On September 1st, Netfix will be removing all ESPN "30 for 30" documentaries and all other ESPN Films titles from their service. This will be a sad, sad day for North American sports fans.
One of my favorite things to do when there is nothing else to watch on TV is to log on to Netflix and watch re-runs of these awesome films...and I'm sure I'm not alone.
Here is a link to the full list of content being removed by Netflix:
Here is my personal list of my Top 5 ESPN documentaries (keep in mind that I'm Canadian, haha):
1. The Two Escobars
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 murders of both men.
2. Without Bias
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.
3. Catching Hell
The relationship between Chicago Cubs fans and Steve Bartman following Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series.
4. Kings Ransom
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.
5. The Fab Five
The story of the 1991 Michigan men's basketball recruiting class, called the Fab Five, one of whom (Chris Webber) was later involved in a notorious pay-for-play scandal.