This is a really cool idea, but also sounds like some potential for even more controversy, right? Referees better be on their A-game.
Gatorade created REPLAY to restage classic games that ended in controversy – offering athletes a second chance for redemption some 10-15 years later. Gatorade reunites the original teammates and provides them with an 8-week training and nutrition program so they can get back in peak shape and replay their game to settle the score once and for all.
Season III of REPLAY features two South Side Chicago high school basketball teams, the Bloom Township Trojans and the Brother Rice Crusaders. The two teams competed this fall to settle their 2000 super sectional game that decided who would go “downstate” to the Elite 8 and who would go home. The original game ended with a controversial call regarding the game clock, shrouding the final shot in controversy for a decade. A documentary sharing the journey of these athletes and their REPLAY game will be airing throughout the month of December on Fox Sports Net (check REPLAYtheSeries.com or Fox Sports Net for local listings).
Chicago natives Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and No I.D. collaborated to record the track, “We Can Do It Now,” an ode to their hometown in celebration of the popular series.
Download the track here, no strings attached: “We Can Do It Now” f/ Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and No I.D.