Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Go the distance for the Athletes in Film Blogathon!

You've blogged for years to get to this point. You've studied the films, you've written the posts, you've networked with other bloggers, all to reach this place and time, and I'm proud of you. You've shown you got what it takes to succeed as a film blogger. Now there's one more road to go down before you can call yourself a champion.

It's the Athletes in Film Blogathon. It's the event you've been training for all season. Me and Aurora from Once Upon a Screen will be there to host this blogathon devoted to athletes turned actors, as well as movies about athletes, both real and fictional, but it'll be up to you to blog about it! And I know you won't let us down - we've come too far, worked too hard, to expect anything less than a spectacular collection of posts from the greatest film bloggers on the Net!

Now this is what I want you to do: I want you to sign up for this blogathon, either here or at Aurora's site. I want you to pick a banner from among the ones selected here, to help spread the word about this event, which takes place June 4-5. And when the time comes, I want nothing less than the smartest, funniest, most entertaining posts that this blogosphere has ever seen!

Oh, and win one for the Gipper.

A few basics: all eras are AOK with us; please provide the URL for your blog along with your blog name in the comments; if you have a preference for June 4 or June 5, let us know, because we're not assigning dates; and please tell us when the finished piece is up. Thanks!

I'm gonna write about basketball legend turned actor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, while Aurora will write about the Buster Keaton movie College.


  1. I don't really like sports, but I DO enjoy watching movies! So, put me down for The Pride of the Yankees, OK?

  2. This is J.D. from Radiator Heaven: and I plan to tackle BULL DURHAM.

  3. I knew it!


    I would like to write about Lou Gehrig's turn on the big screen in the western "Rawhide".

  4. Lou Gehrig in a Western? Can't wait to read about that.

  5. Kristina from Speakeasy has signed up with the movie BREAKING AWAY. Good to see a biking film in the mix.

  6. Hi Rich, It's an Olympic year so I'd love to do a piece on Visions of Eight, the doco about the 1972 Munich Games

    Sometimes They Go To Eleven


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