mike Hanson's fans
are quite happy to see
that he still isn't wearing
that other kind of
ring on his finger.
- You know, they are a very
intense bunch, Al. (chuckling)
- Was your brother always
this popular with the ladies
back in high school?
- Yeah, but he was so
focused on football
and getting into a D1 school,
he didn't even notice,
which made him even
more attractive.
Man, we hated him.
(Danielle chuckling)
- [Game Announcer]
Ladies and gentlemen,
we're getting ready
for kickoff here.
(gentle piano music)
- [Video Narrator] As
the prospective buyers
are shown this new colonial.
- Mom, what are you watching?
The Stallions-Whalers
game is on.
Can I please change it?
- Ah, yeah, sure.
- Yes.
Don't you wanna watch?
I know how much you
hate the Whalers.
- I don't hate them.
- You make a weird face
every time they're on.
- Well, I'm from Dallas.
It's genetic.
Yes, I will watch with you.
I just have to finish
something for work.
Georgina asked me to
write up a listing
for a 1200-square-foot
in Lafayette
without using the word charming.
It can't be done.
Do you wanna help?
- Let's go, Stallions.
- And she's gone.
- [Players] Break. (clapping)
(upbeat electronica music)
(crowd cheering)
(referee whistle sounding)
- [Quarterback] Red 15, Blue 26.
- [Roy] Here we go.
Opening drive for the Whalers.
Slot receiver's in motion.
- [Al] And it's a deep
ball down the sideline.
- [Roy] What an impossible catch
by Mike Hanson for 34 yards.
Wow, what a tackle by Burns.
- Oh, and we heard that
one from the booth, Roy.
- [Roy] That did not look good.
Given his previous
injury, this is bad.
- [Gus] Don't watch
any more, Gertie.
It will drive you crazy.
- If he's hurt again, he's
gonna be inconsolable.
- Yeah.
- And that kid who hit him,
I got half of mind
to call his mother.
Where is my phone?
(playful music)
- Ah, gee, you had
it a minute ago.
(crowd applauding)
- Is Uncle Mike
going to be okay?
- Yeah, of course he is.
- I'm sure he just got the
wind knocked out of him.
- And, Roy, you can see
it in Hanson's eyes,
just total shock that
he might be hurt again.
Let's hope this injury
isn't too serious.
- Who got hurt?
- Mike Hanson, Whalers receiver.
- Is he okay?
- I don't know.
- Well, just another reason
why I am glad you
play flag football.
No tackling.
- I tackled Lucas Murray.
- Yeah and got benched
for the rest of the game.
- He said nobody
wanted me on the team
just 'cause I was a girl.
What was I supposed to do?
- Out play them.
- I can't.
They never give me the ball.
- Still?
- If Dad was at his place for
longer than a week at a time,
he could be the coach.
- I know.
(gentle music)
(sighing) I'm sorry, sweetheart.
- I can play with a
broken rib, Coach.
Everybody does.
- It's not a rib, Mike.
Ribs, plural,
multiple fractures.
I don't even know how
you're sitting up straight.
- Can we just try the cortisone?
- I don't think
it's gonna be enough
to even dull the pain, Mike.
- Yeah, but it might.
Coach, come on.
I can't be out again,
not after everything
that happened last year.
Come on, you gotta let me try.
(Coach sighing)
- I think it worked.
I feel great.
- Music to my ears, Mike.
(Mike groaning)
- We'll take some more
detailed scans tomorrow,
but we're probably looking
at a minimum four weeks.
Could be six or eight.
- No, no, no, I can
make it back in four.
Coach, come on.
You know how hard I worked
after my ACL repair.
- This is different, Mike.
If you wanna heal, there's
no lifting, no training.
Just rest and therapy.
- We're probably gonna have
to put you back on
injured reserve.
- So I just sit on
my hands for a month?
- No.
We'll expect you to
keep up with game film,
do whatever PT you can,
and attend team meetings
when we're home.
You're a leader, Mike.
When we do get back,
we're gonna need ya.
- What you need as a receiver
who can win you a ring.
- Hey, look at me.
We're not givin' up on ya.
I promise.
Chin up, son.
(somber piano music)
(can clunking)
(Mike groaning)
(cell phone ringing)
(can clunking)
(cell phone ringing)
(cell phone beeping)
- Hey.
Richard, Richard, I don't care
about losing my bonus, okay?
I just wanna get
back on the field.
- As a Whaler, right?
- Yeah, as a Whaler.
Coach said they were
gonna take care of me.
What are you hearing?
Are they trading me?
- (laughing) I'm not
hearing anything, Mikey.
I'm just making sure I'm ready
for whatever comes your way.
That's my job.
You rest up.
I'll call you tomorrow.
- (grunting) Yeah.
- (sighing) Unbelievable.
Do you see what they're saying,
after everything he's
given to this team?
- Sweet you're wearing
that jersey today, honey.
Uncle Mike would be proud.
- He's on the injured
reserve, Danielle.
He's not dead.
- Same thing.
(doorbell ringing)
Oh, carpool's here.
Have a great day.
- See you at practice, kiddo,
and make sure you hydrate.
We're doin' shuttle runs.
- Manner of Coach is mean.
- [Jimmy] Isn't he?
- Bye.
- Bye.
- Mike Hanson
bleeds Whaler Blue.
He has given
everything to this team
and his fans for
his whole career,
and you just wanna write 'em
off like a business lunch?
- Okay, Jimmy, enough.
You can't respond to
every single post.
- I can with enough coffee.
(playful music)
Come on.
(coffee gurgling)
Thank you.
- Come on, Kira,
let's get going.
I've got some buyers
coming to look
at a property in the Woodlands,
and don't forget
your football stuff.
I'm gonna take you straight
to practice after school.
- Got it.
- [Erin] Maybe I can
talk to your coach, huh?
- No, please don't.
I can handle it myself.
- I have no doubt about that.
You are the strongest
girl I know.
- So, you won't say anything?
- I won't, unless I
absolutely have to.
- Mom.
- It's my job.
- [Kira] Your job
is selling houses.
- Well, this one's
more important.
Come on.
(playful music)
- [Georgina] So, I ran into
Kurt Woodford this morning.
- Uh huh.
- Mmm hmm.
- Uh huh.
- He told me he asked you out.
You turned him down flat?
- Yeah, you know I don't date
other real estate agents.
Too complicated.
- Well, why did you turn
down Jim from the gym?
- And when it doesn't work out,
we have to fight over
who keeps the membership?
No, thank you.
- Fine, what about that guy?
- Hang on, hang on.
Bring, bring, my
phone's ringing.
Hi, excuse to stop talking to
Georgina about my love life.
Yeah, no, no, no,
perfect timing.
One second.
- I know what you're doing.
It's not even a real phone call.
I heard you say bring, bring.
- So funny.
- [Georgina] Yeah, okay.
(playful music)
(cell phone ringing)
(cell phone beeping)
- Hey.
- Mikey, where you been?
I've been trying you
for an entire day.
You okay?
What am I sayin'?
Of course you're not.
I'm real sorry, bro.
- [Mike] Yeah, me too.
- So, you really
sittin' out for a month?
- Looks that way, but hey,
at least I got good snacks.
Look at all this stuff.
- This is just sad.
Come home.
You're only two hours by car.
Stay with us.
We'll take care of you.
You can have the entire
in-law suite to yourself.
- [Mike] I can't drive.
- I'll come get you.
- Aren't you teaching
or something?
- [Jimmy] Then I'll
send you a Town Car.
- You can't afford a Town Car.
- Yeah, but you can.
You can pay me back.
Look, I'm not takin' no
for an answer, Mikey.
Your team's on the
road for a month.
You've got no reason
not to come home.
- Jimmy, I'm gonna be
fine, man. (groaning)
Sort of fine.
All right, (sighing) I'll
see you in a couple hours.
- Good, have the
car drop you off
at the middle school field.
Zoe's got flag practice.
- All right, I'll see you soon.
(upbeat soft rock music)
- That a boy, Lucas.
Hey, you're late.
Get out there.
You off.
- Hi, ladies.
Oh my my, it feels so good
- [Boy] Right here, right here.
Right here, right here.
- Ah, all right.
I'm gonna make my move
I'm all in
- [Boy] I'm open,
I'm open, I'm open.
- [Coach] Good catch.
Oh my my gonna take it on
It ain't no thing
It ain't no thing
Oh my my doin' what I want
- [Boy] Right here, right here.
Do my thing, do my thing
Play it up high, take it low
- Throw me the ball, Lucas.
I'm wide open.
(boys laughing)
Are you ready, ready to go
Are you ready,
ready for more
Are you ready, ready for me
Are you ready
- [Coach] Girls, there we go.
Nice one.
Are you ready
- Ah, are they in our league?
- Yeah, their practices
moved here last week.
- [Girl] Hut.
- [Coach] Go hard,
let's go, let's go.
Find her.
There she is.
- I didn't know that there
was an all girls team.
- Hmm.
- Why wasn't I on it?
- I don't know.
Their team was formed with kids
from the other middle school.
Now get back to practice please.
You're at center.
- I wanna be on that team.
- Are you asking to be traded?
- Yes, I am.
- This isn't pro football, Kira.
You don't just switch teams.
The roster is the roster.
- Mom, uh,
remember when I said
I didn't want you
talkin' to the coach?
- Yeah.
- Well, I changed my mind.
- [Erin] Why?
- [Girls] One,
two, three, break.
- [Kira] I wanna
be on that team.
- [Girl] Ready, set, hut.
(kids chattering)
- What do you care if
Kira goes to another team?
You don't even play her.
- It's not my call.
The other coach would
have to agree to it.
- [Erin] All right, and if
he does, you'll let her go?
- Whatever you wanna do, lady.
I'm just here so I can start
my kid at quarterback, you know?
(playful music)
- (sighing) Okay.
We have got to get you
off this team, honey.
Come on.
- Yeah, Lucas.
That a boy.
(whistle blowing)
- Zoe, could you
throw a ball with?
- [Kira] Kira.
- Nice to meet you, Kira.
Thanks, kiddo.
- [Zoe] What about an in?
- [Kira] Okay.
- Hut.
- Nice.
- Look, I know it's a long shot,
but she just wants a
chance to prove herself.
- No, I get it.
Zoe went through the
same thing last year.
It's actually why I
started this team,
and I think we can
work something out.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
Thank you, and if you need
anything, just let me know.
I'm happy to help
out, except coaching.
These flag rules, so confusing.
- I know.
Even my brother gets confused,
and he plays in the pros.
- (laughing) Really, what team?
- Ah, the Whalers?
Mike Hanson.
(playful music)
- Um, he just got hurt.
How is he?
- You can ask him yourself.
He just got here.
- Uncle Mike, I can't
believe you're here.
Are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm gonna be.
Pretty good out there, kiddo.
Some tight lookin' spirals.
- Don't be nervous.
He's a really nice guy.
- Oh, no, that's not.
- Mike, I'd like
to introduce you
to one of our newest
players, Kira.
- I'm on the team?
- You bet.
Welcome to the Whalers.
- Yes.
Okay, let's go.
- And this is Kira's mom.
I'm sorry I didn't
catch your name.
- Um.
- Erin.
- Hi, Mike.
- You two know each other?
- Yeah.
- We do.
(playful music)
- Care to elaborate?
- So, we dated in college.
- Ah, wait, she's
the, you're that Erin,
the one that broke
my brother's heart?
- I'm pretty sure I
didn't break his heart
so probably not that Erin.
- Yeah, she is.
You did.
I'm gonna watch, uh,
practice from over there.
(whistle blowing)
- Okay girls,
let's do somethin'.
- Well, ladies, I hope you have
a great rest of your season,
and hopefully we will
see you in the playoffs.
(pleasant symphony music)
(chair clattering)
Here you go.
- Thank you.
- No problem.
- So you live in Chestnut?
(whistle blowing)
So you live?
(whistle blowing)
- [Erin] Sorry, what was that?
- You live in Chest.
(whistle blowing)
So you live in
Chestnut Creek now?
- I, uh, yeah.
(whistle blowing)
We moved here after
Kira was born.
- Great place to raise a family.
- Yeah, I knew you
were from here.
I just didn't think we were
ever gonna run into each other.
- So you're married?
- Uh, divorced, actually,
three years ago.
- I'm sorry to hear that.
- Oh, don't be.
It's for the best.
(Mike laughing)
- What's so funny?
- You said the same thing to me.
- And I was right.
We never were gonna work
out, and look at you.
Look at your life.
You're living the dream, right?
- You don't know anything
about my life or my dreams.
If you did.
(bee buzzing)
- Oh, oh, oh no, bee.
(playful music)
Oh no, oh.
- That's literally the opposite
of what you should be doing.
- I don't care, I don't.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, quick.
- Save yourself.
- This was the best
practice I've had, ever.
- That was great
work today, ladies.
- Great practice.
Let's get going.
- Oh, mom, the team's
going out for pizza.
Can we go?
(playful music)
- Yeah, sure.
- Thanks.
She said, yes. (laughing)
(people chattering)
(gentle Italian music)
I knew we shouldn't have
stopped at home first.
Now we're late.
- No, honey, it's fine, okay?
- Hi, glad you
guys could make it.
I just, I need the grab
some plates and stuff.
- So, I guess Mike already
went back to Santa Clara.
- You wish.
- Hi, I'm Kira.
- Mike.
- Hanson, yeah, I know.
Everybody here knows.
- I guess I don't really notice
that sort of thing anymore.
- (chuckling) Okay.
- What?
- Nothing, no.
- I just wanted to say that
even though I'm a Stallions fan,
it was a bummer to
see you get hurt.
- Thanks.
Wait, you're a Stallions fan?
- Yep, just like my mom.
- Is that so?
I seem to recall you being
a pretty big Whalers
fan when we met.
- Just tryin' to fit in with
all the Bay Area people.
- Wait, you, you
know each other?
- Yes, we went to
college together,
and, well, we had a
bunch of mutual friends.
You know how it is, hon?
- I better get over there,
but I hope you feel better.
- [Mike] Thanks.
- I'll see ya.
- Mmm hmm.
- Seems like a pretty great kid.
- Yeah, she is.
(gentle piano music)
She's my whole heart.
- No room for anything else?
- Kinda like you and football.
- Is that really all
you think I care about?
- It's fine.
You wouldn't have
gotten to where you are
if you weren't 100%
focused on the game.
It's all good.
And, look, you got
what you wanted.
- And what exactly is it
that you think that I wanted?
- Well.
- You know what?
Actually, don't
even answer that.
I'll, uh, I'm gonna go see
if Jimmy needs some help.
- No, stop, stop.
You can't help anyone right now.
Just, why don't you take a seat,
and I will see if
Jimmy needs any help?
- [Mike] Okay.
- Okay.
Hey, can I give you a hand?
- Nah, we're all set.
Thank you.
(gentle piano music)
(bottles clinking)
(heels clicking)
(pleasant symphony music)
- [Georgina] Uh oh.
- What?
- You're juzzing.
You don't normally juzz
unless something is wrong.
- I'm not doing that.
- Right there, juzzing.
- Okay, fine.
- What's goin' on?
- You are not gonna
believe who I ran into
at Kira's flag
practice last night.
- Oh, was it that mom,
the one that tells you
that you cut the
orange slices wrong?
- No, worse.
Mike Hanson.
- Oh.
- Oh?
That's your reaction?
I was expecting something
a little bit more dramatic.
I can't believe it, huh?
- Okay, um, what?
I can't believe it.
I actually already heard
that he was in town.
- From who?
- My cousin.
She's one of the Handsomes.
I think that there is an
entire caravan of women
just driving around Chestnut
Creek looking for him.
- Okay, so he is
doing just fine.
I didn't break his heart.
- Who said you did?
- Mike's brother and, and Mike.
- I'm sorry, sorry,
what was that?
- Mike, Mike said.
- Wait, you broke up with him?
- It's complicated.
- No, no, don't say complicated.
You don't ever get to use that
word in my presence again.
- I am just saying.
Okay, aside from his
injury, which is terrible,
he's got everything he
ever wanted, you know?
So do I.
- [Georgina] So,
did you talk to him?
- [Erin] Who?
- Who?
- Yes, I talked to him.
- What did you talk about?
- The stock market.
(playful music)
- Current events.
- What, no, Mikey, there's.
- I don't believe you.
- Politics.
- Right.
- Religion.
- Ah, just give us something.
- There's nothin' to give.
It's all in the past.
- I'm not even thinking
about him anymore.
It's done.
- Come on, you can tell me.
- (groaning) You gotta
give it a rest, man.
Come on.
- Okay.
(card slapping)
(people chattering)
(traffic noise)
(door creaking)
- Hi, everyone.
(people chattering)
Thank you all for coming to the
Chestnut Creek Flag
Football fundraiser.
- Oh, is she gonna do air
quotes the entire time?
- Yes, Danielle, I am
because the most important
part of the fundraiser is,
- Fun?
- Yes, you get it now.
So, we're only four weeks out,
and things are going
to get super busy.
We're in great shape with
the flag championship game.
It's being played
throughout the day at
the high school field.
What we need help
with now are the other
money making events
happening between games.
- It's a PowerPoint.
We're doomed.
- Let's begin.
Danielle, you're with
me the entire time.
Let's do this, okay.
Then, we have Emily and Karine.
- Yeah, I know Murray's doin'
well, and I'm happy for him.
I am.
I just, that doesn't mean that.
Yeah, I know.
So what, so I come
back in a month,
and I end up on the,
on the practice squad?
No, I know, I know.
I just.
I just wanna keep my spot.
(birds chirping)
(cell phone beeping)
- [Announcer] And
Mike Hanson has just
broken the high school
receiving record.
(crowd applauding)
- [Reporter] And we've
got breaking news.
Mike Hanson has made high
school First Team All-American.
- [Reporter] Mike Hanson's
going to keep it local.
He has committed to
Sequoia University.
- [Al] Mike Hansen has just gone
from Whaler's Fan
to Whaler's Phenom.
- [Roy] Oh, he
certainly has, Al.
- Hey, we're all set.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
- Yeah.
- Woo, a lot of TDs
in this end zone, huh?
- Yeah.
Only 'cause I had the best
blockin' tight end in the state.
- [Jimmy] Tell that
to the D1 schools.
- You won more championships
playing D3 than I won, ever.
- You know, even if you're on
the IR, you still get a ring.
- Yeah.
Not the same if I'm not
on the field, you know?
- Yeah, I hear ya.
(playful music)
- So, we've covered
raffles, food trucks, games,
gift baskets from local
businesses, the silent auction,
but we still need a
big ticket moneymaker
for championship Saturday.
Any ideas?
- Oh, Mike Hansen
is still in town.
I'm sure he'd love to
donate some signed jerseys
and footballs to raffle off,
maybe take pictures with fans.
I'll talk to him.
- Danielle, I'm sure
every woman here
would love to think they could
just talk to Mike Hanson.
- What?
- It's for the kids.
Come on.
- I can talk to him.
I know him.
- Good luck with that.
Any other ideas?
- So, we just got an
offer on the cottage.
- Mmm, great.
- So one of us is
gonna have to go.
- Yeah, I can take care of that.
- Yes, thank you.
- You're welcome.
- Call me later.
- Hi, I didn't introduce myself.
I'm Danielle Hanson.
Mike's my brother-in-law.
How do you, um?
- So, you're married
to Jimmy, Coach Jimmy.
He's a wonderful coach.
- Sorry, I didn't get your name.
- Yeah, I'm Erin.
- Erin.
- So, yeah, Mike and I, we
were just college friends.
So obviously you
should be the one
to talk to him about the raffle,
given that you're
related and everything.
- Of course, it's much easier.
I could still use some help
with the raffle though.
Christina put me in charge of
the whole thing, which is fun.
- (laughing) Yeah,
sure, of course.
Whatever you need.
- Actually, we are
having a fire pit
in our backyard tonight.
Why don't you come on over?
We can brainstorm some sponsors.
You can bring Kira, of course.
- Sure, yeah.
Just so it's just you and
Jimmy and Zoe and Kira and me?
- And maybe Grandma Gertie
and her new
gentleman friend Gus.
Never too late to
find love, right?
- I guess not.
That's it then, no one else?
I'm just thinking if I bring
some stuff for s'mores.
- Oh no, we've got
tons of that stuff.
All you need to do is
bring yourself and Kira.
Eight o'clock sound good?
- Sure, great.
- Yes.
So, you can help sign
some of the stuff
for the fundraiser?
- Yeah, yeah, of course,
and I can get some
of the other guys
to sign a bunch of stuff too.
- Thanks, Mikey.
I mean, if we want
to expand the league
and bring in more girls teams,
we need as much
funding as we can get.
- Do you think we'll have
a chance to play that day?
- I guarantee the Whalers
will play for the title.
- We should probably
scooch our chairs back,
make a little bit of room here.
- For who?
- Gus and Gertie are coming.
Oh, and one of the
other flag moms.
She's helping me
out with the raffle.
- [Mike] Oh.
(playful music)
(frog croaking)
- Hi.
- Yo.
- Yo?
- I don't know.
(playful music)
- Hey, have a seat.
- Wanna toss a ball around?
- Is there enough light out?
Mom, can I please
get one of these?
- Christmas.
- Yes.
Okay, this thing is so fire.
- I remember when
fire was just fire.
- Ew, Mom, don't use our words.
- [Zoe] I hate it
when my mom does that.
It's so cringe.
- I heard that.
That is so cappsy.
Quit being suss.
- Stop.
- Oh, I totally forgot.
I was gonna make some
hot buttered rum inside.
Come with me.
- I'm good.
- But you're better at it.
- Oh, it's your recipe, hon.
I'm gonna go help
Danielle with stuff.
(playful music)
- Not a word.
We get cold.
- Actually, before you sit,
I was hoping that you could
help me reorganize the pantry.
It's a mess.
- Come on, Gus.
- I've been waiting all
day to make s'mores.
- Oh, well, I've been waiting
to reorganize her
kitchen for years.
- Uh huh, okay.
- Oh, but not like the
whole kitchen, right?
- [Gertie] We'll see.
- Beer?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
(bottle clinking)
- Thank you.
(bottles clinking)
(toad croaking)
Do you want me to
make you a s'more?
- No, thank you.
I'm not really
working out at all
so I kinda gotta watch
my diet more than usual.
Not like back in college
when we could put down
our weight in pizza.
- (chuckling) That dining
plan didn't know what hit it.
- [Mike] (chuckling) Yeah.
- I guess I'll put some
more wood on the fire.
- No, no I got it.
- Are you okay?
- Um, I think so.
- [Erin] Okay.
- No, definitely stuck.
- Okay, okay, so I'll,
just give me your weight
and relax your muscles.
- (groaning) Okay.
- I'll ease you back
to where you started.
- [Mike] (groaning) Okay.
- All right.
Are you good?
- Yeah, yeah, thanks.
(gentle guitar music)
- It's happening.
- So, what, we're just
gonna spy on them all night?
- Yes.
- Yes.
- Yeah.
- Well, I'd better
get my glasses on.
- Thanks for the assist.
Got to put that
kinesiology degree
to good use after all, huh?
So, are you a physical therapist
like you used to talk about?
- No, I was a stay-at-home
mom until my ex and I split.
And then, you know,
I wanted something with a
little bit more flexibility.
- It still sounds
like physical therapy.
- I meant life-wise.
You know, I used
to let other people
influence the decisions I made,
but I don't do that anymore.
Now, I do what I
know is right for me.
So, I went into real estate,
and I opened up an agency
with my friend Georgina.
And we're doing really well.
- I'm glad to hear that.
I understand feeling like
you're not in control
of your own future.
I don't know what's
gonna happen to me
when I get back with the team.
- Well, they'll
just put you back in
like they did last time.
- Maybe, maybe not.
Gettin' hurt once is bad luck,
but gettin' hurt
twice and so soon.
When they start talkin'
about whether or not
I should come back at all.
- I'm sorry.
It doesn't seem fair.
- I just wanted
one shot at a ring.
This was supposed to be the
year that it all fell in line.
It's everything that
I've been working for,
all I could think about,
'til I saw you again.
- Well, you will
forget all about me
once you get back
with your team.
(gentle music)
- You think I ever
forgot about you?
- Well, you seem to
move on pretty quickly.
- Not much choice.
You wouldn't even talk to me.
You just disappeared
from my life.
- You don't understand.
You know what, nevermind.
We can't change the past.
We obviously can't
even talk about it
without reopening old wounds.
So, while you're in town,
I will just steer clear.
- Probably a good idea.
- I will, um, I guess
I'll just get Kira,
and I will say goodbye
to Jimmy and Danielle.
- Okey-doke.
(gentle acoustic guitar music)
- Hey, you guys, I'm
really sorry to do this,
but we, is everything okay?
Where's Gertie and Gus?
- They're fine.
One drink and they fell
asleep on the couch.
- Look, I know you had certain
ideas about me and Mike.
- No, it's not that.
- Hey, the girls are askin'
if you got any more chocolate.
Everything okay?
Where's Gus and Gertie?
- Couch.
- Couch.
- Oh, hey, listen,
I know you guys
obviously have some sort of
plan for Erin and I, but.
- Okay guys, it's,
it's not that.
We just found out that the
high school's assistant coach
is gonna take a leave
of absence for a year,
take care of his mom.
So he can't coach the
rest of the season,
and the head coach has
asked me to step in.
- Well, what about your team?
- Well, that's
the problem, Mike.
I can't do both.
You know, I'm just
gonna tell him no.
I've already committed
to the girls.
- No, you've been waiting
for this for 10 years.
- Yeah, I know, but I.
- Jim, we'll find another coach.
The girls will understand,
especially if it's someone
that they already know.
- Yeah, no, no, no, we
can't ask Mikey to do it.
- Yeah, that, I mean, that's
probably not a good idea.
- I would if I could guys,
but I have Pappointments every day.
- Practice is at six.
Those places close at five.
- Yeah, but I'm only gonna
be here for a month tops.
- [Erin] Right.
- We only need one month,
and the season ends the same
weekend as the championship.
- I thought you
weren't gonna ask him.
- I wasn't.
I'm not.
- Yeah, Jimmy,
I'm never coached.
- Yeah, but come on, Mikey.
I saw that interview
where the younger players
said you're like
a mentor to them.
That's basically coaching.
- Yeah, but I can
also barely move.
- But you can point
and blow a whistle.
- And Erin and I can be
your assistants, right?
- Um, um, can I talk
to you for a minute?
- Yeah.
- Just, um.
- Yeah.
- Oh.
So, this would be the
opposite of steering clear.
- Why are you so
afraid to be near me?
You're the one
that ended things.
I don't get it.
- I'm sorry.
- For what, for walking away?
It's a bit late.
- For trying to avoid you now.
Look, we're both adults.
There's no reason we
can't be friends again,
right, for the sake of the team?
For Kira, for Zoe?
- Yeah, sure.
Friends, for the team.
(gentle piano music)
- So, you'll do it?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
(hands slapping)
- So, now it is
time to officially
hand off the whistle
to Coach Mike.
(everyone applauding)
(playful music)
- Right, sorry, I will
get you a new one.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
I will be at your game on
Sunday morning, ladies,
but until then, I want you
to listen to Coach Mike.
He knows almost as much
about football as I do, huh?
- Ow.
- Sorry.
Okay, hands in.
Whalers on three.
- One, two, three.
- No, no, no, stop, pause.
- Mom, what are you doing?
- Okay, just one
second, one second.
- On three, seven
very excited tweens
were about to launch your
arm into the stratosphere,
and then take your rib
cage along for the ride.
- Good point.
- [Erin] Mmm hmm.
- Thank you.
- Take it easy.
- Sorry, armless.
Game on.
- Whalers on three.
- [Team] One, two,
three, Whalers.
- Okay.
(whistle blowing)
Warm up.
- Warm up.
- That's you.
- Yep.
- [Jimmy] I think they are
in good hands with you two.
- Isn't Danielle coming?
- She's on her way,
but I gotta get to the high
school because big leagues now.
Have fun.
Be a leader, Z.
- I will.
- You really went all-in
on the Whalers gear
for coaching the
flag football team.
- Oh yeah, I got it for here
jersey and an away jersey.
I've got helmets, cleats,
jackets, hats, lots of hats.
- That is commitment.
- I take it that since you're
such a huge Stallions fan,
that you don't have any
Whalers gear of your own.
You want some?
I could get you some.
I know one of the players.
- No way, I used to date one.
- How'd that work out?
(gentle music)
(bee buzzing)
- Oh, uh, oh no.
- Are you like allergic
or something or?
- [Erin] No.
- [Mike] You get
stung as a child?
- [Erin] No, actually
I've never been stung.
- Interesting.
- What is that supposed to mean?
- Nothing.
I'm, I'm gonna get.
- Mmm hmm, okay.
(pleasant piano music)
- I think flag might have
more rules than the league.
No running plays
within five yards
of the end zone or
first down line.
Play's dead on a fumble.
What is flag guarding?
- Okay, so you know the way
you run a real football,
chin to pocket?
- [Mike] Mmm hmm.
- That's illegal in flag.
You have to run with your arms
above your waist like this.
- So, how do you avoid a tackle?
- You mean flag pull.
- You mean flag pull.
- Yeah, that.
- Spin moves, jukes, side steps.
- Which I always forget to
do once I catch the ball.
- Okay, well then we gotta run
it until it's muscle memory.
So, let's set some cones up,
and I'll show you a drill
we do in training camp.
So, you're gonna head fake.
Get 'em to commit left.
Then you spin right.
Take it to the house.
- Can you show us?
- He can't.
- Yeah.
- Okay, maybe in extreme
slow motion, hmm?
- Okay, maybe like that.
All right, break.
- Break.
(playful music)
- Okay, you're gonna run,
do the head fake, and then
you spin so you're open.
You don't have broken ribs
so it should work better.
That make sense?
- Yeah.
- All right, now you.
- [Kira] Like that?
- [Mike] That's good.
(whistle blowing)
- Well, honey, there is
a lasagna in the fridge
from Pasta Vida
with our name on it.
(playful music)
- Hey, Erin?
- Mmm hmm.
- Hey, uh, Jimmy's runnin' a
little late at the high school,
and Zoe already headed
home with Charlotte's mom.
Could I maybe get a
ride back to his place?
- Yeah, yeah, of course.
- Or we could have Coach Mike
over to our house for dinner.
- I'm sure he has
better things to do.
- Better than eating lasagna?
Doubt it.
It's really good.
- I'll bet, but I'm
pretty sure your mom
wasn't plannin' on having
somebody over for dinner.
- Yeah, I mean, the
house isn't even clean.
- Mom, you keep the house
clean like it's on the market,
and we're not even selling it.
I wanna go over the
playbook with coach.
(gentle symphony music)
- Okay, yeah, sure, if
you wanna come over.
- Yeah, I mean, if you're sure.
- Yeah, it's a, it's a
football thing, right?
- And a lasagna thing.
- (laughing) Okay, good.
- So, here we could run
a trip stack formation,
and that way the
center could just
sneak right in and get the TD.
What, you don't like it?
- I like the plays where
I catch the ball better.
- Yeah, me too, but I like
to win the game even more.
And that's what this is about.
It's about the team.
See, the guys that make
it all about themselves
miss out on half the fun.
- [Kira] Do you miss being
with the team right now?
- Yeah, yeah, more
than anything,
but this is a pretty great
way to pass the time.
Better than I thought.
- I call.
- Dibs on the edge.
(Kira and Mike laughing)
- There's enough for everyone.
All right.
- Well, thanks again
for having me over,
even if you were coerced.
- Mmm, it wasn't that bad.
Hey, go long.
- [Mike] What?
- Yeah, you heard me, go.
- All right.
(sighing) Go easy on me.
- Okay.
(pleasant piano music)
- It's pretty good.
You're welcome, by the way.
- For what?
- I believe it was me
who taught you how to
throw a ball like that.
- You did not.
(gentle music)
You did, under the
stadium lights.
- Yeah, I didn't wanna leave.
- Well, you did win a
bowl game that night.
It's kind of a big deal.
- That wasn't why.
(car horn honking)
There's Jimmy.
Thanks again.
Best night I've
had in a long time.
- Me too.
- There's that not wantin'
to leave thing again.
(car engine starting)
(car door banging)
- Shotgun formation.
(referee whistle blowing)
Ooh, and the ball is dropped.
The Whalers have just
let the winning TD
slip through their fingertips.
- Why didn't you just
run a quarterback sneak?
- Well, I know the
Whalers are really missing
Mike Hanson right about now.
- You know, Roy, if he
can't come back and soon,
I think we have to ask ourselves
if a trade is in his future.
(gentle piano music)
(footsteps tapping)
- It's gonna be okay.
- Yeah, not so sure about that.
The entire Western
half of the league
is on a winning streak.
If we don't get
our act together,
we're not even gonna
make the playoffs.
- All you need to focus
on right now is healing.
- Kind of hard to do when
I'm also thinkin' about you.
- Don't say that.
- [Mike] Why not?
- Because if you don't finish
what it is you started,
then this was all for nothing.
- What was my career?
- You're gonna be back
with your team soon,
and you'll have your life back.
- On the field, yeah.
Off the field, I kinda
like how my life looks now.
(gentle music)
- Yes.
- [Erin] I'm sorry.
- No, I'm sorry.
- No, you are?
- Are you?
- No, I, I don't,
I'm not really.
- (laughing) Me neither.
- Right.
- Oh, do you think they saw?
- Yep, definitely saw.
(playful music)
- Okay, I'm gonna hit
some stores up the street.
- Great.
- Yeah, it's coming together.
- Yeah.
- Great work
getting the donations
from the league
for the raffle, ladies,
but I don't see anything
about Mike Hanson.
It's okay.
I knew it was just
wishful thinking.
Oh, well, fantastic.
I knew you could do it.
(whistle blowing)
- We're all here, Uncle Mike.
I mean, Coach.
- So sorry.
So one of the intangibles
that makes a receiver great
is the ability to make
somethin' outta nothin'
and make the impossible catch
over and over and over again.
So, we're gonna run
a bad pass drill.
Can you throw clunkers?
- On purpose?
- [Mike] Mmm hmm.
- Okay.
- All right, that's
what you're gonna do.
(whistle blowing)
- Oh, that was not good.
- Nice one.
- [Danielle] What
did he teach Zoe?
She's throwing bricks.
- Should we say something?
- I don't know.
- It's a bad pass drill.
Helps the receivers learn
how to catch bad passes.
- (sighing) Oh, thank goodness.
We thought maybe you were just.
- A terrible coach?
Oh, ye of little faith.
Bring it in, ladies.
All right, two laps to
cool down, and you're good.
(girls chattering)
Hey, what are you doin' later?
- I told Kira that we would be
having breakfast for dinner so.
- Actually Zoe invited the girls
over for a movie
and a sleepover.
So, technically you're free.
- But I didn't say she could go,
but obviously she can go.
- Yeah.
- (laughing) Yeah.
- Well, great,
you can go with me
to this charity thing
I just got invited to,
a Harvest Hoedown.
- Is this like a football thing?
Because I'm not sure it's.
- Erin, stop.
It's just a fundraising thing.
Hey, you don't by
chance still have
your country Western
gear, do you?
- (laughing) Okay,
I haven't worn it
since you and I went to
visit my family in Dallas,
but, yes, I still have it.
- You'll see. (laughing)
- Okay.
- Oh, wow, you're
really wearing that
to a Whalers fan's house.
Okay, brave girl.
- It's mostly just
to troll coach.
- Which one?
There are two living there now.
- Oh, both.
(Erin laughing)
You look pretty.
- Oh, well, thank you.
- Zoe said that you're going
to a line dancing
thing with Coach Mike.
Is it like a date?
- Oh, no, no, it's just
this charity event.
- For who?
- I actually don't
know, (laughing)
but I do know it is
definitely not a date.
We're just old friends.
- Okay.
- So, you would
be okay with that?
If I did wanna start dating
someone more seriously?
- Yeah, why wouldn't I be?
- I don't know.
I, I, I guess I thought
we'd have this whole,
you can't replace my dad.
I'm not trying to.
Yes, you are.
I hate you.
Door slam.
- Okay, Mom, no more '90s
TV movie marathons for you.
- You're pretty
amazing, you know that?
Come here.
- Oh, Mom, we're gonna
be late for the movie.
- And a sleep over,
but just one more.
- Okay, okay, okay. (laughing)
(doorbell ringing)
(door creaking)
Oh, hey, Coach.
Cool boots.
- Come on in.
- Yeah, you.
- Oh, uh.
Okay, bye.
- [Kira] See you in the morning.
- Well, you look beautiful.
- Well, thank you.
You look very nice.
- Why, thank you.
- (chuckling) I
remember that tie.
- I remember you hated that tie.
- [Erin] I did.
- How about now?
- Cool boots.
- Fair enough.
You ready to go?
- I am, yeah.
(door creaking)
But are you gonna
be able to dance
with your ribs still hurting?
- I can pretty
much guarantee that
this is gonna be at a
pace that I can handle.
- What does that mean?
- You'll see.
- (laughing) Okay.
(mellow country music)
- I told you. (laughing)
- Ah, you made it.
Oh, I am so happy.
Oh, everybody's been so excited
to meet a real football player.
- It's so great to see
you up and around, kid.
- Oh, oh, oh, ribs, ribs.
- [Gus] Oh, of course.
- Good save.
- Yeah, no problem.
Mrs. Hanson, I'm
so sorry I didn't
get a chance to introduce
myself the other night, but.
- I know who you are, dear.
Don't go breaking
his heart twice.
- So, I didn't mean to
do it the first time.
- We'll see.
(upbeat country music)
(gasping) Gus.
- [Gus] Here we go.
(Gertie laughing)
- [Mike] Well.
- Do you regret bringing me yet?
- I don't.
Do you regret coming?
- Only if Gertie
poisons my drink.
- I promise to
have the first sip.
Shall we?
- Are you sure you're
okay doing this?
- Well, it couldn't
hurt to try, right?
- It might actually.
- Only one way to find out.
- Okay, here we go.
- Go easy on me.
(laughing) Go easy on me.
Come on now.
(Erin laughing)
So hold me tight
- Whoa.
- I'm gonna have your
card as much as I can.
I'm on like every other beat.
- All right.
(gentle symphony music)
- Uh, well, thanks
for drivin', again.
- Anytime.
You know, just be sure
to leave me a good tip.
- Tip, uh, never watch Gertie
take shots of tequila
out of a ceramic boot.
It's disturbing.
- I thought that was
awesome actually.
- I mean, who knew
that Creekside
was basically just a frat
house for old people?
- Gertie and Gus, apparently.
(gentle piano music)
- So, I will see you
tomorrow at the game?
I mean, obviously I'll see
you tomorrow at the game.
I'm the coach.
- And I'm the team mom, so.
- Yeah.
Yep, yep, yep.
(toad croaking)
(playful music)
- This is feeling very much
like our first date in college.
- Our first date in college,
your whole dorm was watchin' us.
- Oh, we're definitely
being watched right now.
- Good night.
Good night.
- Good night.
Good night. (laughing)
- Oh, hey.
- Hi, we're just tidying up.
- Yeah.
- Uh huh.
- How was the hoedown?
- Yeah, you guys are
really gonna need
to up your game before
Zoe starts dating
'cause that was really
not slick at all.
(Danielle sighing)
(Jimmy laughing)
Good night.
- Seriously, that's it?
- What?
- [Mike] Yep, yep, yep.
- Huh, well, now what?
- The place could use a tidy.
- Ooh, hard pass.
(playful music)
- Okay, well, thank you
so much for stopping in.
If you have any more
questions, let us know.
- Oh, yes.
About, yeah, how, um, thank you.
Take care.
- What is going on with you?
- What?
- The kitchen has all
the kitchen things.
The living room is
great for living.
- Did I say that?
- Yes, you did, more than once.
- (laughing) I'm sorry.
I'm just a little
bit distracted.
- Yeah, well, bein' in love
will do that to a person.
- No, it is not love.
Don't, I just, just
enjoying remembering
what it was that we shared.
And you know, he makes me laugh,
and we just get each other.
He's so good with Kira
and really the whole team.
- And you can't stop
thinking about him,
and you're counting
down the minutes
until you see him again.
- Oh, no.
- Oh, yes.
You love him.
You are in love.
- Stop, stop.
- Don't push me. (laughing)
You love him.
- Stop.
(both laughing)
(gentle piano music)
- Wait, I thought we were
playing the Golden Eagles.
What are the Bucks doing here?
- Yeah, they had to
change some games around.
It's gonna be okay.
All right, honey?
- Mmm hmm.
(people chattering)
- Hey, Kira.
Come on, we're warmin' up.
- I don't, I don't
think I can play.
I think I'm sick.
- Erin, let him coach.
He's got this.
(gentle piano music)
- I get it.
It's a little nerve-wracking
to play against your old team.
- What if I drop all my
passes during the game?
They'll make fun of me
for the rest of my life.
- Yeah, but what if you catch
all the passes in the game
and make all these touchdowns?
Come on, go with me on this one.
Close your eyes.
Visualize catching pass
after pass after pass.
Right, they're tryin'
to distract you
because they know
that you're better,
and they're afraid of ya.
And they know they made a
huge mistake lettin' you go.
The best way to get back
at 'em is do what you do.
Turn on those jets and
leave 'em in the dust.
So what do you think?
You ready to play?
- Yeah, I'm ready.
- All right.
- Thanks, Coach.
- Yeah.
(hands slapping)
All right, Whalers, line up.
(upbeat soft rock music)
- [Zoe] Ready?
Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
I'm gonna make my move
I'm gonna my own way
Eh eh eh eh
I'm on higher ground,
and I'm makin' waves
(crowd cheering and applauding)
'Cause I'm on top,
and I won't stop
Can you feel the whole
earth start to quake
Can you feel it shake,
shake, shake, shake
Shake shake
(whistle blowing)
Shake, shake, shake, shake
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- Great catch, Kira.
And, Zoe, what a throw.
Shake, shake
- I can't believe we just
got beat by a team of girls.
- Get used to it.
- Ah, she gets all her
strength from me. (laughing)
- Great game, Coach.
- All right, thanks.
Well, I know almost as
much about football as you.
- Almost.
(Mike laughing)
- Hey, um.
- [Mike] Hey.
- I wanted to say thank you
for helping Kira
before the game.
- Oh, I just helped her
believe in herself a little.
- No, no, it was a
lot more than that.
- [Mike] Richard, hey.
I thought we were
havin' dinner at six.
- We are.
I just wanna see
Coach Mike in action.
- Hey, yeah, well.
You remember Erin, my
college girlfriend?
- Of course, good
to see you, Erin.
- Yeah, you too.
Um, well, Kira's probably
starving so I'm gonna get going.
Great game, Coach.
(gentle piano music)
(people chattering)
- That's weird.
- Yeah, it was.
You know how people
get around celebrities.
You're a pretty big deal.
- [Erin] Woo hoo, yes, girls.
- Okay, boys, slot
left under, on one.
- [Team] Break.
- Let's go.
I've been waiting
for a lifetime
- So, you wanna keep your eye
on the QB and on the receiver.
To get up in the light
Wakin' up for the weekend
Pushin' further into fight
- All right, toes up.
Good job, good job.
Locked into overdrive
Straight into turbo
Now I'm racing
to the other side
No need to turn it down
Let's step it up
And we won't stop movin'
No, we won't stop now
Don't stop movin'
No, don't stop now
Don't stop moving
- Woo hoo.
- Yeah.
- All right.
Uh huh.
- Oh, yeah.
(soft rock music ends)
(birds chirping)
- Thank you for doing
this, all of it.
Coaching and the fundraiser.
You being here has
really made a difference.
Now, I just hope that the
girls win this next game
and move on to the championship.
- They will.
They worked really hard.
- [Erin] Well, so have you.
- Jimmy did most of
the heavy lifting.
- I mean with your recovery.
I can barely even tell
you're in any pain.
- Yeah, well it's
'cause I'm not.
- [Erin] Really?
- Yeah, I'll prove it.
Hit me on a go route.
(pleasant music)
You forgot what a go route is?
Have I taught you nothing?
- No, no, I remember.
I just, are you sure
this is a good idea?
- Yeah, yeah, come on.
- Really?
- Yeah, set, hut.
- Well, how about
this? (laughing)
- I bet that was an
end zone celebration
they haven't seen before.
- I'm so happy for you.
So, what does this mean?
Are you clear to go
back to your team?
- Yeah.
Yeah, Richard called.
He says he thinks two
weeks from Sunday.
I gotta pass the physical
first, but after that.
- It'll be like none
of this ever happened.
- Don't say that.
It did happen.
It is happening.
It doesn't have to end.
- I just don't wanna
get in your way.
- You can never do that.
(microphone feedback)
- [Jimmy] Excuse me.
Do you have permission
to be on this field?
I'm just kidding, you two.
Have fun,
but seriously, high school
practice is starting.
So, time to skedaddle.
He could go all the way.
(Erin laughing)
(playful music)
- Ready and break.
- [Man] Let's go, girls.
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- [Woman] Come on, ladies.
- Ready, set, hut.
(crowd cheering and applauding)
(referee whistle blowing)
(Danielle laughing)
- Yeah, oh.
- Ref, time left?
- Last play, Coach.
- We gotta make a decision.
We could go for
one point and tie
or two points, win, and go to
the championship this weekend.
- It's up to you, Mikey.
(people chattering)
- No, it's up to them.
All right, Whalers, bring it in.
- Nice one.
Yes, Z.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Okay, remember, just
like before super.
- You know, I don't
really believe
that tall kid's
only 12 years old.
- Oh, no, that's Lincoln.
His mom is 6' 1".
Dad is 6' 8".
He's in Zoe's class.
He's legit.
- It doesn't matter.
Zoe and Kira have
this in the bag.
Let's go, Z.
- Ah.
- Ah, ho.
- [Team] Break.
- [Teammate] Let's go, guys.
- [Zoe] Ready?
(crowd chattering)
(crowd groaning)
(referee whistle blowing)
(gentle piano music)
- Too bad, huh?
- I wanna see that
kid's birth certificate.
- Come on, that's not
good sportsmanship.
Are you sure that kid?
- Yeah.
(playful music)
- Look, I know you're
all really disappointed,
but look around the room.
It's more than just a team.
It's a family.
I can't think of anybody
else I'd rather be with,
win or lose.
- And next year
we'll go all the way.
- You got it.
(hands slapping)
(people chattering)
(gentle music)
- Well, thank you
so much and enjoy.
- [Gertie] Hi.
- Gertie, Gus, what is all this?
- (laughing) When I
was a little girl,
I would've given
anything to play football
like my brothers did.
And now you are making
the dream come true
for Zoe and Kira and all the
girls who just wanna play.
I can't play now, but I con
bake, and so can my friends.
And we are gonna make
this league a fortune.
- Thank you.
Thank you, thank you.
- Thank you for making
Mike happy again.
- I think he was already
plenty happy in the pros.
- No, not like he is with you.
(people chattering)
- Isn't this the part where
you usually threatened me?
- (laughing) Nah, you passed.
- This one?
- He's shorter?
- Hey, hon, I know you wish
you were playing today.
You had a great season.
I'm proud of you.
- Thanks.
Hey, Coach Mike?
- Yeah?
- Are you gonna come back and
coach for the spring season?
- Jimmy and I were
talkin' about that.
I think I might
be able to balance
some off-season conditioning
with a little more Whalers flag.
- We might not be the
Whalers next season.
It's random, remember?
What if we're the Stallions?
- Ah, then I'm out.
(Gertie laughing)
What's goin' on here?
- One of the Beats players
lied about his age.
- Ah, I knew it.
- I told you that
tall kid was a ringer.
- No, no, no, no,
it was actually
the little guy
who played center.
He's too old.
He lied so he could
play with his brother.
- So, what happens now?
- What happens now?
Ladies, go home
and get your gear.
We're playing for the
championship in an hour.
- Hey.
(Gertie laughing)
(hands slapping)
Go get 'em.
- Go, go, go, go.
(pleasant music)
(people chattering)
- Is Dad coming?
- No, he tried to change
his flight schedule,
but this was just
all so last minute.
I'm really sorry, sweetheart.
He, he wanted to be here.
- If he wanted to, he would.
- All right, ladies,
it's game time.
Come on.
- [Danielle] Woo.
- [Announcer] Ladies
and gentlemen,
welcome to the Flag Football
County Championship.
- All these people
are here to watch us?
- Well, you girls are
the talk of the town.
With the money
we're gonna raise,
we're gonna have
enough for at least
three girls teams in the spring.
- And now I'm nervous.
(Danielle laughing)
- All right,
ladies, bring it in.
All right, you beat
this team once already.
You could do it again.
You already did
all the hard work,
so now all you
have to do is play.
So, hands in.
Whalers on three, all right?
- [Team] One, two,
three, Whalers.
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- Hey.
- Hey.
- What are you doin' here?
How'd you know we were
in the championships?
- Oh, (chuckling) I didn't.
I came to get ya
and take you straight
to the team facility.
You're getting activated, Mikey.
- Well, I know, in two weeks.
- No, no, no, right now.
You're suitin' up
for tomorrow's game.
A couple of guys got high
ankle sprains in practice.
The team needs you.
We gotta get goin'.
- I can't leave, man.
The girls are countin' on me.
- A $5 billion football
franchise is counting on you.
You gotta get cleared
by the team's doctor.
Your appointment's in two hours.
There's traffic.
We gotta go.
- Mike, you've done a
great job with the girls,
but it's time to
do your real job.
We got this.
- [Roger] Thank you.
(referee whistle blowing)
- Coaches to the 50 please.
(gentle music)
- [Roger] Mike?
- I just need an hour, man.
We can leave after, I promise.
I just need an hour.
- You're killin' me, Mike.
- [Announcer] Drawing.
The jackpot is already at $200.
Tickets are five for
$20 and are available.
- One month outside the bubble,
and already because of
you, he's lost focus.
He has to get back, and
he has to give it 100%.
He can't have all
these distractions.
This is exactly what he
doesn't need right now.
- I already walked away
once before the draft
because I believed you that
that was what was best for him.
And because I love him.
- I know, and it was
the right decision.
Because of it, he's
had a great career,
but it's not over yet.
This is, he can't give you
what you want right now.
- You have no idea what it is
that I want or what he wants.
I'm not walking away this
time, and neither is he.
(somber music)
- He has to play tomorrow night.
- Yes, I know.
I heard.
- Great?
- Yeah.
- Okay, 'cause the timing
couldn't be more perfect.
The better he plays tomorrow,
the more we get on the trade,
and the deadline's
tomorrow night.
- Wait, what?
He's getting traded, where?
- We're talking to
a couple of teams.
He doesn't want to have to
fight for his starting job back.
This way, he's back on top.
It's practically a done deal.
He didn't tell you?
- No, he didn't tell me.
- Weird.
(somber music)
Mike, Mike?
(somber piano music)
You're forgettin'
about something.
- Can I have a minute?
- Yeah.
- Hey, I'm really sorry.
I have to go.
It's a contractual obligation.
- Yeah, of course.
I totally understand.
You have to do what
you have to do,
and you have to go
where you need to go.
- I can't.
I know it looks like
things are gonna change,
but we'll figure it out.
We'll make it work.
- I, I think we need to put
whatever this is on hold.
- Are you seriously
doin' this to me again?
- Me doing this to you?
Good luck, wherever you end up.
- So, that's it?
- Okay.
(bee buzzing)
Oh (inhaling).
(gentle acoustic guitar music)
- [Announcer] And
welcome to the Whalers,
an all girls team that fought
their way into the finals.
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- [Team] Break.
- I can't believe she's
doin' this to me again.
- Mike, you gotta
focus on the playbook
and get your head in the game.
- I know.
I didn't think she'd
walk out on me again.
You know, it's just
like draft day.
- Well, she knew it was for
the best that day and today.
(gentle music)
- For the best?
- Yeah.
- You're the reason she walked
on draft day, aren't ya?
And today.
What'd you tell her?
Did you tell her
I'm being traded?
- I said what needed to be said
for you to have the
career you wanted.
- Turn around.
- We're on the highway.
- Turn around.
- Can't do that, Mike.
(cell phone keys beeping)
(phone ringing)
(cell phone keys beeping)
(phone ringing)
(cell phone ringing)
- Mike, hi.
There's still no score.
- Hey, can you give
the phone Erin?
- She's at the scoreboard.
- Hut.
(girls chattering)
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- Hey, what happened?
- Kira just got a touchdown.
- Danielle, that's great.
I really need you to
give Erin on the phone.
- Mike, what?
You're cutting out.
Look, Georgina's
recording the whole thing.
We'll send it to you
as soon as it's over.
I gotta go.
We'll keep you posted.
- Wait, tell Erin
I'm not being traded.
- That's not exactly true.
- What do you mean
that's not true?
Wait, so you are
tryin' to trade me?
Don't you think I should be
involved in that decision?
- Your job is to play.
My job is to make sure
you're getting paid.
Come on, Mike.
You're in the final
year of your contract.
After that, you're
too expensive,
and with all those injuries.
- I know, I'm not worth
the hit to the salary cap.
I get it.
- The good news is
you are worth it
to about 10 other teams
who would love to have you.
I'm lookin' out for you, buddy.
(upbeat symphony music)
- You sure you wanna
try this again?
- We got this, Dad.
- Okay, oh.
(cell phone pinging)
Hey, Mikey, listen,
we need one more surefire
two-point conversion.
You got anything for us?
- Yeah, yeah.
Okay, look, so everybody expects
Zoe to throw to Kira, right?
Right, so what if Kira
does a double reverse,
and the wideout gets
the ball on a sweep,
and hits Charlotte in
the end zone on a slant?
- You okay with that, kiddo?
- Yeah, whatever it takes
for the team to win.
- Thanks, Mikey.
All right, Whaler's on three.
Let's go.
- [Team] One, two,
three, Whalers.
- [Jimmy] Let's go, come on.
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- [Other Team] Ready, go.
- [Whalers] Ready, break.
- [Jimmy] Here we go, girls.
Here we go now.
- Ready?
(inspirational symphony music)
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- Hey, great job, ladies.
(crowd cheering and applauding)
(phone button beeping)
- Send him in.
(gentle music)
Come on in, Mike.
- Yeah.
(people chattering)
(gentle Italian music)
(phone beeping)
- Oh, it's Mike again.
Erin, you have to call him.
(phone pinging)
- (sighing) Oh, make it stop.
Just talk to him.
(phone alerting)
- Save us.
I'm running out of battery.
Please, just text him back.
- You guys, there is
nothing to talk about.
It was wonderful
while he was here,
but it wasn't meant to be.
And I, I'm fine with it.
- [Announcer] It's good news
for Bay Area football fans.
All-pro wide receiver Mike
Hanson has been activated
for tomorrow's
divisional rivalry game
against the Stallions.
- [Announcer] They'll
definitely go and review with.
- [Georgina] You're fine, huh?
- Kira already has one father
who she can't count
on being around.
I'm supposed to do that to her
again, but with someone else?
- Hey, that's not the same
thing, and you know it.
Kevin was never present,
but, Mike, he wants to be.
- Well, it's hard to be present
when you're living
across the country.
He's getting traded, remember?
- Tons of players' families
make this work, Erin.
I know it's not easy,
but you'll find a way.
- And if we don't, then what?
It would hurt too much,
and I'm not gonna do that
to Kira, or to myself.
- Erin, a lifetime
spent wondering what if
is way worse than
knowing what is.
Mike loves you.
He always has.
And if you don't talk to him,
I'm gonna show up to
all your open houses
pretending to be a ghost,
and you will never
sell another thing.
(upbeat symphony music)
(crowd cheering)
- [Quarterback] Red 15, blue 26.
Hut, hut, hut.
(players grunting)
(crowd cheering and applauding)
(fireworks popping)
- Bring it in,
boys, bring it in.
All right, we're goin' for two.
Saturn Z to Mike at the post.
- It's a classic way to
make a comeback, Hanson.
- Yeah.
- But, Coach, I barely played.
- You can't hand this back.
- Well, I know.
That's fine.
What I'm saying is
if you put me in,
they're gonna think the
ball's comin' to me.
- True.
- Okay, so have me
run a decoy out route.
Ben, on a zig.
Throw to Rusinko on the post.
They'll never see it comin'.
- I like it.
Let's do it.
- [Team] Break.
(pleasant symphony music)
- [Roy] How's everything looking
on the sidelines, Kimberly?
- The atmosphere is
tense down here, Roy.
The Whalers are
desperate for a win,
especially with Mike
Hanson back with the team
and now taking the field.
- [Al] You know, not a lot of
action for the veteran today.
- No, no, but when the
game is on the line,
you do turn to your
most experienced guy,
and that guy is Hanson.
- [Quarterback]
Blue 26, ready, hut.
(players grunting)
(crowd cheering)
- [Al] Quarterback rolls
out looking for a receiver,
and, ooh, Hanson draws
the defense to the right
leaving Rusinko wide open
for the walk off
two-point conversion,
and, Roy, this stadium
is going absolutely nuts.
(fireworks popping)
(people exclaiming)
(crowd cheering and applauding)
- Great game, great game.
- Great play, Hanson.
- Good game, Coach.
Good game.
Hey, it's too bad you
didn't make that catch.
If you had, you could gotten
more money in the trade.
- Yeah, that's the thing
about the trade, Rich.
You see, the team asked you
to restructure my contract
so I could stay here until
the end of my career.
That's what I'm gonna do.
- I can't tell you what
a bad idea that would be.
- No, you can't
'cause you're not my
agent anymore, Rich.
You're a liar.
You're fired.
- Mike, I'm hearing
that it was your idea
to give Rusinko the game
winning catch tonight.
What was the thought
process there?
Any concern that you
might have gotten
injured again before
the trade deal tonight?
- No, no, not at all.
I just thought it was the
best play for the team.
And as far as a trade
is concerned, I'm
not goin' anywhere.
I love this team.
I love the fans.
I love the Bay.
And I love.
(gentle music)
Excuse me.
- [Kimberly] Great job tonight.
- She's good.
You have no idea how
happy I am to see you,
unless you're here to
set fire to your jersey.
- Are you kidding?
I just got this thing.
- Yeah, does it make
you a Whalers fan now?
- It makes me a Mike Hanson fan.
And wherever you go, that is
the jersey I will be wearing.
- That's the only one you need.
I'm not gettin' traded.
- (laughing) You're not?
- Well, like I just
told 16 million people,
this is where I belong.
- I'm really sorry I walked
away without giving us a chance.
I think I was just afraid
I was holding you back.
- I'm sorry that Rich made
you feel like you would.
I never felt that way.
Not back then, not today.
You have to know that.
- I do know.
I should have come
to you back then.
I think I was just
scared he was right.
I can't believe I
almost did it again.
- Yeah, but you didn't.
You're here.
What made you change your mind?
What's that?
- It's a bee sting,
and it wasn't as bad as I
thought it was gonna be.
All that worry, for nothing.
All that wasted time.
- Yeah.
You know, for a long time
I always felt like I
was missing something.
I thought it was a
championship ring.
It was you.
Now I have everything I need.
- You kind of did win a
championship with the Whalers.
We didn't get a
ring, but it's close.
- Hey.
(Erin laughing)
- I love you.
- I love you too.
(gentle symphony music)
(pleasant Italian music)
- To the Whalers.
- And the Whalers.
(everyone laughing)
(glasses clinking)
- Cheers, to the Whalers.
(glasses clinking)
- I know this is a
lot of Whalers stuff.
Maybe next year
you'll be a Stallion.
- Nah, I'm good.
- Yeah, this is good.
- Yeah.
(people chattering)
(plates clinking)
(gentle music)