Lately I've been thinking a lot about sports documentaries (again). In fact, I find that if one is on......I will watch it - even if I've seen it a half-dozen times already.
You may remember some of my favorites from the previous post I made on the subject (all are still top picks in my mind).
I'm finding that there are more and more great documentaries out there every time I look. I've seen all the '30 For 30' documentaries numerous times and have been scrounging Youtube, Amazon and ebay to see what else I can find.
I was recently talking with a friend of mine who mentioned that he just finished watching 30 movies in 30 days. At first I thought it was crazy, but the more I got thinking about it, the more I liked his idea.
There are times when I have the tv on at home and am watching random 'stuff' just because it has caught my attention for the moment. I don't have any 'shows' that are on my pvr list. The idea of purposefully watching a film as opposed to 'whatever is on' has got me to this point.
My plan is to watch 30 sports documentaries in 30 days - I'm calling it '30 in 30'. Sounds simple right? Here's the catch.
Every documentary I watch has to be one I have never seen before. And after watching the doc, I will do up a review here on my blog.
All of the sudden......seems a little more daunting.
Now of course I won't be doing this in the midst of my crazy work season. Instead, I'll be holding off until probably October or November. It'll give me a chance to compile 'The List' and then track down some of the more obscure titles.
I already have started 'The List' and will be refining it over the next few months. I'll share this list with you all before I start. Feel free to comment on or make suggestions on what you think I should watch (remember.....it's gotta be one I've never seen before - and I've seen a lot).
The first five titles on my list are what I will call 'The No-Brainers'. These are documentaries widely regarded and praised as some of the best sports docs out there, but ones that I just haven't taken the time to watch from start to finish.
'30 in 30' - LIST OF MOVIES
1. Hoop Dreams (I know....I know)
3. The Endless Summer
4. Pumping Iron
5. Undefeated (it won an Oscar.....I have to watch it)
Review of "The Chosen Game"
6 hours ago