NECESSARY ROUGHNESS “Whose Team Are You On?” Review

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS "Whose Team Are You On?" Season 1 Episode 7 – Let me preface this review of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, a show about a football team, by saying that I am not a footballfan. Sacrilege, I know, especially considering I grew up in the South, but it’s just never really interested me. Unless my alma mater, Florida State, is playing the University of Florida. Then, and only then, do I care about the game. ‘Cause the Gators suck and the Noles rule.

So I wasn’t really expecting to get into a show about the sport; in fact, I worried that I’d be able to get through it at all. Color me shocked as heck that, despite a few flaws, I actually enjoyed my forty-two minute tour into the world of the fictional New York Hawks.

Maybe because Necessary Roughness doesn’t appear to be about the game at all. It’s more about the people who make up the extended family of a football team. Coaches, athletes, publicists, wives, doctors…they each have a part to play in order to keep the franchise running and sometimes it isn’t all that glamorous. Read More...


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