This is still probably one of the most impressive sporting events I have ever witnessed live on TV. Even though it was over 30 years ago, not much has come close. A bitter rivalry building up over a number of years. A Canadian underdog versus an American star. An athlete recovering from a hamstring injury earlier in the year and lots of doubt surrounding his preparedness. The margin of victory with all of the tension around this race. And, of course, the drama that followed a few days later.
The combination of power of execution and precise application of that power in this race has really not been seen since. This race changed the way people viewed sprinting and the preparation for sprinting, for better and for worse. Hopefully, we will be able to witness a race of this magnitude once again.
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“You wouldn’t believe how this country’s changed. First time I seen it, there wasn’t a mesquite tree on it, or a prickly pear neither. I used to own this land, you know. First time I watered a horse at this tank was more than forty years ago. I reckon the reason why I always drag you out here is probably I’m just as sentimental as the next feller when it comes to old times. Old times. I brought a young lady swimmin’ out here once, more than 20 years ago. Was after my wife had lost her mind and my boys was dead. Me and this young lady was pretty wild, I guess. In pretty deep. We used to come out here on horseback and go swimmin’ without no bathing suits. One day, she wanted to swim the horses across this tank. Kind of a crazy thing to do, but we done it anyway. She bet me a silver dollar she could beat me across. She did. This old horse I was ridin’ didn’t want to take the water. But she was always lookin’ for somethin’ to do like that. Somethin’ wild. I’ll bet she’s still got that silver dollar.” — I could watch this movie every day 🎞. @criterioncollection#thelastpictureshow#peterbogdanovich#benjohnson
Dillinger (1973) is a crime drama film starring Warren Oates. It revolves around John Dillinger and his bank robbery escapade with his fellow gang members, his infamous escape from Crowne Point, Indiana, and his eventual downfall from FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Ben Johnson) who's been hot on the warpath.
Overall Rating: 6/10
Dillinger has mock documentary elements and it's kinda historically inaccurate. It gets a few bonus points for being shot entirely on set in Oklahoma (my state). The acting is okay with the best performances being Oates & Johnson. The plot is average but there are some great bank robbery sequences. The cinematography is basic but has a certain dirty look to it. This movie is average but Dillinger and his life is just interesting in of itself and I feel it's got a lot going for it. .
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"missharrisklebold" has written this on tumblr, and I can't believe I have just seen this. Almost made me cry. These words are golden.
I don't condone, glorify or romanticize them...but they were humans, they were humans who needed help and had never got it. The victims on April 20th 1999 are 15, and I will never change my mind about this. Let's not forget that on that day they didn't only got up to kill people, they got up that morning to kill themselves too.
I will never forgive their actions and I will never accept, or justify what they did because all of those people didn't deserve to die and each one of them had an entire life to live, but so did Eric and Dylan. They weren't born this way. Constantly giving them hell...13 people didn't deserve to be killed, but 2 people didn't deserve to be pushed to the limit.
You know what's the scariest thing about all of this? That in 20 years, nothing has changed.
To all our @teamworkbloomington basketball players, do you feel as good late in your season as you did at the start?
Pictured here are some of Olympian sprinter Ben Johnson’s best numbers DURING his competitive season. While the numbers themselves are cool to see, look at the last line.
If you want to be great, you must constantly strive to better yourself.