Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight's the Night

I am very excited to be attending tonight's premiere of 8: Ivy League Football and America at the Yale Club.

For those of you who think Ivy football is a dying movement with few fans, I'm happy to announce that tickets to the event tonight have sold out.

I expect to run into a number of Columbia greats of the past and some top names from the other schools as well.

I met filmmaker Eric Anjou a few months ago and was very encouraged by his strong desire to "get it right" when it comes to our beloved league and sport. I was also a nice surprise to get a chance to talk Ivy Football with him... in Hebrew! (That just doesn't happen as often as you might think).

I will have a complete review of the movie and hopefully some pictures in the coming days.


At Fri Apr 25, 02:26:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

Jake, please give us any info on how to order our dvd.

At Fri Apr 25, 03:13:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger RLB said...

from local paper:

Watertown, MA resident Nico Papas was recently named one of the top 22 Massachusetts Scholar-Athletes by the National Football Foundation.

Papas is a senior fullback at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge.

At Fri Apr 25, 08:25:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

I don't think any Columbia greats were present save the very nice Dan Upperco (who probably did set a Lions standard for tight ends). I also think that, until the very end, when "the streak" was mentioned, Columbia was rather slighted in coverage. Diane Murphy was supposed to come, was mentioned as coming, but I didn't see her. Supposedly, the coaches had a recruiting event of some kind.

And while it's sometimes a funny movie (in the mild, "gentleman's humor" style of the New Yorker or Russell Baker at his wheeziest), it's also somewhat of a well-intentioned snooze. Nice for PBS, maybe, or one of the lesser ESPN channels, but nothing to otherwise be riveted in your seat by. There's nothing terribly exciting there, it's all terribly distanced and flat-sounding save for the appearance of Chuck Bednarik, who even now looks as if he could gargle nails and seems ready to mercilessly crush Frank Gifford into the turf again


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