3 items from 2014
For several years now, some Native-American groups have protested the nickname of one of the NFL’s signature franchises: the Washington Redskins. The Kansas City Chiefs, apparently, are acceptable, but Redskins, to many Native-Americans, is a derogatory term. It’s also been the name of the Washington football franchise since 1937 and, thus, is a billion-dollar brand for the league.
Before the Super Bowl earlier this year, the National Congress of American Indians posted a video online, titled “Proud to Be,” urging the league to change Washington’s nickname. On Tuesday night, during halftime of ABC’s telecast of the NBA Finals, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Having been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NBC’s Today and Dateline NBC, Travis Freeman’s story now comes to the big screen in 23 Blast.
The Dylan Baker Film, inspired by the true life events of Freeman, who played football for Corbin High School in the mid 1990′s despite being blind, will release nationwide in theaters on October 3, 2014 through Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. in association with Toy Gun Films.
23 Blast features Freeman, a typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, who is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, »
- Michelle McCue
Baker directed “23 Blast” from a script by Bram Hoover and Toni Hoover. The film stars Baker, Stephen Lang, Alexa Vega, Mark Hapka, Max Adler, Bram Hoover, Kim Zimmer, Becky Ann Baker, Timothy Busfield and Fred D. Thompson.
Hapka stars as Travis Freeman, a typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky who’s stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. Under the influence of parents, a physical therapist, a coach and a best friend, Freeman helps his high school football team advance to the state playoffs.
“This movie is so much bigger than me, »
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2014
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