Carol Miller: Veteran Hollywood screenwriter, accomplished designer, soccer coach, mom and wife of an athletic family. She gets sports and Coach Meyer. Not only has she written the screenplay for the Meyer movie, she is one of the producers, along with Wilson and Bond.
Brad Wilson: Has helped make 32 movies over a long career where he has worked with some of the biggest names and on some of the most recognizable films in Hollywood history.
Casey Bond: A former professional baseball player who was a standout at Lipscomb University in Nashville where Meyer was a long-time coach. This is a young man who makes his bed every morning, whether he is at home or in a hotel - one of Coach Meyer's favorite things about him. Bond got this Meyer movie rolling, developing the initial concept for it with Wilson and bringing him the idea.
When we met earlier this week, all three talked about that in order to make good movies, it is important for the people making them to have a good set of values.
It is a huge responsibility to make a movie, Miller said. These are real people, and you want to portray them as they are. And Coach Meyer is a guy who has the biggest heart in the world and who understands why he coached like he did. People will understand that when they see this movie.
A movie partly to be shot in Aberdeen. They hope to start production later this year and that the movie will come out in 2013.
So while we all might be a little awe struck at first, I think we will all find this version of Hollywood to our liking.
Nice job Aberdeen
It has been a wild few days of American Legion baseball in Aberdeen and Milbank.
Milbank hosted the State B tourney first, in which Groton won the title. Now, the State A is being played out in Aberdeen.
The A is scheduled to finish today, weather permitting. In the first 10 games of the tourney, 192 runs were scored.
Whenever you host a five-day, double-elimination, eight-team state tournament like those in Legion baseball, things will never go completely as planned. In Milbank, there were a couple of power outages. In Aberdeen, there have been Mother Nature issues such as storm delays and even a manmade one when an automatic sprinkler system accidently went off during a late-night game.
All minor hiccups.
The reality is that Aberdeen and Milbank are doing and did a great job in hosting these tournaments. Legion Field in Milbank - the birthplace of American Legion baseball in 1925 - and Fossum Field in Aberdeen have never looked better.
Players loved playing at those two historic fields that just seem to get better with age. But all those improvements come with a lot of blood, sweat and tears. The baseball groups and the people who make them go in Aberdeen and Milbank should be sainted.
Those people have put in hours and hours of work promoting their sport and preparing for these tournaments.
So when you see these people out at Fossum Field today, say thank you.
No one deserves it more than them.