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Just Keep at It

In the era when athletes and their BFF sports commentators promote every single shot, assist and human movement as the greatest feats the sport and world have ever seen, it seems fitting essential to travel back in time to the ’90s for a reality check.

The year was 1999, the sponsor was this small upstart called Nike, the advertising agency was Wieden+Kennedy and the player was Michael Jordan. Yes, arguably the greatest basketball player ever.

For a star athlete to look at basketball, sports and life that way would be quite the leap these days.

Happy Throwback Thursday. 

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Going Inside the Theatrical Snow Globe

Do you think movie trailers are long today at around 2 1/2 minutes?

Travel back to 1941 (a few years ago) and then add another minute to the audience’s first glance at a film.

Well, a glance behind the curtain of the film that hasn’t been released to the public.

Perhaps back in the old days, this burgeoning new medium known as cinema required such transparency to succeed with the masses? Seventy-seven-years later, what do you think of the first trailer for this little-known indie flick.

Believe it or not Ripley, but the set-up to the trailer in the trailer as the trailer spotlights a certain kind of movie magic and charm.

They sure don’t make movies movie trailers like this anymore.

Happy Throwback Thursday! 

The 50-Year Space Odyssey

You’re about to enjoy a Throwback Thursday with a revamped trailer of 1968s signature science-fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey that will be re-released later this year in 2018.

“For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. This is the unrestored film – that recreates the cinematic event that audiences experienced fifty years ago.”
-Christopher Nolan 

When can we buy tickets (for a space odyssey)?

Yes, We Still Believe

The greatest moment in the history of the Winter Olympics happened on this day back in 1980. I think you know what I’m taking you back to…

Now the man who made that perfect sports call.

When the underdog Americans took down the (seemingly) invincible Soviet Union 4-3 at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, that became one of those special sports moments that transcended hockey and even the Olympics. That victory was sublime for a myriad of reasons and it remains a sublime and unforgettable achievement.

The Olympics (winter and summer) means more than some may realize. It’s not just a couple weeks of entertaining TV starring world-class athletes from all around the world. An athlete can train for a lifetime for one shot/one game/one race, etc. And as someone who competed in Junior Olympics and AAU track meets in my younger days, that Olympic moment can change your life in ways you can never imagine in competition and in life outside competition.

In that spirit, let’s bring that same “Miracle on Ice” passion to cheering on our fellow Americans in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, as well as into our daily lives.

Happy Throwback Thursday & USA-USA-USA!