Sunday, January 11, 2015

ESPN Films: Nixon's National Champs

I watched Nixon's National Champs. The 30 minute documentary looks at the controversy that enveloped President Nixon and the 1969 college football season.

On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. It was the hundred year anniversary or college football. Both teams were undefeated. President Richard Nixon was on hand to present his own national championship plaque to the winners. The film examines the president’s decision to name Texas the national champion, overlooking an 11-0 Penn State squad.

It appears that this film and Two Points, One Title were motivated by this year's first college football playoff.

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