City Paper is not for tourists
Another fictional true sports story hits theaters this weekend with the release of “The Express.”
It’s based on the life of Ernie Davis, a Syracuse running back and the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.
Among the movie’s climactic scenes is one where Davis gets hit by a barrage of racial slurs and debris during the Orangemen’s game against West Virginia in his senior season.
As a letter writer to the Syracuse Post-Standard pointed out, the Syracuse/WVU game was played in Syracuse that year.
Is this gonna be “Remember the Titans” all over again?
Why oh why wasn’t Davis’ real life story good enough for Hollywood?