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As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood's finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts' nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller's rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan's attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with "Broke," about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.

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The Buffalo Bills of the early '90s made it to four straight Super Bowls, yet never brought home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.
aired 33 days ago
The relationship between coaching masters Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells that spans over four decades.
aired 33 days ago
The rise, fall and maturation of former Oklahoma University All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth.
aired 33 days ago
Filmmaker Billy Corben documents the rise to prominence of the college football program at the University of Miami.
aired 33 days ago
The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.
aired 33 days ago
A look at the Chicago Bears on the 30th anniversary of their Super Bowl XX win. The birth of Buddy Ryan's 46 Defense, their win over the 49ers, the loss to the Dolphins that ruined their perfect season and the Super Bowl Shuffle.
aired 33 days ago
This documentary film takes a close look at the creation of a legend -- two-sport athlete Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson, the only person ever selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game.
aired 33 days ago
Deion Sanders plays for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons in the same 24-hour period in October 1992.
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The story of Dennis Rodman, on the basketball court and beyond. Featuring revealing interviews, exploits and accomplishments and his foray into international diplomacy with North Korean Kim Jong Un.
aired 47 days ago
North Carolina State, coached by Jim Valvano, was a huge underdog in the 1983 NCAA Final vs. top-ranked Houston - resulting in one of the greatest college basketball upsets ever.
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The story of Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, frenemies from SoCal who brought millions of fans to mixed martial arts and supercharged the UFC.
aired 143 days ago
The University of Miami's football program tries to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals.
aired 170 days ago
Filmmaker Peter Berg documents the 1988 trade of hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.
aired 180 days ago
Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville recount the story of BMX rider Mat Hoffman, who has been pushing the boundaries of the sport since age 13.
aired 181 days ago
An examination of the fierce rivalry between three-time Tour champion Greg LeMond and his friend, teammate and mentor, Bernard Hinault.
aired 183 days ago
An analysis of competitive eating's most storied pair -- Japan's Takeru "Kobi" Kobayashi and Californian Joey Chestnut. Includes candid interviews with both competitors.
aired 186 days ago
Eddie Would Go. It's a phrase that has long carried deep meaning with countless Hawaiians and surfers worldwide. Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau goes beyond those famous three words and chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a.
aired 218 days ago
Investigating the relationship between crime and sport and the connections between the murders of soccer star Andrés Escobar and drug baron Pablo Escobar in Colombia.
aired 223 days ago
Filmmaker Brett Morgen chronicles events: Arnold Palmer plays his last round at a U.S. Open, the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chicago, the Rangers celebrate on Broadway, O.J. Simpson leads America on a slow speed chase in a white Ford Bronco.
aired 236 days ago
Chronicling the roadblocks and hardships that auto racing legend Janet Guthrie overcame in becoming the first woman ever to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.
aired 236 days ago
The Orlando Magic are considered the fairytale team of the mid-'90s whose popularity grew, in part, due to players like Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.

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