A look at Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, focusing especially on a 24-hour span in 1992 when he sandwiched an NFL game between a pair of Major League Baseball postseason games in cities separated by 1,000 miles.
Chronicles Buster Douglas’ shocking knockout of the then-undefeated Mike Tyson at the Tokyo Dome on February 11, 1990.
The life of NFL legend Junior Seau, from his upbringing in a Samoan immigrant family, through his path to NFL superstardom and status as a league icon, ending in his seemingly inexplicable suicide in 2012.
The saga surrounding Indiana University firing coach Bob Knight in 2000.
A look at the relationship between NFL coaches Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Co-produced with NFL Films.
ESPN’s Ric Flair 30 for 30 ‘Nature Boy’ Gives Revealing Look into Wrestler’s Private Life
The unlikely rise and sudden fall of boxer Tommy Morrison.
During the 1987 players’ strike, the Washington Redskins field a roster of replacement players that goes 3-0 and helps pave the way for the Redskins’ Super Bowl victory. Thirty years on, those players bear the stigma of being dismissed as “scabs” by fans in general and Redskins management in particular.
In any other year, the 1988 team from Dallas’ Carter High School would have gone down as one of the greatest in Texas football history, featuring 28 players who received college scholarship offers, eight of whom would eventually play professional football. Fighting off racial prejudice and a grades controversy — not to mention the team that would overshadow them in book and film (Odessa Permian) — Carter would claim the state title, only to be rocked to their core when six of their players were involved in an armed robbery that changed the community’s reputation to this day.
George Best, Northern Ireland’s legendary star, remains one of the most naturally gifted soccer players ever. Best’s skill and exuberance lifted Manchester United, but his career was over before he turned 29, the result of his battle with alcoholism.
Mike Francesa and Chris Russo, and their “Mike and the Mad Dog” show ruled afternoon sports talk for 19 years. When all was said and done, they changed sports radio forever.
Conclusion of a look at the 1980s Celtics-Lakers rivalry, focusing on the three years after the 1984 NBA Finals, as the teams’ disdain for each other gradually turns to respect while meeting in two more Finals. From filmmakers Jim Podhoretz and Jon Hock.
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.
A three-part series, initially airing on consecutive nights, exploring the Celtics–Lakers rivalry, focusing mainly on the 1980s era of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson but also examining the entire history of the NBA through the rivalry. (Parts 1 & 3: 2 hours in length; Part 2: 1 hour in length)
The life and career of John Calipari, one of the most polarizing figures in modern college basketball, weaving his story around that of his 2015–16 Kentucky team.
Two longtime friends, pro wrestling impresario Vince McMahon and NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol (Charlie Ebersol’s father), team to form the XFL, a football league widely ridiculed during its brief run yet also appreciated as a forerunner of modern-day sports broadcasting.
A look at the notorious 1988 Notre Dame–Miami football game and its personal and cultural impact. Creadon was a senior at Notre Dame when the game took place. His roommate that year was one of the people behind the controversial t-shirt that gave the game its name.(2 hours in length)
If professional golf were put to country music, then the song would be about John Daly. Ever since he shocked the sports world by winning the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick 25 years ago, the blond bomber from Dardanelle, Arkansas has been one of the most-popular and polarizing figures in a sport that cherishes its traditions and minds its manners. In this revealing and rollicking 30 for 30 film, directors Gabe Spitzer and David Fine cover Daly’s rise and fall, his redemption at The Open in St. Andrews in 1995, and his struggles with booze, food, gambling, women and depression. They also uncover a person whose story runs much deeper than his motto of “Sip It, Grip It, Rip It.”
A profile of the iconic Houston Cougars men’s basketball teams of the 1980s, fronted by Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, whose explosive play and highlight-making slam dunks earned the team the nickname Phi Slama Jama.
The connection between the lives and careers of former New York Mets Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.
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.
A look at the Shaquille O’Neal-led Orlando Magic teams of the 1990s and how they fell short of an NBA title.
A documentary examination of the accusations of sexual misconduct against the Duke University lacrosse team that were ultimately found to be baseless
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.
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.
Explores the years that Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson
Examines Bill McCartney and his sometimes-controversial mixture of football and evangelicalism as Colorado Buffaloes head coach in the 1990s, including a national championship.
Explores the turbulent relationship between Olympic wrestling brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and their multimillionaire benefactor, John du Pont.
The rise and fall of USC Trojans football during Pete Carroll’s coaching tenure.