I just read the book on my way to and from Cincy this weekend...great read. Especially for me being a high school football player, the similarities between our teams is remarkable (the P on the helmet is identical to ours, for instance) while our town is far from similar. Great book, anyone else actually read it? Your thoughts?
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bagobonez wrote:I read it and loved it. I don't think the movie did it justice at all, but then again you can't really capture all there is to capture in a two hour movie.
It inspired me to write a book of my own, which I did.
I totally agree (except I didn't write a book) they sensationalized too much of the book in the movie (making it seem like Winchell dominated vs. Dallas Carter when he sucked) and didn't talk enough about the non-football aspects. I liked hearing about Odessa and their hatred for Midland and such. I also thought the part about the Dallas Carter player (Gary Edwards?) and his eligibility was really interesting.
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I havent read the book nor seen the movie. I dont like all the hype nowadays surrounding HS football. C'mon its freakin' HS! Its bad enough that college athletes get the amount of pub they do and this is coming from a die-hard Husker fan. Whats next? Friday HS game day shows (like ESPN's college game day)? Full ESPN Friday night national coverage? Will their be HS recruiters at Pee-Wee football games? Are these things already happening? Not saying I wouldnt have enjoyed it when I was in HS, but to me there is way to much celebrity being given to minor (age wise) athletes.