Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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a wonderful story

I recently was watching a bunch of episodes of Sports Night on DVD for fun. It's one of my favorite shows of all-time, and Aaron Sorkin dialogue is something I can listen to all the day long. The very first episode has one of the two main characters, Casey McCall (played by Peter Krause, who has since gone on to fame and fortune as the star of Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money), having a crisis of conscience about covering sports stories that are fodder for the police blotter more than the back pages, only to have his faith renewed by a South African runner whose legs were broken and was told he'd never run again--and he not only runs a race, but sets a new world record for it. Casey immediately calls his son and tells him to turn it on. Every time I watch the Sports Night pilot, I get choked up in the moment of watching Ntozake Nelson run.

This story gave me the same choking-up feeling, only more so because it really happened. This is what playing sports should be about.

Thanks to popfiend for the link.
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