Anyone who doesn't want to click on the links (especially now that print only has ads I've read here), no problem, but some interesting quotes from Jalen, and insight on how the show will reveal new stuff, and not gloss over much. I guess the moral is- watch it.
But what I thought were some highlights, might be worth reading if it doesn't make you vomit, and links at the end for fair practice standards.
From Juwan Howard discussing his grandmother's death the day he signed his letter of intent, to Ray Jackson talking about being "the fifth wheel" and considering a transfer, to Jimmy King's brutal honesty about his disdain for Christian Laettner -- one part in which the soundtrack is certainly not for family ears, to Rose talking about the loitering ticket he got in the Detroit "crack house," almost everything is addressed.
And that's where current U-M athletic director Dave Brandon enters, pleading for a Webber apology to help the healing process but making no concessions to reraising the banners once Webber's association ban is lifted in 2013
The insanely racist letters sent to the school and players at that time are displayed fully -- complete with alums who had the gall to sign their name and graduation year to their bigotry. (Even Rose, who claims nothing fazes him, admitted he was stunned to see that people had actually signed them.)
Rose said he took money from Martin, but not large sums...
On U-M athletic director Dave Brandon asking for a Webber apology: "(An apology) puts us in a great position with the university and with Dave Brandon. I wish he was a part of the situation when it went down. Also with (U-M president) Mary Sue Coleman, we're on the same page as moving forward."
Their listed highlights include:
- The Fire from the Michigan Players towards Duke.
- Rose discussing the art of trash talking.
- Their meeting with Muhammed Ali.
- The Europe Trip.
- Seeing how confused Chris Webber must have been when he called time-out.
- The rewriting of the Ed Martin saga.
- The outstanding video clips.
In any regard, look at what you want, but it sounds like the movie a week from tonight will not disappoint. (And I say movie, because it's supposed to have a 100 minute running time).
Comments on stuff in the articles:
I never really blame Chris for the TO, because I thought he should call time out too, not knowing we didn't have any.
They seem to get on Michael Talley (who's one of the few, along with Webber, who's not in the movie...the upperclass back ups ARE in it) for clapping when he called timeout, but it sounds like no bigger an error than the one Webber made in the situation.
The undercurrent of racism in all the hate towards them at the time. While it still exists today, I'm sure it will seem even more foreign to some of the younger, college age kids who have grown up in an era where rap artists are the biggest things out there, and are much more culturally inclusive. If you thought "blue-hairs" are bad now....
Rose on trash talking should be interesting after yesterday....
Their hate of Duke birthed my hate of Duke.
And even new news, from Jalen admitting he took a handout or two, to Brandon trying to get some healing going. Should be very interesting.
(for propriety's sake)