’30 For 30′ Documentary To Explore Historical Significance Of ’30 For 30′ Documentaries

ESPN has announced this long overdue tribute to serious journalism in America.  Via The Onion:

“ESPN executives announced Saturday that the next installment in the network’s critically acclaimed 30 For 30 documentary film series will examine the historical impact of the ESPN documentary series 30 For 30. ‘Four years ago, a group of filmmakers began an ambitious, unprecedented project,’ read the press release for the episode, which is titled The ‘30 For 30’ Era and is set to premiere this fall. ‘They could tell what they were doing was special—they were telling sports stories like no one had before—but not even the series’ creators knew what a revered cultural touchstone 30 For 30 would soon become.’”

They’ve come a long way from being that network that provided the lighted-hearted entertainment that was so far beneath them.  Cheers to them.

D Battery Elected To Philadelphia Sports Hall Of Fame

Philedelphia has elected a most worthy candidate into its Hall of Fame.  Via The Onion:

“A voting panel of journalists and prominent sports figures elected the D battery to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Sunday, honoring the alkaline storage cell’s many achievements in pelting players from visiting teams. “The D battery is as synonymous with Philadelphia sports as intoxicated fistfights, cheering for a severely injured player, or intentionally vomiting on a child,” said Philadelphia sportswriter Ray Didinger, adding that the Hall of Fame plans to install an interactive exhibit that allows children to throw batteries at life-size cutouts of rival athletes.”

Powerful choice.