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Season 01, Episode 01 King's Ransom

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Oct 7, 2009
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King's Ransom Oct 7, 2009 The 1988 trade of Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings and the effect it had on Gretzky, the fans in Edmonton, and the popularity of hockey in Southern California.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Kings Ransom

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Oct 6, 2009
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Kings Ransom Oct 6, 2009 On August 9, 1988, the NHL was forever changed with the single stroke of a pen. The Edmonton Oilers, fresh off their fourth Stanley Cup victory in five years, signed a deal and exported Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian national treasure and the greatest hockey player ever to play the game, to the Los Angeles Kings in a multi-player, multi-million dollar deal.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Band That Wouldn't Die

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Oct 13, 2009
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The Band That Wouldn't Die Oct 13, 2009 In late March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Colts' belongings and its fleet of vans snuck off in the darkness of the early morning, leaving a city of deeply devoted fans in shock and disbelief. What caused owner Robert Irsay to turn his back on a town that was as closely linked to its team as any in the NFL?

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Band That Wouldn't Die

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Oct 14, 2009
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The Band That Wouldn't Die Oct 14, 2009 A profile of Baltimore's love affair with football and the Colts, focusing on the Colts Marching Band. After the Colts decamped for Indianapolis in 1984, the band stayed behind to help promote the eventual return of the NFL to the city.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

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Oct 21, 2009
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Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? Oct 21, 2009 Fresh interviews and archival footage track the life and demise of the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. A highlight is Tollin's interview with Donald Trump, the former New Jersey Generals owner whose post-interview comments on the league give this documentary its title.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

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Oct 20, 2009
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Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? Oct 20, 2009 In 1983 the upstart United States Football League (USFL) had the audacity to challenge the almighty NFL. The new league did the unthinkable by playing in the spring and plucked three straight Heisman Trophy winners away from the NFL.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Muhammad and Larry

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Oct 27, 2009
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Muhammad and Larry Oct 27, 2009 In October of 1980, Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight title against his friend and former sparring partner Larry Holmes. To say that the great Ali was in the twilight of his career would be generous.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Muhammad and Larry

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Oct 28, 2009
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Muhammad and Larry Oct 28, 2009 A look at the October 1980 Muhammad Ali–Larry Holmes fight and its impact on both fighters, featuring fresh interviews with participants and previously unseen lead-up footage from both fighters' camps.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Without Bias

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Nov 4, 2009
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Without Bias Nov 4, 2009 The death of Len Bias from a cocaine-induced heart attack, two days after Boston selected him as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, and its impact on casual drug use, especially by the sports community.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

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Nov 11, 2009
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The Legend of Jimmy the Greek Nov 11, 2009 The life of Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, from his career as a Las Vegas bookmaker to his tenure on The NFL Today, from which he was fired in 1988.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The U

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Dec 13, 2009
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The U Dec 13, 2009 The racial and cultural evolution of Miami during the 1980s as represented within the University of Miami football team.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks

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Mar 15, 2010
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Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks Mar 15, 2010 The impact of Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller on the New York Knicks in the 1990s, specifically focusing on the Pacers/Knicks battles in the 1994 and 1995 NBA Playoffs and on Miller's interaction with Knicks fan Spike Lee.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Guru of Go

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Apr 4, 2010
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Guru of Go Apr 4, 2010 A profile of Paul Westhead's coaching tenure at Loyola Marymount University (1985–1990), where his Lions' team was known for its high-scoring run-and-gun offense, use of talented players such as Bo Kimble and Hank Gathers, and a pall cast by Gathers's on-court death in 1990.

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Season 01, Episode 10 No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

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Apr 14, 2010
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No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Apr 14, 2010 The 1993 trial of Hampton, Virginia, high school athlete Allen Iverson, convicted for his role in a racially tinged melee, and its impact on both the community and on Iverson's life.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Silly Little Game

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Apr 21, 2010
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Silly Little Game Apr 21, 2010 Meeting at New York City's La Rotisserie Francaise restaurant in 1980, a group of writers and academics develop Rotisserie Fantasy baseball, only to see it take off in popularity and leave them behind.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Run Ricky Run

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Apr 28, 2010
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Run Ricky Run Apr 28, 2010 A profile of Ricky Williams focuses on his brief 2004 departure from the NFL, when he sought self-redemption amidst media criticism and fresh rumors of marijuana use.

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Season 01, Episode 13 The 16th Man

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May 5, 2010
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The 16th Man May 5, 2010 How hosting (and winning) the 1995 Rugby World Cup, combined with Nelson Mandela's support of the Springboks national team, affected post-apartheid South Africa.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Straight Outta L.A.

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May 12, 2010
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Straight Outta L.A. May 12, 2010 The relationship between the Raiders and the minority fan base in Los Angeles during the team's 13 seasons in L.A.

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Season 01, Episode 15 June 17, 1994

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Jun 17, 2010
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June 17, 1994 Jun 17, 2010 Quick-cut archival footage captures the various US sporting events on the day in question and the emotions they generated, including the opening of the World Cup soccer tournament, the Knicks/Rockets NBA Finals, Arnold Palmer's last round in the U.S. Open, and the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup victory celebration. One event, however, overshadows them all: O. J. Simpson's run from the police.

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Season 01, Episode 16 The Two Escobars

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Jun 23, 2010
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The Two Escobars Jun 23, 2010 The lives of soccer player Andrés Escobar and drug lord Pablo Escobar; the intertwining of crime and soccer in their native Colombia; and the connections between the deaths of both men. (2 hours in length)

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Season 01, Episode 17 The Birth of Big Air

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Jul 30, 2010
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The Birth of Big Air Jul 30, 2010 The life of Mat Hoffman and his 25-year career of advancing, in creative and promotional avenues, BMX riding.

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Season 01, Episode 18 Jordan Rides the Bus

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Aug 25, 2010
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Jordan Rides the Bus Aug 25, 2010 Motivated by the dream his late father had for him, Michael Jordan retires from basketball and has a brief career in minor league baseball.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Little Big Men

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Sep 1, 2010
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Little Big Men Sep 1, 2010 A look at the Kirkland National Little League team's success at the 1982 Little League World Series, examining why their title win is considered one of the biggest upsets in the event's history.

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Season 01, Episode 20 One Night in Vegas

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Sep 8, 2010
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One Night in Vegas Sep 8, 2010 The friendship of boxer Mike Tyson and rapper Tupac Shakur and the night of September 7, 1996, when Shakur was murdered after attending the Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Unmatched

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Sep 15, 2010
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Unmatched Sep 15, 2010 A look at the rivalry and friendship between tennis legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

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Season 01, Episode 22 The House of Steinbrenner

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Sep 22, 2010
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The House of Steinbrenner Sep 22, 2010 The legacy of George Steinbrenner's ownership of the New York Yankees.

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Season 01, Episode 23 Into the Wind

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Sep 29, 2010
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Into the Wind Sep 29, 2010 Terry Fox's attempt to run 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi) across Canada in support of fundraising for cancer research captures the attention of his fellow Canadians and the world.

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Season 01, Episode 24 Four Days In October

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Oct 6, 2010
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Four Days In October Oct 6, 2010 The remarkable comeback of the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.

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Season 01, Episode 25 Once Brothers

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Oct 13, 2010
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Once Brothers Oct 13, 2010 The story of Croatian Dražen Petrović and Serbian Vlade Divac, NBA players and Yugoslavian national teammates, and how upheaval in their homeland adversely and irretrievably affected their friendship. (90 minutes in length)

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Season 01, Episode 26 Tim Richmond: To the Limit

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Oct 20, 2010
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Tim Richmond: To the Limit Oct 20, 2010 The career of NASCAR driver Tim Richmond, his flamboyant lifestyle, and his 1989 death from AIDS.

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Season 01, Episode 27 Fernando Nation

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Oct 27, 2010
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Fernando Nation Oct 27, 2010 The euphoria created by Fernando Valenzuela's 1981 arrival with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Season 01, Episode 28 Marion Jones: Press Pause

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Nov 3, 2010
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Marion Jones: Press Pause Nov 3, 2010 The successful track and field career of Marion Jones, her 2007 admission of performance-enhancing drug use, and subsequent prison sentence.

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Season 01, Episode 29 The Best that Never Was

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Nov 10, 2010
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The Best that Never Was Nov 10, 2010 The 1981 recruiting of high school football player Marcus Dupree by multiple big-time college programs, his resulting injury-prone college and professional career, and how his pursuit by college and USFL teams changed the recruiting process. (2 hours in length)

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Season 01, Episode 30 Pony Excess

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Dec 12, 2010
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Pony Excess Dec 12, 2010 The rise, fall, and rebirth of the SMU Mustangs football program, which received a 1-year "death penalty" for major infractions after former SMU player David Stanley blew the whistle on the long-suspected program. Patrick Duffy, known for starring in TV's Dallas at the time of the scandal, narrates. (2 hours in length)

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Season 01, Episode 41 Oscar Pistorius P1

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Sep 27, 2020
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Oscar Pistorius P1 Sep 27, 2020 Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius (Part 1)

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Season 01, Episode 42 Oscar Pistorius P2

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Sep 27, 2020
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Oscar Pistorius P2 Sep 27, 2020 Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius (Part 2)

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Season 01, Episode 43 Oscar Pistorius P3

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Sep 27, 2020
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Oscar Pistorius P3 Sep 27, 2020 Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius (Part 3)

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Season 01, Episode 44 Oscar Pistorius P4

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Sep 27, 2020
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Oscar Pistorius P4 Sep 27, 2020 The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius (Part 4)

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