I also enjoyed the movie very much. This high school is local to me so we hear a lot of the good and the bad surrounding the team. I remember when Terrance Kelly was killed. It was SO heartbreaking. Last night one of the local news stations did a 30 program on the movie, Terrance Kelly, met with his parents. Coach "Lad" retired last year. He worked with the young men to help them become men, not boys. To work as a team ALL the time. There is no "I" in team. In fact Joe Montana moved her because of the football team, sure his boys would be the starters. They were not. The next year the younger one went to Oaks Christian in Thousand Oaks, and had a very successful high school career. There he played with Trevor Gretsky and Trey Smith. I did a search on Cam Colvin, Terrance Kelly's friend that was to go to the university of Oregon with him www.networkingphoenix.com/profile/cameron-colvin He went, he graduated and has become a successful business man. Maurice Jones Drew is another young man to go through De La Sale and become successful, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Jones-Drew
Good movie, well done, some liberties taken with personalities a bit of poetic license but overall well done.
Post by smalltowngirlie on Sept 9, 2014 12:04:50 GMT
We got to see an early premiere of it and really liked it. I could see his frustration when so many kept talking about the streak and he did not care about that. He was a coach that the game was second to what he really wanted to accomplish with the youth he worked with.
Thanks for the interesting update, Diane. It really inspires me when you hear about really great coaches. Wish my boys had stumbled upon one in their school sports careers. My favourite part of the movie was when the coach told them what to say after they ended the streak - simply "they played better and we lost a high school football game". I did wonder about the boy who went to Oregon, I though they could have included his path in the movie a bit more. Glad he is doing well. Overall my rating is still '5 kernels of popcorn'!
I grew up a town over from De La Salle and graduated in 92 (the year the streak started). My co-worker went there and graduated in the mid 80s. Growing up in the area and attending a public school, I wasn't a big fan of DLS and their recruiting process and "stealing" the good players from public schools, but I also recognized what a powerhouse they were. I stayed in the area for college and followed the streak as it became news year after year. Even when I moved to Sacramento, it wasn't hard to escape their reach.
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've heard good things about it and will likely rent it when available. I don't really have a desire to see it on a big screen, it's a movie that I think will be fine on the small screen.
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