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1993 Monica Seles' stabbing incident Includes various news clips and incident footage (C quality)

2013 Oprah Winfrey Parts 1 & 2 Lance Armstrong's 2.5 hour confession interview; includes ESPN's Outside the Lines aired the day of his confession which examines Armstrong's downfall (C quality)

2013 Katie Couric Manti Te'o first interview since revelation of hoax involving dead girlfriend; I also have Dr. Phil interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the person accused of orchestrating hoax (B quality)

ESPN's 30 for 30:

(Ep.1) Kings Ransom by Peter Berg (Wayne Gretzky's historic trade from Edmonton to Los Angeles) 

(Ep.2) The Band That Wouldn't Die by Barry Levinson (Baltimore's Marching Ravens, formerly the Baltimore Colts Band)

(Ep.3) Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? by Mike Tollin (Rise and fall of the United States Football League)

(Ep.4) Muhammad and Larry by Albert Maysles (The October 1980 fight between Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes)

(Ep.5) Without Bias by Kirk Fraser (The life of Len Bias)

(Ep.6) The Legend of Jimmy the Greek by Fritz Mitchell (The life of Jimmy the Greek)

(Ep.7) The U by Billy Corben (90's University of Miami football team)

(Ep.8) Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks by Dan Klores (Reggie Miller's impact on the Knicks in the 1990's)

 (Ep.9) Guru of Go by Bill Couturie (Career of Paul Westhead at LMU, '85-'90)

(Ep.10) No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson by Steve James (A.I.'s high school race trial)

(Ep.11) Silly Little Game by Adam Kurland and Lucas Jansen (Story of fantasy baseball's origins)

(Ep.12) Run Ricky Run by Sean Pamphilon and Royce Toni (Ricky Williams' 2004 disappointing retirement & redemption)

(Ep.13) The 16th Man by Bestall, McCreary & Morgan Freeman ('95 World Cup & Nelson Mandela)

(Ep.14) Straight Outta L.A. by Ice Cube (Oakland/L.A. Raiders relationship w/ gangsta rap)

(Ep.15) June 17th, 1994 by Brett Morgen (Centers around OJ Simpson's run from the police)

(Ep.16) The Two Escobars by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (The intertwining lives of Colombian soccer player Andrés Escobar & drug lord Pablo Escobar)

(Ep.17) The Birth of Big Air by Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jones (The life of Mat Hoffman & his BMX career)

(Ep.18) Jordan Rides the Bus by Ron Shelton (MJ's brief baseball career)

(Ep.19) Little Big Men by Al Szymanski (Kirkland's 1982 National Little League team's huge upset & its after-effects)

(Ep.20) One Night in Vegas by Reggie Rock Bythewood (Friendship of Mike Tyson and Tupac and night of 9/7/96 when Tupac shot)

(Ep.21) Unmatched by Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern, Hannah Storm (Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova friendship & rivalry)

(Ep.22) The House of Steinbrenner by Barbara Kopple (Legacy of Steinbrenner and Yankees)

(Ep.23) Into the Wind by Steve Nash and Ezra Holland (Terry Fox's attempt to run across Canada in support of fundraising for cancer research)

(Ep.24) Four Days in October by MLB productions (Red Sox remarkable 2004 comeback vs. Yankees)

(Ep.25) Once Brothers by NBA Entertainment (Story of Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac and how upheaval in their homeland adversely and irretrievably affected their friendship) 

(Ep.27) Fernando Nation by Cruz Angles (Featuring Fernando Valenzuela and the Dodgers)

(Ep.28) Marion Jones: Press Pause by John Singleton (Discuss her 2007 admission of performance enhancing drug use & prison sentence)

(Ep.29) The Best That Never Was by Jonathan Hock (1981 recruiting of high school football player Marcus Dupree - how it changed recruiting process)

(Ep.30) Pony Exce$$ by Thaddeus Matula (Rise,fall,rebirth of SMU Mustangs football program)

(Ep.31) The Fab Five An insightful & controversial documentary featuring Michigan’s 1991 men’s basketball team of Webber, Howard, Rose, King & Jackson 

(Ep.32) Catching Hell The story of the infamous 2003 NLCS Game 6 and Steve Bartman 

(Ep.41) The Announcement The impact of Magic Johnson's Nov. 7th, 1991 shocking HIV/retirement announcement 

(Ep.46) There's No Place Like Home The story of one man's quest to purchase & return James Naismith's original rules of basketball back to Lawrence, KS & KU

(Ep.49) You Don't Know Bo A profile of one of the greatest two-sport athletes of all time

(Ep.51) Elway to Marino Highlighting the 1983 Draft and the record six quarterbacks taken in the first round 

(Ep.61) Bad Boys A look back at the 80's/90's Detroit Pistons  

(Ep.63) Playing for the Mob How mafia associate Henry Hill (Goodfellas) orchestrated college basketball point-shaving scandal 

(Ep.65) When the Garden was Eden A look back at the 70's New York Knicks championship teams  

(Ep.51) Brian and the Boz The rise, fall and post-football life of Brian Bosworth

(Ep.68) Rand University An exploration of former NFL star Randy Moss and his West Virginian origins

(Ep.70) Of Miracles and Men Explores the Soviet Union side of the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic hockey upset 

(Ep.71) I Hate Christian Laettner A look at one of the most controversial college players in NCAA history

(Ep.74) Trojan War A profile of the rise and fall of Pete Carroll's USC coaching tenure in the 00's 

(Ep.77) Chasing Tyson A look at Evander Holyfield's quest to arrange an inaugural fight with a post-prison release Mike Tyson 

(Ep.78) Four Falls of Buffalo Chronicles Buffalo Bills dynasty & unfortunate four straight Super Bowl losses 

(Ep.79) The '85 Bears A 30-year retrospective on what many consider the greatest defense in NFL history 

(Ep.81) This Magic Moment Examines Shaq and Penny Hardaway dynamic and impact on Magic basketball and Orlando 

(Ep.82) Believeland Highlights the Cleveland sports curse surrounding the Browns, Indians and Cavs 

(Ep.85) Hit it Hard Discusses John Daly's infamous (and legendary) rise and fall with professional golf 

(Ep.87) This was the XFL Examines Vince McMahon's attempt at creating an NFL rival league 

(Ep.89) Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies ESPN's three-part series that examines the Magic/Bird Laker/Celtic 80's rivalry 


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Duke Blue Devils ESPN's 20th Anniversary documentary celebrating Duke's 1991/1992 men's basketball title team (1 hr)

Fox Sports' "Best Damn Sports Show" The Best Damn Top 50 bizarre plays (Approx 45 min. - B quality) 

 

Up Close with Roy Firestone: featuring various interviews from the 90's such as Arthur Ashe, Jim Brown, George Foreman, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Kirby Puckett, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Harry Caray, Bill Parcells, Jim Palmer, Barry Bonds, Dennis Rodman, Jimmy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath, Jim Brown, Jimmy Connors, Steve Young; Pete Rose, Jim Kelly, Ted Williams, Pistol Pete, Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Red Auerbach, Bradshaw, Montana, Tyson etc

Jim Rome featuring various interviews from 90's on: (Infamous) Jim Everett interview plus Lenny Dykstra, Sergei Federov, PJ Carlisimo, Roy Williams, Doc Rivers, Gary Payton, John Daly, etc 

60 Minutes Classic featuring various interviews Kobe Bryant, Jordan, Canseco, Tom Brady, David Robinson, Brett Favre 

 

Knight School - ESPN TV documentary about a group of sixteen Texas Tech students trying to make coach Bob Knight's men's basketball team as a walk-on player for the '06 NCAA season (2 discs - C quality)

 

Baseball (1994) - A film by Ken Burns Includes 2010 "The Tenth Inning" PBS broadcast (10 DVD - A quality)

 

Documentary description:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Film-Burns-Gregory-Peck/dp/B0002KPI28/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-2722286-8650222?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1179071755&sr=1-1

 

 

Top 5 Reasons You Cant Blame...

 

Disc 1:

  • Marino for not winning a Superbowl
  • The Falcons for trading Brett Favre
  • Kobe Bryant for breaking up the Lakers
  • Anna Kournikova for not winning a title

 

Disc 2:

  • Wilt Chamberlain for losing to Bill Russell
  • Jerry Krause for breaking up the Bulls
  • George Steinbrenner and the financial inequities of MLB
  • The NCAA for not paying their student athletes

 

Disc 3:

  • Jose Canseco for outing MLB and steroids
  • The Blazers for drafting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan
  • MLB for trying to keep Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame
  • George Foreman for losing to Muhammad Ali

 

Disc 4:

  • Bill Buckner and the Red Sox for losing the ’86 World Series
  • The 1919 White Sox for “throwing” the World Series
  • Art Modell for moving the Browns to Baltimore
  • Greg Norman for not winning more majors 

 

Disc 5:

  • Mike Tyson for losing to Buster Douglas
  • Michael Jordan for trying to play baseball
  • Umpire Don Denkinger for the Cardinals losing the ’85 World Series
  • Marvin Hagler for losing to Sugar Ray Leonard

 

Disc 6:

  • Charles Barkley for saying “I am not a role model”
  • Fred Brown for Georgetown losing the ’82 NCAA Finals
  • Mitch Williams for the Phillies losing the ’93 World Series
  • BCS for the lack of a playoff in college football 

 

Disc 7:

  • Harry Frazee for trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees
  • Walter O'Malley for moving the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles
  • Ralph Branca for the Dodgers losing the ’51 Pennant
  • Steve Bartman for the Cubs ’03 playoff collapse

Disc 8:

  • Bob Knight for his repeated outbursts
  • Georgetown for their '85 NCAA Championship loss to Villanova
  • Len Bias' death for the demise of the Celtics
  • The Edmonton Oilers for trading Wayne Gretzky 

Disc 9: 

  • Dennis Rodman for being a bad boy
  • Sports Illustrated for publishing the Swimsuit Edition
  • John McEnroe for his repeated outbursts
  • Chris Webber for Michigan's loss in the '93 NCAA Finals

Disc 10:

  • Barry Bonds for being "Barry Bonds"
  • Steroids for MLB's Home Run explosion
  • The Vikings for trading for Herschel Walker

Disc 11:

  • Peyton Manning for his repeated playoff failures
  • Terrell Owens for his over-the-top celebrations
  • Earnest Byner for the Browns' 1988 playoff loss
  • Scott Norwood for the Bills losing Superbowl XXV

Disc 12:

  • Grady Little for the ’03 Red Sox losing the ALCS
  • Yankees for blowing a 3-0 lead in the ‘04 ALCS
  • Jerry Jones for the demise of the Cowboys
  • Hardcore NASCAR fans for hating Jeff Gordon
  • 1999 U.S. team’s Ryder Cup celebration

Disc 13:

  • Matt Leinhart for returning to USC for his senior season
  • Bode Miller for not living up to the Olympic hype
  • Bobby Cox for the Braves repeated playoff failures
  • Pete Carroll for USC losing to Texas in the '06 Rose Bowl

 Disc 14:

  • John Carlos & Tommie Smith for the Black Power salute
  • Phi Slama Jama for not winning an NCAA Championship

 

 

 For more info on this show:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/classic/news/story?page=classic_top5

 

 

 

ESPN's SportsCentury

Football

Pat Tillman; John Elway; Reggie White; Lawrence Taylor; Jim Brown; Emmitt Smith; Barry Sanders; Bill Parcells; Don Shula; Vince Lombardi;  Dan Marino; Tom Brady; '85 Bears' 4-6 Defense; Walter Payton; Jim McMahon; Terry Bradshaw; Al Davis; Dick Butkus; Dick Vermeil; Doug Flutie; Chuck Bednarik; Lyle Alzado; Pete Rozelle; Brian Piccollo; 90's Dallas Cowboys; Woody Hayes; Bear Bryant; Ernie Davis; Willie Jeffries; Bobby Bowden

 

Baseball

Ted Williams; Babe Ruth; Joe DiMaggio; Willie Mays; Roy Campenella; Yogi Berra; The Book "Ball Four"*; Curt Schilling; Mickey Mantle; Pete Rose; Jackie Robinson; Reggie Jackson; NY Yankees Franchise (Pt.1); Derek Jeter; Pedro Martinez; Sammy Sosa; Cal Ripken Jr; Darryl Strawberry; Roberto Clemente; Roger Maris; Carl Yazstremski; Hank Aaron; Dennis Eckersley; George Steinbrenner; Albert Belle; Steve Carlton; 50's/60's Era Black MLB Players; Sparky Anderson; Bill Mazeroksi; Stan Musial; Casey Stengal; Hank Greenberg

 

Basketball

Michael Jordan; Shaquille O'Neal; Alonzo Mourning; Charles Barkley; Jerry West; Red Auerbach*; Magic Johnson; Bill Walton; Bill Russell; Larry Bird; Isiah Thomas; John Wooden; Phil Jackson; '72 Olympics Men's Basketball Team; MJ's Flu Game; Oscar Robertson; Karl Malone; Mike Krzyzewski; Dean Smith; Bobby Knight; Larry Brown; Maurice Stokes; Dennis Rodman; Rick Pitino; Jerry Lucas

 

Misc

Mike Tyson; Muhammed Ali; Rocky Marciano; 1999 Ryder Cup Team; Mario Lemieux; Eric Lindros; Florence Griffith Joyner; Bonnie Blair; Dorothy Hamill; Peggy Fleming; Oscar De La Hoya Richard Petty; Marvin Hagler; Evander Holyfield; Dale Earnhardt Sr; Dale Earnhardt Jr; Tony Stewart; Mia Hamm; Seabiscuit; Al Unser Sr; Citation; Dan Gable; Tim Flock; Secretariat; Bill Shoemaker; George Foreman; Seattle Slew; Jeff Gordon; Bobby Hull; Nancy Lopez; AJ Foyt; Mario Andretti; Chris Everett; 1977 British Open; Zina Garrison; Thoroughbreds Affirmed vs. Alydar