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1989
10-05-2010, 06:32 PM
Anybody going to watch this? It airs at 7 PM tonight. I know this is ESPN airing another piece about the Red Sox and Yanks, but it should be a good documentary to watch before the playoffs. I vividly remember the Yanks throttling the Sawx in game 3 to go up 3-0, the Roberts steal, Ortiz's heroics in games 4 and 5, Schilling dominating in game 6, and the Damon grand slam to win it in game 7.

It was an epic postseason series, Disney couldn't have scripted an ending any better. Stories and games like this are the reason why I love baseball so much.

"Don't let us win tonight" - Kevin Millar

downstairs
10-05-2010, 06:34 PM
No. I just sat through Ken Burns' four-hour documentary on the subject.

WhiteSox5187
10-05-2010, 08:07 PM
These 30 for 30 things have been pretty good, so I have it on, but Jesus, I'm sick of the "long suffering" Red Sox. And I'm sick of Kevin Millar.

TommyJohn
10-05-2010, 08:36 PM
Bah!!

Fenway
10-05-2010, 09:04 PM
:)

Bucky F. Dent
10-05-2010, 10:32 PM
I'd rather eat lint!

Oblong
10-05-2010, 11:14 PM
I saw one on the guide about Tupac.... can someone explain that one to me? I thought these were about sports. Did he own a team or was his death releated in some way?

TheOldRoman
10-05-2010, 11:27 PM
I saw one on the guide about Tupac.... can someone explain that one to me? I thought these were about sports. Did he own a team or was his death releated in some way?I believe he was coming from the Tyson-Douglas fight the night he was shot.

RadioheadRocks
10-05-2010, 11:53 PM
These 30 for 30 things have been pretty good, so I have it on, but Jesus, I'm sick of the "long suffering" Red Sox. And I'm sick of Kevin Millar.


Amen! I'd rather have THESE "Four Days in October":

October 22, 2005
October 23, 2005
October 25, 2005
October 26, 2005

esbrechtel
10-06-2010, 12:02 AM
Amen! I'd rather have THESE "Four Days in October":

October 22, 2005
October 23, 2005
October 25, 2005
October 26, 2005

:thumbsup:

SoxSpeed22
10-06-2010, 12:03 AM
They had a lot of good 30 for 30 movies. Still, the best one was with Pablo Escobar's death and the Columbian World cup team from 1994.

spongyfungy
10-06-2010, 01:23 AM
They had a lot of good 30 for 30 movies. Still, the best one was with Pablo Escobar's death and the Columbian World cup team from 1994.

most of them were pretty good.

I liked June 17, 1994 the most. Into the Wind, Little Big Men, No Crossover, the trial of Allen Iverson. 16th man were my favorites.

I just found the women's tennis and the tupac ones extremely boring

FireMariotti
10-06-2010, 03:10 AM
Amen! I'd rather have THESE "Four Days in October":

October 22, 2005
October 23, 2005
October 25, 2005
October 26, 2005

+1

It's a shame that the Wrong Sox had to overshadow what we did in '05. Had '04 not happened, I guarantee that our series run would have been 5X the story it is now if not for the year before.

C-Dawg
10-06-2010, 09:45 AM
I'll throw a brick through the TV if I accidently surf over to that program by mistake.

Viva Medias B's
10-06-2010, 09:47 AM
They had a lot of good 30 for 30 movies. Still, the best one was with Pablo Escobar's death and the Columbian World cup team from 1994.

That was "The Two Escobars," which I thought was the saddest yet the best 30 for 30 among those I have seen. Andres Escobar was the soccer player murdered after he scored an "own goal" in the '94 World Cup. He was killed because Colombian drug kingpins put heavy money on Colombia in that WC. Pablo Escobar was the Colombian drug lord who was killed before the WC began, but his influence lasted long after his death. Andres was not related to Pablo.

"The Band that Wouldn't Die," about how the Baltimore Colts Marching Band survived the Colts' move to Indianapolis and eventually became the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band, was a real good one too.

Bob Roarman
10-06-2010, 10:34 AM
+1

It's a shame that the Wrong Sox had to overshadow what we did in '05. Had '04 not happened, I guarantee that our series run would have been 5X the story it is now if not for the year before.

To almost everyone outside of Chicago, the White Sox are like the Mets. That's just the way it is.

gogosox675
10-06-2010, 11:11 AM
Two Red Sox fans that I know were gushing over this on Facebook last night. One said that he still gets goosebumps about that series. Which made me go :puking:

QueerGirrl
10-06-2010, 12:16 PM
I'd rather eat lint!

:rolling::thumbsup:

Zisk77
10-06-2010, 12:31 PM
I liked the one about Miami hurricane football even though I hated them. It was real interesting. Man they were thugs, and bad for the game, but it makes for good theater today. Randel "thrill" Hill - LMAO in the Texas game.

asindc
10-06-2010, 12:52 PM
I saw one on the guide about Tupac.... can someone explain that one to me? I thought these were about sports. Did he own a team or was his death releated in some way?

The "E" in ESPN does stand for Entertainment, as it was always envisioned from its inception that the network would do some entertainment programming.

soxfanatlanta
10-06-2010, 03:02 PM
Two Red Sox fans that I know were gushing over this on Facebook last night. One said that he still gets goosebumps about that series. Which made me go :puking:

Kinda like the goosebumps we all got on 10.26.2005?

Yeah..how dare they?

gogosox675
10-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Kinda like the goosebumps we all got on 10.26.2005?

Yeah..how dare they?

I should have given more background to this. The kid that said he gets goosebumps about this was a definite bandwagon jumper. He still roots for them, but he didn't root for them until 2004. It was a great moment for everybody, but I don't want to hear about how meaningful it was to him when he had only started rooting for them that year.

Irishsox1
10-06-2010, 06:08 PM
The one on the Red Sox last night wasn't bad. Even though I watched every game of that series, it had a lot of interesting behind the scenes video and interesting view of the fan from Bill Simmons and that old guy. It wasn't in my top 5 30 for 30, but it wasn't horrible.

My top 5 are:

1. No Crossover: Allen Iverson. I dislike Iverson but this was very interesting and well done.
2. The Two Escobars. Wild story about drugs, soccer, crazy fans and murder.
3. Little Big Men. Great story about youth and sudden fame.
4. The 16th Man. Powerful story about how sports can unite.
5. That Band That Wouldn't Die. Who cares about some nerdy band?, yet I did after this and you feel bad for the Baltimore football fans.

Bottom 4:

1. The U - Totally missed the boat on what Miami was about and how they were bad for college football and sports. More of a fan puff piece.
2. One Night In Vegas - A total mess. There might be a sports story somewhere in there, but I couldn't find it.
3. The House of Steinbrenner - I thought this was going to be about George owning the Yankees and not his nerdy son or weird daughter. Piece of garbage.
4. King's Ransom - Boring all the way around.

Dub25
10-07-2010, 01:31 AM
Anybody going to watch this? It airs at 7 PM tonight. I know this is ESPN airing another piece about the Red Sox and Yanks, but it should be a good documentary to watch before the playoffs. I vividly remember the Yanks throttling the Sawx in game 3 to go up 3-0, the Roberts steal, Ortiz's heroics in games 4 and 5, Schilling dominating in game 6, and the Damon grand slam to win it in game 7.

It was an epic postseason series, Disney couldn't have scripted an ending any better. Stories and games like this are the reason why I love baseball so much.

"Don't let us win tonight" - Kevin Millar

Probably not, I mean it was a nice rally on the BoSox part but if they had 4 complete games like the ChiSox did in 05, I'm sure ESPN would've focused on that.

Dub25
10-07-2010, 01:33 AM
Amen! I'd rather have THESE "Four Days in October":

October 22, 2005
October 23, 2005
October 25, 2005
October 26, 2005

+2 :D::D::D::D::gulp::gulp::gulp: