Against the Grain (1993–1994)

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Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one ... See full summary »

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Season:

1

Year:

1993
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 Ed Clemons (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Maggie Clemons (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Joe Willie Clemons (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Jenny Clemons (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Niles Hardeman (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Mindy Hardeman / ... (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Winona / ... (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Mark (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Jill Clemons (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Bud Hardeman / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Clyde (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Bobby Taylor (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Stan Langston (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Jodi Collins (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Lynette / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one season to turn the fumbling teens around, and he throws himself into the job wholeheartedly. Though his methods ruffle the feathers of the quiet little town, he manages to make some real progress with the players. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A fine show not given a chance by NBC.
17 January 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

"Against the Grain" was a great show, but was mired in a weak NBC Friday Night lineup, and therefore died a slow death. About the trials and tribulations of a high school football coach and his family in Texas, you didn't have to be a football fan to appreciate this show. Great for the family, with the right combination of comedy, drama, and a lesson to be learned. It's a shame a fine program like this gets canned after a half season, and garbage like "Family Matters" lasts for a decade! Furthermore, the girls will like to see a young Ben Affleck, and the guys get to check a out a young Robin Lively!


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