Thursday, September 27, 2012

'9.79*' and the Return of ESPN's "30 for 30" Series

"dying to find out sports fans are so full of themselves that they call those 60-minute ESPN 'Behind The Music'-but-sports things 'films'"

-- Tweet from Christopher Weingarten, music critic

I have to assume he's referring to my piece up today on Deadspin where I sing the praises of ESPN's "30 for 30" series. A new batch of films start up in October, and I've seen one of the installments, 9.79*, already. At this series' weakest, yes, they're nothing more than fun, slick nostalgia trips. But the better ones are much more than that. Here's my piece.