The Offseason

Any Given Sunday: A Pretty Good Movie with an All-Time Great Speech

What makes a good football movie? Around The Great American Rivalry Series offices we’ve been asking ourselves this question this past week. The one thing we keep hearing over and over again is that a great football movie makes you want to bust down the door and run out on the field and hit someone. […]

The Unrelenting Awfulness of Radio

I’ve taken a great deal of grief from my coworkers this last week. When we first started discussing our best football movies, I made the crucial mistake of writing this email in a group message asking people their top 5 football movies:   Jerry Maguire Varsity Blues All The Right Moves (this is peak Tom […]

Why You Should Watch North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty (1979) is the best football movie no one at The Great American Rivalry Series has seen, except for CEO and Series Founder, Rick Ford. I consider myself a movie expert, but I’d never even heard of this film that the preeminent expert on football around here said was his favorite football movie of […]

Is Jerry Maguire a Football Movie?

I first watched Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire (1996) because I assumed it was a football movie. Or at least a movie about a sports agent. And I was right. Jerry Maguire is a movie about a football agent trying to figure out his life after a breakdown. Is there a love story at the heart of […]

The Final Countdown

The season’s almost here! Needless to say, it’s been a little busy around The Great American Rivalry Series offices, but this is the time of year we look forward to the most. With over 600 games nominated to be part of the 2018 Great American Rivalry Series, we are in the final phase of the […]

Lunch with Cole

13 weeks. 70 training days. Almost 75,000 minutes working to get into the best shape possible, both mentally and physically. That is how long a Marine recruit will spend to become part of our nation’s greatest fighting force. To most, those are just numbers on a page or a screen. For a Marine recruit, those […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane