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SPATCH
06-22-2010, 09:10 PM
Probably the best one they have shown yet and that is saying a lot.

You MUST watch it.

memyselfI
06-22-2010, 09:17 PM
Outstanding documentary. The worst part of it is that we've learned so little since Andres Escobar's murder. We need only see what is going on at our border to realize how little we've learned.

Buck
06-22-2010, 09:52 PM
Going to watch it now. I DVR'd it.

stlchiefs
06-22-2010, 10:03 PM
That was really insane. I had no idea all the connections between Pablo, Soccer, the success of Columbian soccer, etc. Really a great documentary.

big nasty kcnut
06-22-2010, 10:26 PM
Yeah that was messed up.

Buck
06-22-2010, 11:39 PM
Wow. That was intense. That's one of the, if not the best documentaries I've ever seen.

Reaper16
06-22-2010, 11:41 PM
I'd buy a box set of the entire 30-for-30. This series of films is exactly the kind of thing that ESPN needs to do more often.

Buck
06-22-2010, 11:50 PM
I'd buy a box set of the entire 30-for-30. This series of films is exactly the kind of thing that ESPN needs to do more often.

They probably will and it will probably be upward of $250.

Sure-Oz
06-22-2010, 11:51 PM
I'll need to DVR it

Buck
06-22-2010, 11:54 PM
I thought the OJ one was lame. The Reggie Miller one was probably middle of the road. The Colts one was pretty good. Len Bias was good, not great. I can't even think o any others.

Sure-Oz
06-22-2010, 11:56 PM
i liked the ricky williams one

Buck
06-22-2010, 11:56 PM
i liked the ricky williams one

Oh yeah that was good.

Buck
06-23-2010, 12:02 AM
The South African rugby one was good too.

ZootedGranny
06-23-2010, 12:38 AM
Of the 11 30-for-30 docs I've seen, I thought this was easily the best.

Using Buck's term, I think the majority of these have been "middle of the road." The subject matter has been fine, but each one seems to have a noticeable flaw. "Without Bias" is a good example.

The perfect tragic story to make for a fantastic documentary, it instead is a bit of a color-by-numbers look at his life and death, and then in the last 15 minutes, they just hammer through a few subplots and never delve into them.

That said, Reaper is right. This series is exactly what ESPN should be doing. Whatever problems I have with an individual documentary, I find them worth a watch.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-23-2010, 02:51 AM
I thought that this, the OJ doc, and The U have been the cream of the crop so far.

The filmmakers did massive amounts of research and developed their subject matter extensively.

-King-
06-23-2010, 04:07 AM
Can't wait for the DVD to come out.
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-King-
06-23-2010, 04:08 AM
I thought that this, the OJ doc, and The U have been the cream of the crop so far.

The filmmakers did massive amounts of research and developed their subject matter extensively.
The Ricky Williams doc was pretty good too.
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eazyb81
06-23-2010, 05:52 AM
I really like the Gretzky one. Have this one on the DVR, will watch it this morning.

Reaper16
06-23-2010, 07:55 AM
They probably will and it will probably be upward of $250.
Did I say buy? *nervous laughter* I meant download.

Dayze
06-23-2010, 08:49 AM
is this the same platform in which they chrnocled the Miami Hurricanes with Irvin etc?

that was really good; and the RW one was really good too.

Woodrow Call
06-23-2010, 08:58 AM
These have been outstanding. I really enjoyed the Loyola Marymount one. It took me way back and brought back a lot of memories of that run. Still have a replica Hank Gathers jersey hanging up in my man cave.