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Supporting plays can outshine the TDs

Originally Published: August 5, 2011
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Think of a football game as a movie. Not movies that depict football games, such as "Friday Night Lights" or "Any Given Sunday" or even "Horse Feathers," the Marx Brothers vehicle that spoofed the ills of recruiting nearly a century ago.

(Groucho as university president: "And I say to you gentlemen that this college is a failure. The trouble is we're neglecting football for education.")

No, the game is a movie. The touchdowns are the stars, the plays that the ticket-buying public ...

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