Originally Posted by remdog
I remember that crash quite well. Marshall had been a MAC member while I was at Bowling Green so there were ties to the team/school because of that.
Additionally, in the early 60's, the plane carrying the Cal Poly SLO football team back to California after a loss to BG crashed trying to take off from Toledo Airport. The Marshall tragedy brough back memories of that for a lot of BG people.
If I remember correctly, around that same time, Wichita State's football team was involved in a plane crash that also claimed some lives. And didn't the Evansville basketball team suffer a similar fate back in the '70s? Also a few years ago, a bus carrying the Notre Dame swim team skidded on an icy road, killing some members and injuring a few others.
I think the Marshall movie will be very good, but I can't stomach Matthew McConaughey. He's right up there with Tom Cruise and Ben Affleck in the category of actors I'll never pay to see in a motion picture.