I don’t know how many of you have seen the movie Necessary Roughness, but it’s a good watch. It’s about a college football team – the Texas State Fighting Armadillos – that had all of their scholarships revoked because of NCAA violations. They were only allowed to play with walk-ons, and they only have 17 players, so each player had to play both ways.
In the opening game of the season, they were facing a team who dressed more than 100 players. When that team took the field, the procession of players from the locker room to the field looked more like a parade. When Texas State’s turn comes to take the field, the radio announcer (Rob Schneider) called it like this: “And here come all 17 of your Texas State Fighting Armadillos!” 17 against 100. It wasn’t fair.
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