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« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2010, 01:00:06 PM »
Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela is a good choice, but the rugby story wasn't that great.

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« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2010, 03:16:54 PM »
It was the exact same thing as Invictus. I don't even know why they bothered

Which felt like a pointless movie to begin with.

You take that back!

After watching the movie I though, ok, this is a true story, it did happen...but did it really need to be a movie. Fine acting all around, but if you've seen the trailer you've pretty much seen the movie.

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« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2010, 04:46:54 PM »
I just like it because it was about rugby....that's really it.
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« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2010, 05:11:58 AM »
There should've been a warning before the Raiders doc about looking at Al Davis

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« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2010, 05:25:44 AM »




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« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2010, 05:33:36 AM »
He really looks more and more like The Cryptkeeper every passing year.

I liked The Raiders documentary well enough but I couldn't help but get the feeling that it would have been a lot better if it were done by an actual director and/or someone who was a bit more objective about the topic.

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« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2010, 05:37:37 AM »
But then how else could we have heard what Chris Reid from Kid 'n' Play thought about the Raiders?

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« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2010, 05:38:23 AM »
Uhhh, Ice Cube is an actual director.

Missed the doc the first time around, but for some reason I'm not that interested. The Los Angeles Raiders are still a sore spot in my sports pysche.

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« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2010, 05:45:49 AM »
Chris Reid looked old.

It's pretty good so far, but Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube casually talking about the Raiders in LA Coliseum was hilarious.


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« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2010, 05:47:29 AM »
OK, I looked at his IMDb page and was reminded that Ice Cube did direct beloved classic Players Club. They tried to tackle too much (no pun intended?) for a one hour documentary. The bits about the formation of the history of NWA was too long. It's not like there isn't other documentaries on them out there.

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« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2010, 08:47:49 AM »
Uhhh, Ice Cube is an actual director.

Missed the doc the first time around, but for some reason I'm not that interested. The Los Angeles Raiders are still a sore spot in my sports pysche.

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« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2010, 04:13:49 PM »
The Two Escobars was pretty amazing. One of my favorite so far.


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« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2010, 04:00:42 AM »
The Two Escobars was pretty amazing. One of my favorite so far.



I tried to watch it but 90 percent of it was subtitled, so I'll have to watch it on DVR later.

June 17, 1994 was one of the better ones they've done. The Miller/Knicks was probably my favorite so far, but there have been a lot of good ones.

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« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2010, 06:24:35 AM »
I was looking forward to watching June 17th, 1994 after I got done with league golf.  Unfortunately my DVR decided not to record that night.  Hoping to catch it on replay soon though.


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« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2010, 07:29:14 AM »
I was looking forward to watching June 17th, 1994 after I got done with league golf.  Unfortunately my DVR decided not to record that night.  Hoping to catch it on replay soon though.

It was the best of the series before The Two Escobars aired.

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« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2010, 05:15:36 PM »
Anyone watch "Jordan Rides the Bus"? I really liked it, actually. I didn't realize he hit over .250 in the Arizona Fall League that year. Obviously, he still wasn't a good player, but he did alright for a 31-year-old who hadn't played since high school. Still, many people will probably view this as a case of revisionist history. They also kinda glossed over the gambling angle, but it was still a good piece overall.

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« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2010, 06:15:33 PM »
Yeah it was alright. What that one guy said about how Jordan would of eventually made it to the majors if not for the strike because of his character and how much of a perfectionist he is... I kind of agreed with this.

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« Reply #67 on: August 26, 2010, 11:56:05 AM »
I still think the gambling suspension fits the retirement story better than him just retiring at his peak because of a dream. I mean, Steve Kerr and a Michael Jordan biographer told me different but it felt too glossed over.

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« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2010, 11:47:35 PM »
I still think the gambling suspension fits the retirement story better than him just retiring at his peak because of a dream. I mean, Steve Kerr and a Michael Jordan biographer told me different but it felt too glossed over.

I didn't watch this, but I was wondering if they were going to mention the gambling. From they way you say it, they didn't talk much about it, did they?
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« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2010, 02:08:56 AM »
I was listening to Ron Shelton on Simmons' podcast.  He said he was going after the gambling storyline, but there was absolutely no evidence at all that that was even a possibility.

I thought it was OK, but not great.  There really wasn't anything there I didn't already know.

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« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2010, 02:17:42 AM »
I was listening to Ron Shelton on Simmons' podcast.  He said he was going after the gambling storyline, but there was absolutely no evidence at all that that was even a possibility.

I thought it was OK, but not great.  There really wasn't anything there I didn't already know.

Bullshit. ESPN just doesn't want to piss off King Jordan.

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« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2010, 03:40:32 AM »
I was listening to Ron Shelton on Simmons' podcast.  He said he was going after the gambling storyline, but there was absolutely no evidence at all that that was even a possibility.

I thought it was OK, but not great.  There really wasn't anything there I didn't already know.

Bullshit. ESPN just doesn't want to piss off King Jordan.

I'd go with this.
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« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2010, 03:52:09 AM »
I mean really, we're not stupid. Of course their is no "evidence" cause no that has money tied to Jordan would dare let it leak. I mean it's believable and not out of the realm of possibility. I dunno, I guess I don't see Jordan as this god everyone makes him to be.

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« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2010, 08:17:08 AM »
I was listening to Ron Shelton on Simmons' podcast.  He said he was going after the gambling storyline, but there was absolutely no evidence at all that that was even a possibility.

I thought it was OK, but not great.  There really wasn't anything there I didn't already know.

He interviewed one of Jordan's former teammates and a man who has literally made his living covering Michael Jordan. Not sure why he expected something different. Of course they're not going to say anything but for it to get 2 minutes of the documentary was pretty poor. How many minutes did they need to say "You know what? He just wanted to get away from it all! That's why he walked away from the sport he loved at the peak of his career to play baseball." I was more interested in how they were going to explain that.

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« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2010, 12:45:49 PM »
If Jordan were escaping the NBA because of gambling I doubt that baseball would've taken him with open arms. 

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« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2010, 12:49:12 PM »
Haha, that made me laugh.

I haven't seen the doc yet, though I want to, but I remember Jordan's minor league sojourn just being so...strange

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« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2010, 03:22:53 PM »
How many minutes did they need to say "You know what? He just wanted to get away from it all! That's why he walked away from the sport he loved at the peak of his career to play baseball." I was more interested in how they were going to explain that.

Well, I mean, also his dad was murdered at a rest stop. I'm sure that did some damage to his mental composure.

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« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2010, 03:24:11 PM »
If Jordan were escaping the NBA because of gambling I doubt that baseball would've taken him with open arms. 

Not if Jerry Reinsdorf had anything to do with it.

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« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2010, 07:07:57 AM »
How many minutes did they need to say "You know what? He just wanted to get away from it all! That's why he walked away from the sport he loved at the peak of his career to play baseball." I was more interested in how they were going to explain that.

Well, I mean, also his dad was murdered at a rest stop. I'm sure that did some damage to his mental composure.

Which to a lot of conspiracy theorists had to do with Jordan's gambling debt.

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« Reply #79 on: August 28, 2010, 03:29:57 PM »
David Stern had James Jordan killed to punish MJ.

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« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2010, 03:31:09 PM »
Loan sharks had James Jordan killed to punish MJ.

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« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2010, 02:02:19 PM »
If you don't think puppet master Stern was behind the whole thing you are NAIVE.

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« Reply #82 on: September 20, 2010, 12:37:43 AM »
Did anyone catch the Terry Fox episode? Second best episode only behind the Two Escobars.

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« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2010, 07:16:28 AM »
I did, it was fantastic.  Hopefully it translates to the American audience well.

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« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2010, 02:52:06 PM »
What did Nash have a hand in? Was that the 30 for 30 episode or was it simply a Canadian special?

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« Reply #85 on: September 20, 2010, 03:59:36 PM »
I don't think the Terry Fox special has aired yet.

Why would ESPN do a documentary on a quitter?

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« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2010, 11:53:25 PM »
What did Nash have a hand in? Was that the 30 for 30 episode or was it simply a Canadian special?

That was the 30 for 30.  I assume that Canada got it early to coincide with the Terry Fox runs.

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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2010, 08:25:26 AM »
Tonight it's Four Days in October about the Red Sox comeback in '04.  Bill Simmons and Lenny Clarke are supposed to be featured but don't let that keep you away because I've heard it's really good and shows footage the players themselves shot.

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« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2010, 11:30:55 AM »
Oh fuck, they showed Schilling's ankle.  How the holy hell did he pitch with that?

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« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2010, 11:56:04 AM »
This needs to be like 6 hours longer.  They had to gloss over a lot of stuff.

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« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2010, 02:36:08 PM »
Tonight it's Four Days in October about the Red Sox comeback in '04.  Bill Simmons and Lenny Clarke are supposed to be featured but don't let that keep you away because I've heard it's really good and shows footage the players themselves shot.

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« Reply #91 on: October 06, 2010, 12:00:26 AM »
This needs to be like 6 hours longer.  They had to gloss over a lot of stuff.

I loved this one. I could have watched more of this, it was still as captivating as when I first watched it happen.
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« Reply #92 on: October 12, 2010, 12:18:55 PM »
Once Brothers is fucking awesome...sad I missed the first half.

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« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2010, 09:29:30 AM »
This needs to be like 6 hours longer.  They had to gloss over a lot of stuff.

I loved this one. I could have watched more of this, it was still as captivating as when I first watched it happen.

Just watched this and agree.  Bill/Lenny sucked but the NESN clips, ESPN clips, player footage, all just really captivating to watch.

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« Reply #94 on: October 29, 2010, 07:33:48 AM »
I hate NASCAR, but my favourite was definitely the one on Tim Richmond. Pretty fascinating story, and I had no idea about how such a great driver had his life cut short during his prime because of AIDS. I feel like at some point I must have come across this, but nope. The only complaint is that they glossed over the idea that he might have intentionally exposed others to the virus, which is pretty unnerving.

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« Reply #95 on: October 29, 2010, 07:35:27 AM »
The Red Sox doc was pointless, but I really liked the story about Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic

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« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2010, 11:23:42 AM »
*bump*

I've got the repeat of "Pony Excess" set to record tomorrow night. I heard it's one of the better installments to air in a while. The last bunch haven't been quite up to par IMHO. I just watched the Little League World Series one from  to clear it off my DVR and man, there'd been average to middling installments but that was the first one I thought "Well, that kind of sucked". Too bad because I think there was a good documentary subject in there buried beneath the ridiculously hyperbolic narration. "Kirkland, Washington's victory over Taiwan helped heal a wounded nation..." WTF?

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« Reply #97 on: December 15, 2010, 11:26:14 AM »
Yeah, the "Pony Express" episode was quite solid overall and felt longer than the other episodes that have aired.  Very in-depth look from the start to the end and even did a quickie epilogue of sorts with the recent hiring of June Jones.  I especially loved the variety of interviews featured.

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« Reply #98 on: December 15, 2010, 11:40:19 AM »
I often wonder what the NCAA would do with an SMU-type situation today.  I don't think they'd give them the death penalty, since the NCAA seems like they won't do that to a program ever again.

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« Reply #99 on: December 15, 2010, 11:52:02 AM »
Uhhh, USC was given the toughest sanctions since SMU this year brah