CHIEFS

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05/14/2010
E-Town, WY

Well all I would like to say is the movie is a vary GOOD!! It makes me wish I was good as them.. I wishd it would have showed more of bros Dunks nd blocks... But on the movie Both of my bros had there highlights. So they are both living a good life now. So yeah... CHIEFS! CHIEFS!! CHIEFS!!!

05/11/2009
Covelo, California

I heard about this movie when I first started teaching on a rez in California. Our kids love B-ball too, but they never achieved the fame of the Chiefs. They also suffer from the same troubles: plentiful drugs, incarcerated or absent parents, and a certain hesitation to try out life "out there." A few have been successful, but it's a tall hurdle - so many are moved from foster home to foster home and struggle to make and keep connections with people they care about. Our kids love to play basketball, but California schools do not pay for sports travel or large, organized competitive events for kids in the far rural areas - which is where the two biggest reservations are. This story is uplifting and depicts those choices realistically; these kids have a great start in their high school team pride, but the challenge is to carry that forward into life as a productive adult...and who's to say that working on the rez isn't the best choice? It's deeply personal. Thanks for this. It's great to see that others face the same challenges, and heartening to see rez kids really feeling accomplishment!

05/09/2009
The Realest
E-Town

Gee Wyoming, you seem to know everything about these guys. NOT. Thanks for providing a ONE-SIDED update, seems like you know them pretty well. Who do you think you are stereo-typing them? Anyhow, everyone has issues and their own ways of dealing with life. Lets leave it at that. Oh and by the way, Hebes' son is 7, not 9. At least Al & Fur finished school. And for Sides, he is just living the Rez life. So don't go criticizn.

04/07/2009
Dave D

Is it possible for Daniel Junge to make a follow-up documentary on the current status of the Chiefs such as Beaver C'Bearing, Al, Soundingsides', Gerry, Tim, (I could not list everyone but you know who you are) and the Assistant Coach who put alot of effort in returning to the Rez and helping them win State? I'm sure it would be another hit. What do other fans of the Chiefs and this documentary think?

04/06/2009

I think if the producer Daniel Junge made a follow up documentary on what the Chiefs are doing today (AL and Beaver, Brian, Jerry, Tim) it would be a big hit. Also, including what Owen St. Claire is doing since he played a big part in the Championship drive. Do others agree that a follow-up film would be great?

01/12/2009
Wyoming

well for more "UP TO DATE" info on these guys. *** well lets start with beaver, he now works with the youth and has a handsome little boy, im pretty sure he is 9years old now? Jerry Redman works as a juvenile probation officer, but has a bit of a drinking problem. he's out basically every weekend gettin drunk. he is still with "sheena" off and on for about 8 years. (but goes out on her every weekend) he has two kids, and one on the way. his oldest son, allen is goin to be 4 this year and is from sheena, also the one on the way. he has a two year old daughter frm somegrl from south dakota, i think thats where shes frm. Al c'bearing graduated frm college. He has no kids. i see him out all the time too. he and jerry both have a drinkn problem. Tim Robinson got out of prison a year or so ago. yeah! i know right!. He is soooooooo not the guy you think he is. in the movie he acted like such a good guy. but he was out all the time with the rest or the boys! i dont know why he was tryna act like he was so go od.! buh yeah, he currently has a 7 or 8 year old daughter, she is so cute! he is currently married. ben Soundingsides currently has a son named tyson and is with girlfrend tamra duran. im not to sure what hes up to. Brian soundingsides is a drunk and never made it anywhere! hes around this rez somewhere!

01/10/2009
Lander, Wyoming

I went to Wyoming Indian back in the 80's.They have always been fun to watch.The place was always packed standing room only!I love this movie because my aunt Clina Willow is one of the fans.The Chiefs, every one of them have been dazzling their fans for years.

12/30/2008
Always a Chief Fan
Ethete, WY

Just dropped in to see what has been posted lately. Wow!! its been what? 8 or 9 years since this was filmed and ppl are still talking about it. Great job. Dan the camera man, u and all ur productions team. Gotta let you know the 08/09 Chiefs are great!! Remember when Beaver, Ernie, Brian and Al were all playing? Those little ones outside who was ballin it up outside and were being Brian, Ernie, Al, all the Chiefs. Well they are THE CHIEFS now. Isn't that just awesome. How we just keep the tradition going year after year. Great job back then and great job now!!! CHIEFS CHIEFS CHIEFS

12/12/2008
Kyle B

I could see how these kids can be successful playing basketball and with that talent, attempt to achieve higher ground by leaving the rez and get a better education. "Most return back" as Beaver stated in this documentary. It is very true! For the Native American who's only life known in that of the rez...it is hard to leave. I tried this three times after high school only to return. I found that it was my family and the life I have known up to 18 years that drew me back like a strong wind. Finally my father says.."theres more out der..you and your brothers will have to find it" So I enlisted in the Navy cause I knew I cound not return so easily. Now..I have been places in the world and got my education. I stayed in California where I met my wife and work in law enforcement.

07/22/2008
Jo-Anne

Saw this movie on tv a few nights ago. Thought it was great! went and bought it on amazon immediatly!! Love Beaver!

06/19/2008
tha rez-lifer himself

I thought tha movie was coo. It was a chance to show real rez life living to the world. I give my respect to those who kept it real and stayed true to themselves in the film. I know it showed alot of bad things in it, but it also had alot of good. As i watch the film now, i see mistakes made only to be learned from. Thats simple life. I have heard alot of comments both good and bad and i think its up to the person watching the movie to decide wut they want to learn from it. Example: This film should have open the eyes of PARENTS! If you dont want your child doing drugs or drinking. That is up to the parent to teach that to their children. The people in this film who lived true rez life, showed truth the way its supose to be showed. I know the kids look up to us, but we can only give them hope. other than that, its on the parent.

05/06/2008

WELL ALL I GOTA SAY WAS IT WAS PRTTY GOOD AINT NUTTIN NEW BOUT THA LADY CHIEFS AND CHIEFS ILL SEE U GUYZ PLAY IN ANOTHA YEAR WHEN I GET OUT

05/06/2008

Yea I liked the movie and it was killer.

05/06/2008
XXXTINA
E-TOWN BOW DOWN

I MADE A SPECIAL APPEARENCE.....I WAS THE BASKETBALL SON! 22'S SON!

03/27/2008

the documentary was awesome!!!!loved it.....and now im glad to find out what happened with those boys, but more update info would be nice!I looked or put Al C'bearings name on google and he popped up on the Chaderon website....dude has he grown his hair!!!!Just one more update on them would be nice and o yeah how about sounding sides or some of the other boys who were shown?

03/20/2008 The CHIEFS aint this year! Cougars yea they choked buh still made it further then both the Eagles n the chiefs. They still better then both...my broz Willard n Zane ripped dat shit up! Chiefs couldnt handle them...yup couldnt handle! hahahahaha

03/13/2008

YEAH that movie was purdi killer. i just want to say that the st stephens EAGLES suck now. except lady eagles. THEY ARE WEAK! and i think the cougars choked at state. hopefully the chiefs can take home a state championship in the next few years???

02/28/2008

That movie was sweet. i think the boys can take it this year (2008) but they got to get past Sundance. GOOD LUCK CHIEFS AND LADY CHIEFS AT STATE

02/28/2008
Another Native
Flathead Rez

WHat did Tim Robinson go to Prison For? He has a cousin up here on the Flathead Rez that plays for the Ronan Chiefs--who are going to state this weekend in Billings, they took their divisonal tourney as well---And word about this movie was around and someone said that Tim went to Prison, so I was just wondering...Good movie though

02/28/2008 ETHETE, Wy

How Bout Them Cougars?! I Bet Their Gona Take Regionals And State. But Damn The Chiefs Could Be Good But Yea. O Hey Keller N John! See U Guyz Dis Weekend!!! Peace!

02/28/2008

CHIEFS! i think the chiefs are pretty killer. st stephens suck now but the girls team down there is alrite LADY CHIEFS beat them though i hope the cougars choke at state (2008) i want the chiefs and cougars to meet in the title game cuz the events center could be packed. CHIEFS!!!

02/08/2008
cathleen Vance

Hey u guys are pretty good ha, well talking about good basketball teams wyoming people should check out the Blackfeet rez in Northern Montana basketball is life up this way and home of the warriors and Idians which are unstoppable for tha last 15 years and many championships.

02/08/2008
kellz duran(keller)
Ethete,wyo

hey supp bj, marlin, jordan what the hell are you guys doing man the chiefs documentry was the shit!!!...eee but yea the CHIEFS KICK ASS! And i dont know about the st stephans eaglez man they suck this year!(2008) well the chiefs are the shit yea they are and my bro bj and lorny are varsity!well peace out!

02/08/2008
john
E-town WY

I think the movie was cool but what my grandmpa. Said is right they should of shown more of the TEAM than singling out a few players. It might of been harsh but that is just Alfred being Alfred so stop blamin and bitchin about what he says!

01/28/2008
wyoming indian chief
ethete wyoming

yeah yeah yeah. ok st. stephens won it three times and have more than 300 fans. thats called the band wagon effect. for those of you who don't know. it's when a team sucked for yearz are just always plain ol sucked like st. stephens. last time they were good waz when nuns worked at the misson at st. stephens. yeah along time ago.thats wut the band wagon effect is.and before they were good they couldn't even fill up there gym as small as it is. but with us the CHIEFS! we always had fans and always will. and with all these has been in arapaho give the state champs thing a rest. it's been wut bout three years or so?hahahaha but thats wut i gotta say bout the eagles. \

01/23/2008
Alf Leftwich
Pine Ridge South Dakota

"CHIEFS" The greatest movie I have ever seen. I watch it at least once a week. Native Basketball websites: Punch In- *NBALA* NativeAm Basketball Allstars & Legends Or Alf Leftwich These will take you to our Campsite.

01/15/2008
Suzanne CarryWater
Hays,Montana

when i first saw this movie i reallie got into it and there is alot of talent out there all over in diif states. that'd be kewl if they made a movie about the hays/lodgepole thunderbirds. buht neways this movie is really kool.

11/20/2007

The Chiefs movie was alright...but now its the St. Stephens Eagles....they should do one of the st. stephens eagles because ther every ones inspiriation now..and they have overe 300 fans... 09/26/2007




THE CHIEFS ARE GETTIN THEIR TALENT BACK SO ALL YOU OTHER TEAMS OUT THERE BETTER WATCH OUT!! WELL LETS SEE WE PLAY COKEVILLE PANTHERS THIS FRIDAY ITS A HOME GAME SO ITS HERE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IT STARTS AT 3:30 SO IF YOU CAN PLEASE COME. OH YAH ITS A FOOTBALL GAME AND SO FAR WE ARE UNDEFEATED. OH AND CONGRATS TO THE EAGLES!! BOTH TEAMS ARE DOIN A GOOD JOB KEEP IT UP!


09/26/2007

I'm a black chic from Georgia and I just watched this documentary for the first time. I was mesmerized by it. I liked how the producer at least tried to focus on some positive aspects versus all negative stuff. I was pleased to see that not all the players were out smokin weed. It was good to see Tim Robinson channeling his energy into something else as well as hear Al C'Bearing and Gerry Redman talk about doing positive things. To me, Native men have always been eye candy, so I thought all the men in the movie were gorgeous! Beaver with his sexy lips, Tim with his gorgeous eyes, Gerry with his bad to the bone smile and Al with his nice body! You go boys!

7/4/07

hello everyone....jus wanted to show some love for the St. Srephens EAGLES...and congrats to them during regionals and state...R.I.P "BONEZ"...DONOVAN TERRANCE BLACKBURN #24...."WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH"....also i wanted to say "congrats" to AL...on recieving his Bachlors degree...from Chadron State College and making the best of your schloarship....

7/4/07
OKLAHOMA

I heard about this documentary and finally watched it a couple months ago. I thought it was cool. Everything was real. The only people I knew of was Beaver. I met him back in the days. I seen Tyson in there and what's he been up to? I always knew these rez boys could ball up and they proved it. I agree that all team players should have had the oppurtunity to be in the spotlight. It's like everywhere else....all this talent somehow never makes it. Most people start drinking and doing drugs and it's sad. I have seen several people just quit. But anyway, education is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and families. Without it, we will struggle. College seemed better than high school for me. I hope everyone takes advantage of any oppurtunity they have to go to college, even if you end up at Haskell....lol. Again, great film and it was good to show everyone that natives can ball.

5/15/07

Yea the movie was ight could've been better if they focused on all players rather than 1 here and there. The CHIEFS are the shyt they no it. Eagles are weak and bunk as all hell. Beaver a native from wind river was a hero to me growing up. Smokin weed and still playin ball dat native be off da hook. I also like the ram a jamaz in the opening movie when ben caught the alley oop and striaght hammered it down.

5/15/07
dani
shiprock

i think dis movie is that best movie ever!!! i cant stop watching it... dang gerry red man and al are soooo hott!! yup if ur reading dis plz email me ms_pi_gg_y83@yahoo.com yup plz

5/9/07
Brenna Gushoney
Whiteriver, Arizona

What makes a successful basketball team? well to me is your passion, determination, and hard work. you gotta have team players and cooperation.I think teams like the Chiefs and others are good because they want to be and they work hard to get where their at. basketball is one of many sports that "anglos" can't take from us no matter what they try to do. I also wanted to let Tim Robinson know that he has the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen on a native american....I love basketball and forever will.

5/2/07
danyol

I think dis movies kicks ace!!!! dang its all cool dat da world got 2 c how we as indains live!!! i dnt mind if dey did this kinda doc here....we have some pretty good teams here 2!!! but i jus thought i shud show some luv.....if yall wanna talk u can emaiol me...lol stewpidboy03@yahoo.com

4/25/07

Well 1st and formost I've got 2 say I like the movie "The Cheifs" but what happened to them....but right now its all bout dem "EAGLES" they are 1A state champs and fremont county champs
but they did it from their bro
"DONONVAN TERRANCE BLACKBURN" (R.I.P).
We miss you and you'll never be forgotten IGHT....The might have it next year you never know.....

3/22/07
Mill Creek, WYO

1st of all, much props to tha EAGLES!!!! 3 out of 4 is tellin you sumthin. Anyhow, just thought i'd drop a line n tell ya that WE jus workin indianz trying to make ends meet. The boy is 4'2" and jus turned 5 in November!! Talk bout inheritin sum genes! Beav a workin father jus like anyone else in the world. If you haven't figured it out yet...

3/22/07
KALYNN LAFROMBOIS
FARGO NORTH DAKOTA

I THOUGHT THIS DOCUMENTARY WAS BADASS WEN I FIRST SAW IT I WAS LIKE WHOA THATS TIGHT!!! THEN ME AND MY FRIEND COLLETTE GUNHAMMER ACTUALLY WENT DOWN TO THE REZ TO SEE HOW ITS REALLY LIKE... ITS DIFFERENT THEN OURS! BUT IT STYLE TIGHT

2/28/07
arapaho
wyoming

well 1rst of all that was a BADASS..i mean killa movie..en i haffta agree wit unknown about the Eagles!!..i gotta give'em props..en we R JUSS "ONE" TRIBE..THE ARAPAHO PEOPLE!!!!..we shud all GET ALONG en stop actin lyke we haffta chose one side of tha otha!!!..to tell u tha truth all the ppls that r chosin sides are actin like little kids..all wanna be apart of sumthin..we juss diapointin our elders!!..buh yeahh thats just me..pCe!

2/26/07
Eugenia C'Bearing
arapaho

hey wats up?? like 2 say good job 2 my cuz beaver!! u were always a star 2 us bro!! keep up tha work b! Peace out yall!!

2/26/07
uknow
A-town

First of all the movie was the sh*t, who ever thought their would be a movie about the wind river rez? An to who ever put down that tha players that go to the lander, riverton, wind river, schools are apples well ha'ho. An big shout out's to bev,ernie,al,jerry,ben n brian sides,lil stevie,o'yea the lady chiefs. p.s they still ballin. And who ever thought the saint stephens Eagles would be like how they are now 3 state title games in 3 years, n won 2 of the 3 maybee 4 this year if they stop acting like their the sh*t, jus remember thats only 1A ball BABY!!!! AN this years chiefs boys bball team give it some time u all some lil quick n8tives. O'yea 1 more thing we are one tribe, with two different school's that can ball!! That still can't get along with each other.

2/16/07
E-ToWn

Ayo da St. Stephens eagles are doin their thing...yeah yeah every one talks bout them but that was in the past when they sucked! but now they dont they tear it up...its all bcuz wambli and charlie transferrd and of course Darryn Davis can do everything...but he cant do it by himself so yeah...what i really wanted to talk about wz the 2006-2007 LADY CHIEFS! their guna take state this year and regionals led by Aloysa C'Bearing and Michealeen Brown ..... yeah they are guna take state it might not be ez but their guna do it...this is their YEAR! o yeah i wanted to give the boys props to bcuz a my bro Cole Posey! tearin it up but yeah LAterz Heetchnohobe3en!!!

1/18/07
St. Stephens

Yo I thought the movie was good for reals. the movie was not only about the boys balling but about how they live and how the REZ is. The rez is not a bad place at all its only up to you how you make it. And you know i only have respect for my bros in the movie. Yo but my St.Stephens boys are doing there thing now its there turn, so to the peoples that where talking smack about them just ate there own words. just gos to show you talking behind peoples backs is not a good thing. But big ups to the Chiefs and the St.Stephens boys, we are all one tribe and one nation so we need to respect one another as one. alright yeall im out one love.

11/20/06
Cheyenne
Windsor. Ont.

I've watched this film over and over again so many times, and at first it was because they listened to Rap Music smoked Pot, and I thought Beaver .C. Bearing, Was drop dead gorgeous. lol.. (Which I do)(did) So I had an interest in it, and then I figured there Natives,Indian.. I am Indian and my mother was adopted. So I though maybe learn something about my heritge, and then it started getting deeper and I was like woah, if they can achieve they're goals or atleast some of them, I can. It gave me allot of Inspiration.. Thanx Guyz.!

11/15/06
Scott Aitken
Coquitlam, British Columbia
This film is such a powerful example of what motivated people can do! It also shows how lost athletes become once there glory days ar over. The transition into the real world is difficult for most athletes, but even more so when the sport is all you have!

10/10/06
That ain't true bout the wind river cougars we are #1 and un defeated. we beat wyo ind and so what now. we r gonna beat them in championships and so bring it on wyoming indian.

4/27/06
All I Gottah Say Wind River Cougars SUCK!!!...They Aint Ever Gonna Get A Regional Or State Title...So I Dont Even Kno What You Are Talkin About... Do You Even Play For Them>>?<<...Pry Not Ennit...Cuz All I Gottah Say Is The Lady Chiefs Are BETTEER And BADDER Then The Lady Cougars, Jus Cuz We Lost To Them Was Cuz We Were All Sick!!!! And That Was Like 1 or 2 Years Ago!!!...HAHAHA...Yeah The Lady Chiefs Are Alwayz Number 1...No Matter What...No Matter How You Bring Us Down,That Aint Stoppin US!!!...We Str8 Up Ballerz From The Rez, All Them Indian That Go To Lander And Riverton And Wind River Are Str8 Up APPLE's...Brown On The Outside White On The Inside...But Yeah Peace

4/19/06
Albuquerque, NM
I love this movie. It shows the world that N. Arapahos can ball it up!!! Most of these comments are about the same people back home that are ending up in the same place, the players did. They just hating on themselves, its so funny. Many props to Al who's still balling in Chadron, You Go Boy!!! Hey man, It's the Rez Life.

4/7/06
Ashley Antelope
Im a northern Araphoe. Im the Child of Anderson Antelope Sr.(andy). Im only 15 but i still remember i went down there for a year... & i only meant a little of my family & i would really like to here from my brothers ( anderson darwin antelope Jr. (Starr) and Matthew Antelope (CY) ) and my sister Nicole. Well Lata

3/28/06
Mike Ryan
I played for the Chiefs in the late 80's and rebounded all of Owen's bricks and blocked a few shots, 11 in one game. I made it to college on a track scholarship and finished all of my eligibility. I think the main problem is that too many of these kids now are momma's boys and can't function without someone holding their hands. I drank, flunked, and drank some more in college but eventually sobered up and kicked some a** in track and cross country without anybody holding my hand. The old values of courage, bravery, honesty, and having the guts to put down the jug are what it takes for our boys and girls to succeed. School boards need to start hiring good teachers and supporting those teachers instead of babying these kids! Raise the bar, don't lower it!!! ps: learn to spell!

3/17/06
Hey whats? Well actully its been awhile sice i watched that movie but i thought it was aright. it good in my book.....i guess. Well jus gotz to tell all the Chiefs and Lady Chiefs this, you guyz are starting to suck!!! You better watch out it was pretty bad when u let WIND RIver Cougars beat. You but its aight GO WIND RIVER COUGARS!!! Better reconize!! Watch next year we will take Regionals, State, and Fremont County Shoot-out away from you. Well peace and Cougars all the way!!

2/6/06
Ms. Jones
CHIEFS is an awesome movie! I am glad that our rez n culture was shown to the world n it put us on the map. It dont matter if they filmed at ST. Stephens or Arapaho school or any other ****** place, because the only thing that matters is it proved to our country that out tribe can is bad ass on the court and we can ball it up in your face!! Be glad that that it is showing all over n almost all of us is shown in film once or twice, lol, i know i was. Dont hate the players bcus they ended up in the same place u did or that they did all they can, like most of us here. At least we can watch the action again over n over, bcus we know there was alot of good games played here! Most of all we get to represent ourselves.

2/3/06
balla girl
E-town
dat was a good movie its real. da b-ball team now is strait killa. They should do a documentary now cus i think they about to win state. and guess what u never hear anything about the Stink stevens eagles. where they at. da girls and da boys are gon take state dis year jus watch. everybody loves the chiefs. i go to school they're and its all still the same.

11/28/05
Britney
North Carolina
Man I saw the movie It was tha bomb. they should Of interviewed all of the team. They did a great job playing. I was EXCITED when I watched them. Man all you gave me the chills. But great job on a good season.

11/22/05
Patricia Hobot
Blaine, MN
I just saw this documentary "Chiefs" last night. Very nice. I so reflected my friends experience back in the '70's on Fort Berthold. My friend has past-on but I think that he would have identified with it. I too would like to see more native American Indians with economic power,respect and influence. Maybe then the relentless drive for "success" through a very confining and rigid, socially condoned (by the dominate culture) process will evolve back into the traditional expectation that "success" is to live your life in a good way. Thatlife is a journey that continues on and is not judged as as failure and over everytime something doesn't work. Rock on with your strong spirits!

11/22/05
Dorr
Minnesota
I found the Chiefs movie on my kitchen tv set this evening and although I hate sitting in my kitchen watching anything on our home's most inferior tv set, I stayed glued and watched the entire movie.
My first interest was trying to figure out what rez was being filming. I knew it wasn't SD, thought Crow for a moment yet the people didn't look Crow. Then Wyoming Indians flashed on a shirt, but by then I was taken in by the story.
The difficult assignment filming teen age boys anywhere on the planet and expecting them to interact with a camera is a momumental goal. I do think the production team pulled it off fine. The crew got the viewer interested in the boys as individuals. The troubling times that every young man goes through trying to decide what to do with his life touches everyone's senses because it happens to every man everywhere on earth. I wanted to look directly into each of the boys eyes and say "come with me I will show you" but I and no one else has the answers. Each young man must figure out life for themselves.
My advice is to dream big. Be willing to fail, get embarassed and take many hurts inside because they are all ok things and you will find happiness through these things. Many good people will appear to you and show you how to sustain a good feeling about being alive. Life is a very public adventure. It is all ok. You will grow old a happy person because you challenged yourself. Write things down, draw sketches, sing when you have the opportunity, stay mentally active and love everyone. Everyone is a teacher.

11/21/05
St. Paul, Minnesota
Good Story.
I was wondering if there was any thought before filming of Kareem Abdul Jabbar's book "A Season On the Reservation" I read that book and from reading other blogs on the internet found out that everything he wrote was garbage.
Here in Minnesota I could see CHIEFS and the town being a lot like Red Lake, Minnesota's competitive and mostly native american basketball teams. My only criticism is that most of those reservation basketball teams are small schools, and are in the small classes of basketball. Is making it to the state tournament that big of an accomplishment? While you can't deny that Al C'Bearing, for example, is very athletic, I can't help but notice when I watch the games on CHIEFS that fundamentally there are a lot of mistakes made in games. Things like looking at the basketball while dribbling it, "telegraphing" passes, shooting layups from the left side with the right hand....These are things that aren't fundamentally sound and a good team would you make you pay on. So I question just how good the team is, and in a state that isn't known for its basketball like Wyoming, I think thats a pertinent question.
I also agree with some of the previous posts. Is it really that hard to get off the rez? Can you really say that you can't cut it at junior college after 3 weeks? It's a community that needs leaders and luckily the young basketball coach seems to be one. Let's see a sequel for a new chiefs season and catch up with the old ballers in 4-5 years.
I don't know if there is a connection between impoverished communities and successful sports teams. Kids just love basketball I think. I know some affluent communities where basketball is played at a high level. Look around the nation at some of the best high school basketball programs and you will see private schools. It takes a lot of money to go to private schools, even if the kids come from a variety of communities.

11/21/05
mike
spooner, wi
well,this story touched my heart,it brought all my emotions up on high,it was one of the best films i've ever saw.
it really hit home,it brought me back to my days of glory,i saw myself,and the rest of my teammates in this story.i'm glad al,tim,and gerry made some good decisions,and took advantage of their options,and didn't second guess themselves too much.it's scary to try something totally different from what your use to,and those young guys went for it anyway,and learn and important life lesson/lessons of confidence in self,being a leader,and by getting over your fears,taking risks,stepping into the unknown can open up a bigger world.most important,the young kids are watching closely.... thanks for the eye opener

11/10/05
This movie was alright but they should do one on the st.stephens eagle but i still have much love for the chiefs



11/8/05
gurl on tha rez
Wyoming
The movie was alright but they should had more players interviewed. Even though Alfred Redman retried i think that the boys can still make it. They will have a pretty good team this year. It ain't like the old Cheifs though.



11/7/05
Lynn Smith
Sacramento, CA
"Chiefs" is a compelling story. In California the game is baseball. I grew up in Nebraska, but I have never been to a reservation except to drive through. I am a teacher now, and I am fascinated by the students and their life choices. I have some experience sweating and some knowledge of the spiritual and cultural traditions of the Plains Indians. I love the land, too; and I understand the loneliness and feelings of being different when leaving home at 18. The one thing that I would like to say to you boys and girls from Win River is that leaving only needs to be a temporary situation. If I were you, I would gain the knowledge and experience from school and life, then return. Think of what you could bring back to the reservation to enrich your families and friends! I only wish I were in your shoes. I have accomplished a great deal in the last 11 years of my life. If I had a focus for my efforts like a place and a people, believe me I would be so dedicated to that effort.
But I am speaking from some maturity, and perhaps you will find this focus soon. I love you kids! Good Luck!



10/14/05
Un Chicano Perdido
Blackfoot, Forthall, and
As a Chicano growning up on the rez this film impacted me dramatically. It is a fantastic no Bull Shit, for a lack of better terms, window that shows what really goes on within the confines of a concentration camp without walls. Ya'll can say that if there is a will there is a way off the rez, but if it were that easy the Nativos would be no longer confined to the powerstructures which allow only a few to do what they want to on or off of the rez. There should never be a division of those that did and those that didn't. That is a lie that we must never buy into.
After recieving a grant to fill Boise State University's library with multicultural material "CHIEFS" was the fisrt piece I thought of. I was real happy to find the film still available for purchase. I plan to show the film to the students and the parents in the area where I live. Don't Hate Educate!!!



9/20/05
jus another ndn
e-town, 307
well even tho Ernie is a busdriver and Furr had a baby, i bet they could still ball like they did before, so what if they didnt go to college?!? jus cuz there still here dont mean that its a bad place, and they aint nobody, there still ballaz! thats all that matters!



9/15/05
e-town wyo
man the old team with myron chavez and them they don't compare to us in no way we could blow them out easy by 40 at the least. don't ever compare us to them because they don't have the talent we have. and another thing they interviewed all of the team and only five of them got on the movie so i say that was a waste of time for me took me out of practice for nothing. they didn't put 1/2 of what they recorded in the movie so i think they need to film some real ballers besides tim robinson actin all innocent, he was the main one at the parties raisin hell....actin like he's mr.goodie2 shoes look where he's at now thats all talk. so thats my commets to what they filmed.



9/13/05
I dont mean to criticize the native americans because I myself am a native american, I lived on the wind river reservation 8 yrs ago and from what i hear is that everyone is still messing up where their drinking, getting high, having babies at such young ages, or killing yourselves. I feel really sorry for you guys but your all doing it to yourselves. you talk about how hard it is to leave the rez, well it's not true! If you really want to make it in life you would leave now. I know you would be leaving your families but that;s the way it is. Where i live kids as young as 15 years old have jobs and new cars, but i guess if your happy cruising around with your whole family all crowded in one little car then i dont feel sorry for you. What i'm trying to say is, make something of yourselves, lets show america that the native americans can be someone too, that we can have nice things in life, that we dont have to make it off the government and sooner than you know it, we will be growing, expandind to make a difference in this country not just the whites, blacks, or hispanics.



9/12/05
downsouth girl
I guess it was okay but why is everyone complaining, that you should of focused more on that player or this player, you should be satisfied that they even chose to document a show about the res. I wish everyone would wake up and open your eyes and think about what you want in the future. yeah basketball is a really good sport but not for everyone out there. The world needs more native americans out there not just stuck on the rez forever, so what you need to do is put your drugs and alcohol away and get a life! I'm just playing, but for real I wish all the young natives out there all the best in knowledge, power and success!



9/12/05
True - blue, till I die, Chief & Lady Chief fan
E-town
Hey Daniel, What about a Lady Chiefs film? Or either a sequel? With our new head coach - congrad's Craig Ferris.



8/25/05
c.m. (pooh)
Pinon, AZ
hi there.i have'nt seen the video yet but i think you boys are doing a good job. it's good to hear that natives are being seen & heard all over the world. so keep up the good work.



8/24/05
A GIRL
DENVER COLORADO
I LOVE THE CHIEFS, THEY WERE EVEN BADDER WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH THEM. WE WERE UNBEATABLE FOR SOME TIME...I LOVE YOU GUYS AND LEVI, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!



5/23/05
well i think wha makes a good successful team is team work

i think after they graduate it is hard to leave home and go to college thats why hardly any of the chiefs went to college but yeah well i think Tim Robinson is really hot i wis i could meet him in person that would be so cool



5/23/05
wjSteele
Well the movie is really good but the thing i like the most is Tim Robinson he is so fine i wish i could meet him in person but yeah laterz



5/18/05
well to day all them boys are still here on the reservation today. Only one i know that took his talent to college was Al C'bearing. He is still attending college, brian is still on the rez, jerry still on the rez, beaver still in the rez, ernie still on the rez, ben sides still on the rez. Now they still partying like they were in HS or they here takin care of their kids. That jus tells you that they havent really done anything with all the talent they had, but there doin good and living it up on the "rez"



5/6/05
Buckaroo
MT
Just wanna say the film is a good one, I hope it gets out more to show the world what its like being a native today. Just wanna say good luck to them all. Also how is TIMBERS and Ernie doin today? I went to school with them in college, tell em I said watsup, from that tall indian.

laters



4/15/05
wakpala southdakota
well I really think the chiefs were really good and really cute I really like al c'bearing he is really hot and tall and a good playa I wish I could see them in real life and I still wonder were they are and tim "o" my god he is so fine.



3/28/05
Nicole
Wolf Point, MT
I loved the Chiefs Documentary! I know Brian SoundingSides... He is a natural and talented baller! Plus a very nice and sweet person! How can we get the picture from the video and learn more about where he is now!!!

Thank you lots!!!! Good Job Chiefs!!!



3/22/05
S. Begay
Crownpoint, NM
i just recently had the chance to see CHIEFS and it was amazing. to see talented native athletes win a state championship was incredible. native teams from around here rarely win the big one but when they do, you are more than likely to hear about it. our school had the talent but not the coaching to win it. the team dealt with ups and downs but once some of us seen this, our whole perspective changed. we wanted so bad but we lost in the district tournament. i send my gratitudes to the boyz in wyoming. GO CHIEFS!!



3/18/05
Ethete
man that was a real good show and i know it's hard leaving the rez but the chiefs were good. but beaver was true to himselfe and all the other chiefs were true to them selfes and there still bad ***



3/7/05
Jbiggs
PR, SD
anyone one have any NEW info what these guys are up 2? they re-ran the documentary on PBS the other night. (March 3, 2005) And all this time i didn't even know i kicked it w/ a movie star in wyoming last year... I only knew his name was FER! lol jks...



1/27/05
ETHETE, WYOMING
CHAY I KNOW WHAT'S HIS NAME WAS REALLY SAYING THAT'S NOT THE LIFESTYLE HE WANTED AND LOOK WHERE HE'S AT NOW...LOL~>FUNNY



1/7/05
arapahochild
Ethete, WY
I have a great respect for the basketball players on the Cheifs documentary.....i went to school with yall. However, life on the rez is hard. What is shown on the documentary is just a small piece to the puzzle of struggle we face as Northern Arapahos and Native Americans. Let people say what they have to say and judge how you chose to live your life. Not everyone lives the favorable life. I know how some of the players ended up and the one who seemed to be most innocent of them all.....MR. COWBOY. Chose to make questionable acts....like ending up in the pen. It look back now and laugh because he was the one saying that is not the lifestyle he wanted but he got it. As for my bros beaver and brian keep your heads up cause the sky is the limit and there is still life after high school and basketball!!!! There is a lot of opportunties still waiting for you in this big world!!!!! Al and Jerry congratulations for continuing your education you deserve a college diploma!!!!!!!!!!!!!



12/10/04
Dionne Tidzump #34
Pavillion Wy
hey great game against the cougers it sux that you guys lost. But you all played a GREAT GAME!!!!!!!maybe you will beat us next year!!you guys will go far this year. I know you all will make it to state. GOOD LUCK IN DA FUTURE!!!!!



11/29/04
Brett Bardwell
Huntingburg, In
A great documentary! As a HS sociology teacher, I have used the video in my classes to show my students life on the reservation for young people today. My students enjoyed the story and respect the kids involved. They are especially impressed with the Chief's basketball skills. We are in the process of doing a joint cultural exchange project with Wyoming Indian HS. My students seem to feel that basketball is an outlet or an escape from the difficulties faced on the reservation. A way to gain prestige, respect, and pride. They feel these kids are drawn back to the safety of the reservation because of the importance of family and friends left behind. The culture shock and the challenge of assimilating into the white culture is often overwhelming. In short though, my students have great respect for these kids and thier culture.



11/22/04
Ignacio Tamayo
Los Angeles CA
THANK YOU!!!!!

I just wanted to demonstrate my appreciation to the film-makers and to those young men who participated in the making of this film. It really brought me back to my high school years where i was care-free and without responsibility. On the other hand it made me realize that i can't and will not live my life that way. This film made me realize that my life was going nowhere.

So thank you once again for helping me get my priorities straight and making me believe once again that even i have a future, all I needed was a little motivation.

PS. hopefully all the young men saw themselves and also realized all the possibilities there are out there for them.



11/16/04
Linda Bolduc
Laconia, NH
Happen to catch your program last night. I loved it, I had to come to this web site to see where the boys ended up. I was so glad to see some of them are continuing on with their education. Education is the beginning of everything. Without it you have nothing! Hang in there boys you can do it!



11/16/04
E~Town
This movie was like the best rezed out movie I ever seen. So Just Like I Said Beaver: You My Hero...You Smoked Weed and still Played BALL.!! LoL... Yeah.. Laterz



10/19/04
Salt Lake City, UT
I think this was a really good movie and I think it had a really good portrayal of how life is on the rez. I grew up on the rez but have lived off of it since I was in jr. high. I knew the chiefs were good, but never really paid much attention since I didn't live on the rez. I thought it was a good thing to show how are people are still victims of prejudice like when the casper's boy told the chiefs to "go back to the rez." It shows just how much **** we still have to put up with. I give them props for dealing with all that stuff and still taking the championship. I am glad that the boys realize that education is the key to our people's future. I am getting my education so that I can go back and help our people. Thank you for making this movie it was moving and inspirational especially for me since I am Northern Arapaho from the Wind River Indian Reservation.



10/6/04
David M. Holmes
Owyhee, NV
I enjoyed this film immensely. As I watched it images of another powerful basketball documentary came to mind, 1994's "Hoop Dreams". The difference this time was that "Chiefs" had more meaning and relevancy as it featured Native Americans from a reservation instead of African-Americans from the inner city. I have told others this film truly hits home as far as displaying the vital role basketball, and athletics in general, plays in the Native American community not only on Wind River but on all reservations nationwide. On top of that it also goes along way in illustrating the hardships and struggles that some of our youth must endure when it comes to not only living life on the "rez" but also in taking the steps in order to prepare for life off the "rez". "Chiefs" can be a strong tool in not only educating our Native youth in setting goals and achieving them but also in making the right choices in life along the way.

David M. Holmes
Educator - Owyhee High School
Duck Valley Indian Reservation



10/6/04
Tidzump baller #34
Pavillion Wy
I just wanted to say that you guys are really good. And I think you guys will go far again this year. Because you are the best team on the rez and i luv ya all especially JP



10/1/04
New York City, NY
What inspirational stories and fascinating circumstances. I am ignorant to the culture and lifestyles of a reservation and found the film to be enlightening and provocative, along with entertaining. Thank you.



9/7/04
Ethete wy
Hey i jus want to say congrats on the basketball team for the chiefs 2001 state champs that was a bad *** game yup Jerry (furr) and Al keep your heads up and and achive what your dreams are Al stay in college my god you are a senior keep on ballin and jerry keep doing what you are doing well i guess this is it laterz



7/27/04
Jennifer
TOKYO JAPAN
I just wanted you all to know that you are being seen and wowing people all over the world. I'm an American living in Tokyo, Japan and just watched a half hour program on the boys basketball team.

Seeing how hard you train and the skills you have on the court was really inspiring. Keep up the good work. Peace from Japan.



7/12/04
N. Arapaho Parent
Riverton, WY
The movie was pure ironic, it left out the flava from the past. I am a parent who is guiding my son to be the best person he can be. He is also a talented basketball player he too has had aspirations of wanting to be a Chief the documentary really put it out their. Its scary to know that drinking and drugs are a reality that are common todays High Schools. Where does this talent end up? How many of these individuals go to college and finish? What exactly is it that keeps these individuals succeeding and bringing back what is learned? Being a Chief is not realistic in my sons high school years. He may not become a local hero but he will NOT spend the remainder of his years playing tournaments reliving glory days. Education is a reality and it is one that will not change for the sake of survival you would think it best to try to conform with dominant society's educational standards because they will only increase.



6/21/04
if you really wanted to see a show should of been around in the 80s when Jay Brown, Myron Chavez, Jerome Bell, Darrel Bell, Dale Wallowingbull that was a real oldschool showcase dont 4get da E-Town hardwood legends da playas dat made Wyoming Indian



5/5/04
Ethete, Wy
Just thought I would stop by and check the site out again. Just wanted you all to know that Brian, Ernie and gang just took the Mike Willow Memorial tournament. It was cool!! They even had the Rocky Boy team cheering them on. Sure wish they were still in high school and putting on the show. But...damn they are still good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



4/23/04
Chiefs #1 Fan
E-Town, 307
This year was awesome, and keep your headz up boi'z, u guys got 1st runner up, better than the rest of them sucka'z that u guys put out! am i right??? lol. Az for the Lady Chiefs, im proud of all of u, and u know the season never ends for them, so good luck in Idaho!!!



4/20/04
Northern Arapaho Playa
Ethete
I think the show was all that and I hope so I get to see a movie on the lady chiefs they should.

Writing from Lander Vallley High School (Peace out!!!!!!!!!!!)



4/20/04
Wyoming
I think the movie was alright btu it gets pretty boring to watch it over and over and if anyone is reading this

I'm not white I'm Native I just go to LVHS and writting from this school. But the Boys should of won state to.

From a Proud Northern Arapaho



3/26/04
E-Town
Hey i think the lady chiefs were good and i think the boys could of been better and worked as a team well im really proud of the ladies good job Diana!!



3/19/04
Shawndine
Schurz, NV
I do think it is hard for people to get of the rez. I am Paiute and currently a senior.I live on the Walker River Indian Reservation. Its sad because I graduated 8th grade with about 21 students in my class, and about 5 are going to graduate this year. Its sad because there is so much talent on the rez, but many youth dont get past high school to actually expand on it. I really enjoyed the "Chiefs", and I think it really represents life on the reservation in general. Maybe if more of the native youth were able to watch it, they will think about their own futures. I would just like to say good job to all the ballers for being for real, and for the film crew for depicting the truth. I would like to talk to some native teens from the wind river rez, just to see what its like over there because they probably have a lot in common with my rez. Laterz
Shawndine (nevadagirl04@yahoo.com)



3/19/04
I thought it was cool, I think they should make some on the Lady Chiefs...That would be awesome...But...The Chiefs games are more exciting and the girls games are blow outs...Well, which was last year and this year, but maybe next year too...Man I used to like the Chiefs games back then, I remember a whole lot of people going to the games and it would just make me happy,...I wish it was still like that...When Brian, Beaver, Isaac, Ben, Al, And all them were still playing...They didn't choke...Unlike the rest of you...@ State, U KNOW ALL OF US! DON'T CHOKE!!!!...(Still Mad...HaHa!)



3/19/04
Well HabaTousBa...My Fellow N8ives reading this, I just wanted to say, the show was really great & I think he should've made another documentary, that would be so far out...LOL! Well, The boys had a good season this year and the girls too...but anyway...I think the boys could've played more like a team, do you agree? I mean they looked all hype and all but they came out and played like crap! That was so sad...They always choke man! Well maybe (hopefully) next year, yeah next year next year next year! Well Lataz Y'all! LOL! Peazzout!



3/12/04
Beaver Creek, Wyoming
The show was hilarious, how could you display such herendous acts on public television. There was young kids watching that look up to these so called inspirational leaders.

--JKZ NO GUYZ
u still kick ass!



3/9/04
ed
that show was like...cool...



3/3/04
the one
a-town
man i just got to say ladies keep up the work i know there wasnt alot of freshman up in there but there is always next year just play ball and become better



2/26/04
white gurls
riverton Wyoming
da show was off da heezee
ya know
it was like so totally good
i really enjoyed watchin it
if i wasnt white i would go to skool there and be da tru balla
well peace my native homies



2/26/04
Davin
Hopiland, AZ
Only if they knew how important the sport of basketball is in the nations across the u.s of a. How many time do we have to keep proving people wrong about our skills. Not only the great ballas of the chiefs but here in Arizona. Many times we are considered the underdogs, but they forget to question our hearts and fight we have and not to mention the jammed packed gyms we come to claim, just to show the haters up. I got great respect for Native ballas throughout the nations just keep playing through the words and discrimination and the racism. I have just one thing to say to all the haters who thought Native basketball is nothing>>>> "you may shoot me with you words,you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, BUT still , like air I rise." Remember "don't hate the playa, hate the game." Holla! at a native balla from The Grand Canyon State



2/20/04
YO! I thought the show was quite AWESOME!!! I loved the chiefs back then they kicked some A**. They were to be unstoppable, but now boys you know that what you did was not even kewl. It costs you the championship trophey. I know ya'll were keepin it real or whatever but the shit messed up ya'llz game. But n-e ways now its time for the Lady Chiefs Documentry. With Shell Ware, Missy Goggles, Jacinta Edmo,and Diana SoundingSides. Ya'll should make a film on them, because its their time to show What they got.!! Hell YEAH!



2/20/04
just another baller
arpahoe, wyo
hey man beaver keep up with all the hard work(battling) u cool. Al damn just keep on going to collage and being yourself dont let people talk u into doing things u dont wnat to do***I Luv Ya* ------Tim>>?<<< well boy man just got one word for DAMN.... but Tim you got to now whats good for you and whats not dont be so crazy like Kyle & Irwin...lmao.... laters guys keep up the work



2/20/04
I would just like to say HOLLA BACK on the film it was a good glimps about rez ball it showed all the hattaz out there if you think you thought you could ball then WHAT yeah think again you got's some compition. NOW can any one give me a hell yeah. But then people are always sayin why dont the natives ever make it off the rez and succed in basketball well where not really all together in the world when it comes to leaving the rez but for those one's who make it off the rez then congrats for them and for the others it just proves to show why leave when you can ball it up here on the REZ. Well best bounce.

Lataz ~1~



2/11/04
The movie was da BOMB damb that movie was good I Would just like to say congrats to Beaver, Ben, Brian you guys really know how to make a movie. And I Would also like to say Beaver dont worry bout what all these hattaz have to say. Rememba hattaz an't shyt you know how good you are there just hatten cuz they know they ant ever going to achieve as much as you can or go as far as you can oh and keep spitin then RYMES boy your bound to get a record deal soon AIGHT. Peace ~1~



2/11/04
I think the movie was the straight up truth all the guys and players diddnt try to hide N-E thing like some of these other fake natives they kept it real even on camera. It showed most of da world what its like to be a native and with all the weed and alcohol you would figure is that all there is to do. Well yeah you can still smoke and drink but still have a good time doing it. And even ball it up just like Beaver,Brian,Ben It just shows all the hattas on the film WHAT yeah dats what i thought They can BALL WELL PEACE ~1~



2/3/04
MillCreek, Wyo.
WELL...WHAT MAKES A GOOD BASKETBALL TEAM? WELL...IT'S WHERE ALL THE PLAYERS WORK TOGETHER, AND THERE IS NO ONE MAN PLAYING...WHY DO I THINK CHIEFS ARE SO GOOD?...DUH, IT'S BECAUSE THEY RUN~N~GUN! AYEZ!!!! NO, REALLY IF THEY REALLY WANT TO SUCCEED THEY WORK REALLY HARD TOGETHER AS A TEAM! AND THEY WATCH OUT FOR EACHOTHER! AND THAT'S WHAT A TEAM SHOULD DO!...WHY DO I THINK IT'S DIFFICULT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES FROM THE REZ TO "MAKE IT" IN OFF-RESERVATION COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES? WELL I THINK THAT IT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE SO...SO USED TO STAYING HERE ON THE REZ...AND THIS IS WHERE THEY GREW UP! I THINK IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ME TO GO OFF TO COLLEGE TOO!...U HAVE TOO MUCH FUN HERE ON THE REZ! ;) BUT AL PAL...UR DOING VERY GOOD! I'M PROUD OF YOU AND I'M SURE EVERYONE IS PROUD OF YOU, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP GOING TO COLLEGE...THAT'S NOT JUSS FOR HIM...THAT'S FOR ALL OF YOU BALL PLAYERS WHO WERE ON THE FILM TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...AND BEAVER...I'M SURE YOUR GOING TO BE SOMEBODY SOME DAY...I THINK YOU ALL

READY ARE! WELL...THAT'S IT FOR NOW! L8ERZ!



1/9/04
Just Me
The Rez
~*~Hello~*~

~What makes a successful basketball team?? A team as a whole and a good coach, a team willing to work hard and work together to finish on top. ;) We may cry around because they highlighted Beaver other than the rest of the team, but I got to say, Beaver held it down. He just kept it real and showed how life is on the rez, whether or not we liked it. As budweiser says, true.

~Why do I think teams like the Chiefs are so good?? Because they work together. They aren't a one man team, each one of them contributes to the team in his own way. When they are down, the fans get rowdy and bring the boys back up. And believe me, the Chiefs deliver.

~Why do you think it is difficult for high school graduates from the rez to "make it" in off-reservation colleges and universities?? Its difficult because we aren't exposed to "success" like that. As hard as it is to believe, not everyone has someone to look up to who went to college. It is a big step and everyone is always succeeding on the court, and when "real" life sets in, they are probably afraid of failure. Plus they probably don't know a whole lot about it. They are a lot of factors to look into with this question.

~I thought this movie all-in-all was GREAT. It is cool to say, "Hey I know him!" I got a few things to say to the boys though.

Beaver: You kept it real and held it down. You didn't change who you where in front of the camera, and you where true to yourself. I wish you, Leslie, and your little boy, Khylan, all the best of luck.

Al: I am so proud of you for getting off the reservation. I know its tough, but I know you will succeed. I believe in you. Keep ya head up and stay on top. Don't let the white-man drag you down. We all believe you will make it. Good Luck!!

Jerry: You are the man! I am proud of you for going to school (and getting your associates!!), even though you didn't get to go off to college like you wanted. But deep down, I know you have it in you to succeed, and you will.

Tim: You are succeeding despite all the drama the reservation has to dish out. But you have to step up to the plate and be a man. (If you know what I mean.) Stay ahead of the game, and you will stay successful. Good Luck!

Brian: We all know how the drama of the rez gets us down once in a while, but keep ya head up. Only you can hold yourself down. Pick up the pieces and start a new puzzle. Best of luck to you!!

Ben: Heard you where in college! Good Luck with that. Keep it real and always hold your head up. I have a feeling that you will be successful, I know you will be. Keep balling it up. Good Luck with it everything!

Steve: "Little Stevie" isn't little anymore! He's getting to be a grown man. Do what you have to, to stay happy. Stay ahead of the drama. Good Luck with college and whatever is going on in your life.

~*~GOOD LUCK CHIEFS AND LADY CHIEFS~*~



12/18/03
Me, Myself and I (#31)
Ethete, Wyoming
I thought that the movie showed everyone that we can ball it up BIG TIME. Don't bee jelly. Well I just had to brag us up. I better get off so I don't waist my computer time.



12/18/03
another e-town lady balla
E-Town, WY
Man...that movie wuz da bomb! i think u shoulda focused more on the whole team tho instead of sum of them! Other than that I think Daniel Junge or however u spell his name did a good job! I'll give u 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! haha. I think another video should be made cuz my bro David Gambler is playing and it would look cool to see Rex Curry and the rest of em' in a documentary!



12/5/03
Lady Chiefs Balla #31
Ethete
I think that a good coach and good players willing to give it all they got makes a good team. I also think that the Chiefs are so successful because they practice a lot because there is not much to do here just ball it up. Oh, yeah they also got the skill. Well the bell just rang. LATERZ.



12/5/03
baby girl #20
Ethete, Wyoming
that movie was da bomb it shows how the Chiefs live on the rez and how they play rez ball!! i think Independent lens should of did a movie on Stevie,Doug,Jordan and the rest of my friendsup in there!!! so yeah i got to put the B on the ounce and BOUNCE so peace out peoples!!!!!!!!

Holla Back!!
Baby Girl #20 AKA Justin's Girl



11/26/03
Tireka
Bismark,ND
Hey What's goin on everyone??It's all good hea I just wanna say tha Lady Chiefs are da bomb.So are da Chiefs.They are tru ballas damm they gotzz some madd skill!Now Jordy on the other hand he is a one in a million.That's what you call on helll of a fine bro.He got some madd skills @ ballin.He's like Lil Iverson.......yee Jokes Well I'm out much love for da LAdy Chiefs And Chiefs GOOD LUCK this year.



11/21/03
Kandis RED
Montana
When i first viewed the CHIEFS video (barrowed it from, brother FURR:)), it was the first time i had heard about the movie, I was so amazed by how much the movie had an impact on me. I had moved away from home, going on 4 years now, when i heard that the boyz won state i was so proud mainly of the coaches who have been with the team since i can remember, and mainly for my brothers "Furr" and "Baby Al". I know now that Al has been away from home for 3 years, away at chadron and still playing basketball and furr is still going to college in Riverton, I am very proud of you guys because you are making your dreams come true (what ever they are). I know there are alot of little kids out there who look up to you guys! (smile) I know that my lil girl will always ask about her "WYOMING" family and when she hears the story about lyou2 that she will also be proud:). Al i know that you are having trouble with your classes , keep studing youll eventully get it done no matter how long it takes, don't give up and don't go back to the rez there is nothing to do there(besides the family ), even after all these years!

And Furr just do what you do best!!!**** LEARNING*****(communi.) Good Luck to the Lady Chiefs(Aloysa and Georgie ann) and the Chiefs (particularly; Rex), this basket ball season, play your best and team work!!! *Thee one and only*



11/21/03
Ethete, Wy
I think the documentary should have focused more on all the players not just 4 or 5 of them. Everybody who plays on that team should have been focused on, after all it takes team work to have a winning team not just a few of them. Yeah they had a good team during those two years but what about the years before. I remember when the boys basketball team set the record for most consecutive wins in the STATE of Wyoming. As a matter of fact they still hold that record of 50 wins. What about those players. There the ones who made Wyoming Indian the basketball team to beat. And yes back then there was discrimination, but with the respect we had for our school and ourselves we didn't sink to their levels we just let it go.



11/19/03
i thought it was a bad a** movie e-townerz now how to ball it up. keep it real and going ben in college and that goes for relo and stevie. keep playin ight homez. you guyz are good at ball you should make another movie on the new ballaz.



11/19/03
MANDI
Belcourt Da ReZ , North D
HI MY NAME IS MANDI I THINK THAT TIM SHOULD CONTINUE IN HIS RODEO I SAW THE MOVIE AND ITS INSPIEREING 2 ME TIM INSPIRED ME TO START BASKETBALL YOU STILL WORKED ON YOUR BASKETBALL WITH YOUR RIBS IN THAT CONDITION AND I WISH I COULD MEET TIM AND THA ODA NATIVEZ ^ IN DA VIDEO WELL IF U C THIS ADD ME 2 YA MSN IIGHT THNX

~*NATIVE PRIDE NATION WIDE*~

-TRU NATIVE CHICK 4 LIFE~*!*~

-mAnDi



11/17/03
Taylor Courtney
Laramie Wyoming
I am a sophomore the University of Wyoming. This is the first time I've seen the documentary and I'm in it. I played basketball for Lusk. (shown in the state championship game) I have played the Chiefs in 3 games over three years of high school at the state tournement. I guess you could say I know all of the Chiefs in this film pretty well, at least on the court. I have to say that this film needed comments of opposing teams. I am not racist in anyway but I noticed that the Chiefs always dramatized being discriminated against. In the first round game of 2002 we played the Chief and beat up on them pretty bad. During this game Reland Ferris had a foul called on him and he accused the referee of being racist. The call had nothing to do with race but instead the game itself. I wish race wasn't an issue on the court and that some ball could be played. I thought the film was put together very well. If anyone wants to know more about who I am, refer to the documetary when the Cheifs play Lusk. I was #44 and remember every second of those games. I was a starter for one of the two years, my junior year. I would like to talk with the producer of this film and discuss my opinions with him. I guess I'll end with saying that I don't believe the Cheifs get discriminated against on the court as much as they think. I know I made it to the state championship twice, and never won.



10/29/03
Lady Chiefs Balla
E-Town
What's up! Me nothin just chillin here at tutoring. I liked the movie because it shows that indians that live on the rez know how to ball it up. Man, they should have showed my bro Levi. Oh, well it's all good. Well I got to put the B in ounce and Bounce on out of here. LATERZ all you haterz.



10/6/03
Dusty Nelson
Pine RIdge SD
I thought the film was very interesting. It seemed like a familiar story, its almost exactly like that in pine ridge. Its very sad that natives put so much emphasis on basketball, and not a whole lot on education. I myself am going to school at Black Hills State U, and am very excited to be off the rez, yes it is my home and i luv my home, but there is so much more off the rez, i just wish that more "Indian" kids would realize that. They probaly do, but just dont know how to get away, but like my dad always says, "the things we dont want to do the most are the things we need to do the most."



8/29/03
C. Crowghost
Richmond,ca/ Pine Ridge R
I really enjoyed the film, i thought it brings to mind my one thought in this life, Being a Black Indian from Choctaw heritage, i often wonder how the world would be better if more talented youngsters had the opportunity to experience other places, or even Indians(mentor program), that aare sucessful out side the rez, then maybe they wouldn't give up to defeat so easily. My husband was the same way, talented beyond words, all he needs is a chance(The California Experience). We need more films like this one to show the "TRUTH" about how our people are trying to survive today....AHO...



8/25/03
Fort Washakie
DAYUM...It was the BOMB!!! best show of all tymez...yeeee...anywayz congratz to Lady Chiefz #1(as alwayz)Tru_Ballaz..sssshhhh...anwayz all the good playaz r leaving(STEVIE-lil short cute guy_JORDY-fine *** brutha_RELO-i look up 2 u..haha..of course i do_BEN-u fine *** native w/who gotz those movez_ALLEN-tru_balla)this season....but u still have that 1 fine *** brutha (DAYUM BABY)#11 mmm DOUG BROWN is gonna go out there and show u whoz numba#1doug-ur fine as HELL..yup yup u r....and bak to the movie AL C'BEARING u da man ur FINE 2...I LOVE YOU DOUG BROWN AND AL C"BEARING Fine *** NATIVEZ



8/25/03
wass up indians. well oh hell yeah got give the lady chiefs a Hand! Whoa! they totally kicked some ass! And for the boys this past year..good job. And ladies why you say tim is soo cute. He aint even. Ever see him recently.! Anywho..the documentry was ight..shoulda showed more of the other boys. but it was kew. but latazs



7/1/03
Tristan Rogers
Reseda, CA
Yes, I do think there's a connection. I taught on a Navajo rez for a year in Pinon, AZ. These kids have little opportunities to do anything other than play sports. I was saddened to see at the end of the show that so few kids had left the rez-they seem like they want to, but don't know how. I think people would really be surprised at the true poverty on the rez, this particular show didn't even cover half of it. The town I taught in had no paved roads, stoplights, and street names. Most hogans had no electricity.



7/1/03
Bob Alaniz, Head Coach, St. Bernard H.S.
Los Angeles, Ca.
The special on the Wyoming Indian School was a well done real life story of a team, it's coaches, and the reality for Indian basketball players.

As a Chicano raised in Los Angeles, and a Head Coach in the L.A. area, I can relate to the realities of Indian players to that of Latino players. Far too many talented youngsters fall through the cracks and either leave school, or do not get recruited by any college. So many of our kids with so much potential don't apply themselves in the classroom, or are overwhelmed with a feeling of hopelessness and give up.

The coaching staff at the Wyoming Indian School have done a wonderful job of preparing their teams for each upcoming season, and the team members have accepted each challenge with pride and class, like a true warrior.

We as Indians and Chicanos must perservere and have faith in the face of adversity. Every challenge tests our spirit, and prepares us for next challenge. Every act has a purpose and meaning, walk with the pride a nd the humbleness of a confident warrior. This was indeed a fantastic PBS special, we need to see more like this one.

Lastly, I would personally like to extend an invitation to the Wyoming Indian School to our St. Bernard Holiday Tournament in Decmeber of 2003. I will do my best to attempt o contact the school. Best of Luck my Indian brothers!



7/1/03
Nicole
Los Angeles, CA
I would like to commend Daniel Junge and the others who took part in making the documentary film. I just got done watching it on KCET here in cali. The documentary brought different feelings to me. I am happy to see that the basketball players hearts seem to be in the right place. But also it was an unfortunate reality check to see the poor development in Indian country. There is nothing to do, no jobs. I pray for the basketball players that are talented and passionate about the game, to keep going and use that passion to go the farthest they can with it, and bring something back to the community development.

I just want to mention one more thing. here in california there are many people fighting to end Indian mascots. Has this issue been raised by this film at all? Or does it change things if it is a native team that is portraying a Native mascot? I hope a reader can give me there insight.



7/1/03
Greta Pruitt
Los Angeles
Congratulations to the filmmakers for an outstanding documentary. And deep appreciation to those young people and families that permitted the invasion of their privacy to tell this story. The topic should concern all of us who call ourselves American. It has been my privilege to learn more about the plight of Native Americans by consulting with parents and educators of another rural Native American population. I am ashamed of the demoralizing racism which clearly exists. We are openly permitting perpetuation of racial stereotypes by our approach to educating these families and children. Preparing young people for "success" or opportunities beyond the reservation is a process that will take concerted effort by all Americans who care. Success need not be found only in corporate, capitalist America. We must help them find a future within their culture as well. I, for one, will donate efforts to improve educational opportunities for these young people. I challenge others to do their part. Thank you so much! I was spellbound by the film.



7/1/03
david mix
mt. baldy, CA
hello,.. really enjoyed the film, brings back many memories of times spent with friends in South Dakota. I felt a bit uncomfortable with the Ceremony filmed on tape. I was always taught that these kinds of depiction don't do more than arrouse peoples curiousity, and sometimes immitation without the deep contact with the culture itself. I think more discussion about the culture could've yeilded more compelling information rather than the impersonal and naked exposure of what many of us consider to be the most sacred things in our lives. This however is a small dissent from my overall appreciation at an honest attempt to convey a culture within america very few people are even aware exists. I was unable to identify the music noted in the credits. I'd love to find out who these artists are to keep up. Thankyou..... David Mix



7/1/03
Ronald StClair
Costa Mesa, CA
I am interested to see programs on folks who go the mile with extra effort and acheive the prize that is the true Human person. Up my mother's line I am Choctaw and very prowd of those Native American drops of pure blood. Re: the CHIEFS ASST. COACH,up my father's line I am more than 1000 years in the StClair family from early Viking,French, and lots of Scottish blood. The Pics are in the early Scots and were call that as they used pictures vs written language. As a serious student of the growth of the Human Person, I send my strong portion of magic toward the CHIEFS and ALL their supporters. P.S. Hello to Owen St.Clair, I would like to know your St.Clair name background. We are ONE Tribe, brother. Ron St.Clair



6/20/03
original girl
Windriver rez
i just want to say that the CHIEFS, are badd ***. The guys team gots some skill...like some and1 mixtapes...yeez...and yeah street ball. Basketball on the rez is a big sport to me and all the other rez kids and teens... we live for it...well most do anyways... I just want to say congradulations to the chiefs this year for taking 3rd place. Yeah the seniors gave it a good shot..but remember there is always time to make it to the pros. So congradulations Jordy(who can shoot 3's like no other) Steve(little fast dude) Ben (just watch out) Reland (gots the height) and yeah good job again Jordy... you were the spirit of the team....hell yeah all the power to ya from going to the cutest mascot to starting five....thas a big change and it's so awesome....ayez...and to the lady chiefs....state champs all the way...hell yeah tovah and kerissa...and all the other girlz....just gotta say we'll be back...for now ~peace~1 thousand~



6/20/03
VERONICA BLACK CROW
MARTIN, SOUTH DAKOTA
I AM A PROUD ENROLLED MEMBER OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHOE TRIBE. I DON'T NO NOTHING OF MY TRIBE. I GREW UP ON THE PINE RIDGE- OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE.I REALLY LIKED THE MOVIE, IT TOLD ME ALITTLE ABOUT THE TRIBE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE. I THINK EVERY REZ IS ALMOST THE SAME. THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH THE CHILDREN AND I THINK WE NEED TO HELP THEM MORE SO THEY DON'T THINK ALL THERE IS TO DO IS ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. IF THERE IS ANY ONE WHO CAN EMAIL ME ABOUT THE TRIBE AND CULTURE, I WILL GREATLY APPRECIATE IT, I WANT TO LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT MY TRIBE. THANK YOU!



6/11/03
(:I like the documentary. They put a lot of effert to it during the 2nd year. They should've used Al C' Bearing more than Beaver. One more thing, Tim Robinson you're sooo cute!!!



6/9/03
Lil Lady Chief # 40
E*Town
I think the movie was alright. Should of shown more of the team. The coolest part of the documentary was when Brian passed the ball Ben and Ben done the alley op at the beginning of the movie. Congratulations Lady Chiefs for winning the state championship this year! And to the chiefs congrats for winning 3rd place!



6/9/03
spiderbite
arapaho
the film was kool........just wanna say congratulations to tha Lady Chiefs for winning state...oh yeah!! hehehehe!! and congratulations to camelbite, bernstein bear, and slim cuzz, oh yeah...and slutty...going to college...uh huh...u better believe it..LOL..anywayz...yeah...im very proud of ya..

tha one and only stat gurl around.. ~ya guys know WHO~



6/2/03
Tiffany King
Atlanta, GA
I was so moved by the May 29, 2003 broadcast on our local channel, GPBA 30. I have numerous questions and concerns about the things I saw and heard, but the main point is I am sorry. I am an African American with Cherokee blood flowing through my veins and I am ashamed of the treatment the "Only" Americans are forced to endure. I choose not the term Native, but Only, because they are the original and true keepers of this place. I would like as much information as possible about my people. I feel that justice was not done in the partial explainaton and glimpse into the situation on the "Res". I will do my part, respectfully and honorably. Thank you so much for lighting my fire. It is indeed the time of the White Buffalo.



6/2/03
oh god! it was the best movie i ever saw. i just like to Congradulate the Lady Chiefs for makin history baby ...good job keep up the hard work and s**t like that ...DONT GIVE UP!!! and Dont Drink cause you know Aleta has 'wino runs' well and like to say to the Chiefs ...your doin a good job and were all with you guys ALL THE WAY!!! and DONT GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT ALFERD SAYS TO YOU!!!!! just but your heart in to it and have fun ...well i gottah go ~K~ L8erz



6/2/03
Lady Chief #31
I thought that the movie was cool! It told the truth about how our lives are like how most of the kids won't go to collage and grow up to be in the NBA or WNBA. Even though some of the players are good enough 2 bee in the NBA or WNBA. You should make a movie on the Lady Chiefs. O yeah good job at State Lady Chiefs#1. Good games and good job Chiefs #3. Well I got 2 put the B in Ounce and Bounce on out of here. LATERZ!



6/2/03
i'm orginally from the wind river indian resveration .ive watched many chiefs games. .003 of high school kids make to the n.b.a wow !!! that blew my mind so to speak.getting to the professional level should not be the number one priority of any young persons goal in life. education/education/education.... should be stressed.now i wished i had education. alcoholism was my choice in life from an early age.

still it was my choice today the schools should stress education instead of glorifying the reservations alethetic endeavors.......its sad thats sports take hold of an entire resveration or for that matter a towns etc.... intrest. in short what i'm trying to say is choose education over sports . sports will only be there for 4 years in a young persons life an education opens up the world to the young persons entire life. and leave the resveration come back as an educated role model.someone was asking about brian soundingsides . he killed his dad ,today he in a federal prison ,and its not a very good place to be(i was there)thats what not having or getting a good education will most likely get you.again education/education/education/.sports are for a short time education is for life ... forever thank you.



5/21/03
i think that the should of film the other players also like jerry,al,and brian instead of just bever i mean it was all right and all but the movie was more about bever it could of been the whole team and just not one player and only show some of the players for 1 second but if they are gonna make another movie about the chiefs they should show every body on the team.



5/21/03
Bailey O'Neal
Good job Chiefs and Lady Chiefs! You did a good job out there on the court. Reland, Jordan, Steve, J.P., Ben, Jesse, and Rex your the best ballers out there, you boys are also cute to!!! GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!



5/21/03
I thought the movie was alright, should of shown more of Al C'Bearing and Brian S.Sides. It was so cool when the Brian s.sides passed the ball to ben ( junior) and dunked it, i thought it was the best part of the documentary. Laterz



5/13/03
Alexandra Watt
Ethete,Wyoming
I Think it was a interesting documentery, especially because my uncle Myron Chavez was on it. I think it was cool, it's about time they had a documentary on wyoming indian!!!!



5/13/03
Proud Arapaho relative
E-Town
I am real impressed with the response that this show has gotten from all over the United States. GREAT JOB to all involved! Just wanted to ask PBS if they thought about airing this again, only earlier in the evening.... Would really suggest to the peeps in River city.



5/6/03
I Harris
Las Vegas NV
I enjoyed the documentary, It was a realistic look at the reservation and the opposition of the flight of minorities everywhere. The thing that stuck in my mind was the amount of racism that was prevalent when they were playing basketball against the �white� kids. My understanding of Wyoming is that of an old west attitude not withstanding, the equality state. Where do the kids learn this from? Parents, teachers and coaches perhaps?



5/6/03
some ballers
FreCo
Chiefs are so good cuz they start playing basketball before they can walk. They play together so they can pass like ernie brown does to beaver like today at thermop. Too bad they got put out tho. It was because they didn't put batboy aka mike in. just kidding. BOB got put out too. We all know why. Cuz they are BOB. who else got put out? Basically everyone from the rez. That tournament was jacked because of the rain. Its all good tho because lady chiefs are STATE CHAMPIONS even with a jacked up bracket... and @#*($)@#*$()@# refs but lander and riverton... well they didn't even make it to the championship game. haha. Chiefs coulda won it too, but... shoulda woulda coulda~ i think it was cuz they are BOB. LOL its all good right. Whoa- grandson Jordy from a mascot to all star!!! Reland, from the foo who passed the towel in "Chiefs" to 2year All Stater, beating the 1A team by 40!!!!!! next is college congrats. oh yeah about Chiefs. They shoulda put more about brian, ernie, ben, al, reland and less about tim. That scene at tim's house bout the motrin was so fake! well we are some loyal fans of the chiefs (aka BOB)... so loyal that we went down to state and were homeless while we were there. Too bad Al couldn't make it to the discussion but he is too busy ballin it up a chadron... OUTTA CONTROL right? Easter brunch what? next year aight? well we will post again fo sho so keep checkin this out you will learn something.



5/1/03
The movie was really cool! and for all of you hatas out there I just want you to know that your missing out on having a good team on your minds!



5/1/03
I think the movie was Cool! I also think my grandpa AL Redman was very confident about the team and what he has been coaching them. The movie should of put some of the other players of the team and yeah!



4/30/03
Good documentary! My nieces and nephew, as well as my daughter all play basketball. The native talent is out there! Tim Robinson! I think you have a admirer in my family! My daughter thinks you are cute! I think the fact that her dad is an ex-bullrider, turned team roper, and also participated in sports (basketball, baseball, football) while in high school helped too!
Chiefs, keep up the good work!



4/30/03
Casper, Wyoming
It's great to see so many responses concerning the Chiefs documentary. It was a very good film with issues that need to be addressed by both whites and Natives. With that said, the racism showed at Natrona County High School was just plain horrible. Not sure if this is the right forum for this but I would like to ask other Native teams if this type of behavior still exists. Is this something the WHSAA should look into? Are our school districts doing enough education of tolerance so blatent disrespect is acted upon?? I know Wyoming is usually late in embracing much to do with diversity. But it truly is a shame that Natives have to continually experience racism in 2003. Racism = Ignorance, so with education we can learn tolerance of one another and hopefully, racism will begin to die away.



4/30/03
Nichole Mc.
Way to go Lady Chiefs!! You went you fought and you did it.Nice jod Diana ,Tova,and Contessa you are the best.You insiper me so much I alwaysed looked up to you tova.GOOD Job Ben,Jordan,Reland,and my Hero Stevie.You boyz were awsome You did what you had to do and you got that far so don't give up. And go to the next step.-k-.Laterz Nikki



4/29/03
C. Long Feather
North Dakota
http://www.missoulanews.com/News/News.asp?no=3170
I would encourage producers of shows like this documentary to read this article. While it was great to see a documentary of the success of a great basketball team, why does a documentary about a Native ball team always have to be so downbeat?? Why is the story line invariably about their ultimate "failures" as seen by the mainstream?? I have yet to see a documentary about a white, rural Midwest, state-winning ball team that laments the fact that all the players are now impoverished fifth-generation farmers or drunks at the local tavern. It's the same situation but it doesn't get the same treatment. Since when does not going to Division I ball or the NBA constitute failure - in any cultural/ethnic group? Yet this is the message we continually receive. It's time to change the paradigm!



4/29/03
A Chief and Lady Chiefs fan!
E~TOWN
well the film was great but they should of shown more of the players in it. Like ERNIE BROWN he was 1 bad baller. And great job 2 the Lady Chiefs this year for being State Champs....and ill give a shout out 2 tha Chiefs 2 great job u could of done better but yeah.



4/29/03
Laura Friday
Ethete,Wyoming
I just want 2 say congrats to the LADY CHIFES and that you all did great this year and to da boyz you boys really worked hard to get to the spot were you are now.At leased you got 3rd place tht's better than notthing.But you guys are still the best on the rezz.And nothing can change that.Just keep working hard and do ur thang.Who knows maybe you'll get to go the the NBA.Oh and Madd props ta Jordan He's on fire.Jordan just keep working hard.And you can make it.Don't let people tell you that you can't do anything -k-.I love you Jordan Whiteman.Your da man. Thankx Laura



4/29/03
Sheresa Kazee
I just drop by to say that the Chiefs are awesome So is that one guy Jordan Whiteman man he is on fire.I LOVE YOU JORDAN and keep doin your thang and don't ever stop playing b-ball cuz you a madd baller.Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do anything cuz I really belive in you. WORK HARD BABY Same props for Ben Syeds.



4/24/03
<< Filmmakers Daniel Junge, Donna Dewey, and Henry Ansbacher respond >>
As filmmakers, to witness the overwhelming response to CHIEFS has been incredibly rewarding. This has been a three-year journey for us, and it's great to see the final product out there generating dialogue. We're particularly satisfied that the film seems to resonate with young Native Americans, about whom we so rarely see images in today's media. By no means do we think CHIEFS is the definitive portrait of growing up Native American - this is only one story, and there are so many different stories to be told. By the way, the Lady Chiefs won their first state championship this year -- someone out there should do a film on them!
-- Daniel Junge, Donna Dewey, and Henry Ansbacher



4/24/03
I thought that it was a good show but....I thought they needed to include more players. For instance, "Downtown Ernie Brown" with his wicked passes and all. Oh and Dan Dan the camera man, we all know why they didn't take state first time. If your camera man didn't get in the way of Ernie he could have played his role. He was THE real floor general of that team, he knew where his team mates were at all times. Just like to say to Brian and Beaver Good Job and much love. laterz













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