7 Great Football Stories We Want On ESPN’s ’30 For 30′ Soon
One of Bill Simmons’ greatest contributions to sports and pop culture has been his ESPN “30 For 30” series he got produced near the end of 2009. But judging by its name, even Bill Simmons didn’t expect it to turn into what it did. Remember that “30 For 30” was supposed to be 30 different films about 30 stories that happened in sports during the worldwide leaders’ 30 years in existence (dating back to 1979).
The success made the title a misnomer, as it followed up the first 30 episodes, with 30 more in 2012, and another 30 starting in October of 2015.
Don’t get me wrong, “ESPN 90 For 90” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, but still.
This show has spawned other great series, such as “SEC Storied,” which are essentially ESPN produced documentaries based on the Southeastern Conference for the SEC Network. And it was the genesis for “A Football Life,” which is one of the greatest things to watch on the NFL Network every week!
Yet, even after 90 episodes of ESPN’s “30 For 30” – along with eight “Soccer Stories,” 13 “ESPN Films Presents” movies, and about 60 “30 For 30” Shorts, there are still so many other great football stories that we’d love to see get the “30 For 30 Treatment!
(By the way, they’re launching “30 For 30 Podcasts” in early 2017, so don’t be surprised to see some of the stories below end up on that show!)
7 Football Stories Deserving ESPN “30 For 30” Documentaries
We came up with seven different football stories that haven’t already been told in “30 For 30” form, but are incredibly intriguing as you dig down into them. Some of them probably deserve life as a short story, while others should definitely get the full 60-minute treatment.
By the way, we’ve seen “The U,” “The U Part 2,” and finally, on Dec. 10, 2016, “Catholics vs. Convicts.” Can we finally give the Miami Hurricanes a rest and highlight another team or two?
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