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30 for 30

"This Is What They Want"

When Jimmy Connors arrived in New York for the '91 U.S. Open, the one-time tennis superstar was eight years removed from his last Grand Slam singles title, ranked 174th in the world and approaching his 39th birthday. Not exactly a recipe for success.  (Repeat)

Sun 4/26 2:30 PM  ESPNCL
Duration: 1 hour
No Rating
Sports Non-Event, Documentary, Anthology, Interests, Sports

Crew:
Brian Koppelman (Director), David Levien (Director)

4/25/15
05:30 PM
"Benji"  In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was America's most talented basketball prospect until the sweet-natured boy was senselessly murdered.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
4/25/15
07:00 PM
"You Don't Know Bo"  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.  (Repeat) ESPN2
4/25/15
08:30 PM
"Elway to Marino"  The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.  (Repeat) ESPN2
4/25/15
09:00 PM
"Requiem for the Big East"  A recollection of the original Big East Conference, from its simple beginnings and regional rivalries to its national prominence as one of the most successful college basketball leagues, and how it ended up fighting for its survival.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
4/26/15
01:00 AM
"Requiem for the Big East"  A recollection of the original Big East Conference, from its simple beginnings and regional rivalries to its national prominence as one of the most successful college basketball leagues, and how it ended up fighting for its survival.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
4/26/15
12:00 PM
"Elway to Marino"  The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.  (Repeat) ESPN2
4/26/15
01:00 PM
"Benji"  In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was America's most talented basketball prospect until the sweet-natured boy was senselessly murdered.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
4/26/15
02:30 PM
"This Is What They Want"  When Jimmy Connors arrived in New York for the '91 U.S. Open, the one-time tennis superstar was eight years removed from his last Grand Slam singles title, ranked 174th in the world and approaching his 39th birthday. Not exactly a recipe for success.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
4/26/15
05:30 PM
"No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson"  Examining the 1993 incident that sent high school basketball star Allen Iverson to jail.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
4/26/15
07:00 PM
"Elway to Marino"  The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.  (Repeat) ESPN2
30 for 30

Premise
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.

Crew:
Brian Koppelman (Director) , David Levien (Director)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.