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Just a coach, not a leader

Updated: December 20, 2002, 5:46 PM ET
By David Halberstam | Special to Page 2

The debut Dec. 14 of "The Junction Boys," ESPN's movie about Bear Bryant and his first preseason training camp as head coach of Texas A & M, got me thinking about Bryant's role as a historic figure, which I think is more tainted than most people realize. Rarely have I seen a movie so well-promoted by a network -- if anything, it struck me as I watched, that more time and energy and perhaps money had gone into promoting it than into making it.

For one thing, it lacks authenticity because ...

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