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ESPN’s 30 for 30 Preview: ‘The U’

‘The U’ – ESPN – 8 PM CST:

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to watch any of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries, take some time to catch tonight’s installment titled ‘The U’ after the Heisman Trophy presentation.

The previous installments have received rave reviews and impressive ratings.  The series has covered topics including: the famous Canadian exportation of Wayne Gretzky, the Len Bias disaster, the rise and fall of the USFL, and the controversial 1980 Holmes vs. Ali boxing match. Future episodes will include a look at Michael Jordan’s attempt at a baseball career, O.J. Simpson, and Marion Jones.

The executive producer is ESPN’s Sports Guy and SOGJ favorite, Bill Simmons.

Tonight’s installment will take a look at the storied University of Miami football program’s rise to dominance in the 1980’s. T

During this period, the Hurricanes had future NFL players Michael Irvin (pre-cocaine…maybe), Brian Blades (top 25 on the all-name team) and Vinny Testaverde (I was shocked too. Vinny was cornbread. I would have pegged him to be a Texas or Oklahoma guy.)  ‘The U’ created a culture of winning and arrogance that people either absolutely loved or just despised. The Hurricanes were led by future Super Bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson. (His hair didn’t move in college football either.) Overall, Miami was just fun to watch.

It should be interesting to see some behind the scenes footage and interviews with former Miami players and coaches. Take a look yourself and leave some comments for us and let us know what you think.

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  1. December 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    left out the 92 beatdown by 13 point underdog Bama

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