Big Break NFL Puerto Rico: Stars Tackle Glass-Break Challenge in Season Debut

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IOctober 8, 2013

MENLO PARK, CA - OCTOBER 08:  Former NFL player Jerry Rice poses for a portrait at Sharon Heights Golf Club on September 8, 2007 in Menlo Park, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Big Break NFL Puerto Rico gets off to a smashing season debut on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel. 

Six former NFL stars head up the cast in the 20th season of the show. The former players appearing are Jerry Rice, Chris Doleman, Tim Brown, Mark Rypien, Marc Bulger and Al Del Greco. 

OK, so maybe they aren't all former stars. I mean, Al Del Greco was a kicker, after all. A good kicker, but not exactly a household name. He is one heck of a golfer, though. 

Del Greco is a one handicap. He's won the NFL Division of Champions Tour Cadillac NFL Classic five times, and he's played in two events. 

His one handicap ties Jerry Rice for the lowest of the NFL players, and all of these guys are good sticks. With a four handicap, former Rams quarterback Marc Bulger has the lowest mark in the field. 

In the 20th season of this show, the format will be a little different. There are six teams, and each is headed up by a former player and includes two former contestants from the show. 

Instead of eliminations after every show, teams will be eliminated after picking up two losses. 

This season, these guys will leap into action by starting off with the Glass Break Challenge. This should help the former NFL players feel right at home, as they will be using their power to break things. 

Of course, I don't even understand why this is a challenge.

Panes of glass are set in front of the players, and they have to, as the name implies, break the glass. However, there is nothing between the players and the glass. I've broken panes of glass that are hundreds of yards away and on the other side of a street, a row of big trees, houses, small lakes, oceans, you name it. 

Honestly, though, this is quite a challenge. The panes are not that big, and players not only have to ensure a straight line on their shots but also control the trajectory. 

This should be a fun season, and I'm interested to see how the competitive juices kick in as the competition rolls on. Things could get intense.