Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
Honestly, I just don't think it's all that great. That's my 2¢. The vid isn't even really about Alex.
But it's a student thing, so I'll do my best to dock my cynicism.
Was it you that made the 2006 highlight vid. I remember somebody pulled it from the archives a while back and that video was one the best 49er highlight videos I've seen in terms of quality
Yes it was.
Admittedly, I'm a little creatively frustrated on this one, cause I thought about going to SF to shoot an Alex Smith doc and interview Alex and etc.
But then the whole Sean Pamphilon thing happened with the Saints, and I assumed getting access would be that much harder. Plus, I got jobs here in LA that kept me from going after such a passion project (i.e., jobs that actually paid me immediately instead of an Alex Smith piece I would have to try to sell to ESPN or NFLN down the road with no guarantees).
I think Alex's story is an EXTREMELY good one, but both ESPN & NFLN won't jump on it until the guy either gets to or wins a Super Bowl (cause there's still the sentiment out there that he's not very good). You might see E:60 do something on him this year... and when they do I'll be even more frustrated.
I think the Alex Smith story just deserves a s**t more attention to detail. There is a ton of stuff worth covering... I listed a bit of it in a previous thread and even forgot about his friend committing suicide. Dude has been through a ton. It's a fantastic modern sports story about the expectations of fandom and how we're all so quick to condemn those who appear to fall short early.
Hell, the fact that Alex got so many chances is kinda baffling.