‘Necessary Roughness’ Made Texas Football Into a Joke. But It Also Moved the Chains.
It’s the start of another football season, that glorious interim when life around here seems briefly renewed with possibility—right before it ends up benched with a shoulder injury. But at a time when Texas’s claim to football supremacy has never seemed more tenuous, we can reassure ourselves with this: on screen, at least, Texas will always be synonymous with football. There have been classic films about football set all over the country, from the Miami of Any Given Sunday to the Notre Dame of Rudy and Knute Rockne, All American. But the “Texas football” movie is so distinct that it practically qualifies as its own genre. The best and most famous of these is undoubtedly Friday Night Lights (both the 2004 film and the TV series), followed…View Original Post
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