Credits

This is the list of contributing authors and links to their contact information – personal websites, LinkedIn account, email address, Twitter handle, and more. This page also lists the sources referenced for each movie reviewed on TrueSportsMovies.com.

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Contributing author: Dick Leonardo (e-mail Dick)
Sources referenced: ESPN SportsCentury, JackieRobinson.com, Wiki/Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson Foundation

Ali

Contributing author: Bob Shifko (e-mail Bob)
Sources referenced: Wiki/Muhammad Ali, ESPN SportsCentury

Brian’s Song

Contributing author: Matt Loede (e-mail Matt, follow him on Twitter @MattLoede, or view his LinkedIn profile)
Sources referenced: Bears History, Wiki/Brian’s Song, ESPN Classic. Brian Piccolo, ESPN Page 2, Chicago Tribune, Gale Sayers Foundation, ESPN SportsCentury/ Gale Sayers, Answers.com/ Gale Sayers

Chariots of Fire

Contributing author: Adam Shaw (e-mail Adam)
Sources referenced: IMDB/Chariots of Fire, Express, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Encyclopedia Britannica/Harold Abahams, Encyclopedia Britannica/Eric Liddell

Cinderella Man

Author: TrueSportsMovies (e-mail TrueSportsMovies)
Sources referenced: JamesBraddock.com, Yahoo! Voices, Wiki/James Braddock, ESPN Page 2, StFrancis.edu

Coach Carter

Contributing author: Chris McKittrick (follow him on Twitter@ChrisMcKit)
Sources referenced: ESPN Page 3, The Daily Californian, The Adelaide Advertiser, MTV News, Inside Bay Area, San Diego Union-Tribune, and Los Angeles Times

Gridiron Gang

Contributing author: Kevin Ott (e-mail Kevin)
Kevin Ott is an author of the forthcoming book “Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing,” which will be released Oct. 1. He blogs at Stabs of Joy and writes for the entertainment site RockinGodsHouse.com.
Sources referenced: LA Times, Press Telegram, Chasing the Frog, Malibu Times, Emmanuel Levy, Popcorn Reel, and Hollywood Reporter

Invincible

Contributing author: Bob Shifko (e-mail Bob)
Sources referenced: Wiki/Dick Vermeil, Wiki/Vince Papale, Wiki/Invincible, The Movie Spoiler, Chasing the Frog

McFarland, USA

Contributing author: Kevin Ott (e-mail Kevin)
Kevin Ott is an author of the forthcoming book “Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing,” which will be released Oct. 1. He blogs at Stabs of Joy and writes for the entertainment site RockinGodsHouse.com.
Sources referenced: Visalia Times-Delta, Bakersfield.com, LA Times, John Harte Photo, History vs Hollywood, People Magazine, Rockin’ God’s House, Run Be Run, NewsNet 5, Runner’s World

Miracle

Contributing author: Chris McKittrick (follow him on Twitter@ChrisMcKit)
Sources referenced: Movie Mistakes, ESPN Page 3, Chasing the Frog, IMDB/Miracle

Moneyball

Contributing author: Michael Griffin (e-mail Michael)
Sources referenced: SF Gate, Wiki/Moneyball, Moviefone, Late Innings, KQED

My All American

Author: TrueSportsMovies (e-mail TrueSportsMovies)
Sources referenced: TexasSports.com, History vs Hollywood, Men’s Journal, SI.com, Texas Monthly, Freddie Joe Steinmark website, Catholic News

Raging Bull

Contributing author: Daryl George (e-mail Daryl)
Sources referenced: ESPN Go, IMDB/Raging Bull, Wiki/Jake LaMotta, Daily Mail, Wiki/Jake LaMotta, International Boxing Hall of Fame, New York Times, Biography.com/Jake LaMotta

Rudy

Contributing author: Chris McKittrick (follow him on Twitter@ChrisMcKit)
Sources referenced: Rudy International, The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Daily News, Chasing The Frog, ESPN Page 2, and Forbes.com

Rush

Author: TrueSportsMovies (e-mail TrueSportsMovies)
Sources referenced: IMDB/Rush, History vs Hollywood, Empire Online, Grantland

Seabiscuit

Contributing author: Troy Arnold (view his LinkedIn profile)
Sources referenced: Wiki/Seabiscuit, PBS.org, National Geographic, Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation

Secretariat

Contributing author: Chris McKittrick (follow him on Twitter@ChrisMcKit)
Sources referenced: Secretariat.com, Horse Race Insider, Times Union, IMDB/Secretariat, Daily Racing Form, New York Times

Soul Surfer

Contributing author: Mark Long (e-mail Mark)
Sources referenced: IMDB/Soul Surfer, Chasing the Frog, That Was Not in the Book, Bethany Hamilton Website, Christianity Today, California Surf Museum

The Blind Side

Author: TrueSportsMovies (e-mail TrueSportsMovies)
Sources referenced: IMDBWikipedia/Blind SideWikipedia/Michael OherChasing The FrogMoviefoneGreater Talent NetworkABC’s 20/20The Making it Happen FoundationPrep Rally, and The Greyhound

The Fighter

Contributing author: Chris McKittrick (follow him on Twitter@ChrisMcKit)
Sources referenced: Men’s Journal, The Boston Globe, SF Gate, About.com/The Fighter,Chasing The Frog

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Author: TrueSportsMovies (e-mail TrueSportsMovies)
Sources referenced: Boston Globe, , Wiki/Francis Ouimet, Golf Channel, Golf Ball Factory, Ouimet.org

The Rookie

Author: TrueSportsMovies (e-mail TrueSportsMovies)
Sources referenced: ESPN Page 2, Wiki/The RookieAwesome StoriesBaseball-ReferenceJimTheRookieMorris

The Walk

Author: Erin James (e-mail Erin James)
Sources referenced: Time Magazine, Daily MailBiography.comHistory vs HollywoodPBS.orgSpace Coast DailyUSA Today

We Are Marshall

Contributing author: Rick Parsons
Sources referenced: Cornnation.com, Jacksonville.com, USAToday.com, Marshall Parthenon, Wikipedia, Marshall Alumni Magazine, IMDB Bio, and Freedom Forum

When the Game Stands Tall

Contributing author: Alvin Nguyen (e-mail Alvin.)
Sources referenced: ESPN, Post Gazette, History vs Hollywood, Mercury News, SF Gate, FishDuck

The World’s Fastest Indian

Contributing author: Jeffrey D. Hill (e-mail Jeffrey. Follow him on Twitter@JDHillWrites. View his LinkedIn profile)
Sources referenced: Autoblog, Wiki/ The World’s Fastest Indian, IMDB/ The World’s Fastest Indian, Wiki/ Burt Munro, Find a Grave