Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren go on the holiday from hell in this original British drama that swings from the surprising to the sublimely surreal.

Mad Dogs - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-02-10

Mad Dogs - Memphis Mad Dogs - Netflix

The Memphis Mad Dogs were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. The Mad Dogs were part of a failed attempt to expand the CFL into the United States. They played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The team's principal owner was Fred Smith, founder of FedEx.

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Pepper Rodgers was known around the football world as a likable man. However, he often made uncomplimentary remarks about the Canadian Football League, which also showed signs that the CFL's foray into the United States was doomed to failure from the start. The team drew relatively well during the first two months of the season. While the crowds were not nearly as large as those the Showboats or Southmen had drawn, they were still comparable to those for the established CFL franchises. However, the CFL traditionally plays on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays — the same days as high school and college football games in the United States - largely to avoid competing on television (both in its native country and the U.S.) with the National Football League. Smith knew that the Mad Dogs could not hope to draw respectable crowds if it had to go head-to-head with high school games on Fridays and Tennessee Volunteers and Ole Miss Rebels football on Saturdays. The Birmingham Barracudas faced the same problem. With this in mind, Smith and Barracudas owner Art Williams reckoned that attempting to compete with NFL broadcasts in markets that did not support any one NFL team in particular was the more sensible risk to take, and persuaded the CFL to let their teams play late-season home games on Sundays. It did not work; several late season games in Memphis drew crowds of fewer than 10,000, dropping the team's average attendance to around 14,550 by the end of the season. As early as September, Smith was blaming community indifference and outright hostility from the media for the team's steep decline at the gate. Tim Cofield became the only Mad Dogs player to win the James P. McCaffrey Trophy as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the South Division.

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