Beginning our 7th year and over 2500 pages. A blog for fans of Track and Field from the 1950's and 60's, culled from various articles in sports journals of the day with added commentaries from readers who lived and ran and coached in that era.
We're the equivalent of an American Legion post of Track and Field but without cheap beer. You may contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment at the end of a given posting.
Monday, December 1, 2014
v4. n. 91 Kevin Costner in a Career Comeback with XC Movie
The note below from John Bork to a Friend came across the desk last week.
I was not aware that Disney films was about to release a film on the great cross country story from McFarland, CA. Mr. Costner hasn't done much in film since his hits with Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, and Bull Durham, so let's hope the sports genre will get him and McFarland back on the map. Our co-bloggist Roy Mason supported the McFarland program financially for a number of years and put me on to their story a long time ago. George From John:
Every time I head North on Hwy. 99 and see the City of McFarland Sign, I think of the great cross country teams that came out of there.
The Sports Illustrated article on McFarland Cross Country was Great. I hope that the movie does at least as well.