Former Super Bowl winner and NFL MVP quarterback Kurt Warner’s storied rise from humble beginnings to the top of the football world felt ripped out of a feel-good movie. So why not actually make it into one?
Last week, 20th Century Fox announced that it’s going to make a movie out of Warner’s ready-for-the-big-screen story: Two years after being cut by the Green Bay Packers in 1994, Warner worked as a grocery store bagger in Iowa. He got a shot in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers the next year and led them to two-straight championship games. The St. Louis Rams signed him in the offseason, and the rest is history.
The plan to make a Kurt Warner movie got us thinking: What other star athletes could have their own movie one day?
Everyday this week, we’ll be fantasy casting one athlete’s (not-yet-in-production) movie. First up: The Legend of Tim Tebow.
The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is holding its 43rd annual convention this week in Philadelphia, and attending it was a very exciting experience.
On Thursday, the first full day of SABR 43, David Montgomery, the President of the Phillies, spoke to us about how glad he is that SABR 43 is being held in Philly. The last time SABR held its annual conference in the city was 1974. He also spoke about changes he has seen in Phillies baseball over the years and about the recent ballparks the Phils had played in. He also said several players on the Phils watch many tapes of pitchers that they will face that night. He said Chase Utley does the most the most of watching video. Montgomery gave a very interesting talk.