Forty years of grown men crying

I can vividly remember watching it, along with half of America, though I was only seven years old at the time. Having grown up a Chicago Bears fan, Brian’s Song held an even greater fascination for me than just the great story. I also enjoyed seeing the portrayals of George Halas, Dick Butkus, Abe Gibron, and all of the old-time Bears I’d been idolizing in books. Forty years ago tonight, it aired for the first time on television. Here is a great article about the history behind its making and the impact the movie has had on American culture.

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Starview Bottles hops aboard OnDeck

If you’re looking for a truly unique gift for your sports-playing child or the whole team, Starview Bottles offers a unique way to turn a water bottle into a souvenir keepsake they’ll treasure forever. We’re proud to welcome them as our newest advertising partner for our OnDeck Newsletter.

OnDeck Newsletter goes out tomorrow!

Look for the November issue of our popular OnDeck Newsletter Tuesday, November 29th. To make sure you don’t miss this or future issues, sign up to receive either the soccer or baseball version, (or both), here. This month’s issues contain several great articles you’ll love to read.

New advertiser, Prep Gear!

We’re pleased to welcome Prep Gear as our newest advertiser in our OnDeck Newsletter. Look for their ad in the upcoming issue of OnDeck, due out Tuesday, November 28th!

Code of conduct

Here is a great code of conduct letter, Coaches Pledge, given to coaches in the Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks Department.

Dizzy Dean Baseball’s “It’s a Hit” Magazine

Check out CoachDeck in Dizzy Dean Baseball’s National Magazine, It’s a Hit!

Happy Thanksgiving from CoachDeck

As we near the beginning of our sixth year, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have made these past five so great. To all of our customers, the leagues, clubs, associations and coaches who have enjoyed our products; to our vendors and strategic partners; to everyone who has been a part of our growth and success, we are thankful for you and wish you a wonderful and rich Thanksgiving.