“It was football season, but this wasn’t just a football story. In Texas, it never is.”
Buzz Bissinger’s book left a sour taste in the mouths of Odessa Permian fans, who felt they were unfairly portrayed. They felt vindicated by Peter Berg’s movie. Peter Berg’s movie left a sour taste in the mouths of Dallas Carter fans, who felt they were unfairly portrayed. Inaccurately portrayed? Sure. Unfairly portrayed? Nah.
The depiction of Dallas Carter in Peter’s Berg movie wasn’t nearly as negative as the truth of a team that forfeited its state title because the principal changed a player’s grades to keep him eligible and that had several players arrested for multiple armed robberies. 30 for 30: What Carter Lost tells that story.
Dallas Carter was also, according to LaDainian Tomlinson, “the greatest high school team that has ever been assembled. Ever.”
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