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anyway, i'm watching the USFL one and it's really awesome! so i'm starting a thread even tho i know all of them don't deal with football, but well post & read this regularly so what the hey

it's awesome to see all these guys like jim kelly & steven young & charlie steiner getting to shit on donald trump. i wish that they wouldn't dance around the fact that trump has made TONS of awful business decisions since then.

another ~weird~ part of this is seeing these old ass dudes back inna the day, like, steve young was smashable! what??

anyway, 30 for 30. dope.

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:38 (twelve years ago) link

lmao i really didn't mean to type "steven young"

"STEVEN BIRMINGHAM YOUNG IF YOU DON'T COME DOWN HERE FOR DINNER RIGHT THIS INSTANCE I SWEAR I'M THROWING THAT PONG MACHINE IN THE TRASH"

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:39 (twelve years ago) link

haha @ safari autosuggeting "birmingham" - i'm gonna cut off my fingers & pour water all over my keyboard

peace bros

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:40 (twelve years ago) link

can i just say that i FUCKN love jim kelly

it's in my childhood & my roots but i would still kick it w him & his awesome accent

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:44 (twelve years ago) link

jim kelly is the absolute best. "i mean i never threw for that many yards again but who does"

this is actually making me want to murder donald trump.

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:50 (twelve years ago) link

seriously the guys is rich and all but he has SO MANY bankrupt buildings & general shitstormery in his past - kinda wish they wouldn't let it slide

what a d bag

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:53 (twelve years ago) link

i mean yes he inherited a ton of money and then pissed it away because he's dumber than a fucking headless chicken. he's making burt reynolds look like a reasonable, charming man.

can you imagine if football was still on in the spring? i would watch the shit out of this, even if it was modern doug flutie playing with modern hershall walker!

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:56 (twelve years ago) link

There's some chatter about this in the week 7 thread too, but my favorite part (besides hate-generated deathrays through Trump's testicles) was Steve Young's fumble...

crowd: "40 Million Down-the-drain!"
Young's mom: "It's an annuity!"

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:58 (twelve years ago) link

missing u usfl >:(

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:00 (twelve years ago) link

god the dude choking up at the end :(

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:00 (twelve years ago) link

would like... kevin kolb be tearing up the modern day USFL? this sounds pretty dope imo

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:00 (twelve years ago) link

yeah that ending montage - it was like everyone talking about their last year of college

u madoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:01 (twelve years ago) link

the one about the baltimore band is pretty heart-ripping too if you missed that one. so dedicated!

xpost the usfl should've succeeded by all purposes and it's upsetting that we had that ripped from us like a lindbergh baby quite frankly! i mean a league w kelly, young, walker, white, flutie...!! all playing top of their game!

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:03 (twelve years ago) link

i mean unrelated to all this usfl jibber jabber, the gretzky > la one made me so nostalgic - i had the SI cover on my wall (which doesnt make a lotta sense but i was 9 yrs old & a hueg oilers fan on the east coast and it was pre media saturation age) i feel like they really downplayed that edmonton still won the fuckin cup 2 yrs later idk i just enjoyed it a lot and would like to go golfing w/ wayne and peter berg, basically

johnny crunch, Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:49 (twelve years ago) link

I haven't seen the documentary, but I watched quite a few USFL games, especially their first season.

Beyond the guys that became legendary players like Young, Reggie White and Kelly, I got to give a shout out to Sam Mills as I doubt he would have gotten a shot in the NFL as a 5-9 linebacker without proving it in the USFL first to Jim Mora who then brought him into New Orleans. That guy is probably never going to get into the Hall of Fame, but Sam Mills is really one of the coolest players in my time following football.

earlnash, Thursday, 22 October 2009 03:35 (twelve years ago) link

guys i didn't see this ;_; will espn rerun it??

steve young would still be smashable imo were he not scary and insane

horseshoe, Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

http://30for30.espn.com/film/small-potatoes-who-killed-the-usfl.html

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

thank you!!

horseshoe, Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

god the dude choking up at the end :(

― everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:00 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

this KILLED me. that guy ruled.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

am halfway through it...I lol'd at that slow motion footage of rookie Steve Young flubbing that pass.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 23 October 2009 01:39 (twelve years ago) link

also, the first episode, the Peter Berg doc on Wayne Gretsky was really good too. I'm loving this series SO much.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 23 October 2009 01:45 (twelve years ago) link

Larry Holmes is my new favorite guy.

This one was mega-sad.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 04:27 (eleven years ago) link

i can never watch these because of class, gonna try and catch a re-run at some point

a goon boy (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 04:30 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I feel bad for Holmes. Not too bad, because he seems genuinely content with his own life, but he really deserves more respect.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 04:44 (eleven years ago) link

seriously the guys is rich and all but he has SO MANY bankrupt buildings & general shitstormery in his past - kinda wish they wouldn't let it slide

what a d bag

― u madoff (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:53 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i mean yes he inherited a ton of money and then pissed it away because he's dumber than a fucking headless chicken. he's making burt reynolds look like a reasonable, charming man.

can you imagine if football was still on in the spring? i would watch the shit out of this, even if it was modern doug flutie playing with modern hershall walker!

― everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:56 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

loving u guys for this - its like some sort of media secret that trump inherited all his money and is not close to being a billionaire or whatever bullshit he claims - it should lead every story sbt him DONALD TRUMP, WHO INHERITED ALL HIS MONEY AND IS A SHITTY BUSINESSMAN NOT WORTH NEARLY WHAT HE CLAIMS, SAID...

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 05:19 (eleven years ago) link

Without Bias sure to be equally frustrating and sad.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 November 2009 02:02 (eleven years ago) link

yea, candidness of brian tribble is welcome but ruff

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 01:24 (eleven years ago) link

Tribble just seems like that guy... the one who gets everyone around him into trouble.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 02:00 (eleven years ago) link

i'm def watching this one tomorrow

a goon boy (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 02:17 (eleven years ago) link

i saw the usfl one and was reminded that my dad took me to a generals/federals game @ rfk once lol

luol deng (am0n), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 17:02 (eleven years ago) link

just tivo whole seriesed this

I AM NOT ONE TO PURSUE GAME, MY FRIEND - NO, INDEED. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 19:50 (eleven years ago) link

I was not as blown away by the Len Bias one yesterday for most of it, since it seemed so hyperbolic in discussing how good a player he was, and how huge the impact of his death was--although I did like that they addressed that with the Wilbon talking head about how, even though older people and younger people don't really understand it, to people of a certain age (and probably of a certain region of the country), it was a giant world-stopping event. But yeah, I'm too young to remember it, so it was really hard not to be like, "Really? You're putting it with JFK and 9/11?"

But then that clip where they interviewed his father after Jay Bias was murdered, and his father used Len's name instead of Jay's, then caught himself and couldn't continue the interview...that was just devastating. It might be the image that sticks with me the most out of all of these docs so far.

C-L, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 20:10 (eleven years ago) link

I was 12 when Len Bias died and didn't even follow basketball, but I remember the news coverage of his death and all the controversy that followed crystal clear.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 20:53 (eleven years ago) link

same here; there was a science times weekly tabloid that they gave out to all the kids that had a cover story on bias and the PLAGUE OF DRUGS

I AM NOT ONE TO PURSUE GAME, MY FRIEND - NO, INDEED. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:03 (eleven years ago) link

My husband doesn't follow basketball at all and he remembered Bias' death vividly. I hadn't heard of him, but I didn't follow sport til later in life (and grew up on the other side of the globe). But I found it pretty fascinating, and so sad. His mom, wow what a rock. And the footage of his actual playing was no joke. Great episode. It didn't overdo the message, because 'the message' is just so clear in Bias' story, it tells itself.

The Ali/Holmes episode was great too. Again, not having followed sports much til the last 10 years or so, and being quite young when a lot of this 80's stuff was happening, I'm learning so much from this series. Looking forward to the Jimmy The Greek episode next week.

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 5 November 2009 05:10 (eleven years ago) link

i actually had no idea who jimmy the greek was until tonight--dude was before my time. but that was a sad fucken story.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 02:01 (eleven years ago) link

I remember the statements that got him fired, but I wasn't watching The NFL Today yet at that age.

Phyllis George = hot.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 02:09 (eleven years ago) link

are these available to watch online?

the other day the tv guide said that they were going to be playing the bias one but they let horse racing coverage bleed into it

nog right (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 02:42 (eleven years ago) link

i don't think they're online but they're repeating them a lot on 2 and classic

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 02:51 (eleven years ago) link

caught the last half of jimmy the greek one, probably the best one yet :(

luol deng (am0n), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:29 (eleven years ago) link

I could've done without the Jimmy-as-narrator angle.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:33 (eleven years ago) link

totally, that was weird

luol deng (am0n), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:34 (eleven years ago) link

not a great decision but i'll let it slide

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:35 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I was hoping this would be back tomorrow night, but it doesn't return until Sunday night 12/12. That's the bad news. The good news is that it returns with "The U."

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 November 2009 20:15 (eleven years ago) link

I found Jimmy The Greek really interesting...I really didn't know much about that story at all. But as mentioned upthread, the Jimmy narration and weird 're-enactment/blurry Jimmy' scenes were way too much cheese. Reminded me of History Channel's penchant for re-enactments of everything. BLEUCH.

Favorite so far has been the Len Bias story. Damn that was sad.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 01:02 (eleven years ago) link

oh man The U is gonna be sweet.

Mountain Dewm (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 17:38 (eleven years ago) link

just saw the ad. will watch The U if there's that much miami bass music in it. sweet!

special teams consultant, washington football redskins (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 01:28 (eleven years ago) link

i cannot WAIT for the U tho i really wish it didn't premiere on the weekend.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 02:04 (eleven years ago) link

the u was a good one

too shart (am0n), Sunday, 13 December 2009 03:58 (eleven years ago) link

I didn't know it was going to be 2 hours. It was really good, though. I love that about 90% of the things you can't do in college ball now are because of Miami.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 December 2009 04:10 (eleven years ago) link

should be a good contrast

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:20 (seven years ago) link

xxp yeah i was v. emotional by the end, it's just so needlessly sad.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:23 (seven years ago) link

Well that was kinda awesome

tsrobodo, Friday, 18 April 2014 22:38 (seven years ago) link

damn they were good looking, isaiah, laimbeer, salley

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:07 (seven years ago) link

ok the raiders thing made me laugh

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/2010_images/pistons-hated.jpg

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:50 (seven years ago) link

Can't believe the bullshit Isiah had to go through for concurring w/ Rodman on Bird. Especially infuriating that the Boston media got all butthurt about it -- that city was openly and relentlessly racist towards Bill Russell, and now they start whining about "reverse racism"?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 19 April 2014 19:25 (seven years ago) link

god laimbeer is glorious in this thing

balls, Sunday, 20 April 2014 05:06 (seven years ago) link

otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 April 2014 06:22 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

more of these

63
20 Playing for the Mob[7] Joe Lavine and Cayman Grant October 7, 2014
How Mafia associate Henry Hill orchestrated a point-shaving scheme involving Boston College basketball. Narrated by Ray Liotta, who portrayed Hill in Goodfellas.

64
21 The Day The Series Stopped[7] Ryan Fleck October 14, 2014
A 25-year retrospective of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which struck just before the scheduled start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

65
22 When The Garden Was Eden[7] Michael Rapaport October 21, 2014
A look back at the New York Knicks' championship teams of the 1970s.

66
23 Brian and The Boz[7] Thaddeus D. Matula October 28, 2014
The rise, fall, and post-football life of Brian Bosworth.

67
24 Brothers in Exile[7] Mario Diaz November 1, 2014
The story of Liván and Orlando Hernández, half-brothers who fled Cuba separately and became successful major-league pitchers.[5]

68
25 Rand University[7] Marquis Daisy November 11, 2014
An exploration of former NFL receiver Randy Moss and his humble (and humbling) origins in Rand, West Virginia.

69
26 The U Part 2[7] Billy Corben December 13, 2014
A sequel to The U profiles the Miami Hurricanes football program and its rise from scandal (and calls for the school to drop the sport) to a national championship, only to see new controversy after booster Nevin Shapiro is revealed to have given improper benefits to the program.

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 7 October 2014 14:24 (seven years ago) link

god laimbeer is glorious in this thing

so good

http://sportschump.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/laimbeer.jpg

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 16:50 (seven years ago) link

vmuch looking forward to the randy moss one.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 16:54 (seven years ago) link

loma prieta shd be good too

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 19:51 (seven years ago) link

quake story is great, as per that lengthy oral history that appeared somewhere about a year ago -- will ride as far as the archival footage goes, assuming the interviewees are the same.

yes that is Noo Yawk actor Michael Rapaport who did the Knicks one

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 20:03 (seven years ago) link

Would consider viewing all of these except for Bosworth (who gives a shit) and The U pt 2 (new scandal <<<<<<<< old scandal).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 October 2014 20:08 (seven years ago) link

Rapaport's Tribe Called Quest doc was GREAT

da croupier, Tuesday, 7 October 2014 20:25 (seven years ago) link

Bc doc tonight was really good

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 8 October 2014 03:34 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

boz seems like a thoughtful dude, obv rick reilly is detestable but I prob lean toward believing reilly that boz loved/went along w/ the book and playing on disfunction at OU to move units at the time. overall, wish this was a touch less polished, maybe go into his family life more now but def watchable

johnny crunch, Friday, 31 October 2014 12:58 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

moss's highlights from marshall are dope, there was previously a penalty for hurdling a dude? idgi

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 November 2014 23:07 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i finally saw this today

yeah i thought that was pretty lol that you couldn't hurdle guys, like why it's dope

I love Randy and I always will. I have always had a soft spot for him, and I really dug seeing his backstory laid out and contextualized a little better.

all of those highlight clips, every single one, he's fucking MAGIC. we got to see him play a few early games with the Raiders before he got mad & bent out of shape, it was pretty rad to see him play even then. and my favorite thing is that he'd always give props to the linemen who blocked for him after a touchdown

also: OMAR LITTLE

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 7 December 2014 00:34 (six years ago) link

oh shit and Randy doing Denny Green impersonation was all-time, i died

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 7 December 2014 00:34 (six years ago) link

greg olsen owns

"(Whats your name?) G-Reg. (What you do?) Get head. (How you do it?) Drop my drawers, let her see my third leg. Chillin' on the 7th floor, I gotta let these chickens know Big Greg is in the house, and I'm gonna to make these hoes choke. On my balls, on my dick then I bust a nut quick. On her face, on her chest, stick my dick between her breasts. Come on fellas, let's get weird. Stick your dick up in her ear. While I'm laughin at these guys, a second nut all in her eyes. (Wait a minute...in her eyes?) In her eyes."

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 December 2014 18:17 (six years ago) link

Is it wrong that I wanted to punch Randy Phillips every time they cut to him talking about...anything?

Mailkhimp (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 14 December 2014 18:30 (six years ago) link

I swear in that U Part 2 episode, I have never noticed until now that Antrel Rolle has a head/neck shaped like a celery stalk with ears. He looked like a veggie tales character! so weird

I didn't like this episode much. The first hour+ felt like a recruiting video, like okaaaaaaaaaaay we get it jesus fucking christ
and constantly playing the music in the background drove me nuts

idk

maybe you have to buy into the U to be into it, idk

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 19 December 2014 04:02 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

laettner one tonight was pretty good. i'm not even sure a player like him could exist in the internet age.

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 March 2015 02:51 (six years ago) link

So many good memories watching it tonight.

Jeff, Monday, 16 March 2015 02:56 (six years ago) link

dvr'd it, looking forward to watching

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 March 2015 03:32 (six years ago) link

p amazing & ahead of its time trolling by Christian w/ the whole pretending to be gay w/ brian davis

johnny crunch, Monday, 16 March 2015 11:17 (six years ago) link

i loooooved Laettner

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 March 2015 11:23 (six years ago) link

hated him, but UNC fans honestly hated Bobby Hurley more at the time.

Laetner has always been an asshole, he enjoyed playing the role as much as anyone ever has. Great episode too.

Robert Earl Hughes (dandydonweiner), Monday, 16 March 2015 22:06 (six years ago) link

i'm not even sure a player like him could exist in the internet age.

ok, plz explain to the old man what the HELL this means

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 02:07 (six years ago) link

i just love how much laettner leans into his assholishness. it makes him even more hateable because he's so blasé, but the fact that he knows THAT too...he's got it down to an artform, like he's made of douche. as a wrestling fan you just gotta love a heel as meticulously honed as he is

and goddamn he was cute. that made it so much worse lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 02:12 (six years ago) link

morbs i was exaggerating but i just cannot imagine the amount of thinkpieces and social media volume a white, good-looking, arrogant, dirty, skilled basketball player whose love of being the villain bordered on the perverse would generate.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 02:36 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

nd coach gerry faust looks exactly like george c scott

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 December 2016 22:13 (four years ago) link

not a 30 for 30 but the Lawrence Phillips doc on showtime fits the bill. very tragic, the letters he writes from prison def show his intelligence

johnny crunch, Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:54 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Watched the LMU/Westhead/Gathers "Guru of Go" again last night, such an amazing story. Feel like if Moneyball could be made into a film, then this whole saga could be adapted for the big screen.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 18:21 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

Anyone else watch pt1 of Vick yet?
Aired Thurs, part 2 up next week.
Pretty good so far.

sidebar: I had NO idea about this:

Chris weinke playing college football at 27 will never not be funny #30For30 #Vick pic.twitter.com/2NwZVrjKWQ

— craw (@notthefakesteve) January 31, 2020



i thought it was a typo at first.
i had to look it up lol O_o

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 February 2020 16:42 (one year ago) link

However: They didnt cover this in the doc & i still want to know if it’s really true

Vick is right handed. But throws left. Cuz the kids in his neighborhood made him throw left cuz that was the only way he wasnt unfair.

— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) November 9, 2014

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 February 2020 16:46 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2020 season is nominated in the 2020 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2020 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 29, 2021

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:43 (nine months ago) link

You know, funny you should bring this thread up -- earlier this morning I was all "Am I wrong? Was he in that one episode?" So I rewatched Broke, from 2012, and:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RbfL78RT3_tuj4OkIbxAxsM3LkwfYul6fxhSgHcS6uAQn3YJ0f4c2PE1LvDnl12AfteMLHCuWGVnVdx68mEef_xvV8R9H6PBqnrEz2DgDFtcVExHurBx-UYITrs8phvZwA

And if you don't recognize him, google Ed Butowsky, then google Seth Rich. And I thought having Curt Schilling in this episode was the guy whose profile tanked the worst after this!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:52 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Sounds like Disney is breaking out the Moff Tarkin tech for this one

https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2021/2/5/22267485/al-davis-pete-rozelle-deepfakes-30-for-30

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 6 February 2021 17:45 (eight months ago) link

i watched it
the deepfakes were terrible
so bad. whoever did the pete rozelle voice sounded like Andy Richter.

It was uncanny valley hall of presidents crossed with Salvatore Leone from GTA Liberty City. Weird. Bad.
Those bits felt like I was watching, idk, a Doritos Superbowl commercial. Like “let’s waste a bunch of money to badly execute an empty gimmick”

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 6 February 2021 18:34 (eight months ago) link

six months pass...

i saw of miracles and men last night. it's probably the best documentary i've ever seen in my entire life. definitely a must-watch for all hockey fans.

i haven't seen a lot of 30 for 30 documentaries, so i don't know how it compares to the rest. but in terms of other, non-30 for 30 documentaries, it's better than russian five. i'll probably watch red army later.

i'm also excited to watch into the wind. it's a little trite to say as a canadian, but terry fox has been an inspiration to me my entire life.

Punster McPunisher, Friday, 3 September 2021 19:24 (one month ago) link

“Once Upon A Time In Queens” four-parter about the 86 Mets is up now on ESPN

as an outsider it’s pretty great.
i dont have much of a frame of reference for the Mets except the stuff i’ve gleaned from Morbs, Jon Stewart & the Simpsons, & other bits and pieces that i’ve tangentially absorbed, so its been cool piecing it all together

the music is really good

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 September 2021 01:31 (one month ago) link

Would watch that for sure--just bought an oral history of the '86 team.

clemenza, Friday, 17 September 2021 01:40 (one month ago) link

All the current Keith Hernandez interview of him
chilling at home with his cat was such a great flex

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 September 2021 03:45 (one month ago) link

i give schiraldi credit for participating, wouldve liked to hear from more red sox; also maybe some broadcasters? like could they not get costas who was in those nbc dugout shots when prepping for the sox celebration

overall it was p solid

johnny crunch, Sunday, 19 September 2021 17:48 (one month ago) link

NOT including Costas was a blessing imo but thats just me

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 September 2021 18:09 (one month ago) link

Loved the mid 80s Mets, finally got around to watching this today. In some ways, this probably could've been shrunk to three episodes instead of four, but also feel like it could've gone far more in-depth than it did even with four hours to fill. Still hate Dykstra.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 20 September 2021 00:22 (one month ago) link

the wrap-up-everything ending, post series, felt a little whiplash-y to me as a newbie

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 September 2021 01:23 (one month ago) link


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