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Old 12-25-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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ESPN 30/30 series

Has this been covered here before?

They had a marathon of this series on today. Basically 30 different mini documentaries done by 30 different directors/producers.

Topics I saw included Jim Valvano, The Detroit Pistons Bad Boy team story, Tale of 2 Escobars covering soccer in Colombia and Pablo Escobars part in that story. Randy Moss. USFL running back Marcus Dupree. Man you should have seen that guy when after 5 years he tried a comeback with the Rams circa 1990. One guy said he had the body of a greek god and he was right.

The best though was the one about the Pistons. Laimbeer was a bastard and its probably not a stretch to assume he still is from watching that. You forget Rodman was on those teams. After they went back to back titles the 3rd year when they were playing their last playoff game against the Bulls when they were finally beaten they all walked off the court with about 10 seconds left on the clock they would not concede to Jordan and the Bulls with any class at all. But you can't deny the prowess of Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn. I'll bet they must lay awake at night when they see todays salaries.

The one on Jimmy V was really good as well. They're all good.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:52 AM   #2
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I've only caught a few, one on the U-- on the University of Miami in its heyday and not intentionally, most of their follow up U2 or something like that.

A Football Life on NFL has some very good shows. Recently watched the one on Lyle Alzado-- as a kid he was the first "bigger than life" football guy for me. A true meteor life, burned out and dead at 43 due to roids. Another one I enjoyed was on Sweetness- Walter Peyton.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:21 AM   #3
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Netflix has some up right now and they are interesting to watch.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:29 AM   #4
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I think I've seen them all & most are very good.

As a U fan, it's wild to see the background info on the craziness.

And Ohio State game that wasn't pass interference - the U was robbed!

Can't wait until the one about Soviet era hockey. I remember watching the Miracle on Ice game.

Most don't remember that the US played the Soviets at MSG a few weeks before the Olympics started and the Commies beat em by double digits!

Truly the biggest upset evuh.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:51 PM   #5
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I just watched the Bozworth 30 for 30 because i'm a Seahawks fan. Half the time I felt bad for the guy and the other half had me saying he deserved what he got because he was a dickhead a lot of the time.

It was good regardless.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:43 PM   #6
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Nope, Bo knows!
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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That was my favorite.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:14 AM   #8
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That was my favorite.
I'll have to Netflix that one.
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Truly the biggest upset evuh.
No bigger than when they beat them in 1960.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:40 AM   #10
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No bigger than when they beat them in 1960.
Yeah it was. The Russkie's did not have the athletic industry established in 60 like they did in 80. That was a much bigger deal, the way the entire eastern bloc treated athletics at the time, training, living et. al.. They were "engineered" professionals by any manner of the word. We played them with kids. That was a big deal and why the 60's game, while still huge, is not mentioned in the same "AWE".

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Yeah it was. The Russkie's did not have the athletic industry established in 60 like they did in 80. That was a much bigger deal, the way the entire eastern bloc treated athletics at the time, training, living et. al.. They were "engineered" professionals by any manner of the word. We played them with kids. That was a big deal and why the 60's game, while still huge, is not mentioned in the same "AWE".

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Bullshit.
Considering the state of player development in the US during the 50's it was a bigger upset. Just wasn't covered and marketed as heavy as it was by the time the 80's rolled around.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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Yeah it was. The Russkie's did not have the athletic industry established in 60 like they did in 80. That was a much bigger deal, the way the entire eastern bloc treated athletics at the time, training, living et. al.. They were "engineered" professionals by any manner of the word. We played them with kids. That was a big deal and why the 60's game, while still huge, is not mentioned in the same "AWE".

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WFAN had Al Michaels on a few weeks back and his insight was pretty cool. They said that people who were knowledgeable deemed the 1980 Olympic Ice hockey gold medal by the US the equivalent of a high school team beating the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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You don't Know Bo--- excellent, the best of the series I've seen.

The U also very good. The U part 2, interesting as a follow on, but not really good as a stand alone.


Playing for the Mob-- kind of interesting, but a mish mash. C+/B-

Small Potatoes, who killed the USFL- The history of the USFL was interesting, I hadn't realized how many very good to amazing players played in the league. That side was good. Made me dislike the Donald even more...
But something lacking in the overall story. Maybe because it was told by an insider. Meh

Looking over my 30 for 30 available on Netflix listings, it is amazing how 80's centric this series is.
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Slaying the Badger is my fav. I grew up cycling in the early 80's and LeMond was the deal (and still is). All the Lance believers that never knew or understood US cycling before him owe themselves to see this one.
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Slaying the Badger is my fav. I grew up cycling in the early 80's and LeMond was the deal (and still is). All the Lance believers that never knew or understood US cycling before him owe themselves to see this one.
That one is on my soon to watch list.

I remember in England in 1983 shocking an avid cyclist that I knew who LeMond, Grewahal etc were. "You're the first Yank that I met..."
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