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...ne family that did seem close was L.V. and Boobie. L.V. had made Boobie into the player he was. Even when Boobie was hurt L.V. still believed in him and believed he could go play for a good college. Other than that one relationship, it seemed that the players had more of a mutual respect for their parents than a love.
The town of Odessa had many problems from the poverty to racism. It would be hard for most people to survive in a place like that and the only reason anybody did was because of the football team. The team provided hope for people who would normally just be a loser. The book did a good job of illustrating all aspects of the team, town, and Texas in general. After reading this book, it becomes obvious that only in America could a story like this unfold.
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