Last week they had one on Jimmy "The Greek". NFL Today nostalgia.
Unsure if there is one this week
I liked the Jimmy The Greek one as well as the USFL one. Being too young to have seen either one of them during their time, it was nice to get some insight into them as I've always found their respective stories intriguing.
Barry Levinson's film on the Baltimore Colts band, "The Band That Wouldn't Die," was REALLY well done.
Do they repeat these? There are several that look good, but I've missed them. ESPN should be commended for producing these...
Flying Vince Lombardi x x x x x x x x x x x Ryan Kerrigan... Funky-style
Looking forward to all the rest.
I think I watched the Ali/Foreman fight (aka Rumble in the Jungle) I'm pretty sure it was a 30 for 30 thing. That was awesome.
Is there a way to go back and see ones that have aired previously? My DVR failed on me when the Len Bias one aired.
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I thought Jimmy the Greek was good. Interesting to learn about that guy...all I knew about him prior was that he said some racist comments in the late 80's and lost his job because of it. Had no idea he was responsible for bringing sports gambling to the forefront of American culture.
Kinda bummed we have to wait till Dec 12 for the next one. It's about "The U", the trailer looks pretty cool.
I just hope they put it on video. I have seen none of them, but heard great things about all of them.
Thanks for the sig LCSF
These fights are replayed quite frequently, and usually stop me dead in my tracks for the next hour.
"Sorry Danny, but I need your helmet for the rock party in Pasedena on January 30..."
I wrote on another forum about the U documentary last night.
Next ESPN 30 for 30 film is about Reggie Miller in 1995. Shame they don't have playoffs like those anymore, the rivalry, the intensity. Won't play until March.I think what the documentary did the best was elaborate from the view of the player and coaches their views on what happened during that decade. Are some of the things they did classless, brash, and rude? Yes. But they were kids. They were disrespected kids, playing a game they grew up playing in the 'hood. They were superstars. It was them against the world. This kind of brash behavior was to be expected, when the whole world hates what you do. And some would argue the world hated them because of their behavior, but it was them against the world even before they arrived at Miami, when they were growing up.
This was in a day before the overly-sensitive PC era took over. I guess one could say, as the documentary pointed out, it was the U who would help spurn this current NCAA policy of strict disapproval upon any type of emotion being shown. The U didn't take no ****. They were brawling, they were putting ears to helmets as they high stepped into the end zone, it was just pure comedy. And then you compare that to the draconian era of NFL and NCAA sports we have now, when such celebration is not encouraged. Call me crazy, but I want the old times back.
I guess the documentary helped if anything to shed light upon the life of the Miami player. I used to be one of those who was uneducated about the program and insulted them for fighting and trying to stomp on other players. I'll still insult them when necessary but I kind of see where the players are coming from.
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