Bobby Bowden may have retired as Florida State’s head coach following the 2009 season, but the legendary college football icon hasn’t slowed down much since hanging up his whistle. He has embarked on several ambitious and interesting project since his departure from the program, not to mention made plenty of headlines in the news for controversy
Not done yet
Currently, Bowden is working on producing a TV show. To do so, he has joined forces with son Tommy Bowden, former Clemson coach from 1999-2008, to work on a travel documentary called “Bobby Bowden Goes To War.” According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Momentum Media is producing the show, which will feature World War II stories, or as BBGTW describes them, “the greatest stories of ‘The Greatest Generation.’”
A tribute to the times
No, it’s not actually Bowden suiting up to fight, but rather him taking a historical trip through some of America’s biggest battles from World War II.Bobby and Tommy, along with their wives, recently made a trip to Belgium, where they visited the towns of Bastogne and Luxembourg. Bowden was just a teenager during the time of World War II, which has left a big imprint on him.
“It really was (emotional) and exciting for the special reasons I have to get over there” said Bowden.
“We met some veterans who were there and talked to them. They took us to places where battles happened. It was very interesting.”
While in Belgium, Bobby and Tommy filmed from different areas in the battle grounds they visited.
“Every day we were there we went out and filmed at different battle grounds,” Bowden said.
“It was snowing and very cold. There are fox holes all over there, it’s unbelievable. Some are half-filled and others are still very deep.”
Following are shots of Bobby Bowden from the show’s official Instagram account. The caption of each photo is written above. Further details regarding when the show will air and on what channel (or service) have not yet been released. We will be waiting patiently to find out, because this series looks awesome. It’s a great thing any time that someone goes on one of these vacations to learn a little more about important events in history. It is up to us to remember all of things that have happened, and seeing it from this guy’s perspective is only going to give us a better angle on these important events.
Coach Bobby visits the foxholes of Bastogne 70 years after the conflict British Prime Minister called “arguably the greatest battle in American military history.”
From a location shoot in Europe with Bobby Bowden Goes To War. Coaches Bobby and Tommy Bowden meet with WWII vets Bob Izumi and Gean Gilbraith where they fought for the U.S. 70 years prior to the week. Mr. Izumi was part of the most decorated unit in American history. Mr. Gilbraith served with the 101st airborne and earned a Purple Heart at this location. #bbgtw #wwii #worldwartwo #101stairborne
Coach Bobby Bowden on location in Europe shooting his new series Bobbie Bowden Goes to War. Telling the Greatest Stories of the Greatest Generation.
Coach Bobby Bowden in the forest of The Battle of The Bulge, with the great Tom Brokaw, who coined the phrase “the greatest generation.” #bobbybowden #tombrokaw #greatestgeneration #wwii #tv #bbgtw #bastogne #fsu #coach #veterans #usa
Further details regarding when the show will air and on what channel (or service) have not yet been released.
We will be waiting patiently to find out, because this series looks awesome.