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Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
ESPN's new 30 for 30 slate includes documentaries Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas, Junior Seau, Deion Sanders and Bob Knight
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The documentary on NFL Hall of Famer Seau, who committed suicide in 2012 and was later found to have suffered CTE, will premiere exclusively on the ESPN+ streaming platform on Sep. 20 to help boost subscriptions.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Why is the director of ESPN's This Was The XFL documentary creating a direct rival to the XFL?
Charlie Ebersol is founder of the Alliance of American Football, which was announced yesterday, and he also directed the 30 for 30 documentary on the downfall of Vince McMahon's XFL that his dad, Dick Ebersol, put on NBC. What's odd, says David Bixenspan, is that many of Charlie Ebersol's AAF ideas are similar to McMahon's plans for the XFL revival. Which begs the question: Was the founding of the AAF in any way connected to the founding of the new XFL?
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
CBS Sports signs on to broadcast a new eight-team pro football league
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) will compete with the Vince McMahon's XFL revival. Ironically, the AAF's founders include Charlie Ebersol, son of legendary NBC Sports TV executive Dick Ebersol, who made an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the XFL's demise.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
ESPN’s announces a 30 for 30 documentary on the Bill Belichick-Bill Parcells relationship
Source: NBC Sports
The two legendary coaches, who won two Super Bowls together for with the New York Giants, will get the 30 for 30 treatment. The Two Bills premieres on Feb. 1, just days before Belichick goes for his eighth Super Bowl ring.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
ESPN’s 30 For 30 on Ric Flair glorified his sexual misconduct
David Bixenspan notes that in Tuesday’s documentary, “an animated depiction of the scene ... shows Flair opening his robe, shocking onlookers, including female flight attendants whom the cartoonist made sure to draw with smiles wider than anyone else’s.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
ESPN’s 30 For 30 on Nature Boy would be so much better if Ric Flair wasn’t so cagey about wrestling being fake
Source: The A.V. Club
“The subject’s caginess about fakery gets in the way of what’s most interesting about his story,” says Noel Murray. “Ric ‘Nature Boy’ Flair was around at the moment when wrestling exploded in popularity, due largely to the expansion of cable TV and UHF channels. As one of the biggest stars of the lower-rent National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling, he has special insight into the ways that his team staged combat and built stories, in comparison to the slicker WWF. But while all of that is an element of what ‘Nature Boy’ is about, ultimately the nuts-and-bolts of the pro wrestling phenomenon take a backseat to Flair’s personal story of success and excess.”