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Old 10-02-18, 11:58 PM
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FYI, the new season of 30 for 30 premiered a few weeks ago. It was Seau about the career and death of Junior Seau. I watched it on demand last night through ESPN Plus.

Powerful and heartbreaking film. I was riveted for the 90+ minutes. Lots of great interviews with family, friends and former teammates. I highly recommend anyone here who is a football fan or was a fan of Seau to watch it. It's ends on quite a downer, but overall it's a really compelling look into him and how his passion for the game eventually led to his downfall and death.
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Old 10-03-18, 07:23 AM
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^^ I'm going to track this down tonight... this is still premiering on ESPN first, right? I've heard nothing about the new season but I rarely watch ESPN anymore.
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Old 10-03-18, 10:32 AM
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FYI, the new season of 30 for 30 premiered a few weeks ago. It was Seau about the career and death of Junior Seau. I watched it on demand last night through ESPN Plus.

Powerful and heartbreaking film. I was riveted for the 90+ minutes. Lots of great interviews with family, friends and former teammates. I highly recommend anyone here who is a football fan or was a fan of Seau to watch it. It's ends on quite a downer, but overall it's a really compelling look into him and how his passion for the game eventually led to his downfall and death.
I actually saw Seau play in high school (against my school's team - our team won). I don't remember much about him in that game, though, other than he played well. But he was a big deal even in high school - we knew that he was one of the best players in the county before the game (and that was his junior year).

I was never surprised by how well he did and how far he went. He just drove me nuts as a SAN DIEGO Charger fan because he rarely played his position as assigned - he was always making it up as he went along, doing a freelancing thing. Sometimes it worked, sometimes he was WAY out of position to make a play.
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Old 10-03-18, 12:57 PM
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^^ I'm going to track this down tonight... this is still premiering on ESPN first, right? I've heard nothing about the new season but I rarely watch ESPN anymore.
Oh wow, turns out Seau is an ESPN plus exclusive for now. I read a few articles and they all mentioned itís premiering exclusively on Plus. No wonder I didnít see any TV promotion for it. I just happened to notice it flipping through the App. So unfortunately youíre out of luck.

Thereís a 7 day free trial though.
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Old 10-03-18, 06:28 PM
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

Why does everything have to be online and not on regular TV anymore.
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Old 10-04-18, 10:22 AM
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I have Plus... for now. But if they ever disassociate it from the magazine, I'm out. Agree with Jeff, all these unique "add on" or online channels are driving me nuts.
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Old 12-12-18, 08:55 AM
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The Tyson/Douglas 30 for 30 Special was really good last night. For anyone who grew up after Tyson and thinks of him as the caricature he is now, everyone thought he would be the greatest before that fight. Many people (including me) thought he would retire undefeated and was invicible as he was knocking everyone out in the first few rounds. You would pay $50 PPV and want him to knock the guy out in the first round, as THAT was getting your money's worth!

Douglas really exposed Tyson after that as any bigger fighter could just jab the hell out of him and he was never the same. He was only 5'11" so he couldn't get inside on bigger guys like Douglas, Holyfield and Lewis, and they would just wear him down. One of my friends said back in the 80's that Tyson was a one trick pony/overrated and we all laughed at him, but he ended up being right.

I honestly don't know where to rank Tyson among the Top Heavyweights in History? His essentially had 2 careers (Pre-Douglas/Post-Douglas) where he went from the greatest to the eventual laughing stock.
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Old 12-12-18, 09:30 AM
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I recorded this. I remember the night Douglas knocked out Tyson like it was yesterday... it was a shocking moment in history (if you followed boxing). I don't know that I'd call Tyson a "one trick pony"... he knocked out guys bigger and stronger than him all the time. I think he took the Douglas fight for total granted and barely trained. He reminded me of Rocky Balboa in Rocky 3.
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Old 12-12-18, 11:27 AM
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Wished they showed the weigh-in prior to the Holyfield fight and how out of shape he was. All the writers ran out of the room after the weigh-in to bet Holyfield.

And some Jimmy Vaccarro action.
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Old 12-12-18, 11:46 AM
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I don't know that I'd call Tyson a "one trick pony"... he knocked out guys bigger and stronger than him all the time. I think he took the Douglas fight for total granted and barely trained. He reminded me of Rocky Balboa in Rocky 3.
I think he was a one trick pony in that his whole game was on intimidation and knocking someone out (He really had no strategy if he couldn't knock you out). Going into that fight he was 37-0 with 34 knockouts, so he barely went the distance and never showed he could win on points. You look at champions like Muhammed Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, they could knock you out if needed, or win on points and just flat out box for 15 rounds.

Tyson really never fought anyone good leading into Douglas, other then Spinks. But Spinks looked scared the second he got into the ring and Tyson would use that to his advantage. The best fighters of that era were Holyfield, Lewis and Bowe, and Tyson lost to all of them (he never fought Bowe). Now many will argue his skilled eroded after he got out of jail, along with his lifestyle catching up with him similar to a Doc Gooden. That is why Tyson is a hard boxer to place among the greats in history.

And Douglas was WAY out of shape when he fought Holyfield, as you could see he already cashed in his 25 million he was getting for the fight. Holyfield knocked him down and he could have gotten up, but he never had the drive to win after he beat Tyson. I really miss those days of getting 15-20 friends to watch a Heavyweight PPV, as that was an event just like the Superbowl.

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Old 12-12-18, 04:14 PM
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

Supposedly the next 30 for 30 will be about Deion Sanders.
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Old 12-12-18, 07:37 PM
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Supposedly the next 30 for 30 will be about Deion Sanders.
"Deionís Double Play" on January 31.
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Old 12-25-18, 11:32 AM
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Re: ESPN's 30 For 30 Documentary Series

I haven't watched the NBA since the 90s, but this trailer just premiered. The Last Dance will premiere in 2020 and will be a 10 part series on the 1998 Chicago Bulls and their last championship run.
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Old 12-25-18, 06:55 PM
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10 parts on just the 1998 team? Why not cover their entire run from their losses to the Pistons to 1998?
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Old 12-25-18, 09:13 PM
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A little early announce something that premieres in 2020.
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