|Posted by Steve Linder on October 25, 2017 at 11:50 PM|
I've been binge-watching the great Netflix documentary Last Chance U about community college football and haven't enjoyed anything so much in a long time. I love community colleges, anyway, and am proud to teach at Butler CC. I started watching the series after reading about it in The Wichita Eagle. The first two seasons feature East Mississippi CC, a powerhouse contender each year for the national title. For season 3, they are shooting now in Independence, Kansas, one of Butler's rivals in the Jayhawk Conference. I guess I have to wait until next summer to see those episodes, and I'm already crazy with anticipation.
Seeing the campuses and classrooms is almost as much fun for me as the football scenes. Football is very much a coach's game, which is probably one of the reasons for its immense popularity. Every viewer fancies himself a decent play-caller and strategist, and loves to imagine himself ruling from the sidelines. I'm frequently guilty of that sin, myself. Anyway, I cannot recommend this series highly enough. It's enormous fun to watch all the players, coaches, teachers, and academic advisors struggle to build a successful season together. It will almost make you want to attend college all over again.