Something sweet to cleanse the palate as we get ready to choke down the biggest platter o’ pork in American history. Take this storyline, make it the state championship game, toss Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks in there as rival coaches, and you’ve got a $100 million treacly coming-of-age classic. No doubt the script’s already being written. Co-starring Zac Efron as the tough yet sensitive inmate doing life for double murder.

Watching this reminded me of McCain clinching the GOP nomination last spring. How do you suddenly root for someone you distrust?

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