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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    It's not a matter of politics; it's a matter of where Hank, Jr. is popular.
    It's partly politics, but mostly that intro just sucked as-s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's partly politics, but mostly that intro just sucked as-s.
    I'll have to take your word for it. MNF isn't something I can watch very often.
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    ESPN is awful but the 30 for 30s are sometimes very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    ESPN is awful but the 30 for 30s are sometimes very good.
    The 30s are beyond awesome, even if they are about an event you don't care about. I wish Netflix still had them.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    ESPN is awful but the 30 for 30s are sometimes very good.
    Watched the XFL one this weekend (had TiVo-ed it awhile ago). It was ... fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    Watched the XFL one this weekend (had TiVo-ed it awhile ago). It was ... fascinating.
    My favorites (although put quotation marks around the first one) are "The Four Falls Of Buffalo" and "The Badger" (LeMond). The Escobars is pretty good, and chasing Tyson was outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    My favorites (although put quotation marks around the first one) are "The Four Falls Of Buffalo" and "The Badger" (LeMond). The Escobars is pretty good, and chasing Tyson was outstanding.
    This was the first one I'd seen. I enjoyed it -- can't believe NBC went whole hog on the XFL without a plan, rules, teams, etc. It was kind of crazy on their part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    This was the first one I'd seen. I enjoyed it -- can't believe NBC went whole hog on the XFL without a plan, rules, teams, etc. It was kind of crazy on their part.
    And yet, the XFL led to the midfield overhead camera and such in the NFL. Kinda crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    And yet, the XFL led to the midfield overhead camera and such in the NFL. Kinda crazy.
    They did cover the advances that the XFL brought to the NFL -- the overhead cam, cams on the field, mic-ing players, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    They did cover the advances that the XFL brought to the NFL -- the overhead cam, cams on the field, mic-ing players, etc.
    Good. I need to see that. Netflix doesn't have them anymore. I also want to see the Daly one and the Celtics/Lakers one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Good. I need to see that. Netflix doesn't have them anymore. I also want to see the Daly one and the Celtics/Lakers one.
    The 30 For 30's are some of my favorite television, but the Lakers/Celtics one, for me, was meh. It was a good topic for a 30 For 30. They just didn't need to make it into that long (three parts) of a movie. The race angle was the most interesting part of the series.

    Or, maybe it was just listening to Donnie Wahlberg narrate the Boston part of it. That was the best Boston could do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    The 30s are beyond awesome, even if they are about an event you don't care about.
    I would say especially. When they are about something I know well I see all the flaws and the only thing that stands out is the ESPN boosterism. But the ones about completely obscure stuff are better than crack.
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    I abandoned all that ESPN has to offer other than a live sporting event of a team I root for. I even gave up watching random live sports of teams I don't care about (used to be one of the great pleasures in life for me) such is my hatred for most things ESPN. 99% of the downfall of televised sports can be traced to them, as far as I am concerned. But for some reason, the 30 for 30 docs (and not all of this genre comes under that title) are the exception that proves the rule. I find them all to be well done, interesting and informative. Their last ditch attempt at real "journalism," something that they used to actually pay a little attention to. Famously, ESPN did a great job in the early minutes and hours after the '89 San Francisco earthquake because of ABCs (and ESPNs) coverage of the games. Today you would not see comprehensive coverage like that from them I'm guessing as they have cut so much to the bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I would say especially. When they are about something I know well I see all the flaws and the only thing that stands out is the ESPN boosterism. But the ones about completely obscure stuff are better than crack.
    I could see that viewpoint.

    From my point of view, I was a fan of Greg LeMond, but was too young to know all the politics behind the racing when that was going on. So I was interested in what would make that rivalry interesting. Hoo-boy....a LOT. Same with the Evert/tennis one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    My favorites (although put quotation marks around the first one) are "The Four Falls Of Buffalo" and "The Badger" (LeMond). The Escobars is pretty good, and chasing Tyson was outstanding.
    "The Band Played On" was really good for something where I knew little to nothing about the story at the outset.

    And "Broke" should be required watching for any rookie in any sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    "The Band Played On" was really good for something where I knew little to nothing about the story at the outset.

    And "Broke" should be required watching for any rookie in any sport.
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