Favorite 30 for 30 Film

My favorite ESPN 30 for 30 Films is the Pony Excess.  It was the story of Southern Methodist University (SMU) of the early 1980’s.  Repeated offenses by the football program while on NCAA Probation lead to what we now know as the infamous “Death Penalty”, meaning no football at SMU for 2 years beginning in 1987.  Here we are now in 2013 and the program, under head coach Jim Jones, has finally come back to some respectability.  None the less, the SMU Football Program has never fully recovered from the Death Penalty after close to 26 years later.

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What is your favorite 30 for 30 Film?  Please leave a reply.

Jim Valvano Quote

I am watching the ESPN 30 for 30 film Survive and Advance on the 1983 North Carolina State Basketball Team’s NCAA Title run.  It reminds me of one of Jimmy V’s famous quotes.  Here it is….

To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.

Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPY awards