In This Town, High School Football is a Way of Life | Episode 53

Posted February 4, 2017

Happy Super Bowl Week to you. And yet, do you find the corporate carnival distracts from you from the fundamentals of football? Erodes the glory from what's really just young people beating the living daylights out of each other? Maybe high school football films are more in your playbook. We kick off this week's episode with VARSITY BLUES (1999), the first of three films about small towns where football is religion. At 18:15, it's on to REMEMBER THE TITANS (2000) and the Disney-fication of breaking players' egos until they aren't racist anymore. At 31:40, before there were clear eyes and full hearts, there was Billy Bob Thornton trying to carry 2004's FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Email us at bereelguys.com to tell us which 32-year-old actor played the most convincing high schooler.

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