ESPN Films: 30 for 30, Rivalries Collection

ESPN Films: 30 for 30, Rivalries Collection

  • 2010
  • 1 Season

How did the Boston Red Sox mount the greatest comeback in sports history against their hated rivals, the New York Yankees? What did Reggie Miller do to become so despised by New York Knicks fans? How did the legendary battles between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova change women's tennis? What were the origins of the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama? How did Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes prepare for their epic bout in 1980? All these great rivalries are about to take center stage.

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Roll Tide / War Eagle
5. Roll Tide / War Eagle
November 8, 2011
With two Heisman trophies, two national championships and one crazed fan, the biggest rivalry in college sports, Auburn vs. Alabama, has reached new heights in the last two years. This is the story of the history between the two programs, the bad blood between its fans and how this intense rivalry came to a pinnacle, just when they ended up needing each other most.
Unmatched: Evert and Navratilova
4. Unmatched: Evert and Navratilova
September 13, 2010
The first time Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova stepped onto a tennis court together, the world scarcely noticed. Only a few hundred spectators saw the pert 18-year-old beat the scrappy 16-year-old Czech in 1973. "I remember that she was fat," Evert recalled. "She was very emotional on the court, whining if she didn't feel she was playing well. But I remember thinking, if she loses weight, we're all in trouble." Said Navratilova, "My goal was for her to remember my name." Eighty matches later -amid the extraordinary growth of women's tennis -Evert not only remembered, but became a tried and true friend and confidante, remarkable considering the two appeared to be polar opposites in upbringing, life styles and personal relationships. Through a series of personal conversations between Evert and Navratilova, filmmakers Nancy Stern Winters and Lisa Lax, along with producer Hannah Storm, will tell the story of one of the greatest one-on-one sports rivalries and capture these two extraordinary athletes' views on tennis and an ever-changing world.
Muhammad and Larry
3. Muhammad and Larry
October 26, 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.
Four Days in October
2. Four Days in October
October 4, 2010
When the night of October 6, 2004 came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well. The vaunted Yankee lineup, led by ARod, Jeter, and Sheffield, had just extended their ALCS lead to three games to none, pounding out 19 runs against their hated rivals. The next night, in Game 4, the Yankees took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, then turned the game over to Mariano Rivera, the best relief pitcher in postseason history, to secure yet another trip to the World Series. But after a walk and a hard-fought stolen base, the cold October winds of change began to blow. Over four consecutive days and nights, this unlikely group of Red Sox miraculously won four straight games to overcome the inevitability of their destiny. Using extensive archive coverage from that week, Major League Baseball Productions will produce a film in "real-time" that takes an in-depth look at the 96 hours that brought salvation to Red Sox Nation and made baseball history in the process.
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
1. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
March 14, 2010
Reggie Miller single-handedly crushed the hearts of Knick fans multiple times. But it was the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals which solidified Miller as Public Enemy #1 in New York City. With moments to go in Game 1, and facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit of 105-99, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give his Indiana Pacers an astonishing victory. This career-defining performance, combined with his give-and-take with Knicks fan Spike Lee, made Miller and the Knicks a highlight of the 1995 NBA playoffs. Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores will explore how Miller proudly built his legend as "The Garden's Greatest Villain".
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How did the Boston Red Sox mount the greatest comeback in sports history against their hated rivals, the New York Yankees? What did Reggie Miller do to become so despised by New York Knicks fans? How did the legendary battles between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova change women's tennis? What were the origins of the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama? How did Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes prepare for their epic bout in 1980? All these great rivalries are about to take center stage.ESPN Films: 30 for 30, Rivalries Collection is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on March 14, 2010.

ESPN Films: 30 for 30, Rivalries Collection is available for streaming on the ESPN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch ESPN Films: 30 for 30, Rivalries Collection on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 14, 2010