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    Hey everyone, if you get a chance to see the new movie "We are Marshall"
    go. If you haven't heard, its a true story about the Marshall University Football Team that perished in a plane crash in 1970 and there was 75 people onboard that died. Without giving away the story, it could be downtown USA anywhere an is a really sweet story that everyone can identify with, young or old.

    Its depicts how a down- trodden town accepts their emotional defeat and sad fate and how they handle the whole issue as a town and team who has lost so much. There are so many emotions, you can't imagine. There was only 4 guys left for a team and they were Freshmen, who were not allowed to play. They had not coach and they had nothing left to play with, yet Marshall made a stab and even though they don't have a great team this year, in the past they have risen and won two National Championships. They are what sports is all about.

    Its a tradition at our games to yell in the bleachers "We are," and the other side will respond with "Marshall!" They taped us at one of the games this fall doing the "We are...Marshall" thing and it is what they used in the movie. When I heard it replayed for the movie, it was touching knowing we were the ones who was yelling and it was a completely different scene for which it was played.

    I got a chance to see the premiere show the other night and all the stars were here in Huntington and it was a wonderful, fun and exciting night.

    Take your box of tissues with you. I was crying within the first 10 minutes, but then we were all here when this story took place and it was very emotional. I found it very hard to be objective and to say to you, "Go, you'll love it" because I'm attached to this story at the hip. But, I hope you get to go. Its worth it and its a wonderful true story that was portrayed down to the wire. I'm proud of them. Go...its a great tribute.
    Dreams really do come true!

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    We are Marshall movie comes out today nationally. I hope you get to see it. You will see my hometown firsthand. The funny thing was as movie opens, it shows a scene of the Keith Albe Theater and we were just standing in front of it a few minutes before the movie started. It was strange. Plus, we had just watched all the stars walk down a "green" carpet to see the Premier showing and into the Keith Albe. It was cool.
    Go see it. I promise you'll like it. I have on my green and white today!
    Go Herd! ! ! ! ! W-e a-r-e.......M-a-r-s-h-a-l-l !
    Dreams really do come true!

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    Sorry....I just realized I can't spell..(no reflection on my Marshall degree)... but its Keith Albee....sorry.
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