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The Junction Boys

Having watched my recommended daily allowance of football over the T-Day weekend, I’ve seen approximately 1,539 promos for the ESPN movie The Junction Boys, about how Legendary Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant took a buncha Aggie boys out to Junction, TX and whupped their butts in the summer heat thus turning those who made it to the end into winners. One ESPN talking head mentioned how Bryant worked the players out for four hours in 102 degree heat and didn’t let them drink water.

Which made me wonder if the Bear would be quite so revered today if a couple of those boys had dropped dead from heat exhaustion. To be fair, the conventional wisdom in those days was to not drink water during workouts, but still. A little luck can go a long way sometimes.

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