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ESPN Films’ Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series, engaging some of today’s finest storytellers to tell incredible stories that capture the core of how sports inspire and entertain.

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ESPN Films’ Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series, engaging some of today’s finest storytellers to tell incredible stories that capture the core of how sports inspire and entertain.

    • Episode 1

    Broke

    Broke explores the roads to fortune in American sports and eventually, the many detours to bankruptcy. Bernie Kosar, Andre Rison and Cliff Floyd are among the athletes who talk openly about the challenges of managing their money in an era when big contracts don't necessarily support bigger lifestyles. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders and saddled with medical problems, many pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. A story of the dark side of success, Broke is an allegory for the financial woes haunting economies and individuals all over the world.

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    • 1 Hour 17 Minutes

    Broke explores the roads to fortune in American sports and eventually, the many detours to bankruptcy. Bernie Kosar, Andre Rison and Cliff Floyd are among the athletes who talk openly about the challenges of managing their money in an era when big contracts don't necessarily support bigger lifestyles. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders and saddled with medical problems, many pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. A story of the dark side of success, Broke is an allegory for the financial woes haunting economies and individuals all over the world.

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    • Episode 2

    There's No Place Like Home

    On December 10, 2010, Sotheby's auctioned off the most important historical document in sports history - James Naismith's original rules of basketball. There's No Place Like Home is the story of one fan's obsessive quest to win this seminal American artifact at auction and bring the rules 'home' to Lawrence, Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for more than 40 years.

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    On December 10, 2010, Sotheby's auctioned off the most important historical document in sports history - James Naismith's original rules of basketball. There's No Place Like Home is the story of one fan's obsessive quest to win this seminal American artifact at auction and bring the rules 'home' to Lawrence, Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for more than 40 years.

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    • Episode 3

    Benji

    In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a beloved, sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's most talented basketball prospect. His senseless murder the day before his senior season sent ripples through Chicago and the nation.

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    In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a beloved, sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's most talented basketball prospect. His senseless murder the day before his senior season sent ripples through Chicago and the nation.

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    • Episode 4

    Ghosts of Ole Miss

    In 1962, the University of Mississippi campus erupted in violence over integration and swelled with pride over an unbeaten football team. Mississippi native Wright Thompson explores the tumultuous events that continue to shape the state 50 years later.

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    In 1962, the University of Mississippi campus erupted in violence over integration and swelled with pride over an unbeaten football team. Mississippi native Wright Thompson explores the tumultuous events that continue to shape the state 50 years later.

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    • Episode 5

    You Don't Know Bo

    Bo Jackson hit 500 ft. home runs, ran over linebackers, and - for a small window - he was the best athlete we had ever seen. You Don't Know Bo is a close look at the man and marketing campaign that shaped his legacy. Even without winning a Super Bowl or World Series, Bo redefined the role of the athlete in the pop cultural conversation. More than 20 years later, myths and legends still surround Bo Jackson, and his impossible feats still capture our collective imagination.

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    Bo Jackson hit 500 ft. home runs, ran over linebackers, and - for a small window - he was the best athlete we had ever seen. You Don't Know Bo is a close look at the man and marketing campaign that shaped his legacy. Even without winning a Super Bowl or World Series, Bo redefined the role of the athlete in the pop cultural conversation. More than 20 years later, myths and legends still surround Bo Jackson, and his impossible feats still capture our collective imagination.

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    • Episode 6

    Survive and Advance

    The unforgettable story of the 1982–1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack and their improbable run to the NCAA Championship. Told through the eyes of senior captain Dereck Whittenburg, the film takes a poignant look at Coach Jim Valvano and his remarkable impact.

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    The unforgettable story of the 1982–1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack and their improbable run to the NCAA Championship. Told through the eyes of senior captain Dereck Whittenburg, the film takes a poignant look at Coach Jim Valvano and his remarkable impact.

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    • Episode 7

    Elway to Marino

    In 1983, six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of the draft – still the most ever. Elway to Marino gives you an insider’s seat at this landmark draft through the eyes of the players, head coaches, general managers, team owners and agents who participated. Pick by pick, agent Marvin Demoff (represented both John Elway and Dan Marino) walks you through the months leading up to the most dramatic draft day in NFL history.

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    In 1983, six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of the draft – still the most ever. Elway to Marino gives you an insider’s seat at this landmark draft through the eyes of the players, head coaches, general managers, team owners and agents who participated. Pick by pick, agent Marvin Demoff (represented both John Elway and Dan Marino) walks you through the months leading up to the most dramatic draft day in NFL history.

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    • Episode 8

    Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

    “Eddie Would Go.” It’s a phrase that has long carried deep meaning with countless Hawaiians and surfers worldwide. Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau goes beyond those famous three words and chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a. This film explores the tragic decline and extraordinary re-birth of the Hawaiian culture as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.

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    “Eddie Would Go.” It’s a phrase that has long carried deep meaning with countless Hawaiians and surfers worldwide. Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau goes beyond those famous three words and chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a. This film explores the tragic decline and extraordinary re-birth of the Hawaiian culture as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.

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    • Episode 9

    Free Spirits

    When the NBA merged with the American Basketball Association in 1976, four ABA franchises joined the more established league – the Nets, Nuggets, Pacers and Spurs. But one of the odd teams out found a different way to secure its future. Free Spirits tells the colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis – an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin “Bad News” Barnes and James “Fly” Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.

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    When the NBA merged with the American Basketball Association in 1976, four ABA franchises joined the more established league – the Nets, Nuggets, Pacers and Spurs. But one of the odd teams out found a different way to secure its future. Free Spirits tells the colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis – an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin “Bad News” Barnes and James “Fly” Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.

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    • Episode 10

    No Más

    In the midst of boxing’s contemporary golden age stood two fighters who established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over 5 months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard, an American hero, who had become a household name after a Gold Medal-winning performance at the 1976 Summer Olympics, versus the Latino champion, Roberto Duran, the toughest -¬ some said meanest -¬ fighter of all time. It was not just the drama and action of these fights that would endure, but those two words uttered in the second of their clashes, which would create a sense of mystery, bewilderment and intrigue to the present day.

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    In the midst of boxing’s contemporary golden age stood two fighters who established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over 5 months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard, an American hero, who had become a household name after a Gold Medal-winning performance at the 1976 Summer Olympics, versus the Latino champion, Roberto Duran, the toughest -¬ some said meanest -¬ fighter of all time. It was not just the drama and action of these fights that would endure, but those two words uttered in the second of their clashes, which would create a sense of mystery, bewilderment and intrigue to the present day.

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    • Episode 11

    Big Shot

    In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Lousy performance and poor management were driving away the hockey franchise’s loyal fan base. The team hit bottom. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for 165 million dollars. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Featuring the only interview Spano has ever given about the Islanders deal, this film is an unforgettable tale of a dream that became a lie.

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    In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Lousy performance and poor management were driving away the hockey franchise’s loyal fan base. The team hit bottom. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for 165 million dollars. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Featuring the only interview Spano has ever given about the Islanders deal, this film is an unforgettable tale of a dream that became a lie.

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    • Episode 12

    This is What They Want

    When Jimmy Connors arrived in New York for the 1991 U.S. Open, the one-time tennis superstar was 8 years removed from his last Grand Slam singles title, ranked 174th in the world and approaching his 39th birthday. On the verge of a quick first-round exit, Connors suddenly and unexpectedly re-captured the magic. This is What They Want not only illuminates his highly improbably march past a series of talented and youthful adversaries, and explores how Connors became a polarizing and provocative personality who helped make tennis a high-octane spectator sport.

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    When Jimmy Connors arrived in New York for the 1991 U.S. Open, the one-time tennis superstar was 8 years removed from his last Grand Slam singles title, ranked 174th in the world and approaching his 39th birthday. On the verge of a quick first-round exit, Connors suddenly and unexpectedly re-captured the magic. This is What They Want not only illuminates his highly improbably march past a series of talented and youthful adversaries, and explores how Connors became a polarizing and provocative personality who helped make tennis a high-octane spectator sport.

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    • Episode 13

    Bernie and Ernie

    When Bernard King arrived at Knoxville, he was only the third African American ever to play for the Vols’ varsity team. By the time he left he was a legend. Along with talented teammate Ernie Grunfeld, they gained national acclaim as part of what was known as "The Ernie and Bernie Show." This film follows King's strict upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, the challenges he faced at the University of Tennessee, and the obstacles he overcame in the NBA as he looked to live up to the promise of his college career.

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    When Bernard King arrived at Knoxville, he was only the third African American ever to play for the Vols’ varsity team. By the time he left he was a legend. Along with talented teammate Ernie Grunfeld, they gained national acclaim as part of what was known as "The Ernie and Bernie Show." This film follows King's strict upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, the challenges he faced at the University of Tennessee, and the obstacles he overcame in the NBA as he looked to live up to the promise of his college career.

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    • Episode 14

    Youngstown Boys

    A fascinating look at class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel, two stars who emerged from opposite sides of the tracks in Youngstown, Ohio. They joined together for a magic season at Ohio State University in 2002 and a national championship. Shortly thereafter, Clarett was banished from college football and began a downward spiral that ended with a prison term. Tressel continued at Ohio State for another eight years before his career there also ended in scandal. Now, both Youngstown Boys are attempting to reinvent themselves and resurrect their lives.

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    A fascinating look at class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel, two stars who emerged from opposite sides of the tracks in Youngstown, Ohio. They joined together for a magic season at Ohio State University in 2002 and a national championship. Shortly thereafter, Clarett was banished from college football and began a downward spiral that ended with a prison term. Tressel continued at Ohio State for another eight years before his career there also ended in scandal. Now, both Youngstown Boys are attempting to reinvent themselves and resurrect their lives.

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    • Episode 15

    The Price of Gold

    The world was mesmerized by two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal.  Several weeks prior, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Kerrigan was shockingly clubbed on the right knee by an unknown assailant and left wailing, "Why, why, why?"  As the bizarre "why" mystery unraveled, it was revealed that Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, had plotted the attack with his friends to eliminate Kerrigan from the competition and increase Harding’s chance at a gold medal.  Two decades later, The Price of Gold takes a fresh look at the worldwide spectacle that ensued with Harding in the center of it all.

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    The world was mesmerized by two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal.  Several weeks prior, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Kerrigan was shockingly clubbed on the right knee by an unknown assailant and left wailing, "Why, why, why?"  As the bizarre "why" mystery unraveled, it was revealed that Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, had plotted the attack with his friends to eliminate Kerrigan from the competition and increase Harding’s chance at a gold medal.  Two decades later, The Price of Gold takes a fresh look at the worldwide spectacle that ensued with Harding in the center of it all.

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    • Episode 16

    Requiem for the Big East

    Take a nostalgic look at the rivalries and successes that catapulted the Big East to groundbreaking success. Told primarily through the lens of famed Big East coaches Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca, Rick Pitino and John Thompson, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, and some of its most iconic players including Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin and Ed Pinckney, the film encapsulates the era and region in which the Big East was born.

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    Take a nostalgic look at the rivalries and successes that catapulted the Big East to groundbreaking success. Told primarily through the lens of famed Big East coaches Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca, Rick Pitino and John Thompson, former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, and some of its most iconic players including Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin and Ed Pinckney, the film encapsulates the era and region in which the Big East was born.

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    • Episode 17

    Hillsborough

    A “powerful” account of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. Featuring first-hand accounts of fans in attendance as well as police officers – many speaking on camera for the first time – this stunning film explores the tragedy through the experiences of families who lost their loved ones and undertook a painstaking journey in a quest for justice.

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    A “powerful” account of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. Featuring first-hand accounts of fans in attendance as well as police officers – many speaking on camera for the first time – this stunning film explores the tragedy through the experiences of families who lost their loved ones and undertook a painstaking journey in a quest for justice.

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    • Episode 18

    Bad Boys

    Few teams in professional sports history elicit such a wide range of emotions as the Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s. Sandwiched between the Lakers' and Celtics' dominance of the 1980s and the Bulls' run in the 1990s, the Pistons' two titles in 1989 and 1990 are often viewed as a transitional period in NBA history, rather than a dynamic championship era in its own right. But for anyone who experienced the Bad Boys in action, they more than carved out their own identity, both in the league and in American popular culture.

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    Few teams in professional sports history elicit such a wide range of emotions as the Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s. Sandwiched between the Lakers' and Celtics' dominance of the 1980s and the Bulls' run in the 1990s, the Pistons' two titles in 1989 and 1990 are often viewed as a transitional period in NBA history, rather than a dynamic championship era in its own right. But for anyone who experienced the Bad Boys in action, they more than carved out their own identity, both in the league and in American popular culture.

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    • Episode 19

    White Blue White

    Fresh off Argentina’s victory in the 1978 World Cup, Ossie Ardiles and his compatriot, Ricky Villa, joined Tottenham Hotspur, when the notion of overseas players was still new to the English league. Helping lead Spurs to victory in the 1981 FA Cup, the Argentinian stars became cult heroes in England. But on April 2, 1982, everything radically changed as Argentinian troops descended on the British-ruled Falkland Islands, asserting rightful sovereignty.

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    Fresh off Argentina’s victory in the 1978 World Cup, Ossie Ardiles and his compatriot, Ricky Villa, joined Tottenham Hotspur, when the notion of overseas players was still new to the English league. Helping lead Spurs to victory in the 1981 FA Cup, the Argentinian stars became cult heroes in England. But on April 2, 1982, everything radically changed as Argentinian troops descended on the British-ruled Falkland Islands, asserting rightful sovereignty.

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    • Episode 20

    Slaying the Badger

    Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond, who is now the first and only American to win the Tour de France. In this engrossing film, LeMond looks back at the pivotal 1986 Tour and his increasingly vicious rivalry with friend, teammate and mentor Bernard Hinault. The reigning Tour champion and brutal competitor known as "The Badger," Hinault "promised" to help LeMond to his first victory, in return for LeMond supporting him in the previous year. But in a sport that purports to reward teamwork, it's really every man for himself.

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    Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond, who is now the first and only American to win the Tour de France. In this engrossing film, LeMond looks back at the pivotal 1986 Tour and his increasingly vicious rivalry with friend, teammate and mentor Bernard Hinault. The reigning Tour champion and brutal competitor known as "The Badger," Hinault "promised" to help LeMond to his first victory, in return for LeMond supporting him in the previous year. But in a sport that purports to reward teamwork, it's really every man for himself.

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    • Episode 21

    Playing For The Mob

    What happens when you combine “Goodfellas” with college basketball? You get “Playing for the Mob,” the story of how mobster Henry Hill — played by Ray Liotta in the 1990 Martin Scorsese classic — helped orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games in the 1978-79 season. The details of that point-shaving scandal are revealed for the first time on film through the testimony of the players, the federal investigators and the actual fixers, including Hill, who died shortly after he was interviewed. This is a tale of greed, betrayal and reckoning.

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    What happens when you combine “Goodfellas” with college basketball? You get “Playing for the Mob,” the story of how mobster Henry Hill — played by Ray Liotta in the 1990 Martin Scorsese classic — helped orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games in the 1978-79 season. The details of that point-shaving scandal are revealed for the first time on film through the testimony of the players, the federal investigators and the actual fixers, including Hill, who died shortly after he was interviewed. This is a tale of greed, betrayal and reckoning.

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    • Episode 22

    The Day The Series Stopped

    On Oct. 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. PT, soon after the ABC telecast for Game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics began, the ground began to shake beneath Candlestick Park. The 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake rolled through, bringing death and destruction, and baseball took a backseat. Through archival footage, previously untold stories from players, officials, San Francisco and Oakland citizens affected by the earthquake, revisit that night 25 years ago. The record book shows that the A's swept the Giants, but that's become a footnote to the larger story of the 1989 World Series.

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    On Oct. 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. PT, soon after the ABC telecast for Game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics began, the ground began to shake beneath Candlestick Park. The 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake rolled through, bringing death and destruction, and baseball took a backseat. Through archival footage, previously untold stories from players, officials, San Francisco and Oakland citizens affected by the earthquake, revisit that night 25 years ago. The record book shows that the A's swept the Giants, but that's become a footnote to the larger story of the 1989 World Series.

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    • Episode 23

    When The Garden Was Eden

    Based on the book by Harvey Araton, explore the only championship years of the New York Knicks. An odd collection of characters, with Bill Bradley, Wills Reed, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe and Phil Jackson, they showed the NBA and the world what it was like to play as a team, making it to the NBA Finals in three out of four seasons and winning two titles.

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    Based on the book by Harvey Araton, explore the only championship years of the New York Knicks. An odd collection of characters, with Bill Bradley, Wills Reed, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe and Phil Jackson, they showed the NBA and the world what it was like to play as a team, making it to the NBA Finals in three out of four seasons and winning two titles.

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    • Episode 24

    Brian And The Boz

    In some ways, Barry Switzer and Brian “The Boz” Bosworth were made for each other. The Oklahoma coach and the linebacker he recruited to play for him were both outsized personalities who delighted in thumbing their noses at the establishment. And in their three seasons together (1984-86), the unique father-son dynamic resulted in 31 wins and two Orange Bowl victories, including a national championship. But Bosworth’s alter ego – “The Boz” – was taking over. Eventually, he went on a downward spiral and became known as an NFL bust.

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    In some ways, Barry Switzer and Brian “The Boz” Bosworth were made for each other. The Oklahoma coach and the linebacker he recruited to play for him were both outsized personalities who delighted in thumbing their noses at the establishment. And in their three seasons together (1984-86), the unique father-son dynamic resulted in 31 wins and two Orange Bowl victories, including a national championship. But Bosworth’s alter ego – “The Boz” – was taking over. Eventually, he went on a downward spiral and became known as an NFL bust.

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    • Episode 25

    Brothers In Exile

    Major League Baseball has been transformed by the influx of Cuban players like Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu. But a special debt of gratitude is owed to two half-brothers whose courage two decades ago paved the way for their stardom. “Brothers in Exile” tells the incredible story of Cubans Livan and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, who risked their lives to get off the island.

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    Major League Baseball has been transformed by the influx of Cuban players like Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu. But a special debt of gratitude is owed to two half-brothers whose courage two decades ago paved the way for their stardom. “Brothers in Exile” tells the incredible story of Cubans Livan and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, who risked their lives to get off the island.

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    • Episode 26

    Rand University

    Randy Moss has long been an enigma known for his brilliance on the football field and his problems off it. Sometimes there's even been an intersection of those two qualities. "Rand University" gets to that crossing by going back to where he came from - Rand, West Virginia - and exploring what almost derailed him before he ever became nationally known for his extraordinary abilities as a wide receiver. After overcoming troubles with the law, losing the opportunities to play at Notre Dame and Florida State and then reviving his enormously promising football career at Marshall University, all that was good and troubling about Randy Moss materialized on the day of the 1998 NFL Draft.

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    Randy Moss has long been an enigma known for his brilliance on the football field and his problems off it. Sometimes there's even been an intersection of those two qualities. "Rand University" gets to that crossing by going back to where he came from - Rand, West Virginia - and exploring what almost derailed him before he ever became nationally known for his extraordinary abilities as a wide receiver. After overcoming troubles with the law, losing the opportunities to play at Notre Dame and Florida State and then reviving his enormously promising football career at Marshall University, all that was good and troubling about Randy Moss materialized on the day of the 1998 NFL Draft.

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    • Episode 27

    The U: Part 2

    Produced in 2009 by ESPN for its "30 for 30" series, "The U" was a look at all that was good and bad about the rise of the University of Miami's football program in the 1980s. But that wasn't the end of the story. "The U Part 2" picks up where the original film left off, with the program trying to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals that had some calling for the school to drop football. The Hurricanes rose from those ashes to win another national championship, only to face new controversies when a booster used a Ponzi scheme to win favor with the program.

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    Produced in 2009 by ESPN for its "30 for 30" series, "The U" was a look at all that was good and bad about the rise of the University of Miami's football program in the 1980s. But that wasn't the end of the story. "The U Part 2" picks up where the original film left off, with the program trying to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals that had some calling for the school to drop football. The Hurricanes rose from those ashes to win another national championship, only to face new controversies when a booster used a Ponzi scheme to win favor with the program.

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    • Episode 28

    Of Miracles And Men

    The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told. Or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, New York, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet national team, 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey competition. When Team USA won gold two days later, they became a team for the ages. But there was another side to the "Miracle On Ice." The so-called bad guys from America's ideological adversary were in reality good men and outstanding players. There was a reason they seemed unbeatable, and there was a certain shame in having to live the rest of their lives with the results of Feb. 22, 1980.

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    The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told. Or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, New York, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet national team, 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey competition. When Team USA won gold two days later, they became a team for the ages. But there was another side to the "Miracle On Ice." The so-called bad guys from America's ideological adversary were in reality good men and outstanding players. There was a reason they seemed unbeatable, and there was a certain shame in having to live the rest of their lives with the results of Feb. 22, 1980.

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    • Episode 29

    I Hate Christian Laettner

    He made perhaps the most dramatic shot in the history of the NCAA basketball tournament. He's the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours, and was instrumental in Duke winning two national championships. He had looks, smarts and game. So why has Christian Laettner been disliked so intensely by so many for so long? Go beyond the polarizing persona and uncover the complete story behind this lightning rod of college basketball. Featuring extensive access to Laettner, previously unseen footage and perspectives from all sides, I Hate Christian Laettner is a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."

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    He made perhaps the most dramatic shot in the history of the NCAA basketball tournament. He's the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours, and was instrumental in Duke winning two national championships. He had looks, smarts and game. So why has Christian Laettner been disliked so intensely by so many for so long? Go beyond the polarizing persona and uncover the complete story behind this lightning rod of college basketball. Featuring extensive access to Laettner, previously unseen footage and perspectives from all sides, I Hate Christian Laettner is a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."

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    • Episode 30

    Sole Man

    This definitive, first-hand and unflinching account examines one of the sports world’s most polarizing and influential figures, Sonny Vaccaro. A fast talking maverick, his zeal for basketball and instinct for sales forged an era of unprecedented growth for two pillars of pop culture: basketball and sneakers. Vaccaro was instrumental in launching Nike’s “Air Jordan” empire in the ‘80s and started the movement of paying college coaches to have their players wear Nike shoes. Features original interviews with legendary coaches Jim Boeheim, John Thompson, Larry Brown, and John Calipari, as well as former and current NBA stars Chris Webber, Tracy McGrady, and Joakim Noah.

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    • 1 Hour 17 Minutes

    This definitive, first-hand and unflinching account examines one of the sports world’s most polarizing and influential figures, Sonny Vaccaro. A fast talking maverick, his zeal for basketball and instinct for sales forged an era of unprecedented growth for two pillars of pop culture: basketball and sneakers. Vaccaro was instrumental in launching Nike’s “Air Jordan” empire in the ‘80s and started the movement of paying college coaches to have their players wear Nike shoes. Features original interviews with legendary coaches Jim Boeheim, John Thompson, Larry Brown, and John Calipari, as well as former and current NBA stars Chris Webber, Tracy McGrady, and Joakim Noah.

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    • 1 Hour 17 Minutes
    • Episode 31

    Angry Sky

    In 1965, a truck driver and exotic pet dealer from New Jersey decided that he could join an elite group of men who had been to the final frontier -- space. With no formal training, no college degree, and barely enough money to support his wife and three young children, he set out to take a balloon to the edge of space and jump out. If he succeeded, he'd set a world record in a free fall back to earth for nearly 17 minutes.

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    • 1 Hour 17 Minutes

    In 1965, a truck driver and exotic pet dealer from New Jersey decided that he could join an elite group of men who had been to the final frontier -- space. With no formal training, no college degree, and barely enough money to support his wife and three young children, he set out to take a balloon to the edge of space and jump out. If he succeeded, he'd set a world record in a free fall back to earth for nearly 17 minutes.

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    • 1 Hour 17 Minutes
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