wizziko Michael Ford Member since Jan 2006 26197 posts
McMain Secondary School to be showcased on new ESPN show (Posted on 8/20/10 at 2:45 pm)
quote: ESPN is giving a needy school's athletic facility a makeover in a new primetime documentary set to bow on the flagship channel in September.
this is pretty damn cool and has been a long time coming. Our facilities were complete shite. The showers didn't even work. It would be nice if they were to fix some non athletic stuff at the school also. A gym is in the works but I think that's still a ways off though.
quote: An outgrowth of ESPN Rise, the sports behemoth's high school brand, Rise Up: New Orleans is being shot at New Orleans' Eleanor McMain Secondary School and is set to bow Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., one day after the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49rs.
quote: "We went on a tour in the fitness room, if you want to call it that," says Wright. "There were just a few tattered weight benches and a random set of weights. But a good number of the football team was in there. They need to keep up with the schools that have better training facilities and their own practice fields, so they have to put in the work. They weren't making excuses; they were just doing their best."