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7 Sports Exclusive! Sal Aunese Story Going Hollywood?
New York Production Company Working With C.U. To Bring Story To Silver Screen.
2:02 AM, Aug 10, 2007
There are still a few details to be worked out, so nothing is official yet, but 7 Sports has learned that Livin Large Productions out of New York is working with C.U. on a feature film called "Sal".It's the story about former Buffs quarterback Sal Aunese.Sal died of stomach cancer during his senior year in 1989. The team used his memory as motivation to eventually win the national championship. It was one of the most heartwarming college football stories ever.But it also became known that Sal fathered a child with head coach Bill Mccartney's daughter Kristy. And that young man, T.C., is now 18 and headed to L.S.U. to play football.You don't have to be a C.U. fan or even a Coloradan to appreciate what an extraordinary yet tragic story this was, and still is.We have also learned that they are looking at a few directors. Among them, David Anspaugh, who directed "Rudy", and a former C.U. baseball player who has gone on to become a huge motion picture star in Hollywood.There was a news conference scheduled for August 8th in Boulder, but it was postponned.