When the Cross & Crescent magazine switched to an online-only format 15 months ago, I also decided to release its content monthly instead of quarterly. Doing so has given my editorial team the ability to publish more timely content.
This month, we included a feature story on Jim O’Brien (Cincinnati 1970). O’Brien was the Colt’s game-winning kicker for Super Bowl V in 1971. The story was published just two days before today’s Super Bowl game, which also features the (now Indianapolis) Colts.
What I like about the ability to produce timely content, is that we receive reader feedback like this:
Interesting to find out that man who broke my heart as an eight year old Dallas Cowboy fan is a Fraternity Brother. More interesting to find this out 36 years later on Super Bowl Sunday!(Feb 5,2007). As a piece of trivia I have never forgotten Jim O’Briens name as the kicker who defeated the Cowboys in the closing seconds of the game. Some things you just canâ€™t forget! Thanks Jim!
The other feature story for the February issue was also about an early 1970s football story, best told in the recently released movie “We are Marshall.” A personal friend of mine, David “Muddy” Waters (Elon 1993) worked on this film, which made it more exciting to write about his success.