Friday, September 09, 2011
“Everyone Thinks They Can Play Like Lexington Until They Play Lexington.” The Big Guy.
Episode #9 (Early)
Lexington Minuteman welcomes the 2-0 Woburn Tanners, a traditional football powerhouse to their home gym on a cold Tuesday, December night. Legends of the past return and Coach Farias runs through the current Lexington players in the college ranks, saying, if combined they would be a D2 national championship with their own alumni coach Jay Lawson at the helm. The Big Guy confirms the toughness of the cameraman, saying “we’re tough top to bottom.” Cuhna clears out the locker room, and Lou the legend sneaks in with the team as Jimmy O’Keefe receives the Gatorade player of the year honor for his efforts the season before which ended at Salem in the semi’s in a heart breaking loss to the eventual state champion Charlestown. A state champ that would later succumb to recruiting violations and give back that title.
At the heart of the project is a family, a Lexington basketball family, and it’s crazy to think in 2006 (Dec) then, that every home game you stepped into a time warp. It was just like the 1950’s, no matter how much the outside world had changed. Every home game was a re-union of sorts, almost always at home a win is guaranteed and with 40 years of banners behind it, the legends of the past are never in short supply.