30 for 30

Tuesday 8:00 PM on ESPN Premiered Oct 06, 2009 In Season




Episode Guide

    • Ghosts of Ole Miss
      Season 2 - Episode 5

      The 50 year anniversary of Ole Mississippi's integrated football team and the violence that ensued.

    • Rand University
      Rand University
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Wide receiver Randy Moss is profiled by filmmaker Marquis Daisy in a journey back to the small town of Rand, W.Va., where troubles with the law nealry derailed Moss's career before he landed at Marshall and began making national headlines on the field.
    • You Don't Know Bo
      Season 2 - Episode 6

      The career of dual-sport star Bo Jackson.

    • The Band That Wouldn't Die
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Barry Levinson examines the impact of the Baltimore's Marching Ravens, formerly the Baltimore Colts Band, after the Colts moved to Indianapolis and before the Ravens arrival.
    • Magic Johnson: The Announcement
      Season 0 - Episode 10
      On Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood, California. But this time it wasn't his basketball brilliance as a perennial NBA All-Star and three-time MVP that was captivating audiences worldwide. Instead, the 32-year-old ground-breaking point guard was holding a press conference to make the stunning announcement that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. More than 20 years after the announcement, director Nelson George gets to the core of Magic’s incredible personal journey and explores how he continues to thrive two decades later, thanks in large part to the fortitude of his wife, the vision of his friend and AIDS activist, the late Elizabeth Glaser, and the commitment of his former head coach Pat Riley. Friends and Family share their memories of that time and insights on the character of the man who put a new face on HIV and AIDS.moreless
    • 11/9/10

      The Best That Never Was episode of 30 for 30 covers the brilliant but tragically short career of football player Marcus Dupree. A high-school phenomenon, he would star as a running back at the University of Oklahoma before injuries cut short his promising career. Robbed of his speed and quickness, Dupree made a quick transition from legend to footnote.

    • The U
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Billy Corben examines the University of Miami football team in the late 1980s.
    • Run Ricky Run
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Ricky Williams does not conform to America's definition of the modern athlete. In 2004, with rumors of another positive marijuana test looming, the Miami Dolphins running back traded adulation and a mansion in South Florida for anonymity and a $7 a night tent in Australia. His decision created a media frenzy that dismantled his reputation and branded him as a quitter. But while most in the media thought Williams was ruining his life by leaving football, Ricky thought he was saving it. Through personal footage recorded with Williams during his year away from football and beyond, filmmaker and traveling companion Sean Pamphilon will give this misunderstood athlete the opportunity to tell his intriguing story in his own words.moreless
    • Survive and Advance
      Season 2 - Episode 7

      The story of the North Carolina State basketball team's improbable run to the NCAA Tournament.

    • 10/1/13

      The story of an iconic surfer.

    • Benji
      Season 2 - Episode 4

      The story of a promising young basketball player whose life was cut short by tragedy.

    • Fernando Nation
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      The Natural’ is supposed to be a blue-eyed boy who teethed on a 36-ounce Louisville Slugger. He should run like the wind and throw boysenberries through brick. He should come from California." – Steve Wulf, Sports Illustrated, 1981. So how was it that a pudgy 20-year-old, Mexican, left-handed pitcher from a remote village in the Sonoran desert, unable to speak a word of English, could sell out stadiums across America and become a rock star overnight? In Fernando Nation, Mexican-born and Los Angeles-raised director Cruz Angeles traces the history of a community that was torn apart when Dodger Stadium was built in Chavez Ravine and then revitalized by one of the most captivating pitching phenoms baseball has ever seen. Nicknamed “El Toro” by his fans, Fernando Valenzuela ignited a fire that spread from LA to New York—and beyond. He vaulted himself onto the prime time stage and proved with his signature look to the heavens and killer screwball that the American dream was not reserved for those born on U.S. soil. In this layered look at the myth and the man, Cruz Angeles recalls the euphoria around Fernando’s arrival and probes a phenomenon that transcended baseball for many Mexican-Americans. Fernando Valenzuela himself opens up to share his perspective on this very special time. Three decades later, “Fernandomania” lives.moreless
    • The Legend of Jimmy The Greek
      The Legend of Jimmy The Greek
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Fritz Mitchell examines the life of Jimmy the Greek.
    • The Price of Gold
      Season 2 - Episode 16

      A look back at one of the biggest stories of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

    • Muhammad and Larry
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Albert Maysles examines the October 1980 fight between Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes.
    • Four Days in October
      Season 1 - Episode 24

      The Four Days in October episode of 30 for 30 looks back at the stunning comeback of the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. Left for dead after going down 3-0 in the series, the Red Sox roared back to become the first baseball team ever to overcome such a deficit.

    • Bad Boys
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      The distinctive late-'80s Detroit Pistons squad under Chuck Daly is chronicled, featuring core players Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn, Joe Dumars and John Salley, as well as top rivals of the era. Directed by Zak Levitt.
    • Straight Outta LA
      Straight Outta LA
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Director Ice Cube examines the Raiders and professional football moving from Los Angeles to Oakland.
    • Elway to Marino
      Season 2 - Episode 8

      The story of a trying time for the NFL and how the 1983 Draft turned things around.

    • Roll Tide / War Eagle
      Season 0 - Episode 8
      With two Heisman trophies, two national championships and one crazed fan, the biggest rivalry in college sports, Auburn vs. Alabama, has reached new heights in the last two years. This is the story of the history between the two programs, the bad blood between its fans and how this intense rivalry came to a pinnacle, just when they ended up needing each other most.moreless
    • Of Miracles and Men
      Of Miracles and Men
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Chronicling the 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team that lost 4-3 to the U.S. in the famed semifinal at Lake Placid. Director Jonathan Hock examines the aftermath for players such as Hall of Fame goalie Vladislav Tretiak.
    • Fantastic Lies
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      A 10-year retrospective on the 2006 Duke lacrosse case in which three players were charged with rape, only to have all charges dropped a year later. Director Marina Zenovich explores the case's hot-button issues of sex, race, class and violence, and the turbulent period's lasting impact on the players and the program.moreless
    • Unguarded
      Season 0 - Episode 7
      Chris Herren, Fall River, Massachusetts’ high school basketball superstar, played for Boston University, for Jerry Tarkanian’s Fresno State team, bounced around the NBA (once playing for his beloved Celtics) and around the globe. Chris failed drug tests wherever he played. Ultimately, Chris - the youngest and most talented of three generations of local heroes - has found redemption and personal fulfillment through the game, but only after it led him down a path of alcohol and drug addiction that nearly killed him.moreless
    • Bernie and Ernie
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Bernard King arrived to Knoxville, he was only the third African American ever to play for the Vols' varsity basketball team. By the time he left he was a legend. In his freshman year he dazzled fans in Knoxville, and with talented teammate Ernie Grunfeld, gained national acclaim as part of what was known as "The Ernie and Bernie Show".moreless
    • Phi Slama Jama
      Season 6 - Episode 1
    • Four Falls of Buffalo
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Chronicling coach Marv Levy's Buffalo Bills of the early 1990s, who won four straight AFC titles only to lose in all four Super Bowls.
    • Unmatched
      Season 1 - Episode 21

      The Unmatched episode of 30 for 30 explores the rivalry between tennis players Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. It begins with the first time they faced each other in 1973 and covers the more than 80 matches in which they competed against each other. Though initially fierce rivals, they would become the best of friends in time and usher in a glorious new age of women's tennis.

    • 9.79*
      Season 2 - Episode 2

      A story on the scandal regarding the 100 meter race at the 1988 Olympic Games.

    • June 17, 1994
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Director Brett Morgen looks at how one day went from celebration to chaos.
    • Dan Klores examines Reggie Miller's impact on the Knicks in the 1990s.
    • The Two Escobars
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Director Jeff Zimbalist looks at the tragic death of Andres Escobar after an accidental own goal and how soccer in Colombia was effectively run by drug lord Pablo Escobar.
    • Once Brothers
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      Produced by NBA Entertainment.
    • Kings Ransom
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Peter Berg examines Wayne Gretzky's trade to Los Angeles.
    • Tim Richmond: To the Limit
      Season 1 - Episode 26

      In the Tim Richmond: To the Limit episode of 30 for 30, the stunning career and troubling life of NASCAR driver Tim Richmond is explored. Despite being known throughout the circuit as a hard-living man, Richmond stunned the NASCAR world with his diagnosis of AIDS. Known as one of the best drivers in the world, he struggled to find sponsorships following his diagnosis.

    • Doc & Darryl
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      The careers of 1980s New York Mets stars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry are explored by directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. On-field brilliance was followed by destructive addictions for both players, who reunite at a diner in Queens.
    • Youngstown Boys
      Season 2 - Episode 15

      A look at the on-field success and off-field issues of Ohio State football.

    • 10/20/09
      Mike Tollin examines the rise and fall of the United States Football League.
    • 4/13/10
      Steve James examines Allen Iverson's high school race trial.
    • Pony Excess (SMU)
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      From 1981-1984, a small private school in Dallas owned the best record in college football. The Mustangs of Southern Methodist University were riding high on the backs of the vaunted "Pony Express" backfield. But as the middle of the decade approached, the program was coming apart at the seams. Wins became the only thing that mattered as the University increasingly ceded power of the football program t o the city's oil barons and real estate tycoons and flagrant and frequent NCAA violations became the norm. On February 25th, 1987, the school and the sport were rocked, as the NCAA meted out "the death penalty" on a college football program for the first and only time in its history. SMU would be without football for two years, and the fan base would be without an identity for twenty more until the Mustangs' win in the 2009 Hawaii Bowl. This is the story of Dallas in the 1980's and the greed, power, and corruption that spilled from the oil fields onto the football field and all the way to the Governor's Mansion. Director Thaddeus D. Matula, a product of the SMU film school, chronicles the rise, fall, and rebirth of this once mighty team.moreless
    • Big Shot
      Season 2 - Episode 12

      The story of John Spano conned the NHL and was able to purchase the New York Islanders.

    • This Magic Moment
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      A look at the Shaquille O'Neal-led Orlando Magic teams of the 1990s and how they fell short of an NBA title.
    • This is What They Want
      Season 2 - Episode 13

      The story of Jimmy Connors surprising 1991 run.

    • I Hate Christian Laettner
      I Hate Christian Laettner
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      An in-depth profile of polarizing Duke basketball great Christian Laettner, the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours. Rory Karpf directs a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."
    • Jordan Rides the Bus
      Season 1 - Episode 18

      The Jordan Rides the Bus episode of 30 for 30 looks back at the brief professional baseball career of NBA star, Michael Jordan. Universally considered to be the best basketball player on the planet, Jordan temporarily retired in 1993 to pursue his childhood dream of playing baseball. A god on the basketball court, Jordan struggled to be merely adequate on the baseball diamond.

    • Guru of Go
      Season 1 - Episode 9

      In the Guru of Go episode of 30 for 30, the career of basketball coach Paul Westhead is examined. Fired as the coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers at the behest of star Magic Johnson, Westhead establishes a juggernaut at the tiny Catholic college, Loyola Marymount. Success mixes with tragedy, however, when team star Hank Gathers tragically dies on the court.

    • The House of Steinbrenner
      Season 1 - Episode 22

      In the House of Steinbrenner episode of 30 for 30, filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. As head of a group of investors who purchased the New York Yankees in 1973 for 110 million dollars, Steinbrenner has left a huge and controversial mark on the game ever since.

    • Without Bias
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Kirk Fraser examines the life of Len Bias.
    • Broke
      Season 2 - Episode 1

      Athletes who lose their fortunes.

    • Little Big Men
      Season 1 - Episode 19

      The Little Big Men episode of 30 for 30 examines the 1982 Little League World Series and the profound impact that the young team from Kirkland, Washington had on the nation. Mixing archival footage with modern interviews with members of the team, filmmaker Al Szymanski tells the story of a team while offering a glimpse into the depressed mood of the United States at the time.

    • Trojan War
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Chronicling the rise and fall of Pete Carroll's reign as USC Trojans football coach, featuring three Heisman winners (later cut to two), a 34-game win streak and the pivotal 2006 Rose Bowl against Texas. Directed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas.
    • Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies (Part 2)
    • 6/13/17
    • Celtics/Lakers (Part 2)
      Celtics/Lakers (Part 2)
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Part 2 of 3. The Celtics-Lakers rivalry ramps up in the 1984 Finals as a cast of characters--led by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson--who changed the NBA finally went head-to-head for a title. Directed by Jim Podhoretz and produced by Jonathan Hock.
    • Marion Jones: Press Pause
      Season 1 - Episode 28

      In the Marion Jones: Press Pause episode of 30 for 30, filmmaker John Singleton examines the controversial career of sprinter Marion Jones. Once the darling of the track and field world, the Olympic champion ultimately went to prison in disgrace after disclosing that she had used performance-enhancing drugs. Once released from jail, she struggles to repair her life and reputation.

    • One Night in Vegas
      One Night in Vegas
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Director Reggie Bythewood retells then events that took place on September 7th, 1996 in Las Vegas following a Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon Boxing match where Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight attended and sat front row. Mike Tyson tells of his friendship with Tupac, how they meet, and seeing him on the night of his fight. Reggie shows us how Tupac and Mike were both cultural phenomenons occupying the same location during one night in Vegas leading up to the drive by shooting of Tupac and Suge. Friends and family of Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur are interviewed.moreless
    • There's No Place Like Home
      Season 2 - Episode 3

      The history of basketball.

    • What Carter Lost
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      Chronicling the saga of the 1988 Carter High School football team that took on the best that Texas had to offer, including the Odessa Permian team that inspired Friday Night Lights, only to have its state title stripped. Directed by Adam Hootnick.
    • Catholics vs. Convicts
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      The epic 1988 Miami-Notre Dame football matchup is chronicled by director Patrick Creadon, a Notre Dame senior that year with unique insight into the game's controversial t-shirt. Players and coaches reflect on the emotionally-charged day in South Bend.
    • Brian and The Boz
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Chronicling Oklahoma Sooners star Brian Bosworth's days as "The Boz" under football coach Barry Switzer. Both men reflect on their father-son relationship in three memorable seasons (1984-86) in Norman, while also discussing how their lives have changed. Directed by Thaddeus D. Matula.
    • One and Not Done
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      Chronicling the career of Hall of Fame basketball coach John Calipari, an accomplished yet controversial figure who has embraced the era of one-year stays by top college players. Marcus Camby, Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis are among those interviewed by director Jonathan Hock.
    • The U Part 2
      The U Part 2
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Chronicling University of Miami football from the low of NCAA sanctions in the mid-'90s to the high of the 2001 National Championship; to the new controversy of a booster's Ponzi scheme to win favor with the program. Directed by Billy Corben.
    • Our Tough Guy/Cutthroat
      Our Tough Guy/Cutthroat
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A look at the career of former NHL "enforcer" John Wensink, who challenged the entire Minnesota bench to fight after an on-ice incident with Boston in 1977. Also: former goaltender Clint Malarchuk's recovery from a gruesome injury with Buffalo in 1989.
    • Pittsburgh Drug Trials
      Pittsburgh Drug Trials
      Season 4 - Episode 2
    • The Gospel According to Mac
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Polarizing football coach Bill McCartney and his revitalization of the Colorado Buffaloes is chronicled, examining off-the-field lows as well as the high of a 1990 national title. McCartney was founder of the Promise Keepers, a Christian men's ministry. Directed by Jim Podhoretz.
    • Requiem for the Big East
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Chronicling the origin of the Big East Conference and its rapid 1980s rise under commissioner Dave Gavitt and iconic basketball coaches including John Thompson, Lou Carnesecca and Jim Boeheim. Director Ezra Edelman also examines the conference's new era as a non-football league.
    • Mike and the Mad Dog
      Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Believeland
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Chronicling Cleveland's championship-starved pro sports teams, whose title drought dates to the Browns' 1964 NFL Championship. Cavaliers, Indians and Browns personnel are featured along with media members and celebrities. Directed by Andy Billman.
    • Angry Sky: The Legend of Nick Piantanida
      In the 1960s, truck driver Nick Piantanida discovered skydiving, and set out to break the world record for highest parachute jump by taking a helium balloon to the edge of space. He then became obsessed with launching the first civilian space program.
    • Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner
      Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      A look at the famous T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, valued for as much as $3 million, but a subject of collector-world controversy for its authenticity. Directed by Nick and Colin Barnicle.
    • Year of the Scab
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      Chronicling the 1987 Washington Redskins replacement players-- who won three games during the NFL players strike--and the lasting consequences of crossing the picket line. Director John Dorsey also looks at the team's links to the movie The Replacements.
    • Hit It Hard
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Long-hitting, hard-living golfer John Daly reflects on his rollercoaster career while preparing for the PGA Tour's over-50 circuit. Daly burst onto the scene with two major titles in the early '90s while becoming one of sports' most polarizing figures, as suspensions and multiple trips to rehab tainted his massive on-course appeal as a true everyman. Directed by Gabe Spitzer and David Terry Fine.moreless
    • Brave in the Attempt
      Brave in the Attempt
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Chronicling the history of Special Olympics and the movement's founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who was determined to change the stigma attached to people with intellectual disabilities. Produced by Maria Shriver and directed by Fritz Mitchell. The organization's motto is "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."moreless
    • George Best: All By Himself
      George Best: All By Himself
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      The story of Irish soccer hero George Best, one of the sport's first rock-and-roll stars who debuted with Manchester United at age 17 but fell victim to a wild life off the pitch. Daniel Gordon recounts the tale of the beloved but be-deviled superstar with evocative footage and testimony by those who knew him at his best—and worst.moreless
    • The '85 Bears
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      A look at the Bears on the 30th anniversary of their Super Bowl XX win.
    • This was the XFL
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Chronicling the bold-but-brief run of the XFL, a pro-football league launched in 2001 by sports entertainment giants Dick Ebersol (NBC) and Vince McMahon (WWE). Directed by Chris Ebersol, who explores the league's influence on sports broadcasting today.
    • Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball
    • Untucked
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Remembering Marquette basketball's unique untucked uniforms of the late '70s, designed by Warriors star Bo Ellis. Directed by Danny Pudi.
    • The Great Imposter
      The Great Imposter
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      The story of Barry Bremen, an expert at infiltrating pro-sports events in the early '80s. Among the Detroit-area salesman's pranks were posing as an MLB and NBA player; a PGA golfer; an NFL and NHL referee; and even a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
    • Irrelevant Giant
      Irrelevant Giant
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Chronicling former New York Giants RB/KR John Tuggle, the last pick of the 1983 NFL Draft. Tuggle beat the odds to make rookie coach Bill Parcells' squad, but was met with a very different challenge the next year. Directed by Don Lepore and Shaun Silva.
    • #BringBackSungWoo
      Season 4 - Episode 3
    • First Pitch
      First Pitch
      Season 4 - Episode 1
    • Every Day
      Every Day
      Season 4 - Episode 4
    • Brave in the Attempt
      Brave in the Attempt
      Season 3 - Episode 13
    • Spy Ball
      Spy Ball
      Season 3 - Episode 12
    • The Anti-Mascot
      The Anti-Mascot
      Season 3 - Episode 10
    • Ted Turner's Greatest Race
      Ted Turner's Greatest Race
      Season 3 - Episode 11
    • Tommy and Frank
      Tommy and Frank
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      The story of former Dodgers pitcher Tommy John, unassuming L.A. orthopedist Dr. Frank Jobe, and a revolutionary elbow procedure in 1974. Directed by Richie Keen.
    • Our Tough Guy
      Our Tough Guy
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A look at the career of former NHL "enforcer" John Wensink, who challenged the entire Minnesota bench to fight after an on-ice incident while with Boston in 1977. Directed by Molly Schiot.
    • Tose: The Movie
      Tose: The Movie
      Season 4 - Episode 5
    • Chasing Tyson
      Chasing Tyson
      Season 5 - Episode 4
    • The Prince of Pennsylvania
      Season 5 - Episode 2
    • Mysteries of The Jules Rimet Trophy & Barbosa: The Man Who Made Brazil Cry
    • Hillsborough
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Chronicling the 1989 spectator tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, that resulted in 96 deaths. Director Daniel Gordon examines the incident and its aftermath, including the exoneration of Liverpool supporters over two decades later.
    • Maradona '86 & The Opposition
      Maradona '86 & The Opposition
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      An appreciation of Diego Maradona's dominant 1986 World Cup run with Argentina; and a look at the controversial Chile-Soviet Union World Cup qualifier in 1973, held in Santiago shortly after a military coup by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
    • The Myth of Garrincha & Ceasefire Massacre
      Celebrating the unheralded career of Brazil's Mané Garrincha, a teammate of Pelé with a legion of followers right up to his death in 1983; the 1994 terrorist shooting in a Northern Ireland bar during the Ireland-Italy World Cup match in New Jersey.
    • From Harlem With Love
      From Harlem With Love
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Chronicling the Harlem Globetrotters' historic 1959 trip into the heart of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
    • Posterized and Jake
      Posterized and Jake
      Season 3 - Episode 20
    • No Mas
      Season 2 - Episode 11

      The story of two bouts between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran.

    • Into the Wind
      Season 1 - Episode 23

      The Into the Wind episode of 30 for 30 examines the Marathon of Hope undertaken by Terry Fox in 1980. Having lost most of his right leg to cancer, Fox attempted the nearly impossible - to run across the entire nation of Canada. His journey lasted for 143 days before he was forced to stop due to the aggressive nature of his illness.

    • Silly Little Game
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Fantasy sports is estimated to be a $4 billion dollar industry that boasts over 30 million participants and a league for almost every sport imaginable. But for all this success, the story of the game's inception is little known. The modern fantasy leagues can be traced back to a group of writers and academics who met at La Rotisserie Francaise in New York City to form a baseball league of their own: The Rotisserie League. The game quickly grew in popularity, and with the growing use and attractiveness of the internet, the "Founding Fathers" never foresaw how their creation would take off and ultimately leave them behind. Innovative filmmakers Adam Kurland and Lucas Jansen will chronicle the early development and ultimate explosion of Rotisserie Baseball, and shine a light on its mostly unnoticed innovators.moreless
    • The 16th Man
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Rugby has long been viewed in South Africa as a game for the white population, and the country's success in the sport has been a true source of Afrikaner pride. When the 50 year old policies and entrenched injustices of apartheid were finally overthrown in 1994, Nelson Mandela's new government began rebuilding a nation badly in need of racial unity. So the world was watching when South Africa played host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Though they only had one non-white player, the South African Springboks gained supporters of all colors as they made an improbable run into the final match where they beat the heavily favored New Zealand team. When Mandela himself marched to the center of the pitch cloaked in a Springbok jersey and shook hands with the captain of the South African team, two nations became one. Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and director Cliff Bestall will tell the emotional story of that cornerstone moment and what it meant to South Africa's healing process.moreless
    • The Birth of Big Air
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16 he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations, instead, focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of "what's next." His motivations stem purely from his own ambitions, and even without endorsements, cameras, fame and fans, Hoffman would still be working to push the boundaries of gravity. Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze and extreme sport fanatic Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, will showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to "Big Air."moreless
    • Free Spirits
      Season 2 - Episode 10

      The story of a surprising ABA team.

    • The High Five/Schedule Makers
      The High Five/Schedule Makers
      Season 3 - Episode 23
    • White, Blue and White
      White, Blue and White
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      Chronicling the late '70s/early '80s soccer success in England of Argentine stars Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa. The pair helped win the 1978 World Cup but were conflicted when Argentine troops descended on the British-ruled Falkland Islands in 1982.
    • Slaying The Badger
      Slaying The Badger
      Season 3 - Episode 25
    • Student Athlete
      Student Athlete
      Season 4 - Episode 10
    • The Sweat Solution
      The Sweat Solution
      Season 4 - Episode 11
    • Sole Man
      Sole Man
      Season 4 - Episode 12
    • #TigerWoods
      Season 4 - Episode 13
    • The Little Master
      The Little Master
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Chronicling cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who carried the hopes of Indians all over the world into the 2011 World Cup. The five-foot-five batsman, who debuted at age 16 in 1989, faced growing concerns over his skills in his sixth bid to win the Cup.
    • The Billion Dollar Game
      The Billion Dollar Game
      Season 4 - Episode 15

      The 1989 NCAA First Round Princeton-Georgetown game is the closest any 16-seed has come to knocking off a 1-seed since the Basketball Tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. The game may have had great impact on the NCAA retaining the automatic berths for the non-power college conferences, and on CBS as a catalyst to cover the entire tournament exclusively, as it would from 1991-2010.

    • Down in the Valley
      Down in the Valley
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      The emotional saga of the NBA's Kings and their near-move out of Sacramento in 2013. Community leaders, fans and mayor Kevin Johnson are featured along with team co-owner George Maloof and Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen. Directed by Jason Hehir.
    • Robbed
      Season 4 - Episode 8
    • Brothers In Exile
      Brothers In Exile
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      The story of half-brothers Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez— their rise to baseball stardom in Cuba, harrowing escapes from their native island, and the improbable circumstances that reunited them years later as World Series champions.
    • Here Now and Holy Grail
      Here Now and Holy Grail
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      A look at Pete Rose in his 70s and his regular role at a sports memorabilia store in Las Vegas. Also, the infamous T206 Honus Wagner baseball card.
    • Kid Danny
      Kid Danny
      Season 3 - Episode 25
    • Fields of Fear
      Fields of Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 28
    • The Great Trade Robbery
      The Great Trade Robbery
      Season 3 - Episode 29
    • Playing For The Mob
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      The fixing of Boston College basketball games in 1978-79 is chronicled. Details of the point-shaving scandal are revealed by the actual fixers, including mobster Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta in "Goodfellas"); B.C. players; and federal investigators. Directed by Joe Lavine and Cayman Grant.
    • The Day The Series Stopped
      The Day The Series Stopped
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      The earthquake-interrupted A's-Giants World Series of 1989 is revisited through archival footage and stories from players, officials and Bay Area citizens. Director Ryan Fleck also takes a scientific look at the 6.9 Loma Prieta quake prior to Game 3 at Candlestick Park.
    • When The Garden Was Eden
      When The Garden Was Eden
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Revisiting the New York Knicks' glory years of 1970-73, which featured three NBA Finals and two titles. Director Michael Rapaport illuminates a unique lineup of stars from Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe to Bill Bradley and Phil Jackson.
    • Tommy
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      Boxer Tommy Morrison is chronicled. Known first for his role as Tommy Gunn in Rocky V, Morrison peaked with a win over George Foreman for the WBO heavyweight title in 1993, only to follow with a tumultous two decades. Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby direct.