On the “30 for 30″ Cutting Room Floor

JoeSportsFanSenior Analyst INovember 4, 2009

Just five weeks in, the new 30 for 30 documentary series has proven to be one of the more promising developments to come out of the programming department at ESPN in quite some time. It seems that there is something about a well put together, intriguing documentary that trumps watching Woody Paige act like a moron on an episode of Around the Horn every time. Who could have guessed?

But for every one of the 30 documentaries that ESPN selected for this project, we have to believe that there were several that didn’t make the cut. And thanks to our inside sources roaming the halls in Bristol, JoeSportsFan.com can give you a peak at some of the titles of the unlucky documentaries that were on the outside looking in when the final selections were made.

On the cutting room floor….

King’s Ransom 2: Wayne Gretzky Heads to St. Louis

Stylin’ and Profilin’: The story of Karl Malone’s draft day outfit


Teen Wolf Too: Destroying Scott Howard’s Name

Sometimes Steroids Don’t Work: The Neifi Perez story

Stained Shoulders: How the jheri curl changed baseball

Lamarr Hoyt Gets Trashed and Reads “Clifford the Big Red Dog”

Go Teal or Go Home: Expansion in the 90’s

The Legacy of the Neck Tattoo

Philadelphia Eagles: The Kotite Years###MORE###

Just Having Fun Out There: Brett Favre cuts his Mississippi lawn

18 and Counting: The story of Travis Henry’s illegitimate kids

A Day in the Life of Joe Paterno’s glasses

Nintendo Hockey – The Plight of the Skinny Guys

Inside the Mind of the Male WNBA Fan

Pretty in Pink Satin: The making of the Baseball Boogie Bunch

30 years of Chris Berman: Written, Directed and Produced by Chris Berman

The Legend of Doink the Clown

Steel: Yep, that’s really Shaq

Primetime Pitchman: The Deion Sanders Hot Dog Express

F*ck Face: Billy Ripken’s Shining Moment

So was he or wasn’t he? The truth about Carl Lewis

Even Smaller Potatoes: The Disaster that was the XFL

Practical Gymnastics: The Making of the Fight Scenes from Gymkata


I suppose we’ll just have to wait to see if they ever release the bootleg versions of them on DVD. We can only hope.

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