What if I told you... that a television company made a bunch of new sports-related documentaries for the fall of 2013? Because they did. ESPN fucking did. Six new 30 for 30 documentaries are slated to drop this fall. Details below.
Per Awful Announcing:
October 1. Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau. This film will examine the tragic life of Hawaiian surfer Eddie Aikau, and is directed by Sam George.
October 8. Free Spirits. This one is going to look at the Spirits of St Louis leading into the NBA/ABA merger, and how the team is still existing and making money for their owners today. It's directed by Daniel H. Forer.
October 15. No Mas. The name should tell you all you need to know about this documentary: a look behind the scenes of the two fights between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. The director is Eric Drath.
October 22. Big Shot. Hey, another hockey documentary! Big Shot will break down the scandal involving John Spano's attempted purchase of the Islanders in 1996, and is directed by Kevin Connolly.
October 29. This is What They Want. Jimmy Connors' miraculous run in the 1991 US Open is examined, and is directed by Brian Koppleman and David Levien.
November 5. Tonya and Nancy. This is another one where the title makes it obvious what the subject matter will be: the incident between figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding in 1994. The director is Nanette Burstein.
I fail to believe Tonya and Nancy is the best name they could have come up with for that one. Although maybe that is it, since the best I can think of off the top of my head is Lillehammered. And that makes no sense since Shane Stant hit Kerrigan with a riot baton, not a hammer.