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SKU: D06760
He was drafted second overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft. Two days later, Len Bias died due to a cocaine overdose. Instead of becoming a basketball star, Bias became another statistic and eventually a stinging reminder of the dangers of drug use. This compelling documentary explores Bias' life, the fateful night of ... more
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SKU: D06761
Late in 1980, Muhammad Ali came out of retirement and ventured to become heavyweight champion for a record fourth time against former sparring partner Larry Holmes. Filmmaker Albert Maysles chronicled the fight, its buildup, and both men's training camp from each fighter's perspective at the time, and paired with new reflective conversations, ... more
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SKU: D06762
This absorbing documentary traces the life of Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, from his tough upbringing in Ohio after his parents emigrated from Greece to his career as a Las Vegas sports bookie and 12-year stint on CBS' "The NFL Today" as a color commentator. Through interviews with Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, and Dan Rather, the film ... more
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SKU: D06763
Founded by David Dixon in 1983, the United States Football League gained initial respectability through decent TV ratings, an ability to sign big-name players, and operating during the NFL's offseason. However, instability soon followed due to conflicting business models and a lawsuit against the NFL, forcing the league to disband ... more
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SKU: D06764
Director Barry Levinson examines the bitter departure of the Baltimore Colts from the town that loved the team through the eyes of their marching band. The decision to relocate the franchise in 1983 left the city heartbroken, but its spirit persevered in the members of the band, who continued to play in Baltimore through the years. ... more
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SKU: D06765
The Edmonton Oilers had just won their fourth Stanley Cup in five years, but miraculously the team decided to trade Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player to ever play the game, to the L.A. Kings in a multi-player, multi-million dollar deal. Director Peter Berg examines "The Trade" that shocked and forever changed the NHL, and landed "The ... more
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SKU: D06784
The city of Miami was in a constant state of flux during the '80s, as it was overwhelmed by racial tension. However, coach Howard Schnellenberger decided to embrace cultural differences by scouring the Florida ghettos to recruit for his University of Miami Hurricanes football team. This created an atmosphere of hip hop influence and ... more
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SKU: D06759
While the Indiana Pacers' Reggie Miller was always an arch nemesis of the New York Knicks, he solidified his position as their greatest enemy during game one of the '95 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Miller led a come-from-behind victory by scoring eight points in 8.9 seconds with moments left in the game. This documentary explores ... more
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SKU: D06766
He was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers of all time, but "Hollywood" Tim Richmond had his career and life cut way too short. This documentary presents a look into the life of the man who won Co-Driver of the Year in 1986, but whose fast-living ways caused him to acquire the AIDS virus and withdraw from racing until his eventual ... more
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SKU: D06767
Even though they weren't related, their fates would forever be linked when the captain of the Colombian National soccer team, Andres Escobar, was murdered by members of druglord Pablo Escobar's powerful Medellin Cartel. The killing was ordered after Andres accidentally scored a goal on his own net during the '94 FIFA World ... more
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SKU: D06785
His talent as a running back led Ricky Williams to win the Heisman Trophy and be drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1999. However, his depression, social anxiety, and especially his penchant for marijuana use didn't jibe with the NFL, and in 2004 Williams abruptly and controversially retired. This documentary chronicles his decision ... more
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SKU: D06786
Raiders owner Al Davis beat the NFL in court and moved his franchise from Oakland to L.A. in 1982. The squad came to exemplify the anti-Establishment with their team colors and rebellious attitude. Due to the city's rise in gang warfare, immigration and available real estate, many of the area's blacks and Hispanics identified with ... more
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SKU: D06787
A magazine editor and his friends assembled at La Rotisserie Francaise in New York in 1980 and created a game, Rotisserie baseball (aka fantasy baseball), that would eventually explode into a cultural revolution. The game where participants pick imaginary teams using real players and follow their stats has since become a ... more
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SKU: D06788
June 17, 1994 was a crazy and eventful day in sports history. Arnold Palmer was playing his last round at his final U.S. Open, the FIFA World Cup had just kicked off in Chicago, the New York Knicks' Patrick Ewing was trying to capture an elusive NBA title, the New York Rangers were en route to their First Stanley Cup in 54 years, and ... more
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SKU: D06789
Even though apartheid had recently been overthrown in 1994, racial tension still ran high when the Rugby World Cup came to South Africa in 1995. South African teams had always been banned from international competition, but things changed when president Nelson Mandela saw an opportunity to achieve unity through sport. Morgan Freeman ... more
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SKU: D06790
At age 13, Mat Hoffman entered the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by age 16 was a professional of legendary status. Eschewing endorsements and fame, the 10-time world champion is driven only by his own ambition to see what's possible on a bike. Hoffman's severe medical history suggests to some that he has a death wish, but he contends ... more
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SKU: D06959
Even though the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University in Texas was one of the smallest college football programs, they ruled the early '80s, led by the Pony Express backfield of Eric Dickerson and Craig James. They also became the only pigskin program to receive the "death penalty" (termination of at least a year) due to severe ... more
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SKU: D07530
Boxer Mike Tyson and rapper Tupac Shakur were close friends who bonded over their rise to celebrity from poverty and their prison terms. On Sept. 7, 1996, Shakur attended Tyson's first-round knockout of Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to win the WBA heavyweight title. The two men were to celebrate together, but on the way ... more
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SKU: D07531
In 1981, scouts from every major college football program headed to Philadelphia, Mississippi, trying to recruit Marcus Dupree, who they believed could be one of the greatest running backs of all time. Dupree settled on the University of Oklahoma, but what followed was one of the most disappointing careers in sports history due to injuries ... more
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SKU: D07532
This in-depth examination of "Fernandomania" chronicles the amazing career of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela. A Mexican phenom who became a hero to Mexicans everywhere, especially in the L.A. area, "El Toro" dominated baseball with his devastating screwball, and in 1981 became the only player in MLB history to win ... more
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SKU: D36354
"The Curse of the Bambino" loomed over the Boston Red Sox once again on October 17th, 2004, as the New York Yankees, up three games to none in the ALCS, were poised to sweep them. This ESPN documentary follows the teams over the next four days, as Red Sox heroes David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling, and company led their team ... more
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SKU: D36355
Few who witnessed their first meeting in 1973 could have imagined that the courtside competition between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova would grow into one of the greatest rivalries in tennis, but just as amazing is how the women formed a lasting friendship off the playing field. Hear from these two legends as they discuss their ... more
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SKU: D36357
A 1993 argument at a Hampton, Virginia, bowling alley escalated into a violent brawl between black and white patrons, and in its wake one of the city's top high school athletes--future NBA star Allen Iverson--was tried and convicted on an adult felony charge and given a 15-year prison sentence. "Hoop Dreams" director and Hampton native ... more
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SKU: D36364
Track and field star Marion Jones captured the nation's attention twice: in 2000, when she won five gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, and seven years later, when she admitted to using performance-enhancing steroids and was sent to prison on perjury charges. Director John Singleton follows Jones' meteoric rise and fall, as ... more
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SKU: D36406
Former college basketball coach Paul Westhead led the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA championship in 1980, but by 1985 he was back in the collegiate ranks with tiny Loyola Marymount University. Driven by star players Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble, Westhead's non-stop "run-and-gun" style of play helped the team make three straight NCAA tournament ... more
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SKU: D36407
They were friends and teammates on the Yugoslavian national basketball team and went on to careers in the NBA. But when the fall of communism led to warfare, Serbian Vlade Divac and Croatian Drazen Petrovic found themselves on opposite sides of the bitter and violent conflict. Narrator Divac examines how their once-close relationship ... more
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SKU: D36408
In 1980, three years after cancer required the amputation of his right leg, amateur Canadian runner Terry Fox set out on a 5,000-mile Marathon of Hope across the length of the country to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. This documentary, by fellow Canadian and NBA star Steve Nash, looks at Fox's inspiring run that, while ... more
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SKU: D36409
In 1982, Kirkland, Washington, became the first American team in 12 years to defeat international squads on its way to winning the Little League World Series. Filmmaker Al Szymanski looks at Kirkland's championship contest against Taiwan, and the effects the victory had on its young players as they grew up. This two-disc edition includes ... more
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SKU: D36410
The sports world was rocked in 1993-94 when hoops superstar Michael Jordan, hot off three straight NBA titles and an Olympic gold medal, retired from basketball and pursued a career in pro baseball. "Bull Durham" director Ron Shelton looks at Jordan's brief diamond tenure as a member of the minor-league Birmingham Barons and how he ... more
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SKU: D59660
Between the construction of the new Yankee Stadium and the demolition of the original, and the passing of the ownership's helm from the inimitable "Boss" George Steinbrenner to his heirs, baseball's most storied franchise faced its greatest time of transition. Documentarian Barbara Kopple crafted a compelling chronicle from the perspectives ... more
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SKU: D12111
What happens when a pro athlete goes broke? In this candid and fascinating program, you'll hear some incredible true stories from former pro athletes as Bernie Kosar, Jamal Mashburn, Cliff Floyd, Andre Rison, and Leon Searcy as they open up the details of their hardships for public scrutiny by sharing experiences with investments gone ... more
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SKU: D09838
This installment of ESPN Films' "30 for 30" series tells the "too dramatic not to be real" story of Bo Jackson, the first athlete to become an All-Star in baseball and All-Pro in football. This profile of the 1985 Heisman Trophy winner provides an overview of his stunning career(s) as well as separating the wild fictions from the already-impressive ... more
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SKU: D25700
How did both running back Maurice Clarett and head coach Jim Tressel, both hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, wind up turning their bright careers in football into downfalls laced with shame and scandal? This special program delves into the stories of these two men--as their 2002 championship season with Ohio State University marked high ... more
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SKU: D06768
Six-disc set features the first 15 films in the series, including "Kings Ransom," "The Band That Wouldn't Die," "Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?," "Muhammad and Larry," "Without Bias," "The Legend of Jimmy the Greek," "The U," "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks," "Guru of Go," "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen ... more
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SKU: D07387
Six-disc set features the last 15 films in the series, including "The Two Escobars," "The Birth of Big Air," "Jordan Rides the Bus," "Little Big Men," "One Night in Vegas," "Unmatched," "The House of Steinbrenner," "Into the Wind," "Four Days in October," "Once Brothers," "Tim Richmond: To the Limit," "Fernando Nation," "Marion Jones: ... more
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SKU: D45639
How did the biggest personalities in the world of sports transform their professions over three decades of the "ESPN era"? This series of documentary programs gives acclaimed filmmakers including Peter Berg, Ice Cube, Steve James, Barry Levinson, Brett Morgan, and others the opportunity to profile the athletes, coaches, and other power ... more
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