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20 Random Thoughts About ‘The Program’ On Its 20th Anniversary (via @thesfjournal)
Much of the discussion in the pop culture world today centers around Drake, as it’s been for the past two weeks now. His highly anticipated third album, Nothing Was The Same, officially hits shelves and is expected to sell more copies in its first week than any album not associated with a fancy Samsung package deal. I’ll more than likely end up heading to Best Buy at some point to purchase the LP because (along with Foreign Exchange’s Love In Flying Colors), while this may get me tarred and feathered in some circles, NWTS is a quality piece of work showcasing his expanding talents as a rapper and overall entertainer.
Yet, while Aubrey’s compilation will undoubtedly dominate the social media world we live in, try not to forget about The Program. Twenty years ago today the film hit theaters, becoming one of the most storied sports films ever. Unfortunately, no “Where Are They Now?”-type interview with James Caan, Omar Epps and Halle Berry exists in the words posted here. I had no clue the film was celebrating its 20th birthday today until last week when aimlessly surfing the ‘Net led to its IMDb page.
This also isn’t a deep psychoanalysis of how the problems of Eastern State University coincide with the ills of collegiate sports. Nope. What we have here are 20 random thoughts about the legacy of The Program. Some make sense, a lot don’t, but like watching the movie itself, you’ll hopefully learn a little bit about yourself in the process. Or not. [Read More…]