#127: Quentin Barnes in The Galactic Football League: The Rookie (Novel 2013) “Praise the high one!”

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Todd and Joe are joined by special guest Jeff Dumas from The Fandom Podcast to discuss Quentin Barnes from The Galactic Football League: The Rookie, a 2009 novel by Scott Sigler. They discuss sports’ place in culture, the genres this story aligns with, and what archetypes Quentin Barnes embodies.

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#092: Coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (Film 2000) “I will not be intimidated. That’s just the way it is.”

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Todd and Joe talk about Coach Boone from the classic football movie Remember the Titans. Topics of discussion include the “true” part of “inspired by a true story,” positive and negative characteristics of Coach Boone, and how entertainment deals with tough real-world subjects.

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#035: Rudy Ruettiger in Rudy (Film 1993) “You’re 5 foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’, and you have barely a speck of athletic ability.”

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In preparation for the glorious football season that is soon upon us, Joe and Todd discuss the classic underdog story, Rudy. What parts in the film are true, what parts are inspirational, and what parts make the guys tear up?

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