Boxing Veterans Take Center Stage In October 15th Edition Of 30 for 30

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN’s hugely successful 30 for 30 series rolls on through the month of October when it premieres the boxing documentary No Mas.  The documentary, which premieres Tuesday, October 15th, follows the rivalry between boxers Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran.  The documentary attempts to find out why Duran gave up in the second round of the second of the fighters now five legendary fights.

Leonard and Duran were two of the biggest names in the boxing world during the 1980s.  Leonard became a national hero after bringing home gold for America in the 1976 Summer Olympics.  The win led to Leonard earning a number of sponsorship deals for himself. But for years, the words “No mas” would echo in both fighters’ ears until Leonard traveled to Panama in the search for closure between the two men.

Each of the films in the 30 for 30 series will be available for download via iTunes and Amazon Instant Video online the day after its broadcast.  The current schedule of 30 for 30 specials is available below.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. – No Más (Director: Eric Drath)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. – Big Shot (Director: Kevin Connolly)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. – This is What They Want (Directors: Brian Koppelman and David Levien)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. – Bernie and Ernie (Director: Jason Hehir)

 

More information on ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series is available online at http://www.facebok.com/espn30for 30 and http://twitter.com/30for30.

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ESPN’s 30 For 30 Series Continues With “Free Spirits” Tuesday Night

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Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN is set to debut the latest installment in its hugely successful 30 for 30 series presented by ESPN Films.  The series continues next Tuesday with the brand new film, Free Spirits.

Free Spirits follows the short-lived but successful career of the St. Louis Free Spirits of the American Basketball Association.  The film follows the team’s fight to prove it could hold its own after the dissolution of the American Basketball Association in 1976.  The team featured players that while entertaining, were also at times controversial.  Among those players were: Marvin “Bad News” Barnes and James “Fly” Williams.  Also along for the ride was then very young broadcaster, Bob Costas calling the play-by-play of each of the team’s games.  It goes on to explain what has become of the St. Louis Free Spirits since the team’s glory days.  It will premiere Tuesday, October 8th at 8pm on ESPN.

Each of the new episodes of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series will be available for download via iTunes and Amazon Instant Video the day after it broadcasts.  A complete six-disc collection featuring the first fifteen films from 30 for 30 Volume II is currently scheduled to be released in stores and online just in time for the holiday shopping season on November 26th.

The current slate of films in the latest ongoing 30 for 30 series is available below.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. – Free Spirits (Director: Daniel H. Forer)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. – No Más (Director: Eric Drath)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. – Big Shot (Director: Kevin Connolly)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. – This is What They Want (Directors: Brian Koppelman and David Levien)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. – Bernie and Ernie (Director: Jason Hehir)

 

More information on these films or anything else related to ESPN’s 30 for 30 is available online at http://www.facebook.com/espn30for30 and http://twitter.com/30for30.

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