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Old 12-17-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Anybody watch these shows?
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This Bo Jackson episode moved me

ESPN Films 30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo - YouTube
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Absolutely loved The U! I have watched several times and own it.


The U Documentary |FSU & ND Rivalry Segment| - YouTube
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:33 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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The U is one of my favorites
The Miami hurricanes were a scary group in the mid 80's
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Both those were good. Run Ricky Run was good as well.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Espn has become the whipping boy for criticism -----yet they also do a lot of great things.

PTI, Outside The Lines, The Sports Reporters, and certainly 30 for 30 are all excellent. The espn documentaries are all top touch and are great viewing.

Yes some of the scortching criticism of espn is deserved-----yet they deserve credit for their excellent presentations----and 30 for 30 is top notch.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I thought this was the most informative.


ESPN Films 30 for 30: Broke- Keeping up with the Joneses - YouTube
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Espn has become the whipping boy for criticism -----yet they also do a lot of great things.

PTI, Outside The Lines, The Sports Reporters, and certainly 30 for 30 are all excellent. The espn documentaries are all top touch and are great viewing.

Yes some of the scortching criticism of espn is deserved-----yet they deserve credit for their excellent presentations----and 30 for 30 is top notch.
I agree that they do some good things, and 30 for 30 is a strong example of that. However, if you were to have their good on one scale, and bad on the other, I think the bad would far, far outweigh it.

I thought the one on Bo Jackson was superb.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
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Espn has become the whipping boy for criticism -----yet they also do a lot of great things.

PTI, Outside The Lines, The Sports Reporters, and certainly 30 for 30 are all excellent. The espn documentaries are all top touch and are great viewing.

Yes some of the scortching criticism of espn is deserved-----yet they deserve credit for their excellent presentations----and 30 for 30 is top notch.
I have to agree with you on everything you wrote. 30 for 30 are amazing series. I have seen a few. My favorite is "Two Escobars".
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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I agree that they do some good things, and 30 for 30 is a strong example of that. However, if you were to have their good on one scale, and bad on the other, I think the bad would far, far outweigh it.

I thought the one on Bo Jackson was superb.
Orangeish is spot on!

I've said this before but will address it here. ESPN drives me batty. You have comedy (bad comedy at that) with the Skip Bayless/Steven A. Smith debate business, you have attitude and name calling with Merill Hoge, you have political one line zingers late at night. Then there is the ESPY's where everyone from the network dresses up in tuxedos. And your cable bill goes up-up-up.

It's sad because if you eliminate that kind of chicanery they can still rock. Like what was described Outside The Lines, 30 for 30, and the other previously listed items are solid reporting. 12 years ago they done a similar 30 for 30 type documentary, called ESPN Sport Century with one hour biographs of the top 100 (in their opinion) major sports figures of the 20th century. There isn't one of the documentaries that were made that I didn't enjoy. And ESPN won an Emmy Award that year for best television documentary.

And it's not that I don't watch the network at all. There a few half hour programs I'll tune into from time to time in addition to what has previously been listed. The ESPN movies that have been released on dvd are noteworthy as well. My favorite one is The Junction Boys. 3 is another good one as well.

But anymore when I want news I'll take the NFL Network. Same with baseball with the MLB network.

And yes, I saw the Bo Jackson 30 for 30. Excellent. A similar documentary was done on him with ESPN Sport Century in 2000.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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My personal fave was the one featuring Vlade Divac discussing his relationship with Drazen Petrovic.
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