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Old 10-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

Anyone catch Muhammed and Larry this past week? It's a good documentary on the epic matchup at the end of Ali's career. Ali was 38 and had slowed dramitically not only in his physical speed but his speech as well. Ali got paid 8 million for the fight.

The scene of Ali preparing for the fight in front of fans, who were mesmorized at what they were seeing was stunning. You could see the fans, shocked, at an overweight, slow Ali getting beaten up by his sparring partners.

Ali got beaten up by Holmes. I think they said he threw one punch in the first round.
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

Missed that, saw the commercial and it looks good
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

I saw the one on the USFL, and it was very entertaining--funny seeing Spurrier trying to fire up his Tampa team. I DVRed the Ali-Holmes one, and I'm really looking forward to watching it. There are some very interesting ones coming up as well, including one on Jimmy the Greek, Len Bias, and, if you happen to love running, Terry Fox, who tried to run a marathon distance every day in order to run from one end of Canada to the other. He'd had a portion of his leg amputated due to cancer before he began the run. Steve Nash directed it. Another upcoming installment covers the birth of fantasy sports.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

ESPN 30 for 30

I'm about to go watch Without Bias

There are some really good movies coming up over the next several months
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:13 PM   #5
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

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I saw the one on the USFL, and it was very entertaining--funny seeing Spurrier trying to fire up his Tampa team. I DVRed the Ali-Holmes one, and I'm really looking forward to watching it. There are some very interesting ones coming up as well, including one on Jimmy the Greek, Len Bias, and, if you happen to love running, Terry Fox, who tried to run a marathon distance every day in order to run from one end of Canada to the other. He'd had a portion of his leg amputated due to cancer before he began the run. Steve Nash directed it. Another upcoming installment covers the birth of fantasy sports.
Yes, the USFL, was a good one too. You forget that they were getting the #1 picks coming out of college. Reggie White, Herchel Walker, Jim Kelly, Steve Young, Sam Mills, and more. I had no idea Donald Trump was involved. Interesting stuff.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

How about Steve Young's 40 Million dollar annuity.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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ESPN 30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry

Does anybody else watch this show? I caught it the other night and it was the film about Muhammad Ali vs Larry Holmes world title fight of 1980. The film is made up of previously unreleased footage from 1980 that was filmed during the training camp.

Very, very sad, film. Ali, who was retired for 2 years, was completley and totally shot as a fighter, plus he had parkinsons setting in. Larry Holmes gave him an absolute beating over 10 rounds.

I just felt so sad for Muhammad Ali after watching it. He was the only person who believed that he had a chance against Holmes. In the film you see him totally getting whooped in sparring sessions, unable to hit a speed big anymore, and struggling with coordination hitting the heavy bag.

This fight should have never have been allowed to take place, and neither should Ali vs. Berbick in 1981. Who knows, Ali might not be so messed up today.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry

I saw this about a month ago, it was good. But yeah, it was very sad.
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Re: ESPN 30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry

I'm going to merge this thread with this one

http://www.thewarpath.net/other-spor...its-good.html? (30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.)
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:23 PM   #10
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

Wow sorry guys. Totally had no idea that somebody else already posted my EXACT SAME idea....i looked and didn't even see it. Anyway, very sorry about that.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #11
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

No worries
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

I saw the usfl one,it was pretty good,Im glad I missed the Ali one,sounds too sad.I think I still have a pack of usfl football cards somewhere,I know Ricky Sanders was one of them
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:07 PM   #13
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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

I had the chance to meet Holmes last month when he was here promoting the movie. Pretty fun-loving guy. Loud as a mofo though. And a brutally bad singer...but I wasn't about to tell him that.

There will be a mini-marathon of the 30 for 30 movies Thanksgiving Thursday on ESPN starting at 3pm.

And check out The U (about the University of Miami) which premieres on Saturday night after the Heisman Trophy presentation

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Re: 30 for 30: Anyone seen it? It's good stuff.

Most people are probably already aware, but ESPN has decided, based on the success of 30-for-30, to continue making movies, and "Catching Hell" was on last night. It's a documentary on Steve Bartman (it's actually been available for several weeks via On Demand, but for $$). Bartman's story isn't exactly an obscure one, but I still enjoyed it. It was pretty compelling how, through videos taken by others during the game, they documented the pretty frightening rise in tension in the area around Bartman's seats and, even more sharply, outside the stadium as things got worse and worse during the 8th inning of that game. I was surprised that some of the people who were sitting near him, and who reached for the ball as aggressively as Bartman did, agreed to be interviewed, and that they didn't display much of a "that could've easily been me" attitude. I'm guessing ESPN will broadcast it again soon. I think it's worth the watch.
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I thought Catching Hell got off to a slow start with a lot of the focus on Buckner. It got better though. Lost a bit of respect for Cubs fans though, who have always been among my favorites
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