Though the Odds Be Great or Small

Written By Terry Brennan and William Meiners Published By Loyola Press Reviewed By Melissa Minners I’ve been following Notre Dame football for years…ever since watching the movie Rudy as a matter of fact.  There have been good years and bad years, but I’m a student of the game and understand that there will be upsContinue reading “Though the Odds Be Great or Small”

Hail Mary

The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League Written by Britni de la Cretaz and Lindsey D’Arcangelo Published by Perseus Books Reviewed By Melissa Minners                Women love sports just as much as men, but we don’t see enough women in organized sports leagues.  Thanks to a little movie called A League ofContinue reading “Hail Mary”

Gridiron Gang

Presented By: Sony Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1990, a football team, comprised of hardened juvenile detention camp prisoners, began a journey toward greatness.  The team was led by camp probation officers, Sean Porter and Malcolm Moore, who sought a way to keep their prisoners, mostly former gang members, from returning to theirContinue reading “Gridiron Gang”

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

Distributed by: Universal Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                  Years ago, I reviewed a musical score Mark Isham created for The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.  I was intrigued by the film based on a book (Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express by Robert C. Gallagher) about Ernie Davis, the first African American football player toContinue reading “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”

The Blind Side

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Reviewed by Melissa Minners              How much can a simple act of kindness achieve?  What if that act of kindness was followed by another?  What if, in addition to that initial kindness, you through in a willingness to believe in the person for whom you have committed this act of kindness?  WhatContinue reading “The Blind Side”

We Are Marshall

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             On November 14, 1970, Huntington, West Virginia experienced one of the worst tragedies in the history of the town.  A plane, chartered to transport the Marshall University’s Thundering Herd football team from its game in North Carolina, crashed just short of its destination.  The crashContinue reading “We Are Marshall”

Rudy

Distributed By: TriStar Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             When football season begins, I watch games on television.  Sometimes I listen to them on the radio.  But I can in no way be considered an avid fan of the sport.  Sure, I know things about how the game is played or who is currently playing. Continue reading “Rudy”

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