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Season 2

Soccer Stories - Hillsborough

Apr/15/2014
A look at the horrific sporting incident that happened at a football match in England, and saw 96 supporters die.

Soccer Stories - Maradona '86 / The Opposition

Apr/22/2014
The Opposition: Politics changed the outcome of a World Cup qualifier between the Soviet Union and Chile in 1973.
Maradona '86: In the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona reached his apotheosis, redefining what is possible on the pitch.

Source: ESPN

Soccer Stories - The Myth of Garrincha / Ceasefire Massacre

Apr/29/2014
The show takes a look at the legend of Mané Garrincha.

Soccer Stories - Mysteries of the Rimet Trophy / Barbosa: The Man Who Made Brazil Cry

May/06/2014
Ottorino Barassi, an Italian soccer official, tries to protect a valued treasure from the Nazis. In only moments, goalkeeper Moacir Barbosa forever earned the title: The man who made Brazil cry.

Source: ESPN

31 :02x01 - Broke (Billy Corben)

Oct/02/2012
The documentary explores the road to fortune in sports and the eventual detours to bankruptcy, as experienced by top athletes including Bernie Kosar, Andre Rison, Keith McCants, and Cliff Floyd.

32 :02x02 - 9.79* (Daniel Gordon)

Oct/09/2012
The 100-meter men's final at the 1988 Seoul Games was the fastest sprint in Olympic history. But within 48 hours, gold medalist Ben Johnson had tested positive for anabolic steroids and scandal trumped thrilling as the way to describe the race. More than two decades later, that race still haunts the eight men who took part and the film will take a look at what brought the men to the starting line and what happened to them since.
Starring Roles: Ben Johnson (3) as Himself |
Special Guest Stars: André Action Jackson as Himself (Mystery Man) |
Guest Stars: Linford Christie as Himself | Carl Lewis (1) as Himself

33 :02x03 - There's No Place Like Home (Maura Mandt & Josh Swade)

Oct/16/2012
On December 10, 2010, Sotheby’s auctioned off the most important historical document in sports history: James Naismith's original rules of basketball. There’s No Place Like Home is the story of one fan’s obsessive quest to win the artifact at auction and bring the rules "home" to Lawrence, Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for more than 40 years.

34 :02x04 - Benji (Coodie & Chike)

Oct/23/2012
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a beloved, sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's most talented basketball prospect. His senseless murder the day before his senior season sent ripples through Chicago and the nation.

35 :02x05 - Ghosts of Ole Miss (Fritz Mitchell)

Oct/30/2012
In 1962, the University of Mississippi campus erupted in violence over integration and swelled with pride over an unbeaten football team. Mississippi native Wright Thompson explores the tumultuous events that continue to shape the state 50 years later.

36 :02x06 - You Don't Know Bo (Michael Bonfiglio)

Dec/08/2012
Bo Jackson hit 500 ft. home runs, ran over linebackers, and—for a short period—he was the best athlete we had ever seen. You Don’t Know Bo takes a closer look at the man and marketing campaign that shaped his legacy. More than 20 years later, myths and legends still surround the famously press shy athlete, and his impossible feats still capture our collective imagination.

37 :02x07 - Survive and Advance (Jonathan Hock)

Mar/17/2013
A look at the 1982-83 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball improbable run through the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament to win the championship.

38 :02x08 - Elway to Marino (Ken Rodgers/NFL Films)

Apr/23/2013
A look at the six quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft.

39 :02x09 - Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau (Sam George)

Oct/01/2013
Chronicling the life of big wave surfer and lifeguard Eddie Aikau, whose tragic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.

40 :02x10 - Free Spirits (Daniel H. Forer)

Oct/08/2013
When the NBA merged with the American Basketball Association in 1976, the Spirits of St. Louis were left out of the four ABA franchises that joined – the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. However, The Spirits' co-owners Daniel and Ozzie Silna, facing extinction, managed to negotiate a contract that has allowed the team to continue to exist in the most unusual fashion.

41 :02x11 - No Mas (Eric Drath)

Oct/15/2013
An inside look at the two boxing matches between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran in the 1980s, with the help of boxing experts, family members and the two fighters themselves.

42 :02x12 - Big Shot (Kevin Connolly)

Oct/22/2013
The story of John Spano, a young businessman who purchases the New York Islanders in 1996, is revealed to be nearly insolvent, eventually being charged by Federal authorities with bank and wire fraud. One of the most bizarre and unique stories of the modern sports era, the documentary will cover just how John Spano was able to dupe the National Hockey League, and the only interview Spano has given about the Islanders deal.

43 :02x13 - This is What They Want (Brian Koppelman & David Levien)

Oct/29/2013
Jimmy Connors, who was approaching 39 in 1991, became an unexpected underdog at the U.S. Open when he re-captured his previous magic, and went on a stirring and extraordinary run than included an epic contest with Aaron Krickstein on his way to the semifinals, and helped make tennis a high-octane sport.

44 :02x14 - Bernie and Ernie (Jason Hehir)

Nov/05/2013
When basketball fans mention Bernard King, we conjure the same image -- prolific scorer, fierce competitor and NBA legend. But few among us are aware of what made King the man he is today. One of those who has known him best through the years is college and pro teammate Ernie Grunfeld. "Bernie and Ernie" is the story of two men who had vastly different backgrounds and experiences and seemingly shared nothing in common except the game of basketball, yet forged a close friendship that has lasted four decades.

Source: ESPN

45 :02x15 - Youngstown Boys (Jeff & Michael Zimbalist)

Dec/14/2013
The stories of two Ohio State football figures connected with Youngstown, Ohio—running back Maurice Clarett, a native, and coach Jim Tressel, former head coach at Youngstown State University—exploring their football exploits at Ohio State, including a national championship in 2002, and their scandalous exits from the school.

Source: ESPN

46 :02x16 - The Price of Gold (Nanette Burstein)

Jan/16/2014
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan saga captured the attention of the world 20 years ago this week. Why was Kerrigan attacked? How much did Harding really know?

Source: ESPN

47 :02x17 - Requiem For The Big East (Ezra Edelman)

Mar/16/2014
Chronicling the origin of the Big East Conference and its rapid 1980s rise under commissioner Dave Gavitt and iconic basketball coaches including John Thompson, Lou Carnesecca and Jim Boeheim. Director Ezra Edelman also examines the conference's new era as a non-football league.

Source: ESPN

48 :02x18 - Bad Boys (Zak Levitt)

Apr/17/2014
The show takes a look at the theory that you have to be bad to be good in today's world.

49 :02x19 - Slaying The Badger (John Dower)

Jul/22/2014
Greg LeMond looks back at his first Tour de France victory in 1986 and details his rivalry with friend, teammate and mentor Bernard Hinault. Known as "The Badger," Hinault 'promised' to help LeMond to his first win in return for LeMond's support in '85.

Source: ESPN
Warning: 30 For 30 guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Sports
Status: Returning Series
Network: ESPN ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 06, 2009
Episode Order: 30
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