The Elmira Express Schedules Stop in Theaters
The Legend of "44" is about to enter a whole new dimension:
Hello, Hollywood!It is not yet determined who will play Davis in the film. In response to Syracuse Post-Standard staff writer Donnie Webb's query, I posed this candidate.
Ernie Davis, the indefatigable catalyst of Syracuse's historic 1959 National Championship squad, is set to have his far-too-brief life story told on the big screen.
As relayed by Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, Variety reports that the film is tentatively titled "The Express" and will star Dennis Quaid ("Jaws 3-D") as late Orange head football coach Ben Schwartzwalder. Scott Williams originally drafted the screenplay and Charles Leavitt ("K-PAX") revised the script.
Making a Mockery of Black-Tie Award Banquets
The Syracuse football program held its post-season awards banquet last week. In response, I developed my own awards and give them to eight worthy recipients:
As an addendum, The Bonanza of Numbers is scheduled to appear relatively soon. Post-Christmas and pre-New Year's is the intended goal, but hardcore drinking responsibilities may intervene. Also, the Baylor preview is tentatively set for publication tonight or tomorrow evening.
As Syracuse's 2006 football campaign has mercifully concluded, there is an important piece of business still remaining on the docket.
Recently, the Big East Conference named its "All-Big East" performers for the 2006 season. Connectedly, a handful of AOL NCAA FanHouse writers handed out their own hardware in response to such selections.
In this spirit, what follows represents the first edition of The Syracuse FanHouse Certificates of Achievement in the Fields of Frustration and Pseudo-Excellence. The awards are similar to the MacArthur Fellowships except with significantly less "genius" and a boatload more "whoopsie-daisy."