ESPN 30 For 30 Comes to Netflix Instant
ESPN’s 30 for 30 is a series documentaries, the brain child of columnist Bill Simmons, that chronicle fascinating stories and interesting people from the past 30 years. On August 1st, many of the the more than 30 features (yes, they hit 30 and just kept going) will be available through Netflix’s Instant streaming service.
The series was launched to coincide with ESPN’s 30th anniversary of sports broadcasting.
Below you’ll find the list of titles schedule to be available on Netflix Instant starting on August 1st with a link to them on Netflix. A few of the titles from the original run of 30 aren’t listed, but many from the second run are to be included. 33 in all.
So, if you find yourself suffering from Olympic burnout, or just want a change of pace, check out some 30 for 30.
30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks – The rivalry between Knicks fans and Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller.
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson – Allen Iverson was destined to be an NBA star, until a fight at a bowling alley nearly ended it all.
30 for 30: Without Bias – Maryland star Len Bias died tragically of an cocaine overdose just days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics.
30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry – The legend Muhammad Ali takes on his former sparring partner, young upstart Larry Holmes.
30 for 30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? – The rise and fall of the USFL, the upstart pro football league that took on the NFL.
30 for 30: The Band That Wouldn’t Die – The Baltimore Colts marching band that refused to to disband even after the Colts left Baltimore in 1984.
30 for 30: Kings Ransom – The trade of Wayne Gretzky from the Edminton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.
30 for 30: The Two Escobars – Two well known Columbians who shared a last name. Soccer star Andres Escobar and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
30 for 30: Guru of Go – The story of coach Paul Westhead and the high scoring Loyola Marymount University.
30 for 30: Silly Little Game – Fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. This is the story of it’s humble beginnings.
30 for 30: Run Ricky Run – The life and career of the enigmatic running back Ricky Williams.
30 for 30: The 16th Man – The story that inspired the movie Invictus. The South African rugby team’s 1995 world cup victory.
30 for 30: The Birth of Big Air – legendary BMX biker Mat Hoffman.
30 for 30: June 17th, 1994 – A day in sports that includes OJ Simpson’s run from the authorities in a white Ford Bronco.
30 for 30: Into the Wind – Canadian Terry Fox attempts to run across Canada in 1980 despite having lost a leg to cancer.
30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus – The world’s greatest basketball player quits at the top of his game to pursue a baseball career.
30 for 30: Pony Excess – SMU built a football powerhouse that came crumbling down after massive recruiting violations led to the NCAA’s death penalty.
30 for 30: The Best That Never Was – The story of Marcus Dupree, who in 1981, was perhaps the most recruited high school football player ever.
30 for 30: Marion Jones: Press Pause – Olympic champion Marion Jones who won 5 medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
30 for 30: Fernando Nation – Few baseball players have ever burst on the scene with quite the impact of Mexican born LA Dodgers lefty Fernando Valenzuela.
30 for 30: Tim Richmond: To The Limit – The story of wild and outrageous NASCAR driver Tim Richmond.
30 for 30: Four Days in October – The Boston Red Sox come back from a 3-0 deficit to win the AL Pennant.
30 for 30: Unmatched – The rivalry of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
30 for 30: Little Big Men – Kirkland, Washington’s improbably Little League World Series victory in 1982.
30 for 30: Renée – Renee Richards fights to play pro tennis after sex reassignment surgery.
30 for 30: Charismatic – The horse that nearly won the 1999 Triple Crown.
30 for 30: Roll Tide / War Eagle – The rivalry between Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers football programs.
30 for 30: Unguarded – NBA star Chris Herren and his battle with drug addiction.
30 for 30: The Dotted Line – Behind the scenes look at the cut throat world of sports agents.
30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner – George Steinbrenner and his reign as the owner of sports most recognized franchise.
The Announcement – Magic Johnson suddenly retires from the NBA and announces he’s HIV positive.
The Marinovich Project – Todd Marinovich was trained from an early age to be an NFL Quarterback. This is the story of his journey and the pressure to succeed.
30 for 30: The Real Rocky – Chuck Wepner nearly goes the distance with Muhammad Ali and inspires Sylvester Stallone to pen an Oscar winning movie.by