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Old 04-14-17, 05:08 PM   #751
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

After they air them on ESPN, are they available for streaming anywhere else like youtube? Because fuck yeah I want to see that (favorite sport and team too, but fumanstan is wrong ). But I don't have cable.
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Old 04-14-17, 05:16 PM   #752
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The XFL probably would have fared worse if they had to air their games on TNN (Before it changed to Spike) or USA.
XFL did have games on TNN - the 4:00 pm ET Sunday afternoon game aired on the network. UPN aired the 7:00 pm ET Sunday evening game.
NBC of course had two games at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday evenings - one was the feature game and the other was a backup game. The backup game, in some weeks, would air in the visiting team's home market and be put on the air nationally if the feature game was a blowout (Week #1) or encountered technical difficulties (Week #2).

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Old 04-14-17, 05:53 PM   #753
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After they air them on ESPN, are they available for streaming anywhere else like youtube? Because fuck yeah I want to see that (favorite sport and team too, but fumanstan is wrong ). But I don't have cable.


They've had a lot of them on streaming services like Netflix, and some on physical disc. I bought the Len Bias one on burn-on-demand DVD, then I think I also got it as part of a Blu-ray set.
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Old 04-14-17, 05:58 PM   #754
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After they air them on ESPN, are they available for streaming anywhere else like youtube? Because fuck yeah I want to see that (favorite sport and team too, but fumanstan is wrong ). But I don't have cable.
Netflix used to get them roughly 2-3 months after they aired. But, Not anymore. Netflix pulled all of the 30 for 30 documentaries in January. I think the rights expired. You're shit out of luck unless you have a friend willing to share an ESPN log-in.

You can't count on it appearing on YouTube as a pirated upload. ESPN will pull it.

Sling TV is a really cheap streaming option. It's a $20 per month skinny bundle with like 15 channels and has ESPN, TNT, NBA TV and other sports networks etc. The most you will spend is something like $25 per month with the skinny bundle along with the sports extra package. Just throwing this out there. But you need a good internet connection and streaming device like Roku or Fire TV.

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Old 04-17-17, 12:47 PM   #755
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So I just watched the newest 30 for 30 that aired last week about John Calipari.

It felt very long-winded. They really didn't need to spend 2 hours about his life and career. They could have tightened it up to maybe 90 minutes tops.

I thought some of the material about how he turned around UMass was interesting and then how he bailed to go to the Nets after Camby fucked the program over. It was cool hearing from Lou Roe. Haven't seen him in years.

Other than that, I don't think there was a really compelling hook to the film for national viewers unless you're a fan of Calipari, Memphis or Kentucky.
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Old 04-17-17, 08:09 PM   #756
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

The Calipari one will probably be the first one I skip entirely (I did shut off the incredibly awful "The U - Part 2" after about 15 minutes). No interest in this one whatsoever.
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

The Calipari one was interesting in parts, mostly the UMass stuff .. but I agree, too long and pretty repetitive at points. It might have been better if they focused more on the UMass time
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Old 04-18-17, 10:03 AM   #758
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Don't really care to see the Calipari film either. I wonder why ESPN thought it would be of great interest? Calipari probably orchestrated it himself as a recruiting tool.
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Old 04-18-17, 12:50 PM   #759
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The Calipari one will probably be the first one I skip entirely (I did shut off the incredibly awful "The U - Part 2" after about 15 minutes). No interest in this one whatsoever.
The only part I would want to see is John Chaney go after him in that Press Conference in the mid 90's! "I'll kill you!"
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Old 04-18-17, 12:56 PM   #760
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Did they talk a lot about the one-and-done phenomenon? I think that was one of the hooks I read about it. The guy has attracted a lot of controversy so I could see why it could be a topic of interest, but it sounds like it should've been shorter. I can't stand the guy myself so I won't be watching it.
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Old 04-18-17, 01:04 PM   #761
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The only part I would want to see is John Chaney go after him in that Press Conference in the mid 90's! "I'll kill you!"
They did show that part.
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Old 04-18-17, 03:07 PM   #762
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

The I'll kill you and the one and done parts were good ... I just mainly think it was too long ..as said here, edit that down to 90 minutes and it is a good story. The UMass parts (including "I'll kill you"), and how he embraced the one and done parts were interesting ... but beyond the one and done stuff, the Kentucky parts were pretty boring. I think they spent about the right amount of time on Memphis and the Nets.

Not my favorite 30 for 30 by any stretch, but not horrible.

I am looking forward to the Lakers/Celtics one .. that should be cool.
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Old 05-05-17, 04:08 PM   #763
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

I guess this is old news but I hadn't heard it: 30 for 30 podcasts starting next month. Considering I like the 30 for 30s but have only seen a few, but listen to a lot of podcasts, this might work for me.

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30 for 30 Podcasts to Debut in June

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Posted on March 13, 2017

ESPN Films and ESPN Audio’s new collaboration, 30 for 30 Podcasts, will launch in June 2017, it was announced yesterday at a SXSW panel in Austin, Texas. The series will tell original, high-quality sports stories in the likeness of the acclaimed 30 for 30 documentaries, but made exclusively for audio.

Each 30 for 30 Podcast episode will explore and report on a new sports story that will be a combination of original interviews and archival sound. Two of the topics that will be featured in the first season of 30 for 30 Podcasts will be: “Dan and Dave Revisited,” the true story of the massive 1990’s marketing campaign around the world’s two best decathletes, and “On the Ice,” the story of how a group of amateur Brits became the first all-women’s team to make it to the North Pole.” Both are working titles.

“ESPN Films is continuing to push boundaries in the storytelling space, and we’re excited to further evolve the 30 for 30 brand,” said Libby Geist, vice president and executive producer, ESPN Films and Original Content. “These audio documentaries will break new ground for ESPN while also bringing our signature long-form archival-based approach to the podcasting arena.”

The group also announced that the signature 30 for 30 theme music is being re-worked for 30 for 30 Podcasts by Hrishikesh Hirway, musician, composer and host of the Song Exploder podcast. The inaugural season’s episodes will be produced and hosted by Jody Avirgan (also of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight) and a team of in-house producers, with future episodes to be done in collaboration with outside reporters, documentarians, and ESPN talent.

30 for 30 first launched in 2009 with 30 one-hour sports documentaries, and ESPN Films has since aired over 100 sports documentaries including 90-minute and two-hour films, 30 for 30 Shorts, spinoffs such as Nine for IX and SEC Storied, and the Academy Award-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America.”

Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN Audio, added, “Our initial forays into long-form storytelling – Dunkumentaries and Pin Kings – were top quality and smashing successes, thanks to great collaboration across ESPN. There’s no doubt the ESPN Films’ track record augurs well and 30 for 30 Podcasts will be compelling and relevant must-listen content.”

The 30 for 30 Podcasts series is presented by MINI in partnership with Blue Moon, the Citi® Double Cash card, Delta Airlines, Blue Apron and ZipRecruiter. More information on the series can be found at 30for30podcasts.com.
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Old 05-05-17, 04:39 PM   #764
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

I'm already like six months behind in listening to all my favorite podcasts, so I'm going to forget I read that.
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Old 06-14-17, 06:51 AM   #765
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Anyone catch the Lakers/Celtics Documentary last night? It chronicled the Bird/Magic years leading up to their Finals Matchups in 1984, 1985 and 1987. Last night was Part 1 about the 1984 Finals, and tonight is Part 2 about the 1985 and 1987 Finals. A few observations:

-The NBA Finals were on Tape Delay until 1982. That makes sense because I remember as a kid listening to the 1981 Finals on my Transistor Radio because I couldn't find it on TV.

-There were no Flagrant Fouls. It would be interesting to see how Lebron would play in todays game because you paid a price everytime you took it to the hole back then. McHale close-lines Rambis nearly taking decaptitating him, and Rambis only gets a 2 shot foul back then!

-The trash talking was great. You forget how much Bird trashed talked as he would talk shit to the defender and then drain a 3. ML Carr and Cedric Maxwell were two of the biggest trash talkers. Worthy missed a crucial free throw at the end of Game 2, and Maxwell walked right in front of him laughing in his face and making the choke symbol to the crowd.

-I forgot how the whole Paul Westhead firing went down in 1981. Magic came out about 10 games into the season and said he wanted to be traded, so obviously Jerry Buss fired Westhead and hired Pat Riley. What was funny was at the Press Conference he was announced as a Co-Coach with Jerry West and everyone was confused. Jerry West said he knew it was ridiculous and halfway through the Press Conference said that Pat Riley was the real Coach and he was just an assistant.
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Old 06-14-17, 08:29 AM   #766
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Hoping to watch the Celtics-Lakers thing. The '84 Finals are when I really got into the NBA.

There's a 30 for 30 podcast teaser announcing 6/27 as the debut.
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Old 06-14-17, 10:03 AM   #767
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I only caught about 30 minutes of it, but it's on my DVR. They're still talking about the 60's stuff, but looking forward to seeing the rest.
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Old 06-14-17, 10:10 AM   #768
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I only caught about 30 minutes of it, but it's on my DVR. They're still talking about the 60's stuff, but looking forward to seeing the rest.
It's split into 3 parts:

Part 1: The 60's-1983. (2 hours)

Part 2: The 1984 NBA Finals (1 hour)

Part 3: The 1985 & 87 Finals (2 hours/which is on tonight)
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Old 06-14-17, 10:39 AM   #769
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wow, 5 hours total? I'm the biggest Celtic fan there is, and I'm not even sure I can take 5 hours of documentary on this.
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wow, 5 hours total? I'm the biggest Celtic fan there is, and I'm not even sure I can take 5 hours of documentary on this.
The first 30 minutes I saw has basically been how the Celtics destroyed the Lakers repeatedly in the 60's. I think you can handle it.
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wow, 5 hours total? I'm the biggest Celtic fan there is, and I'm not even sure I can take 5 hours of documentary on this.
Part 1 is two hours: the first hour is the history of the rivalry going back to the Russell/Cousy/Wilt/Jerry West, etc. This was before my time, so it was alittle longer then it needed, but I respect that they didn't skip over it to only appeal to the younger generations. The 2nd hour is pretty interesting as it goes through 1979-83 and the early years of Bird and Magic, along with both of them playing the Sixers every year. As a Sixers fan, I loved this part even though it is depressing to see Magic play Center in Game 6 of the 1980 Finals and score 42 on us. Then we blew a 3-1 lead to the Celtics in the 1981 Conference Finals. Brought back a lot of bad memories!

The good stuff is Part 2 & 3 (1984, 1985, 1987 Finals)
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The first 30 minutes I saw has basically been how the Celtics destroyed the Lakers repeatedly in the 60's. I think you can handle it.
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ESPN2 is showing episode 1 today at 2 pm Pacific, and also game 6 of the 1987 finals at 10 pm. ESPN is running all three episodes Thursday starting at 4 Pacific.
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