Tuesday, November 3, 2009

30 for 30

ESPN has been running a series of documentaries every Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST called 30 for 30.  I have been very critical of ESPN for the past ten years or so because of the way it presents sports, especially SportsCenter.  30 for 30 shows just how good the World Wide Leader can be when it wants to be. 

Tonight's espisode was called Without Bias.  It was the story of Maryland basketball star Len Bias.  It was an amazing hour of television.  I've also watched the other 30 for 30 documentaries on Muhammed Ali and Larry Holmes, it too was outstanding as was the story of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band.  The only one of this series so far that lacked any punch was a look back at Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player who ever played the game.

If you get a chance watch 30 for 30.  It reaches beyond the hardcore sports fan and reveals a big part of the psyche of America.

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