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“The Boys of Fall” Brings Back Football Memories 4

Posted on August 29, 2010 by Dean Hybl

Country singer Kenny Chesney's new song harkens back to his days playing high school football.

It isn’t often that we use this site to promote or rave about a current movie, book or song, but my wife recently shared with me a great song and video that I think will bring back some fond memories for anyone who ever played little league or high school football or who has followed college or professional football.

Country singer Kenny Chesney was a high school football player and his new song “The Boys of Fall” recaptures the memories and feel of putting on shoulder pads and a helmet and squaring off against a rival school on a Friday night.

While the song itself is nice, it is the accompanying video that really brings things home and will jar your memories.

It starts with current New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton back at his old high school talking about how he remembers the smells and emotions of playing under the lights. Read the rest of this entry →

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