Welcome to Foot … Balls
Necessary Roughness is very much just Major League on the gridiron, featuring a ragtag group of footballers who must rise to the occasion in the face of great adversity. And it’s 100% a 90s gem.
Necessary Roughness is sort of the sequel to The Program we never got. In it, the Texas State Armadillos are mired in scandals.
As a result, their team has all had their scholarships revoked, leaving the university to cobble together a team of never weres. Enter, Paul Blake, played by the remarkably handsome Scott Bakula. He’s a long forgotten QB who sacrificed his shot at glory to tend to the family farm.
Alongside a crew of literal misfits—including a ninja, a war enthusiast, and guy who couldn’t catch a cold—Blake must defy the odds. Oh, and since it’s the 90s, he also has to fall in love. That’s just science.
You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; and I’ll make you a promise: If TSU gets into that end zone, you’re going to feel no pain.
Now, sit back, root for your team with a Holiday Cheer from Shiner, and always go for two! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Chumpzilla, and a special guest are throwing bows at Billy Bob’s with the a-holes from the Texas Colts!
This Week’s Segments:
- Introduction/Plot Breakdown – This gang of loners, loonies, and losers is about to become something they’ve never been before … a team! (00:00)
- Lingering Questions – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we debate who the greatest fictional QB of all time is. (24:51)
- The “Iron Man Football” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast commits several personal fouls, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the movie. (48:09)
- Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue “Hops and Heartthrob Flops” with the comic book disaster, RIPD! (1:02:48)