August 10, 2007

Band of Brothers: Full Friday practice wrapup

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In an effort to build team unity, coach Randy Shannon has taken to screening episodes of HBO's Band Of Brothers to the team every two or three nights.

The entire team and coaching staff gather together in the Edgerrin James team meeting room to watch the show on a projector at the front of the room.

A synopsis of what the show is about: After enduring basic training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, Easy Company heads to Aldbourne, England to prepare for the invasion of Europe. In the weeks before D-Day, Easy Company heads to Uppottery, England to prepare for the drop into Europe. In Toccoa, Ga., 1942, a disparate group of young men begins voluntary training to become members of one of America's newest military regiments - the paratroopers. Under the harsh leadership of Lt. Sobel (David Schwimmer), members of the newly formed Easy Company go from green civilians to some of the Army's most elite soldiers. As training progresses, a rivalry flares between Sobel, whom the men despise, and Lt. Winters (Damian Lewis), a junior officer who's earned the respect and admiration of Easy Company. The show follows these characters and others.

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