April 17th, 2014 at 5:20 PM ^


I'm still recovering from the 30 for 30 on Hillsborough from Tuesday night.


Great great piece... but man was it difficult to watch sometimes.  I honestly think it was the best 30 for 30 yet.


Hopefully this one is a bit more up-beat. :)


April 17th, 2014 at 6:19 PM ^

but Once Brothers is probably my favorite out of the ones I've seen.  I like when history gets involved in sports.  I don't feel bad for Vlade in that situation, but it is interesting to see how a quick, impulsive mistake can haunt you the rest of your life.  They still hate him in Croatia.  I think all of us can find times in our lives where we did something stupid and regretted it, but were lucky to not have it affect us that much; the show gave me pause and made me thankful for what I have, and to be more thoughtful of my actions in the future. 

Baba Booey

April 17th, 2014 at 5:36 PM ^

Really looking forward to watching this. I still have some tapes of Piston playoff games that I watch now and then. The clincher in Portland when they were down 7 with 2 mins to go and came back to win on a Vinnie jumper is my favorite one to watch.

The Geek

April 17th, 2014 at 7:10 PM ^

My high school job was working at a "full-service" gas station in afluent Bloomfield during this time period. Vinny Johnson would show up to the gas station on his way to the Palace in his black 911 (windows tinted very dark) and roll the window down about a half an inch. He'd slide a 20 out the window and tell us to keep the change. (10 gallons full service cost about $12.)

I know... /csb but the Microwave was an incredible 6th man -- stone cold!

The Geek

April 17th, 2014 at 7:00 PM ^

and Ann Arbor. We were on top of the world!


- University of Michigan wins their first Men's NCAA basketball championship

- Pistons win their first World Championship



April 17th, 2014 at 7:40 PM ^

Those 7 years from getting back into the playoffs to winning back to back championships is one of the greatest NBA stories ever. These guys were a few plays of competing in, and possibly winning, 4 straight championships. I've been looking forward to this tale being told on one of these 30 for 30 shows since the series began.


April 17th, 2014 at 7:57 PM ^

Excited about the doc but Simmons has a way of skewing anything that might be related to Boston in that direction. Hope we don't see that influence here but Johnny Most being featured in the promos is a bit concerning.

One element I hope gets touched on during the doc or afterward in discussion is that everyone who hated LeBron and Wade teaming up and thinks the NBA is better when teams hate each other - they owe the Bad Boys a lot of gratitude. Nobody turned up the intesity switch of an NBA playoff series like they did. Villains are entertaining and they were 100% on board with playing the role, which is awesome.


April 17th, 2014 at 8:07 PM ^

I remember reading a book about the Bad Boys in college called "The Franchise". I was a big fan of the Bad Boys back then, and I still love them. Great book and I would highly recommend it. 

Hugh White

April 18th, 2014 at 12:55 AM ^

Joe was absolutely correct. And may even have understated the point: a team's identity can make it truly memorable, especially if that identity somehow matches the identity of the city/school they represent. The Bad Boys. Showtime in LA. The Blue-Collar Pistons of '94. The Bostoney style of play from the Celtics of the 80's. That sort of convergence between team identity and fan-base makes for great story-lines and the memorable stuff of documentaries decades later.