Monday, January 16, 2006

Glory Road

When I saw the trailers for "Glory Road" a few months ago, I immediately put it on my list of movies to see. Glory Road is the inspirational story of how Coach Don Haskins took the first predominantly African American Division I basketball team to the National Championship game.

In 1966 the basketball powerhouses were Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas (sound familiar?). The virtually unheard of Texas Western (now University of Texas El Paso) had never been to the final four, let alone the title game. The story chronicles the hardships encountered by both the players and coaches on the road to history.

I won't ruin the ending for you, but it's definitely "two thumbs up" for Glory Road.

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