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Greatest Football Movie Of All Time Tourney: Friday Night Lights Vs The Program

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The Sweet 16 of our BGN Greatest Football Movie Of All Time Tourney rolls on after Remember the Titans moved on easily in the last round past Varsity Blues. Today we get to find out RTT's Elite 8 opponent.

Friday Night Lights is based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. By the way, we're talking about the movie here not the TV show.

The Program follows a season of the fictional college football team, the ESU Timberwolves as they deal with the pressure to make a bowl game, drug and alcohol abuse, and overall college life. It follows the trials of Coach Sam Winters (James Caan), the Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Kane, the freshman running back Darnell Jefferson (Omar Epps), their girlfriends, and other team members.