Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
The Starter
 
SolidSnake84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stephens City, VA
Posts: 1,859
Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

I was up late last night, watched this thing in its entity. Todd's story was funny, sad, and inspiring at the same time.

Most emotional part for me was when Todd was telling of when he finally started for the Raiders, they won the game, and Marv (his dad) tells him that he loves him and is so proud of him. Todd says he worked his whole life to get to that moment and he knew right then that it was the beginning of the end, as he now asked himself "what do I do now. what next".

Observations:

Almost everyone Todd played with on that USC team went on to play in the NFL. Literally each person's story that was interjected into the documentary, they made it in the NFL.

Todd was a phenomenal player who was way before his time in terms of football knowledge and natural ability. Surprised that Al Davis cut him for using drugs when it was well known at the time that many other Raiders had substance problems. Typical raider player back then would be drug tested 2 times a year, Davis had Marinovich tested 3 times a week.

Very surprised that no other NFL team gave him a tryout in 1993 when he looked promising, and the games he played in he played well.

Steelers, Seahawks, and Chargers were still interested in him in 1999 after being out of the league for 7 years.

His 10 touchdown passes in a single game with the LA Avengers in 2001 is still the record today. He did this while suffering from severe heroin withdrawal.

In Closing: Surprised that they (his agents, family, etc.) tried so many times to re-start his football career, all with limited success (He played in the CFL, played very well in the AFL), but guys like Jamarcus Russell & Vince Young may never get another chance to show they've matured.

A sad and cautionary tale....
__________________
Time to nut up or shut up
SolidSnake84 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 04-20-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
The Starter
 
SolidSnake84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stephens City, VA
Posts: 1,859
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

Agreed on all points. The hardest thing for me was trying to figure out if Marv really did love Todd, and I think that he did. It showed them at the end and now him and his dad do art together and make sculptures. both are incredibly artistic. Todd is now working as a QB coach of sorts helping young athletes, and now works with his Father's company, Elite Athletes, or something like that (a sports training company).
__________________
Time to nut up or shut up
SolidSnake84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
Playmaker
 
Giantone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,986
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

The Irrelevant Giant.



This was pretty good from ESPN.


30 for 30 Shorts: The Irrelevant Giant - ESPN Video - ESPN
__________________
....DISCLAIMER: All of my posts/threads are my expressed typed opinion and the reader is not to assume these comments are absolute fact, law, or truth unless otherwise stated in said post/thread.
Giantone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
Franchise Player
 
mredskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,593
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

Quote:
Originally Posted by Giantone View Post
The Irrelevant Giant.



This was pretty good from ESPN.


30 for 30 Shorts: The Irrelevant Giant - ESPN Video - ESPN

That was great thanks for sharing!
__________________
When life gives you paper jams, turn them into paper footballs!
mredskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
Special Teams
 
Jayroc24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 300
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

Quote:
Originally Posted by Giantone View Post
The Irrelevant Giant.



This was pretty good from ESPN.


30 for 30 Shorts: The Irrelevant Giant - ESPN Video - ESPN
Very sad...... Makes you appreciate life..........
Jayroc24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,604
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

Y'all need to watch Elway to Marino tonight. Very cool stuff
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
Living Legend
 
skinsfaninok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Oklahoma City (Originally from Biloxi, Ms)
Age: 27
Posts: 16,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
Y'all need to watch Elway to Marino tonight. Very cool stuff
I never miss 30 for 30 . Best sports series there is. Hands down
__________________
THUNDER UP

"if you're good at something, never do it for free"- The Joker

skinsfaninok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:39 PM   #8
Special Teams
 
Bishop Hammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 137
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

It was a really good documentary. I'm glad Todd got his life sorted out.
__________________
I don't have to sell my soul
he's already in me
I don't need to sell my soul
he's already in me
I wanna be adored
I wanna be adored

Stone Roses
"I wanna be adored"
Bishop Hammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #9
The Starter
 
SolidSnake84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stephens City, VA
Posts: 1,859
Re: Todd Marinovich Documentary on ESPN

I think for any son that's ever grown up with a Dad that they've tried their whole life to please, we can relate.

I personally didn't enjoy sports for myself until I was in my late teens. My dad was active and always coached our teams, many years I went out for baseball, football, not for myself but because we were made to play sports.

I can relate to Todd just wanting to make his Dad happy, I think most guys can that have lived in their dad's shadow. I loved Todd's quote how he said he would get so irritated when people would tell him things like "oh If I had your talent", etc.. He would answer with "how do you think I got that talent", or "whose talent was it to throw away". He made a great point by saying a lot of talent for athletes are god given, but they have to work for it too.

And I think that point is lost with most armchair athletes. They think because a guy is an NFL bust he sucks or is lazy, but think about all the work they have to do from childhood until college to even get a chance at the NFL.
__________________
Time to nut up or shut up
SolidSnake84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #10
Living Legend
 
skinsfaninok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Oklahoma City (Originally from Biloxi, Ms)
Age: 27
Posts: 16,094
I didn't get too watch all of 30 for 30 but I'll finish tomorrow.

E60 was Great Tonight Especially The Auburn Story
__________________
THUNDER UP

"if you're good at something, never do it for free"- The Joker

skinsfaninok is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.21671 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25