The Milan Miracle
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The Milan Miracle

The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind
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ISBN-13:
9780253020956
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
194
Autor:
Bill Riley
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Will lightning ever strike twice? Can David beat Goliath a second time? These questions haunt everyone in the small town of Milan, Indiana, whose basketball team inspired Hoosiers, the greatest underdog sports movie ever made. From a town of just 1,816 residents, the team remains forever an underdog, but one with a storied past that has them eternally frozen in their 1954 moment of glory. Every ten years or so, Milan has a winning season, but for the most part, they only manage a win or two each year. And still, perhaps because it’s the only option for Milan, the town believes that the Indians can rise again. Bill Riley follows the modern day Indians for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town, the residents, and their high level of expectations of the team. Riley deftly captures the camaraderie between the players and their coach and their school pride in being Indians. In the end, there are few wins or causes for celebration—there is only the little town where basketball is king and nearly the whole town shows up to watch each game. The legend of Milan and Hoosiers is both a blessing and a curse.

Acknowledgements
Prologue
Measurements and Priorities
Growing Up Milan
We Ask For a Chance That’s Fair
Home
Working For Free
All Quiet
The Expendables
Games Within the Game
Change For the Nice Boys
Stalling
Again
Something Positive
Sitting Together
Hysteria
The Milan Everyone Expects
Senior Night
Hope
Both Lion and Lamb
Graduation
Epilogue
Postscript

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