RIP Gale Sayers
September 23, 2020 at 6:34 PM #361124
September 23, 2020 at 7:34 PM #361151Ohio BarbarianModerator
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September 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM #361159Passionate ProgressiveParticipant
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Brian’s Song wasn’t really about the backfield exploits of Sayers or Piccolo or the Bears’ fortunes as a football team. It was a story of sports bringing together two people who might never have found themselves in a room together if not for their talents on the field—two people who eventually saw past their many differences to appreciate each other as human beings worthy of each others’ appreciation and even love. Generations of men who would never have been caught dead watching a tear-jerking story of a platonic male friendship cut tragically short found themselves reaching for the tissue box, sobbing like babies at Sayers’ real-life speech in Brian’s Song.
Link to where one can watch Brian’s Song/highlights here.
About the book I AM THIRD here.
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September 23, 2020 at 9:28 PM #361178rudycantfailParticipant
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on YouTube or somewhere. Poetry in motion.
September 23, 2020 at 9:39 PM #361180RufusTFireflyParticipant
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I was just a kid but in addition to watching the movie, I read both “I Am Third” and “A Short Season.”
The movie also introduced me to the great Michel Legrand. More than a master of composing sentimental themes, he was a great and versatile musician and occasionally even an actor.
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