Watch 30 For 30 Online - Full Episodes
ESPN's award winning documentary series 30 for 30 will return for a second go around. The monumentally successful series focuses on exploring in depth important and intriguing sports stories in a unique way.
Pitched by ESPN columnist Bill Simmons, also known as "The Sports Guy," 30 for 30 brought athletes, events, and cultural trends from the last 30 years into a greater light. Simmons also serves as the executive producer for the series and is committed to giving the individual directors of each installment of the series full creative control.
The format of the series involves personal interviews with athletes, coaches, sports columnists, and other figures who were involved. The first episode, "The King's Ransom," explored the effect the trade between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles King, which brought superstar Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles in 1988, had on the landscape of the hockey world.
Another highly popular episode, "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks," focused on the heated rivalry of the 1990s between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers and featured insight from Miller himself, filmmaker and super fan Spike Lee, and many other players, coaches, and media members involved at the time.
30 for 30's "Jordan Rides the Bus" brought Michael Jordan's attempt at a career in baseball into an entirely new perspective, while the powerful "Fab Five" focused on the cultural ramifications of the phenomenal 1991 Michigan University basketball recruiting class.
The success of 30 for 30 encouraged ESPN to add similar documentaries to its lineup such as "Roll Tide/War Eagle" and "The Announcement," perhaps the most powerful episode yet, which gave its audience one of the most emotional and in depth looks into the life of Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his battle against HIV to date.
30 for 30 will return for a second promising season in the fall of 2012. The new episodes will be supplemented with bonus interviews, articles, and podcasts on Grantland.com, executive producer Bill Simmons' new website. Some of the topics confirmed to be explored in the next installment of 30 for 30 include Auburn University two-sport superstar Bo Jackson's career and the 1983 North Carolina State basketball team's thrilling run to the NCAA championship. The series will keep the same format and bring along mostly the same crew, with directors maintaining the full creative control that made the series so successful in the first place.
30 For 30 Full Episode Guide:
Season 2 (19 full episodes, 3 clips available)
Episode 8 - Elway to Marino (Ken Rodgers/NFL Film...
First Aired: April 23, 2013
Episode 7 - Survive and Advance (Jonathan Hock)
First Aired: March 17, 2013
Episode 6 - You Don't Know Bo (Michael Bonfiglio)
First Aired: December 08, 2012
Episode 5 - Ghosts of Ole Miss (Fritz Mitchell)
First Aired: October 30, 2012
- Episode 4 - Benji (Coodie & Chike)
- Episode 3 - There's No Place Like Home (Maura Man...
- Episode 2 - 9.79* (Daniel Gordon)
- Episode 1 - Broke (Billy Corben)
Season 1 (109 full episodes, 13 clips available)
- Episode 38 - Unguarded
- Episode 37 - Roll Tide / War Eagle
- Episode 36 - Charismatic
- Episode 35 - The Dotted Line
- Episode 34 - The Real Rocky
- Episode 33 - Renee
- Episode 32 - Catching Hell
- Episode 31 - Pony Excess (Thaddeus D. Matula)
- Episode 30 - The Best That Never Was (Jonathan Hoc...
- Episode 29 - Marion Jones: Press Pause (John Singl...
- Episode 28 - Fernando Nation (Cruz Angeles) on ESP...
- Episode 27 - Tim Richmond: To the Limit (Rory Karp...
- Episode 26 - Once Brothers (NBA Entertainment)
- Episode 25 - Four Days in October (Major League Ba...
- Episode 24 - Into The Wind (Steve Nash)
- Episode 23 - The House of Steinbrenner (Barbara Ko...
- Episode 22 - Unmatched (Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern)
- Episode 21 - One Night in Vegas (Reggie Bythewood)
- Episode 20 - Little Big Men (Al Szymanski and Pete...
- Episode 19 - Jordan Rides the Bus (Ron Shelton)
- Episode 18 - The Birth of Big Air
- Episode 17 - The Two Escobars (Jeff Zimbalist) on ...
- Episode 15 - June 17, 1994 (Brett Morgen)
- Episode 14 - Straight Outta L.A. (Ice Cube)
- Episode 13 - The 16th Man (Cliff Bestall, Lori McC...
- Episode 12 - Run Ricky Run (Sean Pamphilon)
- Episode 11 - Silly Little Game (Adam Kurland and L...
- Episode 10 - No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iver...
- Episode 9 - Guru of Go (Bill Couturie) on ABC
- Episode 8 - Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The N...
- Episode 7 - The U
- Episode 6 - The Legend of Jimmy The Greek
- Episode 5 - Without Bias
- Episode 4 - Muhammad and Larry
- Episode 3 - Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?
- Episode 2 - The Band That Wouldn't Die
- Episode 1 - Kings Ransom