Mitch takes Austin on a deep dive into the West Texas Accent. They discuss what makes Texans sound distinct, some idioms and unique phrases, and analyze dialogue from the show.
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1:12:56When East Dillon opens in season 4, there is a giant funding gap between the new school and Dillon. How realistic is this? We look at how schools are funded in Texas, how football is funded compared to other extracurriculars, and the extravagance of 6A stadiums. Plus, an update on the NFL's race norming situation, and some non-FNL recommendations. Links:National Center for Education Statistics - information on how schools are funded by stateEctor County BudgetHouston Chronicle - Cost of Katy ISD Football StadiumBleacher Report - High School Stadium CostsTexas Monthly - Carthage JumbotronThe Texas Tribune - Athletics: Where Budget Balancers Fear to Tread
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54:47Austin and Mitch discuss the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights. They look at differences between the book and movie, and similarities with the show. Austin explains some technical football stuff, Mitch challenges him to identify movie half-time speeches, and explain why this is the best football movie.email us at [email protected] us on Twitter @deviltownpod, @a_greenameyer, and @organzapleats
1:03:34It's Devil Town's first birthday! Mitch and Austin revisit old topics. There are updates on murderball, UCO Cheer, realignment, and we play a game based on a very dated meme. Links:Football, Etc. Origami AngelKenny HooplaSeñor Bikini & AknesAstrophysics - Never Meant
Realignment and NIL
1:07:50Austin explains the current college football situation with OU, Texas, the Big 12, and the SEC. Even after recording and editing, I (Mitch) don't understand it well enough to summarize. Austin also explains the changes to the NCAA's power over players' name, image, and likeness. email us at [email protected] up on Twitter @deviltownpod, @a_greenameyer, and @organzapleats
Pride, Representation, and Queer Athletes
45:24It's the last day of Pride Month! We're talking about LGBTQ+ representation in Friday Night Lights and TV in general. Plus, Carl Nassib and what it means for a professional athlete to come out of the closet. Links:Queer Eyes, Full Hearts, from the blog DietCoke4BreakfastDave Kopay's Long Wait by David KampOutSports article on the 16 out retired NFL playersOutSports article on Carl Nassib and interview with Dave KopayEmail us at [email protected]
58:36In this episode, Mitch and Austin discuss Becky's abortion storyline in season four. Mitch gives some context for Tami's part of the story, looking at the rules and expectations for a school counselor in Texas. Then they look at some recent developments in the fight against abortion access in Texas, Oklahoma, and nationwide. There are many people and organizations doing the vital and difficult work of maintaining abortion access. Please consider donating to one of these organizations, or find and support the clinics and fund networks in your community. Tulsa Women's ClinicTrust Women Oklahoma CityJane's Due ProcessThe Afiya CenterAvow TexasTexas Equal Access FundSources:American School Counselor Association article on district policies and student pregnancies Melissa Prober, Please Don't Tell My Parents: The Validity of School Policies Mandating Parental Notification of a Student's Pregnancy, 71Brook. L. Rev. (2005).Nora Ellman, State Actions Undermining Abortion Rights in 2020, Center for American ProgressFact sheets about abortion in Texas and Oklahoma from Guttmacher InstituteShannon Najmabadi, Gov. Greg Abbott signs into law one of nation’s strictest abortion measures, banning procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, The Texas TribuneTexas Abortion Access Network - 4 People Fighting to Save Abortion Access in Texas Explain What's at StakeInterview with Amanda Bennet from Jane's Due Process, from Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review
22:41Austin explains the NFL's policy of race norming when deciding payouts for players affected by CTE. He explains the history of the Heaton norms used by the NFL, the court case that regulates payouts, and what that means for players and their families. AP New articleFollow us on twitter @deviltownpod, @a_greenameyer, and @organzapleatsEmail us at [email protected]