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 »
Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.
Billy Bob Thornton,
Seann William Scott,
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 »
On the two point conversion at the end of the game, Manu blocks a guy behind Paul Blake, only to come from the front and block for Blake again seconds later. See more »
[after Manumana's tackle]
BIIIIGGG sack by Manumana the Slender! Who does his "I'm gonna go out and get some POI" sack celebration dance!
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When was the last time a Scott Bakula performance blew you out of your seat. Actually, when was the last time a Bakula performance DIDN'T blow you out of your seat. Scotty's back and he's up to his old tricks. In this flick he throws on a denim jacket and cowboy hat and heads back to good ol' Texas State where the football team is desperate to find anyone to fill out their squad (even a 34 year-old). When viewing this, prepare yourself for a stellar performance from Hector Elizondo and even Hogan Familiy's Jason Bateman (fully!). You can expect to find Sinbad "keeping it real" and "to the max". If comedy is your vice than prepare to get naughty because Rob Schneider's one-liners from the press box gave my knee a bruise from slapping it so hard. I know you're probably thinkin'... it's a football film, no girls allowed. No siree, Suzanne Carter is magnificent as a professor who falls for Paul Blake's (Bakula) rugged charm. Kathy Ireland rounds out the cast as the place kicker (and kick she does)! If your ready for a some rowdy, radical comedy on the grid-iron, then make sure you add this little gem to your your "collection de excellance". You can find this film on my shelf right next to other sports comedies such as "The Little Giants", "Major League 1-3", and "Goofus and Galant Take the Field".
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