Athletic competition fuels compelling stories
While I don’t like every sport, I do love good stories. Athletic competition weaves some of the most compelling stories. A lot of the “national” stories are told with movies. In movies, there is a little literary license taken from time to time.
Recently, I watched “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” a movie about the 1913 U.S. Open golf tournament and an amateur golfer — Francis Ouimet. Ouimet was the first amateur to win the U.S. Open, beating British champion Harry Vardon and others. He never turned professional.
I never pass up an opportunity to watch “Miracle,” the movie about Herb Brooks coaching the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and the “Do you believe in miracles? Yes,” team of amateur American hockey players who defeated the USSR Soviet team at Lake Placid, and went on to win the gold medal.
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