and the fact remains that BC is the worst power conference team in both football and basketballWhether you are or aren't one who thinks its poetic justice, the fact remains that Notre Dame hasn't won diddly squat (yeah, they came close at least once) since that day.
A bulging vein in his forehead while he tried not to murder Costas?It's a credit that he even got the thing off the ground in just a year, but in the end what did he really have? .
I'll disagree with this; the director mostly did a good job for me letting the principals narrate the behind-the-scenes story, and the relationship between McMahon and Ebersol to take the gamble was fascinating.I saw the XFL 30/30 the other night and thought that it was good, but I think that it could have been better. I think there needed to be a less "conflicted" director than the son of one of the guys who created the league. I'm not sure exactly how objective this piece was, to be honest. After watching it, I was thinking, "The league had some bad luck, but overall, everything seemed to work out pretty well -- aside from some media bashing. They should be in their 15th year."
Yup, yup, and yup, but I thought it made for a hilariously perfect counterpoint. I may be reading too much into a BASEketball cameo, but I honestly think Costas is self-aware enough to know how he comes off and plays it up intentionally when dealing with topics he finds fundamentally un-serious (which is most things and definitely includes the XFL).And Bob Costas was a real fuck in this thing. Jesus Christ, he's so sanctimonious. "Oh, the names! Like the 'Hitmen', I mean what are they gonna do, rub you out in an ally? C'mon!" Like the Packers, Steelers or any other team name are so poetic. "Oh, the 'Giants'. I mean what are the gonna do, step on you? C'mon. These men are the same size as you or me!"
Just caught some of the XFL episode, had it on while entertaining the grandsons so full attention wasn't paid so I'll need to watch it again. Yes Costas was douchey, but it didn't bother me so much as McMahon can be every bit the douche and then some. In some ways the introduction of XFL reminds me a bit of a Trump EO, rushed, not well planned out and not all that it could or should be. McMahon announces the the league will start in one year with nothing in place. No cities, teams or players lined up. I'm not even sure he had owners in place. It's a credit that he even got the thing off the ground in just a year, but in the end what did he really have? .
They hired too many former college and NFL coaches that were not onboard with the vision of XFL. They would have been better off having wrestlers as the coaches and producing a hybrid product of football/wrestling/rollerball.I always thought the XFL's problem was that it still shared too much in common with "normal" football, despite its attempt to be edgy. I was hoping for things like sideline players being able to tackle runners if they went out of bounds. Or having unlimited eligible receivers. So when it finally aired, no amount of guys named "He Hate Me" could mask the shitty football.
LOL....seems like ESPN going out of there way to do docs they think will piss off Simmons. I mean the Celtics-Lakers? zzzzzzz. been done like 400 times
I don't know what I was expecting, but I thought it was mediocre. I enjoyed the interviews but I hated the voice-over narrations by the celebrity Boston/LA fans. It was fine, nothing more.And no one is talking about this?
I thought it was great. Five hours was kind of odd -- they could have made this an 8 hour miniseries (add more interviews and surrounding cultural atmosphere) or done it neatly in two hours (skip the pre 1980s parts, tighten up the 1980s a bit).
I was at all the Boston Garden games shown, and I lived here of course. Was the racial aspect that the show dwelled upon so much really what the whole series was about to everyone not in Boston or LA?
Really? I've never heard this.I get the race angle. I might even agree with it. But it was disappointing to see the Desecration of Old Glory part. It's a horrific picture and tells a thousand words... But it's been proven (unless I am very very wrong) that the guy with the flag was waving it, not stabbing the lawyer. That's either piss poor research or willful ignorance
There's a whole book specifically on the picture, "The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America", by Louis P. Masur that gets into it in fascinating detail. Filled with interviews of the main participants, etc...worth a read.Really? I've never heard this.