This show always shows the good and bad of every athlete, but it sometimes shows its own agenda - what it agrees with and what it doesn't. "Exhibit A" is this half-hour episode about former hockey great Bobby Hull.
Make no mistake: Hull often shot his mouth off before thinking and was another of these guys who let alcohol turn him into mean man and therefore an unfit husband and father. The ESPN writers here were just as brutal in their attacks on Hull, showing his "dark side" and going on at length in the second half of this half-hour episode, overemphasizing that over Hull's talent and good contributions. (Who in hockey ever took more time to sign autographs? Nobody, but that's not mentioned here.)
Hull's father, as described in this show, was not the best of examples and treated his family way too rough. It's amazing how many times kids emulate their dads, both good and bad, and that's what Bobby Hull did.
On the ice, the man was scary, too, but for his talent and his 100 miles-per-hour slap shot which terrorized goaltenders for years, as described by a few guys in this episode. Hull was an instant star in Chicago and single-handedly, according a reporter here, brought this team and the league to greatness. He was that good and an incredibly strong person with arms on him like a professional bodybuilder. Thankfully, he didn't get into fights.
"The Golden Jet," the very good and the very bad, is shown in this SportsCenter episode, which packs a lot of material. I'm surprised they didn't make this into an hour episode, which many were. Hull was such a dynamic and controversial athlete/person that ESPN would have had no trouble filling a two-hour time slot!
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