Posts Tagged ‘Carver High School’

The Height Plight of Warren Coolidge

Friday, April 17th, 2015

RemingtonA lesson about being thankful for individuality is embodied in BMOC, an episode of The White Shadow.  The episode’s title is, of course, an acronym for the phrase Big Man on Campus.  It accurately describes Warren Coolidge, the star center for the Carver High School basketball team, the focus of The White Shadow, a CBS show that aired in prime time from 1978 to 1981.  The White Shadow revolved around a white ex-NBA player coaching a team composed of minorities.

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Double Dribble: The Story of “The White Shadow” (Part 3 of 5)

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The White Shadow depicted issues concerning Coach Reeves and his players without being preachy, moralistic, or condescending to the audience.

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Sparky Anderson

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Sparky Anderson is a Cincinnati legend.  He managed the Cincinnati Reds — the Big Red Machine — in the 1970s and delivered two World Series championships, four National League championships, and five National League East championships to Queen City.  And then he was fired.

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