“Come on Jack, put it away. You know you’re not going to use it.”
Michael Caine, Get Carter 
Adapted from the novel Jack’s Return Home, Get Carter portrayed a grittier version of the criminal underworld than British cinema fans had previously been used to. Caine played the titular Carter, returning to Newcastle to avenge the death of his brother. The Guardian named it the seventh best crime film of all time.
‘Haki Madhubuti is a renowned activist, author, educator, poet and founder of the Third World Press, was born on this date February 23, 1942. Madhubuti is a major contributor to the Black literary tradition, in particular through his early association with the Black Arts Movement beginning in the mid-60s, and which has had a lasting and major influence, even today.’
The Schooners win game seven and dethrone the defending champion Falconers to claim Seattle’s first national title.
Eric was definitely not expecting Jack to propose immediately after losing.
(A rework of the ‘Game 7 PVD vs SEA’ prompt that totally retcons some NHL!Bitty stuff, so timeline-wise: the Falconers took the cup Eric’s second year with the Schooners. The Schooners win the following season.)
Game Seven. Third period. Eric’s running on adrenaline, blue Gatorade, and rage.
Jack and the rest of the Falconers first line are racing to catch up, but Eric is ‘criminally fast’ (thank you ESPN for the lovely descriptor), and it’s almost too easy to whip the puck to Carter and wait for the siren.
Snowy can’t stop it. The Schooners will win in regulation.
For a brief, terrifying moment, Eric sees Morin’s breakaway as the death knell of his relationship. He has flashes of Freshman year and he thinks ‘Jack is going to hate me’.
‘Beah Richards, a strong fiercely political, poet, playwright, actress, author and powerful Black woman. Richards received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sidney Poitier’s mother in the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’