Here is a little bit of fun, that might pass a few minutes of your time this afternoon as we wade throgh the buildup to Patriots/Jets tonight.

I meant to mention this a ways back, and it slipped my mind. Alfred Thomas Catalfo is a New Hampshire-based filmmaker and attorney, and recently released the following short film:

BIGHORN is a 15-minute, supernatural historical fantasy based on a true fact: that General Custer’s bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri — an Italian immigrant and the great-great-grandfather of Super Bowl-winning kicker Adam Vinatieri — was ordered to stay behind at the 7th Cavalry’s Powder River camp and missed the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The story takes place in 2002 and in 1876.

BIGHORN is the latest from award-winning filmmakers Alfred Thomas Catalfo (writer/director of the internet hit “The Norman Rockwell Code” and winner of 21 major screenwriting competitions) and Glenn Gardner (producer of Cannes Film Festival Palm d’Or winner “Sniffer”). The renowned Steve Alexander, recognized by the U.S. Congress as the world’s foremost Custer living historian, portrays Custer. Native American and adopted Lakota Bill Watkinson portrays the Lakota Medicine Man.

In a first for independent filmmaking, the NFL granted the filmmakers permission to use footage from the 2002 Super Bowl. The film can be viewed online at

I obtained permission from Mr Catalfo to embed the film on BSMW, so you can watch the film right here as well:

BIGHORN from Alfred Thomas Catalfo on Vimeo.

Here is a story from the NY Daily News on the film:

How General Custer’s decision before infamous battle could have altered course of NFL history