30 for 30 (2009–2015)

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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th anniversary has come to life as an eclectic and fascinating collection of passionate films about sports and culture. Individually, each of the films in this series is meant to tell an intimate, compelling story that stands on its own and brings to life the filmmaker's vision. Collectively, however, these creatively different films weave together a diverse tapestry of what sports has meant to culture. Ultimately, 30 For 30 strives to sit the viewer down and tell a story, employing many sources but giving a distinctive point of view, marshaling words and images to serve that particular perspective. In a sports universe of competing voices, these films offer a single, compelling one. Written by ESPN Films

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Not your average sports documentary show...
15 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like ESPN's "Sports Century", the "30 for 30" stories get a lot of interviews from not just the athletes involved but coaches, media, family and friends to really get behind the scenes. I have enjoyed every episode I have watched but I have some personal favorites, like:

"The Band That Wouldn't Die"- being an old Baltimore Colt fan, this story of a band that kept together after the Colts' departure really hit home. They are now the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band.

"The Best That Never Was"- a poignant story of the unfulfilled promise of Marcus Dupree. Great interviews in this one with Sooners coaches Barry Switzer and Luscious Selmon and Dupree himself.

"The Fab Five"- the story of the U. of Michigan's men's basketball team of the early 1990's that started five freshmen. Their story of reaching the national championship game in consecutive years and the later penalties (including vacating their Final Four appearances) is must-see viewing for any college basketball fan.

Other stories like "The U" and the one where Wayne Gretzky got traded to the LA Kings in 1988 were great, also. I give it 9 stars- it is simply a great show to watch!


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