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 Post subject: We probably already have a 30 for 30 thread
PostPosted: Sun February 24, 2019 7:07 pm 
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Do we? It's pretty tough to search for the number "30" in the search feature.

Anyway

Last night I watched "No Place Like Home" about a KU Superfan's mission to source enough funds to procure James Naismith's original Rules of Basketball document from a Sotheby's Auction and bring it back to Allen Fieldhouse. What a great story.

I 110% think that paying auction prices for a piece of paper (with outdated rules at that) is ridiculous to the point of absurdity, and watching him crash and burn while pitching the idea of fundraising to alumni was hilarious, but boy does this fan have heart. Spoiler Alert: They get the rules! Watching this guy get a few key players in the KU world on board and watching the Fieldhouse erupt after the big win brings a smile to my face in a way that only the most genuine acts of humanity can. That stupid piece of paper brought happiness to an entire fan base and seeing one determined guy push for it to happen was something I needed to watch before I grow too cynical.

Which 30 for 30s are you guys watching lately?


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I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.


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 Post subject: Re: We probably already have a 30 for 30 thread
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somehow i've managed to never see a 30 for 30

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Monkey_Driven wrote:
I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.

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Monkey_Driven wrote:
I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.

I thought about how I would feel if this was about some sort of Texas Rangers experience, but then I remembered that there's really nothing about that team that's even remotely documentary worthy.


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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
somehow i've managed to never see a 30 for 30

I pegged you and Argo as big fans of the "Silly Little Game" one.


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washing machine wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
somehow i've managed to never see a 30 for 30

I pegged you and Argo as big fans of the "Silly Little Game" one.

say that to my face

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washing machine wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.

I thought about how I would feel if this was about some sort of Texas Rangers experience, but then I remembered that there's really nothing about that team that's even remotely documentary worthy.

I'd watch a documentary about how Nelson Cruz lost them the 2011 World Series.


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washing machine wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.

I thought about how I would feel if this was about some sort of Texas Rangers experience, but then I remembered that there's really nothing about that team that's even remotely documentary worthy.

I'd watch a documentary about how Nelson Cruz lost them the 2011 World Series.

I love you.


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My Top 5 30 for 30s:
( I guess I like the ones about fan experiences and heartbreak the most)

5. The Band That Wouldn't Die
4. The Fab 5
3. Catching Hell
2. June 17th, 1994
1. Believe Land

Honorable Mentions: Phi Slama Jama, Four Days in October, The U, Silly Little Game, No Place Like Home

If I left an obvious one out, it's probably because I never saw it.


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 Post subject: Re: We probably already have a 30 for 30 thread
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washing machine wrote:
My Top 5 30 for 30s:
( I guess I like the ones about fan experiences and heartbreak the most)

5. The Band That Wouldn't Die
4. The Fab 5
3. Catching Hell
2. June 17th, 1994
1. Believe Land

Honorable Mentions: Phi Slama Jama, Four Days in October, The U, Silly Little Game, No Place Like Home

If I left an obvious one out, it's probably because I never saw it.
I've seen all of your top five except for #3, and the other four are definitely worthy contenders for the best.

Others that are my favorite are Broke, Elway to Marino, Year of the Scab, and Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (god, that last one is mindblowing now considering who's in the White House.)

There's also a very good 30 for 30 short that interviews Jimmy Johnson regarding the infamous Herschel Walker trade.


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Top 5 30 for 30

1.Pony Excess
2. Big Shot(I think that’s the name, the one about that conman that bought the Islanders)
3. The Big East one
4. Believeland
5. The Bobby Knight one


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Green Habit wrote:
There's also a very good 30 for 30 short that interviews Jimmy Johnson regarding the infamous Herschel Walker trade.

Forgot about that one! Riveting stuff.


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i want to see a 30 for 30 about verb

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
i want to see a 30 for 30 about verb

brian and the boz is pretty close


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How about a 30 for 30 about the Sports sub forum?


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 Post subject: Re: We probably already have a 30 for 30 thread
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washing machine wrote:
How about a 30 for 30 about the Sports sub forum?


Verb hating everything about the NBA, Chud taking about baseball/Red Sox, the Strava group, some MMA talk, and Lenny making fun of his own golf game.


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numbers wrote:
1.Pony Excess
I can't believe I forgot about this one. Damn shame that the NCAA didn't learn the right lesson from this.


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Monkey_Driven wrote:
I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.


All Bucknell highlights all the time.


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Monkey_Driven wrote:
I refuse to willingly watch a kU fan experience joy.


All Bucknell highlights all the time.


Don't forget about Northern Iowa!


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