Sports Docos



  • last night watched "The Long Gone Summer" telling the story of the 1998 Home Run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    I had to watch it, because i remember how big this was. I watched a lot of baseball at this time, as Sky Sports basically just switched to ESPN for most of the day, and i was a feckless uni student. This chase was massive. Pretty sure we even had a bet going in our flat as to who would win it.

    The documentary itself is good, but not great, i think it could have been made better, but it's a pretty cool reflection on how baseball managed to re-enter people's hearts after the strike did so much damage. It also goes a long way to explaining why the league did nothing about the obvious steroid usage.

    70 home runs is fucking amazing. And McGwire especially hit fucking bombs, his bat speed was ridiculous



  • @mariner4life said in Sports Docos:

    last night watched "The Long Gone Summer" telling the story of the 1998 Home Run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    I had to watch it, because i remember how big this was. I watched a lot of baseball at this time, as Sky Sports basically just switched to ESPN for most of the day, and i was a feckless uni student. This chase was massive. Pretty sure we even had a bet going in our flat as to who would win it.

    The documentary itself is good, but not great, i think it could have been made better, but it's a pretty cool reflection on how baseball managed to re-enter people's hearts after the strike did so much damage. It also goes a long way to explaining why the league did nothing about the obvious steroid usage.

    70 home runs is fucking amazing. And McGwire especially hit fucking bombs, his bat speed was ridiculous

    Yeah he's one ranga I wouldn't want to take a bat to the head from.



  • Free Solo
    Dawn Wall
    Meru
    any of the Reel Rock series.

    All of these are great real life sports documentaries that are awesome. Strongly recommend.



  • The Last Dance.... MJ..... you should watch it. It's really neat!



  • @Hooroo said in Sports Docos:

    The Last Dance.... MJ..... you should watch it. It's really neat!

    fuck, true? I love coming to these threads to find these hidden gems



  • @mariner4life said in Sports Docos:

    @Hooroo said in Sports Docos:

    The Last Dance.... MJ..... you should watch it. It's really neat!

    fuck, true? I love coming to these threads to find these hidden gems

    Some seppo cyclist also has recently done one..... Won the Tour of Southland like 8 times or summink.



  • "O.J. : Made in America" five-part documentary is an absolute must watch even if its more crime than sport related (this is not the Cuba Gooding Jr drama series).



  • @nzzp Free Solo is probably the best thing I've seen all year.



  • @Chris-B said in Sports Docos:

    @nzzp Free Solo is probably the best thing I've seen all year.

    I agree. Amazing film. My wife and I are not rock climbers, and had crazy sweaty palms at the end. It. Was. Nuts.

    If you enjoyed that, get into the Reel Rock series. Lots of the same people from those documentaries (Honnold, Caldwell, Chin, etc) just running around climbing lunatic things.

    Really interesting to hear the 'pro climber' thing too. Basically Honnold did it for a few years for petrol money and gear, living in a van. Like, he lived in a van because he had no money, not just because of the fit with a climbing lifestyle.



  • @nzzp Was amusing when they did the brain scan and found Alex is not really wired like other people.

    I wasn't bloody surprised!!! 🙂



  • baseball fuckheads!



  • Ken Griffey Jr was supposed to have a crack at the record as well, but he got hurt, and so forgotten about. He still hit 56 that year, with 146 RBIs. What a player.

    Was interesting hearing McGwire say he, like anyone, wished he was an all-round player like Griffey, but had to accept he was just a fly ball home run hitter.



  • @Chris-B said in Sports Docos:

    @nzzp Was amusing when they did the brain scan and found Alex is not really wired like other people.

    I wasn't bloody surprised!!! 🙂

    no kidding. Interestingly, the more you watch, the more you find out he's not technically that great a climber (in terms of climing insanely difficult routes). What makes him special is his ability to free solo or speed climb. He takes on insane projects and does them.

    For incredible climbers, check out Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma, and some young ones like Ashima Shiraishi



  • look fuckers, Rock Climbing is not a sport, it's a mental illness.



  • @mariner4life said in Sports Docos:

    look fuckers, Rock Climbing is not a sport, it's a mental illness.

    Free climbing is a mental illness.

    Belaying a mate who has just decided they don't like heights can be funny. Mates can be right fluffybunnies.



  • @MN5 said in Sports Docos:

    @mariner4life said in Sports Docos:

    last night watched "The Long Gone Summer" telling the story of the 1998 Home Run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    I had to watch it, because i remember how big this was. I watched a lot of baseball at this time, as Sky Sports basically just switched to ESPN for most of the day, and i was a feckless uni student. This chase was massive. Pretty sure we even had a bet going in our flat as to who would win it.

    The documentary itself is good, but not great, i think it could have been made better, but it's a pretty cool reflection on how baseball managed to re-enter people's hearts after the strike did so much damage. It also goes a long way to explaining why the league did nothing about the obvious steroid usage.

    70 home runs is fucking amazing. And McGwire especially hit fucking bombs, his bat speed was ridiculous

    Yeah he's one ranga I wouldn't want to take a bat to the head from.

    Which rangas WOULD you like to take a bat in the head from?



  • @Smudge said in Sports Docos:

    @MN5 said in Sports Docos:

    @mariner4life said in Sports Docos:

    last night watched "The Long Gone Summer" telling the story of the 1998 Home Run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    I had to watch it, because i remember how big this was. I watched a lot of baseball at this time, as Sky Sports basically just switched to ESPN for most of the day, and i was a feckless uni student. This chase was massive. Pretty sure we even had a bet going in our flat as to who would win it.

    The documentary itself is good, but not great, i think it could have been made better, but it's a pretty cool reflection on how baseball managed to re-enter people's hearts after the strike did so much damage. It also goes a long way to explaining why the league did nothing about the obvious steroid usage.

    70 home runs is fucking amazing. And McGwire especially hit fucking bombs, his bat speed was ridiculous

    Yeah he's one ranga I wouldn't want to take a bat to the head from.

    Which rangas WOULD you like to take a bat in the head from?

    don't be racist



  • @antipodean said in Sports Docos:

    @mariner4life said in Sports Docos:

    look fuckers, Rock Climbing is not a sport, it's a mental illness.

    Free climbing is a mental illness.

    Belaying a mate who has just decided they don't like heights can be funny. Mates can be right fluffybunnies.

    You're not another fucker who shakes the rope and makes ghostly noises......!


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