THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MAC
FOUR FALLS OF BUFFALO
In 1989, the Buffalo Bills were a talented team full of big personalities -- including future Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed. Dysfunction and in-fighting ran as deep as the talent in their locker room., but the team known as "The Bickering Bills" would soon transform themselves into an elite force.From 1990-1993, the Bills went on an unprecedented run of AFC Championship victories, appearing in a record four straight Super Bowls. Of course, that isn't what the Bills are mostly remembered for. This is the story of a team that went down in history not for herculean achievement of making four straight Super Bowls, but for losing them all.
DIRECTOR: Ken Rodgers
FIRST AIRED: 2015-12-12
THE '85 BEARS
A look back at the 1985 Chicago Bears, a team built on ferocious defense, with big personalities who shuffled to a Super Bowl title. Jim McMahon, Mike Ditka, Mike Singletary, Buddy Ryan and William Perry are among those appearing. Directed by Jason Hehir, with executive producers Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley.
DIRECTOR: Jason Hehir
FIRST AIRED: 2016-02-04
On March 13th, 2006, the Duke University lacrosse team had a party. What happened there became a nightmare that changed lives, ruined careers, tarnished a school's reputation and even jeopardized the future of the sport at Duke.
DIRECTOR: Marina Zenovich
FIRST AIRED: 2016-03-12
THIS MAGIC MOMENT
The film shares with viewers some of the highs, lows and most unforgettable moments in Cleveland sports history over the past 50 years. Believeland includes interviews from celebrities, public figures and former athletes with connections to the city.
DIRECTOR: Andy Billman
FIRST AIRED: 2016-05-14
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - PART ONE - OBSESSED WITH FAME
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - PART TWO - THE SPLIT AMERICA
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - PART THREE - THE MURDER
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - PART FOUR - TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - PART FIVE - THE VERDICT
DOC & DARRYL
PHI SLAMA JAMA
HIT IT HARD
CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS
THIS WAS THE XFL
A bold challenge, a fearless experiment and ultimately, a spectacular failure. In 2001, sports entertainment titans Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon used the marketing behemoths of their respective companies -- NBC and WWE -- and launched the XFL.
DIRECTOR: Charlie Ebersol
FIRST AIRED: 2017-02-02
ONE AND NOT DONE
Who is John Calipari? To his devotees, he is one of college basketball's greatest coaches. To his detractors, he represents everything wrong with college sports. Somewhere in between lies one of the most compelling and complicated figures in American sports. "One and Not Done" chronicles the life of Calipari - from high school point guard, to dominating UMass coach, to king of Kentucky. A man who has not only altered the college basketball landscape and become the face of the so-called "One and Done" phenomenon, but has also had two Final Four appearances vacated and evolved as a coach who at one point had to rebuild his career.
DIRECTOR: Jonathan Hock
FIRST AIRED: 2017-04-13
CELTICS/LAKERS: BEST OF ENEMIES (1)
CELTICS/LAKERS: BEST OF ENEMIES (2)
CELTICS/LAKERS: BEST OF ENEMIES (3)
MIKE AND THE MAD DOG
MIKE AND THE MAD DOG
WHAT CARTER LOST
There's high school football, and then there's Texas high school football. Oddly enough though, one of the greatest teams in state history has been lost to time... and fate. What Carter Lost, directed by Adam Hootnick for ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series, is the saga of that team, the 1988 Dallas Carter Cowboys. With 21 players who were offered college scholarships and several who went on to the NFL, Carter took on the best that Texas had to offer - including the Odessa Permian team that inspired Friday Night Lights - as well as the worst, in a racially charged state-wide dispute over one player's algebra grade and Carter's legitimacy. Somehow, Carter managed to win it all on the field, and somehow, they threw it all away. Perhaps it was the Dallas police officer and Carter fan who said it best after his actions ended a string of crimes that shocked the Carter faithful to their core: "Why would you do this?" Years later, it is a question that still has no easy answer, but through searing interviews with Carter players, coaches and family members, as well as glimpses of their lives today, this film is ultimately about what Carter found.
DIRECTOR: Adam Hootnick
FIRST AIRED: 2017-08-24
YEAR OF THE SCAB
Two weeks into the 1987 season, the NFL's players went on strike. For the first time in the history of professional sports in the United States, replacement players would take the field. "No Names", "Has Beens", and "Never-Would- Be's" were plucked from obscurity for one last chance at football immortality. What they didn't know was that their golden tickets would become scarlet letters. As the strike fanned fires across the country, no one felt the heat more than the 1500 replacement players, who were caught in the crosshairs of media fueled controversy between owners, players and fans alike.
DIRECTOR: John Dorsey
FIRST AIRED: 2017-09-12
It was a remarkable and compelling rise to the spotlight. But then came the stunning, confounding, and ultimately tragic fall. In the 30 for 30 film "Tommy," directors Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby explore the story of one-time heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison in a tale that's unlike any other. Born into a troubled family in the American heartland, Morrison's initial emergence as a fighter was bolstered by a starring role in Rocky V. A few years later, he beat George Foreman for the WBO heavyweight title, and seemed primed for more stardom, even in the face of blown opportunities and upset losses. But then everything changed in early 1996, when he tested positive for HIV, forcing him into retirement. From there, Morrison's life spiraled further and further downward, plagued by drug problems, jail time, and most alarmingly and bizarrely, an eventual denial that he had the virus at all. There have been other boxers, and other sports stars, whose stories ended sadly. But rarely is the loss of potential as poignant as the case of Tommy Morrison.
DIRECTOR: Gentry Kirby | Erin Leyden
FIRST AIRED: 2017-09-20