The Football Toucher Downer is a 1937 animated short from Popeye the Sailor series. It is a weak entry that is one of the worst in the series so far.
This entry is so weak that I was honestly bored by it. Because I really dislike football, the episodes concerning that sport are of course the dullest ones to me. And this one is no exception. Everything here is boring from the plot to the flashback structure to the endless boring sports action that doesn’t offer us anything interesting or unique.
Yes, that ending is entertaining and it was interesting to hear Swee’pea talk. However, Swee’pea himself is on the point of oversaturation as they use him way too often recently. In fact, just in this year alone, he was present multiple times and that is too much. This short isn’t awful, it’s perfectly okay, but never as good or great as you would come to expect from Popeye the Sailor.