Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule... See full summary »
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to... See full summary »
It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »
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Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a 34 year old quarterback, a female placekicker and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts. Written by
The predicament of the fictional Texas State football team is based on the scandal surrounding another Texas college, Southern Methodist University. SMU had been placed on probation three times in the 1980s for repeated recruitment violations, such as giving monetary enticements to players and their families. In 1987, SMU was punished under the Repeat Violator Rule, better known as the "death penalty." All football was canceled and scholarships were revoked for 1987, and only away games were allowed in 1988, although the school canceled the 1988 season anyway. The team was refielded in 1989 with an all-tryout squad. The Mustangs did not have a winning season until 2009. See more »
When Krimm knocks Coach Rig off of the sled, he takes an incorrect angle at the point of contact, causing the sled to turn improperly. A seasoned player like Krimm should know how to square up and make proper contact with the sled. See more »
This was a very funny sports (specifically American Football) movie where a college football team gets heavily sanctioned by such things as recruitment violations and has to get a new team from its student body and recruits its quarterback as a 34-year-old farmer in Scott Bakula. I will admit that there was hardly anything new in this formula and cliché-ridden film, and you will probably be able to figure out what happens in the final scene once it arrives, but you will have a fun time getting there. I absolutely loved Rob Schneider's role as the sportscaster. The coaches, players, and the lady professor were all great, and the movie was hilarious throughout. I actually attended the filming of the final scene at UNT. That was fun. You will not regret watching this movie.
*** out of ****
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