OT: ESPN Films next set of "inspired by 30 for 30" docs announced
Not sure that I'm as excited by these. Bartman could be interesting, and the real Rocky should be good. Rather than Bama-Auburn I would have rather seen if they could do a better job on Michigan-Ohio State than HBO did.
and why does he bear a possessive
So I can get some darn line spacing, but then have to open up Safari it edit it. ;-) And you shouldn't change your subject line to make it shorter without proofreading it before you hit save.
I remember hearing about the Bartman film, and I was wondering when they were going to show it. The Auburn/Bama rivalry should be 3rd in line for a 30 for 30 as far as college football rivalries go.
Morgan Spurlock and two sports agents? That sounds like it will be the best work by far. I could see the Wepner story being a tear-jerker, but the last time I saw him on TV, he was still one tough SOB. As for Bartman, I just don't know how sympathetic a figure he can be.
I haven't been a big fan of Spurlock's work.
And how can Bartman NOT be sympathetic? People went insane over nothing. People forget the Cubs had every chance to win anyway, and just got beat. It wasn't the bottom of the 9th of the World Series. And even if it was, it all had a Buckeye vibe to it.
You mean you didn't find the idea that eating at McDonald's every day isn't good for your health to be an earth-shattering, totally non-obvious revelation?
3 times a day? I mean, when I ate at Burger King twice a week to get Star Wars Happy Meal toys I felt like crap. I could have made the movie. But it doesn't mean they were trying to poison me. Eat anything that continously and it won't be so hot for you.
And sadly, that might be his best movie.
Can you tell that to the government so they quite wasting tax dollars on figuring out fast food isnt good for you?
Edit: but delicious
I agree with everything you've posted on the film, but I think it was meant as more of a direct attack on eating habits than the industry. But a take either way is a personal choice and involves all sorts of other influences.
Did you see any of Spurlock's "30 Days" series? I watched several and enjoyed them; that is, while I didn't always agree with the conclusions, I found them intellectually stimulating and sometimes quite entertaining.
I liked the job HBO did on The Game. Although, it's possible that my opinion on the film is biased because I'd only watch it around when The Game was gonna be played, so the my opinion of the film may have been affected by my excitement and anticipation for the game.
At the Michigan Theater when they premiered it the general consensus from VIPs on down (me included) was that it slanted OSU's way. OSU fans love it. Michigan coming back and winning a national championship is barely a footnote, while Tressel repairing OSU from the Cooper years is one of the bigger segments.
Probably doing the Alabama/Auburn one now becuase the craziness is at it's peak there right now. Between tree poisoning, back to back national championships and Heismans. Also add in the SEC bias and makes sense. I would love to see a doc on small school rivalries with Central/Western being one of main features of course
for smaller schools' rivalries: DePauw - Wabash; Lehigh - Lafayette.
Calvin vs. Hope
Ive been waiting for a broad street bullies 30 for 30 forever.
You're probably aware of this, but just in case, HBO did one a little while ago, it was pretty good.
ESPN can counter with the Bad Boys.
When are the rest of the 30 for 30 coming out?
1) The Bills losing 4 in a row
2) The Dan Jansen story
3) Dan & Dave (maybe too much olympics?)
4) Jeffrey Maier
5) the 1991 NLCS - Francisco Cabrera's hit and how it changed baseball in the 90s (great one)
I'm realizing all of my sports memories are from the early 1990s.
They could do one on just Winter Olympic characters- Eddie the Eagle, the Jamaican bobsled team, Alberto Tomba, George Hackl.
I don't like the Gallaraga / Joyce idea. There's already been enough coverage and I sill hate that Joyce gets glorified for making the wrong call. Yes, he apologized, but he was still wrong. Even worse, Selig was too stubborn to give Gallaraga what he deserved. This would be a good documentary to make in twenty years, not now.
5) I meant 1992 NLCS. Greatest MLB Playoff Game in the last 25 years.
Wrestlemania III: The Movie (Pt. 1)
a good documentary about the "Miracle on Ice"? I would love to see that.
Nah, but there was that Disney movie with Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks. That is one of the best sports movies I have seen.
Agreed. That movie gets me every time. Then again, it'd be hard not to make a great movie with such an incredible story already written for you
Tell me Russell didn't absolutely stick the part of Herb Brooks? The speech before the Soviet game and the tirade after the first period. Awesome.
HBO did an awesome documentary about the Miracle on Ice team, maybe even before the movie "Miracle" came out. It was called "Do You Believe in Miracles", and is on HBO on demand pretty often. There my be other outlets to try to find it as well.
It's definitive, and excellent. Nothing more needs to be said on it than this...it's perfect. They also have a great one about the US-USSR basketball game, and how we've still never accepted the silver medals.
Craig James and those five dead hookers during his SMU days?
Look, just because there's a rumor that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU does not mean in any way that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU. While one cannot disprove that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU, basic logic tells us that this does not imply that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU. I really think you ought to cool it with saying that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU; otherwise, what will happen when his grandchildren do a Google search and receive the suggestion "Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU?"
I still believe there needs to be a 30 on 30 about Bo's death before the '06 OSU game and what happened afterwards with the discussion of who should play for the national championship. It celebrates a known sports figure, a big time rivalry and what was a pretty heated discussion in the runup to the selection of the national title game contenders.
at this point, but I'll give them a look. Because aside from the Fab Five documentary (for obvious reasons) I found the stories I really didn't know anything about to be some of the most interesting. Like the one on Marcus Dupree or the NASCAR guy that died of AIDS.
The Two Escobars was my favorite though.
of the making of our football recruiting class...
I'm excited to see a 30 for 30 on the Iron Bowl. I've been to a few games in Tuscaloosa and they're a different breed. That's not to say that Michigan fans aren't passionate, but a story on Bama/Auburn fans could be much more entertaining (assuming it focuses on the fans). Just read "Rammer Hammer Yellow Jammer."
and bypassed cartoons entirely, because saturday is for football. Man, did i wear out the old vhs with that tape.
How have I not even heard of this HBO documentary on The Game before??
Anyone know if it's available on torrents?
I would love to see something done on Vladdy/the Wings teams of those two years.