"Hoosiers," while a fine movie, and unarguably basketball's "Rocky," was nevertheless technically flawed, unless it wasn't their intention at all to accurately reflect the times.
The biggest flaw, however, is having six alleged player/writers critique the movie and not even pick up any of the transgressions (" 'Hoosiers' and the Way We Were. . . ," by Lawrence Christon, John Voland, Michael Wilmington, Max Jacobson, Patrick Goldstein and Dennis Hunt, Feb. 15). Apparently, they're as blind as some of the officials operating today.
For starters, jump shooting was not the form of the day in the '50s, particularly the early '50s. It was the two-handed chest and overhead set shot and the one-hand push shot. I didn't realize Dr. J played Indiana high school basketball in the 1950s.