Wednesday: 7:01 P.M. Home And Away

A football star dangles on the edge of manhood

Just home from football practice, Bobby Granderson perches on a stool in his family's kitchen. Normally he shaves his own head, but tonight his dad Bobby Sr. is running the electric razor. It's an awkward moment; this is the most the two of them have spoken in weeks without throwing a gibe. His father compliments Bobby's handling of the clippers. He's been trying to talk his son into going to trade school or perhaps opening a barbershop with him. The remark hits a nerve, but Bobby hides it. Will his dad ever understand him?

At 18, Bobby is at an inflection...

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