DVR alert: HBO’s State of Play looks at Favre adjusting to life after football

The latest installment in Peter Berg’s “State of Play” series for HBO looks at athletes adjusting to life after football (Tonight at 10 p.m. ET). What happens to these guys when the cheering stops?

The first part is really strong with a film featuring Brett Favre, Tiki Barber and Wayne Chrebet on adjusting to the real world. Favre talked of wanting to crawl into a hole after he finally retired.

The last half of the show has Berg in a round-table discussion that features Michael Strahan. Frankly, I’m starting to see Strahan in my sleep. I wish there had been more of the documentary element and much less, if no, discussion.

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