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    Not Playing with Lex and DanJuly 30, 2020Necessary Roughness
    6.5 Necessary Roughness

    It’s play by the rules, lose by the rules as straight arrow coach Lex Friedman tries to teach mid-thirties freshman quarterback Dan Moren while they watch 1991’s Necessary Roughness.

    Hot topics include a surprisingly respectful shower scene, comedy whiplash, and the inevitable tropes of sports movies.

    Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not sign up? And if you are, now’s a great time to update your membership allocations and maybe throw a little support in the direction of Not Playing. Thanks!