All American has a huge problem to fix in Season 2

All American -- "Championships" -- Pictured: Daniel Ezra as Spencer -- Photo: Kevin Estrada/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
All American -- "Championships" -- Pictured: Daniel Ezra as Spencer -- Photo: Kevin Estrada/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /
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All American — “Championships” — Pictured: Daniel Ezra as Spencer — Photo: Kevin Estrada/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

For a show with football as the foundation, All American sure does spend a Great Value budget on making sure the football aspects are realistic.

If the first eleven episodes weren’t believable, the final five have something simple to say: hold my beer.

Episode 12

All the guys keep watching the replay of the seemingly amazing combine catch by Spencer. True, it’s a great one-handed grab. The problem is, one of the defensive backs is so far off his cue he’s either blind or throwing the game. Simply put, the catch that everyone is discussing just isn’t as impressive if one of the defenders isn’t even trying.

The only other football-related aspect of this episode is Asher’s return. Just a week or so ago he sold out his team by giving the playbook to a rival. In no time whatsoever, however, Spencer is already welcoming him back. Sorry, in no athletic environment would this happen.

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Episode 13

The playoff game against Logan serious clock issues. Logan is winning 28-24 with 1:38 left on the clock. Spencer gets sacked when they’re in the Wildcat. The clock isn’t running. Spencer misses the next snap and Beverly recovers. The clock still isn’t running. Jordan has a long discussion with his Dad about why Spencer is screwing up (i.e. Spencer’s Dad Corey is in attendance). Following that, Billy stares at Corey James for 10 seconds or so, then subs in his son. For some reason Jordan goes into a huddle and calls a play. It’s a busted play and Jordan runs for a few yards before getting tackled. Somehow there are :46 seconds on the clock, and Beverly FINALLY calls a time out.

The end result, Beverly is down to their last play, AGAIN. First down. The next play, Beverly throws a season-saving bomb, AGAIN.

Episode 14

After approximately the 8th come from behind victory of the season, All American decided to skip football this episode for something similarly believable: Spencer basically negotiating a gangland Mexican standoff.

Episode 15

The semi-final game gets roughly 10 seconds of action, and Spencer gets an interception. It’s not so unrealistic, but how he gets it is. It’s roughly his fourth of the season when the opposing quarterback throws it directly, slow-mo into Spencer’s gut. It’s almost as if they’re hiding someone’s lack of football skills.

Episode 16

For the record, both teams don’t wear their school home jerseys. This has been a problem in other episodes. Also, no player is allowed to purposely drop the ball on an opponent and taunt him; the officials would have seen such a blatant act by Crenshaw’s QB Chris.

Wouldn’t you know it, with 1:20 remaining Beverly is trailing by a touchdown. Coincidentally, they tie the game up with a long bomb. That’s enough. It’s not even worth discussing the melodramatic and virtually impossible ending to the championship game. The football is a major problem.

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All American is a great show. It features incredible and intense drama as well as wonderful actors who are easy to root for and support. If the base of the show is football, however, they need to fix it before the second season.