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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:03 am

RJW76 wrote:
Physical_Graffiti wrote:Watched a special on the rivalry between Bird and Magic. It was good stuff :thumb: .


That was HBO, but still an outstanding doc.

Sorry 'bout that.

Also, "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" was pretty good too.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby JS© on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:14 am

The Birth Of Big Air, the story about Mat Hoffman was informative.

I was a skateboarder in the early 90s, and the big names I heard back then were usually Hosoi, Hawk, Cab, Gator, Gonz, Magnusson, and Vallely. Every once in awhile I'd hear mention of Hoffman and that I should check him out. I was 17, maybe 18 at the time and didn't give a **** about BMX. Long story short, Hoffman was the reason why ESPN has the big air competition that was on tonight.

If you're into the X-Games stuff, I can't recommend it enough. It even had a cameo by Evel Kneivel, who said that Hoffman was basically doing the impossible.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby MWB on Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:17 am

Physical_Graffiti wrote:Watched a special on the rivalry between Bird and Magic. It was good stuff :thumb: .


I think that might have been based on the book, "When the Game Was Ours," which was really good as well. The dynamic between Bird and Magic was pretty interesting.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby jwienand on Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:40 pm

JS© wrote:The Birth Of Big Air, the story about Mat Hoffman was informative.

I was a skateboarder in the early 90s, and the big names I heard back then were usually Hosoi, Hawk, Cab, Gator, Gonz, Magnusson, and Vallely. Every once in awhile I'd hear mention of Hoffman and that I should check him out. I was 17, maybe 18 at the time and didn't give a **** about BMX. Long story short, Hoffman was the reason why ESPN has the big air competition that was on tonight.

If you're into the X-Games stuff, I can't recommend it enough. It even had a cameo by Evel Kneivel, who said that Hoffman was basically doing the impossible.

Yeah, I just watched that last night before the XGames. I'd never seen any of the 30 for 30's but I was hooked on that one. Very interesting stuff. Basically they said if it weren't for Matt Hoffman BMX wouldn't be anything near what it is today. That was some scary stiff when he crashed on that huge ramp!!!
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Juice on Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:50 pm

Once I saw this thread bumped, I knew it was about the Hoffman one. That was good stuff.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby knives of ice on Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:15 pm

I've seen them all I believe since I've had a season pass for the show. The Two Escobar's was the best in my opinion, though they are all great. Amazing documentary about Pablo Escobar and the drug lords of Columbia and their involvement in soccer.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby MWB on Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:32 pm

Yeah, they've done a good job of taking on topics that aren't mainstream, or if they are, looking at aspects that haven't really been delved into before. I haven't watched The Birth of Big Air yet, but have it dvr'd.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby crayz on Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:12 pm

They are doing a bartman one? ugh....i was at that game :face:
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Spangler on Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:54 pm

knives of ice wrote:I've seen them all I believe since I've had a season pass for the show. The Two Escobar's was the best in my opinion, though they are all great. Amazing documentary about Pablo Escobar and the drug lords of Columbia and their involvement in soccer.


Yes, it was a very good edition. I haven't seen them all, but this was my favorite out of all the 30 for 30.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby npv708 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:55 pm

Man, I love these shows. I wish this was a recurring thing. I've seen about 5 or 6 of them now and they have all been done extremely well. I just finished the Once Brothers one about Divac and Petrovic that dealt with the dissolution of Yugoslavia and it was so well made and put together and Yugoslavia between 1945 and 2000 have been the main focus of my studies, so I know the situation very well and couldn't get over some of the footage and interviews.

ESPN :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Rylan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:57 pm

I liked the SMU one, Without Bias, and my favorite was The Best That Never Was.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby tonysoprano on Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:59 pm

The U was by far the best, IMO. The three Rylan mentions were all very very good.

I also liked the one on Rotisserie League baseball.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Rylan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:01 pm

Wasn't the one about the U like 2 hours?
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby tonysoprano on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:03 pm

Rylan wrote:Wasn't the one about the U like 2 hours?

Yes - so were the ones on Marcus Dupree and SMU.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby MWB on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:03 pm

I think there have been a couple that have been two hours. The ones I've seen I've liked. Missed the Divac/Petro one though.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Rylan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:04 pm

tonysoprano wrote:
Rylan wrote:Wasn't the one about the U like 2 hours?

Yes - so were the ones on Marcus Dupree and SMU.


True, I just never got into the U I guess. Wasn't there one about the guy up in Canada who ran across the nation on one leg?
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby tonysoprano on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:05 pm

Rylan wrote:
tonysoprano wrote:
Rylan wrote:Wasn't the one about the U like 2 hours?

Yes - so were the ones on Marcus Dupree and SMU.


True, I just never got into the U I guess. Wasn't there one about the guy up in Canada who ran across the nation on one leg?

Yeah - I haven't seen that one.

YOu know which one was surprisingly pretty good - the one on the BMX guy, Mat Hoffman.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Rylan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:07 pm

Didn't see Mat Hoffman's. I couldn't remember if that was an outside the lines thing or not about the Canadian guy. Another one I enjoyed was the Pacers v Knicks one and I am not even a NBA fan.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby tonysoprano on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:08 pm

Rylan wrote:Didn't see Mat Hoffman's. I couldn't remember if that was an outside the lines thing or not about the Canadian guy. Another one I enjoyed was the Pacers v Knicks one and I am not even a NBA fan.

Likewise. I've tried to make it a point to watch them all, even if the subject matter didn't interest me. SOmetimes that paid off - sometimes it was like pulling teeth.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Rob UK Pen on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:21 pm

MWB wrote:Finally got a chance to watch "The Two Escobars." Really fascinating. Goes through Pablo Escobar's ties to Columbian soccer and how it eventually related to Andres Escobar being killed for scoring an own goal in the World Cup.

They've been showing 30 for 30 over here all through December.

I've got loads recorded but I managed to watch "The Two Escobars" last night.

I knew the story of USA '94 and what happened afterwards to Andres, but not the whole involvement of Pablo Escobar and what happened to the team going into the game against the US.

A truly horrific and tragic story.


My favourite was "Once Brothers" but I'm also looking forward to watching "Without Bias".
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby npv708 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:29 pm

Rob UK Pen wrote:
MWB wrote:Finally got a chance to watch "The Two Escobars." Really fascinating. Goes through Pablo Escobar's ties to Columbian soccer and how it eventually related to Andres Escobar being killed for scoring an own goal in the World Cup.

They've been showing 30 for 30 over here all through December.

I've got loads recorded but I managed to watch "The Two Escobars" last night.

I knew the story of USA '94 and what happened afterwards to Andres, but not the whole involvement of Pablo Escobar and what happened to the team going into the game against the US.

A truly horrific and tragic story.


My favourite was "Once Brothers" but I'm also looking forward to watching "Without Bias".


Once Brothers was amazing. Definitely my favorite. I'm Croatian and I still have some distant family there and definitely knew the background, but the rest of it was just really interesting, especially the meeting between Divac and Petrovic's mother.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby RJW76 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:30 pm

crayz wrote:They are doing a bartman one? ugh....i was at that game :face:


I was looking forward to this one, but couldn't find it on their schedule. According to Wikipedia, it may not air at all (or may be included only in a box set).

Someone mentioned the Reggie Miller vs. The Knicks one not airing until March, but I watched it on demand already. In fact, there were about 20+ available on Comcast OD.

The best ones IMO were the Two Escobars, the USFL, Pony Excess and I really like the U (better to watch these things without commercials interrupting)

I may have to give them a re-watch, but I was disappointed in Without Bias and the Gretzky one. And the Ricky Williams one was a flat out snore.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby tonysoprano on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:35 pm

I agree the Ricky Williams one was boring.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby npv708 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:42 pm

Super old bump, but am watching ESPN 30 for 30: June 17, 1994

Man, what an insanely crazy day in US sports:
- The opening ceremonies of the 1994 World Cup hosted in the US
- Game 5 of the NBA Finals between Houston and New York
- New York Rangers' Stanley Cup victory parade
- Ken Griffey, Jr. tied Babe Ruth for most home runs before June 30th
- Palmer played his last round at U.S. Open
- And of course, OJ Simpson, who dwarfed them all, taking off down the L.A. freeway in a white bronco, chased by police—and caught by television cameras—the whole way

How is it possible all this happened on the same day? Yikes.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:52 pm

npv708 wrote:Super old bump, but am watching ESPN 30 for 30: June 17, 1994

Man, what an insanely crazy day in US sports:
- The opening ceremonies of the 1994 World Cup hosted in the US
- Game 5 of the NBA Finals between Houston and New York
- New York Rangers' Stanley Cup victory parade
- Ken Griffey, Jr. tied Babe Ruth for most home runs before June 30th
- Palmer played his last round at U.S. Open
- And of course, OJ Simpson, who dwarfed them all, taking off down the L.A. freeway in a white bronco, chased by police—and caught by television cameras—the whole way

How is it possible all this happened on the same day? Yikes.


Cause one huge thing happened, one rare thing happened, then 4 other things that happened were deemed important.
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