ESPN Films 1 Season 2012
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1. Magic Johnson: The Announcement On Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The 32-year-old ground-breaking point guard was holding a press conference to make the stunning announcement that he was HIV-positive.
2. Fab 5 Arriving on the campus of the University of Michigan in the fall of 1991, the five freshmen--Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson--not only electrified the game, but also brought new style to the masses with their baggy shorts,…
3. Catching Hell A foul ball descended from the cold Chicago sky, seemingly destined for the glove of Cubs left fielder Moises Alou. But a flurry of hands reached up and one hand, belonging to Cubs fan Steve Bartman, fatefully tipped the ball away from a frustrated Alou.
4. Renee The film tells the story of Renée Richard's battle to enter the 1977 U.S. Open as the first transgender tennis player. Simultaneously, it follows her today as she struggles to cope with a life of contradictions and personal conflict.
5. The Dotted Line The Dotted Line is an in-depth look at what it takes to be a big-time agent in the fiercely competitive world of major league sports.
6. Charismatic In June of 1999 an unlikely colt named Charismatic, with down and out jockey Chris Antley aboard, headed down the stretch at the Belmont Stakes, just seconds away from becoming the first Triple Crown winner in nearly 21 years.
7. Real Rocky Chuck Wepner is a liquor salesman from Bayonne, NJ who drives a Cadillac with "Champ" vanity plates. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone…
8. Unguarded Chris Herren, Fall River, Massachusetts' high school basketball superstar, played for Boston University, for Jerry Tarkanian's Fresno State team, bounced around the NBA and around the globe. Chris failed drug tests wherever he played.
9. Roll Tide/War Eagle 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.
10. The Marinovich Project From birth, Todd Marinovich was raised with a defined purpose of creating the perfect athlete. Trained by his father Marv, a former pro football player, the young Marinovich was meticulously engineered and nurtured into a star quarterback. But three short…
11. Dewey Bozella ESPN Films tells the inspirational story of Dewey Bozella and follows him through his quest to fight one professional fight as a free man. A promising young boxer from a troubled family, Bozella was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1983 and spent more than…
12. Herschel Walker Profiling former Georgia running back Herschel Walker. The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner overcame teenage bouts with bullying for being overweight and having a severe stutter.
13. The Play That Changed College Football The Play That Changed College Football takes a look back at the first SEC Championship Game in 1992 between Florida and Alabama. The documentary dives into what the inaugural championship meant at the time and what it has meant to college football today.
14. 40 Minutes of Hell Explore the rise, fall and re-birth of legendary University of Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, at a time when the state of Arkansas was at the epicenter of American culture.
15. Lolo Jones The appeal of the Lolo Jones story goes beyond the track and field community. It is one of heartbreak, adversity and the hope of triumph at the end, the kind of storyline that appeals to the masses. This is her story!
16. Going Big Plagued by injuries at UK and the NBA, Sam Bowie has always been overshadowed by his draft placement. The 7-foot-1 center was seen by many as a franchise player when he was selected by Portland with the second overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, just ahead…
17. Miracle 3 Unknowingly, Mykal Riley's buzzer beater shot saved thousands of lives. A few minutes into overtime, the Georgia Dome begins to shake. A major tornado is sweeping through downtown Atlanta, the first to hit the city since the 1880s.
18. Abby Head On Abby Wambach, the soccer phenom, has maintained an astonishing level of success, from helping the Florida Gators win their first and only national championship, to collecting a Founders Cup title with the WUSA's Washington Freedom and earning two Olympic…
19. Croom An insightful look at Sylvester Croom, the first African-American center at the University of Alabama and one of the school's first black players.
20. The Book of Manning Perhaps no family has had more influence on a sport than the Mannings. Written into the pages of football folklore is the Manning legend - a father and his sons.
21. The Stars Are Aligned What do Ashley Judd, Darius Rucker, James Carville and Governor Rick Perry have in common? Well, they live and die with the fortunes of their respective SEC schools.
22. Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt It started with the unheralded arrival of a wisecracking heavyweight basketball player named Charles Barkley. Then came the recruitment of multi-sports legend Bo Jackson, a victory in itself since he might have gone to Alabama. When Frank Thomas wasn't…
23. It's Time On October 28, 1989, Ole Miss defensive back Chucky Mullins hit Vanderbilt running back Brad Gaines in the back and separated him from the ball. While Gaines was uninjured, Mullins suffered a broken neck on the play, leaving him a quadriplegic.
24. The Believer The SEC is in Steve Spurrier's blood. He grew up in Tennessee as a fan of the Volunteers. He won the Heisman Trophy as the quarterback for the University of Florida, and then came back to coach the Gators to a national championship. Now he coaches the…
I bought this as a gift for my dad who is a huge sports buff. He loved it. The metal locker case it comes in gives it added appeal.Published 21 days ago by Kenneth Allen
My grandson was absolutely thrilled. We watched one segment here and it was very interesting.Published 1 month ago by Barbara McCoy
Chris Herren's story is incredible. He is so open about his struggles with addiction, and it is uplifting to see him now trying to help kids understand and avoid the pitfalls of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Pike
I only watched "The Book of Manning." I had watched this episode on ESPN and loved it, so I decided to purchase it. I have watched a few of these documentaries. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gubio3