BLEACHER REPORT ASKS SPORTS FANS TO SHARE THEIR INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
September 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsMENLO PARK, CA, September 22, 2007 â Bleacher Report, the Open Source Sports Networkâ¢, is announcing their âWe Are Marshall Momentsâ campaign. The editorial promotion asks sports lovers to share the inspiring moments that have defined their experience as fans. This new limited-run feature launched this week in partnership with Warner Brothers to coincide with the DVD release of We Are Marshall.
Bleacher Reportâs âWe Are Marshall Momentsâ campaign promotes the themes of the film by posing a simple question to all sports fans: When were you inspired by a sports moment you experienced?
Fans can easily submit and share their stories on the feature page, and browse and comment on other meaningful moments.
The âWe Are Marshall Momentsâ campaign can be viewed at: http://www.bleacherreport.com/sections/wearemarshallmoment
âWe are thrilled to be partnering with Warner Brothers to honor the memory of the Marshall tragedy and help to tell this inspiring story,â said Bleacher Report founder Dave Nemetz. âIn a time when the sports headlines are filled with negativity and controversy, we hope that this feature will put the emphasis back on the positive experiences that collectively define us all as sports fans.â
The campaign has been live since September 17, and has so far received contributions from over 30 writers. Stories submitted to date chronicle such classic moments as the âMiracle on Iceâ and Curt Schillingâs bloody sock, as well as more personal experiences from high school and college athletics.
Stories from the âWe Are Marshall Momentsâ campaign can be viewed, and new moments can be submitted, at: http://www.bleacherreport.com/sections/wearemarshallmoment
The film âWe Are Marshallâ recounts the inspiring true story of the 1971 Marshall University football team. After a plane crash that killed 75 players, coaches, and school staff at the end of the 1970 season, the Thundering Herd recovered to field a competitive team and help the Marshall community heal in the wake of the tragedy.
Released in theaters last December, the film stars Matthew McConaughey as Marshall head coach Jack Lengyel.
Bleacher Report is The Open Source Sports Networkâ¢, a new online network and community that launched in September 2007 with the goal of democratizing sports media. Built on a unique collaborative publishing platform and driven by a growing base of knowledgeable and passionate sports fans, Bleacher Report has the power to provide in-depth coverage and analysis on all sports and teams, and to cover the stories that too often fall through the cracks of mainstream media.
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