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kwilk103
10-05-2009, 02:06 AM
starts on tues; this weeks is about the wayne gretzky trade

it's a series of 30 documentaries that feature sports stories of the past 30 years (espn era); some stories are hardly talked about, such as allen iverson race trial, jordans baseball career, etc.

heres a link that shows all the episodes; some are pretty interesting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_for_30

djp
10-05-2009, 02:34 AM
starts on tues; this weeks is about the wayne gretzky trade

it's a series of 30 documentaries that feature sports stories of the past 30 years (espn era); some stories are hardly talked about, such as allen iverson race trial, jordans baseball career, etc.

heres a link that shows all the episodes; some are pretty interesting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_for_30

There's one on Miami that should be excellent.

JFLO
10-05-2009, 06:52 AM
Can't wait for Bartman!

dabears10
10-05-2009, 03:20 PM
Podcast with Bill Simmons and King's Ransom director Peter Berg. It also talks about Friday Night Lights new season.

http://bit.ly/12qBbn

Shane P. Hallam
10-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Steve Nash is directing one? Interesting.

S4L
10-05-2009, 03:50 PM
The topics I'm most excited for, in no particular order:

Straight Outta L.A. (Raiders)
Silly Little Game (Origins of Roto)
June 17, 1994
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks
Kings Ransom (Gretzky trade)
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

dabears10
10-06-2009, 11:44 AM
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dabears10
10-12-2009, 12:30 AM
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The Band That Wouldn't Die

dabears10
10-12-2009, 12:39 AM
Also, If you were interested in the King's Ransom Doc it is available at the LA Kings website.
http://kings.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=731&id=48191

jag
10-12-2009, 12:03 PM
Kings Ransom was journalism at it's finest. I'm very impressed with this series and plan on watching every week.

dabears10
10-13-2009, 11:40 AM
Podcast with Barry Levinson about "The Band That Wouldn't Die"

http://bit.ly/1N8Ybl

dabears10
10-19-2009, 05:03 PM
I WILL NOT LET THIS THREAD DIE!!! haha, okay this week is Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?
It is done by Mike Tollin.
Here is a podcast with Bill Simmons and the Tollin which is fun in its own right and talks about the movie as well as Tollin's career.
http://tinyurl.com/yzaon2a

And the Excerpt from the film by ESPN.
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CJSchneider
10-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Small potatoes is the one I want to see the most.

703SKINS202
10-19-2009, 05:12 PM
I really enjoyed the Gretzky one and the Baltimore Colts band one was entertaining as well. Really excited for the Bartman one too.

*Edit: I'm also really excited about the Len Bias one, for those who don't know he would have been one of the best NBA'ers of all time.

MaxV
10-20-2009, 03:33 PM
I'm looking forward to the Reggie Miller vs. Knicks one.

ElectricEye
10-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Watching the USFL one right now. Liked the Gretsky one and the one about the Colt's band was great as well.

diabsoule
10-20-2009, 10:52 PM
I caught the last 5 minutes of the USFL one. Does anyone know where I can watch it at?

S4L
10-20-2009, 11:14 PM
I caught the last 5 minutes of the USFL one. Does anyone know where I can watch it at?

According to the "30 for 30" website (http://30for30.espn.com/schedule.html), it will air again Wednesday night at 9 ET on ESPN2, Thursday night at 10 ET on Classic, and then again at 7 ET Monday night on The Deuce.

I've only seen "Small Potatoes" and "Kings Ransom" so far, but I've been very impressed. Both of these stories are from a few years before I was born, so it's interesting to be thrown back into those eras and see some great footage and interviews about those events.

dabears10
10-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Every Doc so far has been interesting. I believe that they should either put them up online either through Hulu or ESPN360.

Brothgar
10-20-2009, 11:38 PM
God I hope one of those TBA ones is about Matt Millen and the Lions. PLEASE!!!

Scott Wright
10-20-2009, 11:42 PM
Love the idea but am luke-warm on the execution so far.

The USFL doc was the best yet though.

Hated the one on Gretzky. How can you base an hour long episode on a trade and not go into the details? They never mentioned who the players were or who the draft picks the Oilers acquired became. Kind of sloppy in my opinion.

dabears10
10-20-2009, 11:51 PM
Love the idea but am luke-warm on the execution so far.

The USFL doc was the best yet though.

Hated the one on Gretzky. How can you base an hour long episode on a trade and not go into the details? They never mentioned who the players were or who the draft picks the Oilers acquired became. Kind of sloppy in my opinion.

Simply because that was not the director wanted. Berg wanted the effect of the trade emotionally rather than economically.

ElectricEye
10-21-2009, 01:14 AM
Really made Donald Trump look bad in this one. Pretty sad the USLF didn't work out. Spring Football is a very good idea, and that was probably the best chance of it ever becoming something.

dabears10
10-27-2009, 09:22 AM
The film on tonights 30 for 30 is Muhammad and Larry. It is the story of one of Ali's last fights vs a former sparring partner Larry Holmes.

Here is a review from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/arts/television/27muhammad.html?_r=1

And two clips:
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Finz99
12-16-2009, 05:09 PM
I just watched the one about "The U." Awesome. This 30 for 30 series is awesome.

Splat
12-16-2009, 05:11 PM
Yep Da U was great...

Borat
12-16-2009, 06:01 PM
"The U" documentary was amazing. Threw me back to when I first began watching college ball in the mid 80s. Soooooo much fun watching Miami back then.