"I don’t doubt that the people involved in All American understand football culture, says Rodger Sherman, noting that The CW series is based on former NFL star Spencer Paysinger, who serves as a producer and consultant. "However, football always takes a back seat to more important stuff: the dizzying array of new relationships, ambitions, and projects pursued by hot young people. While All American is more steeped in the language of high school recruiting than any show I’ve ever seen, it is happy to invent completely nonsense football scenarios to better service its non-football plotlines." Rodgers offers six of his "favorite ways All American portrays things that sort of resemble real football culture, but swerve with hilarious effects."
TOPICS: All American, The CW