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'The Junction Boys'

Made-for-television movie to debut Dec. 14

Published: Monday, December 9, 2002

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 20:07

True to legend, surviving the Junction practices was not an easy feat. For Pickard, caring for players on limited sleep was the most difficult part of the practice week.

"I think the thing that stood out most was our living conditions," he said. "In the 10 days we (trainers) were there, we seldom slept more than two or three hours a day, either from taking care of hurt players or running around doing something. The players slept a little more than that, but we were always working."

In addition to enduring "Bryant hell week," the remaining players garnered achievement in their personal lives as well, Pickard said.

"Of all the things you have to remember is the fact that those (players) that came back have all been successful at whatever they chose."

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