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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:15 am

Mk wrote:Can't remember but IIRC there will be 5 more that are a "new season".

I looked up and just noticed....get yet DVR's ready. I still haven't seen Two Escobars. Can't wait.

http://30for30.espn.com/schedule.html


Kid, get on that good Escobar shit. It's one of the top 3. Crazy story and very well done.

The shit SMU did probably wasn't even in the top 20% of the worst shit pulled by schools in the 90s and I don't recall too many more death penalties after SMU. Looking forward to that one.

My Top Five:

1. Once Brothers
2. The Two Escobars
3. King's Ransom
4. Into the Wind
5. June 17, 1994

Honorable Mentions: Straight Outta LA and The Birth of Big Air

Biggest Disappointment: Four Days in October

Biggest Surprise: The Band That Wouldn't Die

Have yet to watch the Marion Jones one or one from tonight.

Notes: Evert-Martina one wasn't up my alley (not/totally intended), the Sox comeback was handled much better by Ken Burns on 10th Inning---this one was a run-of-the-mill MLB-made production ready for DVD shipment (Lenny Clarke and Simmons fake-drinking saying "Wow, me too!" was brutal and brought nothing), the USFL one had some great footage, Allen Iverson one didn't really offer any new insight on what happened, the Tyson/Tupac one was flawed but overall entertaining, and the Fernandomania one just made me feel old.

Mk, I read that the last several are still in flux, either already in the can or not even made yet. No shocker they have more than 30 and will whittle it down.
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Postby AY » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:29 am

I'm not a big tennis fan by any means, but the Navratilova/Evert episode was done well and kept me watching. In contrast, I play fantasy baseball and football and have for years yet the one on that topic was awful and hard to watch.

The Marion Jones episode just plain sucked, IMO.
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Postby mcm » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:24 am

I must be the only one who enjoyed the USFL one.

Last nights was pretty good. I'd heard of Marcus Dupree but knew nothing about him.

1) The U
2) USFL
3) OJ
4) Escobars
5) Marcus Dupree
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Postby Mk » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:28 am

mcm wrote:I must be the only one who enjoyed....


Jimmy da Greek.

Even with the corny voice over it was awesome. The old clips of NFL Today = money
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Postby mcm » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:32 am

the worst ones were prob Red Sox, the little league WS kid from the 80's, and Marion Jones (never saw it but how could it be good)
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Postby GodofThunder » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:46 am

Irv Cross never got enough props.....dude was a pioneer.
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Postby AY » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:55 am

The USFL episode and the Jimmy the Greek episode were both very good, but just not top 5, IMO.

Obviously, I couldn't force myself to watch the Red Sox episode.
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Postby Brian » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:15 pm

Of those I've seen.

Top Tier:
The U
Marcus Dupree
The Two Escobars

Middle Tier:
-Jimmy the Greek
-Allen Iverson
-Guru of Go
-Gretzky (not my thing, but I can see its appeal)


Wish they hadn't made:
-Tyson/Tupac (the graphic novel theme sucked. A 30 for 30 on the rise and fall of Iron Mike would have been a million times better than his splitting storytime with Tupac)
-Four Days in October
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Postby mcm » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:17 pm

the Knicks/Pacers one was pretty good too
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Postby DC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:53 pm

Simmons said today they are going to turn the series into 30 for 30 presents and come out with 4 to 5 new docs each year..
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Postby rearadmiral » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:55 pm

He also said he was gonna finish his list of top 72 (?) sports movies 7 years ago and pretends to be a Bruins fan when playoffs roll around.
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Postby SC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:57 pm

He also said he was going to become a fan of a premier league soccer team (bolton? man city? i forget) and write about them like he was some sort of super fan.

I don't remember him following through on that.
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Postby DC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:57 pm

This is already a done deal said they have production team working on it

Bartman doc will air next spring and he said thats by far the best of the bunch... focus more on scapegoats in sports then the actual interference
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Postby rearadmiral » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:59 pm

He tweets about some team all the time but I don't who it is.

Also and plus, remember when he didn't watch/know college sports or soccer but now he's an expert?
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Postby DC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:00 pm

i feel ya admiral but 30 for 30 is one thing i cant hate on Simmons for.. i'm a holy cross grad so maybe im biased
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