5 Essential Docs for the Avid Sports Fanatic

If you’re a sports fanatic like myself, you love to embrace debate. Therefore, I’m arguing that this is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure there’s snow everywhere. Sure Spring can’t get here fast enough. But with Baseball Spring Training in full swing, the NBA heading down the stretch, March Madness approaching, NFL free agency about to go down AND the NHL playoffs right around the corner…how can one argue that there’s a better time of the year?!

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For those basketball fans out there, we have two of the biggest superstars in the game: Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard. Two gentle giants. Two high school phenomenons….in the moment. With two distinctly different storylines, these two docs will captivate you from beginning to end.

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How many of you are going to fill out a bracket for this year’s March Madness tournament? All of you? Thought so. Then you may want to watched Schooled: The Price of College Sports. Take a second to learn about how all the while the NCAA takes home billions upon billions in revenue, these college athletes don’t see a penny for their efforts. I love the tournament as much as anyone, but can these kids at least get something to eat? A post-game meal, perhaps? Negatory – then their school would be sanctioned by the NCAA. Schooled isn’t just about sports, there’s a larger, social issue at hand.

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With Spring Training on the rise, no team has more buzz surrounding them than the Boston Red Sox. And no Red Sock is more recognizable than David Ortiz aka Big Papi. Straight out of the Dominican Republic, America’s Pastime has never seen such a dominant, pure hitter. David Ortiz: In the Moment takes you behind the walls of Fenway Park for an in-depth look at this larger than life Beantown icon.

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A must see for any baseball fan, this doc gives you never before seen access of one of the most storied franchises in MLB history.

 

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Football season may feel like a lifetime away, but Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football gives us the perfect opportunity to turn back the clock and learn about how four African American football players broke the NFL’s color barrier in 1946. This amazing story of Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis is told by sports historians and family members.

There you have it folks, all your bases are covered. Stay in the know with these sports docs and be ready to stump your friends with some great trivia.