Outside of Michigan, hoop fans might not have liked them but everyone had to respect them. This documentary makes the Bad Boys human during a time when they were the team to beat. Not only does the director provide the story of their power, they show their humble beginnings and endings. Detroit citizens should be proud of this. As a bonus that many 30 for 30 films don't have, they included the Grantland Remix with Isaiah and Coach Collins. You MUST watch it.
I grew up in the early 90's watching my beloved Lakers beginning to deteriorate. This was also the time I began listening to rap and hip-hop. And then the Wolverines show up and they were the team to watch. My friends and I entered into the Hoop-it-up basketball tournament in 92 and we were the 7th team to be named with some form of the Fab Five (We were the Fab 5ive). I hated Duke and wanted Michigan to crush them.Watching this documentary and seeing Chris Webber call the timeout was heartbreaking to watch again...not to mention laugh when he wasn't called for travelling. At the same time I was glad for George Lynch to be drafted by the Lakers.
Overall, good documentary. What a blast of nostalgia, especially seeing Juwon do the Cabbage Patch!
This is based on the true story of Dewey Bozella, an innocent man thrown in jail for a crime he didn't commit. While in jail, he learned to become a boxer, got his high school diploma and his master's degree, and married the love of his life. He spent 26 years in jail, but decided to forgive everyone who put him there and move forward in his new boxing career. For teachers, this is a spectacular program to pair with the book The Other Wes Moore. The kids love watching it and I never get sick of seeing it several times a year each year.
Very interesting and compelling story. All the coaches, players, the team, and especially Chucky, Brad and the OLE Miss head coach were and are men of high character and integrity. This film has a lot of spiritual, faith and Christian undertones which I found very uplifting. This film is very emotional and is highly recommended for all viewers. Although the film has a football context, this story goes much deeper into the lives of those involved and of life in general. A football, as well as a non-football fan will equally enjoy this film.
The bad boys changed the game of basketball...and rules had to be changed because of them. Great documentary for those who want to relive those days and for those who are younger basketball fans. I bought this as a gift for my son and he references it a lot.
I'm giving this a 5-star review for "Roll Tide / War Eagle" alone, which is one of the best SEC Storied (or 30 for 30) films ever. It's a favorite of mine as an SEC football fanatic; though I'm neither a Bama nor Auburn fan. That film should be mandatory viewing for any college football fan or casual observer, especially for those who are outside the SEC! Other great films in this series include: "The Believer;" "The Book of Manning" which really changed my opinion on the Manning family; "The Announcement;" and "The Play that Changed College Football." The documentary "Unguarded" is one of the most compelling films I've seen about the impact of addiction and is absolutely worth the $5! Don't miss it.
The Play That Changed College Football is chronicled on the 1992 conference alignments since from 1992 to 2011 since Nebraska made the big time move from Big XII Conference to Big Ten Conference and The play have changed everything in the first time 1992 Southeastern Conference Championship Game between two unbeaten teams, Florida and Alabama. 'Bama won their first ever SEC Conference title against Florida, later Alabama finish the 1992 college football undefeated at 13-0 and are 1992 SEC Conference East Division Champions and National Champions in the 1993 Sugar Bowl against Miami (FL) - 14-0
If you like sports as much as I do, this is a must have. ESPN does a great job with the series and their storytelling. If stories off the field interest you as much as the compelling and riveting stories on it, this is for you.
I never watch sporting events but love ESPN films. Their stories are neatly packaged and well-done as they show the universal but unique struggles of athletes. My favorites are those of sports figures who aren't household names -- the ones who've struggled with injuries or addictions -- and never lived up to the hype. These are the individuals who've had lives of tremendous high and lows but keep going. My favorite portraits include Renee Richards, Marinovich Project, and Unguarded. These films definitely transcend sports.