Party at The Talon! Cheerleaders are drinking punch (but not the spiked green glowing kind), and MamaKent is laying out some celebratory cupcake-looking coffee drinks. Hmm, that's interesting. My mom just made some cupcakes for a Halloween party I threw last week. Clark sees Jason by the bar and asks to talk to him. But before he can quit the team, a fellow player grabs Clark and congratulates him, totally in awe of Clark's chop to the Blues guy's solar plexus. "You put us in the championship!" the guy gushes. "No, the team put us in the championship," Clark says, thinking, "There's no 'Clark' in 'Team.' Wait, is there? Oh shit, did I get that wrong?" Another player in a letterman jacket chimes in. They can already see the championship and the scholarships, the NFL career and the drug-fueled third-year burnout that ends in a tragic car or boat accident. All that's gonna RULE! Jason watches impatiently, sipping a cup of coffee as Clark collects kudos. The cheerleaders bring out a huge football-field cake with sparkler candles. Everybody loves Clark. Some dudes take down a banner and drape it over Clark's shoulders like a red cape. Then everybody forgets about Clark and his fleeting fame and starts chanting, "Coach, coach, coach!" Coach Quigley emerges from the bathroom where he was dumping from down under and joins in the celebration. He tries to be inspiring by comparing his team to "Topeka West." Topeka West? I was going to make fun of them until I Googled them and realized it's a real school. So, hats off Topeka West. You got a great program over there...that I know nothing about. Quigley looks a little creepy. The coach rants that they have an impenetrable defense and an aggressive offense. First of all, it's not defense that you try to penetrate. And speaking of which, if Clark was on defense, you couldn't say that that team subset hadn't been penetrated. Just sayin'. "And a golden arm!" the coach adds. Everybody cheers for Clark's arm. "Let's go take the title home!" the coach yells. More "coach, coach, coach!" chanting. Jason and Clark exchange a look. Being a football hero is hard, huh Clark? The adulation is just awful.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B- | 764 USERS: C+
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