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)
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