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August 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Husky Loyal film now available

A film sure to be of interest to Washington football fans — Husky Loyal — is now available.

The makers of the film — you can see a trailer on its website here — debuted the film at the Ram on Tuesday night.

Here’s a press release with some more info on the project:

“Husky Loyal is a project by AiO Media and directed by Stephan Gray. Over the past year-and-a-half the Seattleborn and bred team has produced and recently completed the feature length documentary film, Husky Loyal.

The film focuses on the UW football program, but, in addition, Husky Loyal turns the camera on the Husky Nation and its traditions, antics, and preparations during game day Saturday at Husky Stadium.

For nearly 100 years, through times of both glory and struggle in the rain, sleet, snow or sun, fans of University of Washington football have converged on Montlake draped in purple and gold, waving flags, carting coolers and grills, and belting out “Bow Down to Washington.” This is what it’s like to be a member of the Husky Loyal.

The film features a range of special “guest stars” including loyal tailgaters, Husky football
players and even Captain Husky in his final game as the inspirational cheer captain who rises from the crowd every second half to give fans a show.

Mario Bailey, Washington Wide Receiver 1989-1991, is in the film and in discussing how Husky football changed his life and still has an impact on him until this very day, he said.

“It means everything you wear that badge of honor for the rest of your life especially my team being we won a national championship. We wear that proud. But whether we won the national championship or not purple and gold you’ll bleed that the rest of your life.”

Greg Lewis, Washington Running Back 1987-’90 and 1990 Doak Walker Award winner given to the nation’s most outstanding running back, is also featured in the film and said there is nothing like a Saturday in the fall at Husky Stadium “In that tunnel, the way the noise gets trapped in there, and while on the shores of Lake Washington, there is no place like it in college football.”

The film captures an event that is unique to the city of Seattle with a proud fan base that can be seen taking their boats to games on Saturday, and extending traditions that are literally generations old. Although Husky Stadium has played an integral part of the passion and tradition of Husky Football, the film shows that the pride for the University of Washington and its football team will prevail for years to come.

The Husky Loyal DVD is available now to the public via the Husky Loyal website at
www.HuskyLoyal.com, & University Bookstores, and in Costco and on Amazon in September.”

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