Netflix streaming – they predicted it at 4.7 for me, and 4.0 for the general audience. I did find it interesting, but gave it 4 stars. I never did see the incident that the title refers to, but I always assumed that Roberto Duran was sitting on the chair in between rounds and just said that he wasn’t going to come out for the next round. Apparently, that wasn’t the case, and what they set up in this documentary, somewhat of a confrontation 20 years after the incident, seemed to me to be a bit of a reach, and only somewhat gratifying.
Netflix streaming – another great sports-related document in this series. They rated it at 4.4 stars for me, the same as for the general audience. I gave it 5 stars, just for the camaraderie of the team and their coach, and how that was portrayed. It was great to see people of different races getting along so well – something that wasn’t mentioned at all, but that was very apparent.
It was a lot of fun to watch the players long after the glory was over, reminiscing about their incredible run – a unlikely and long series of comebacks at the ends of the games they played. Quite exciting and dramatic, and well done!
Netflix streaming – they rated it a 4.2 for me, and 3.9 for the general audience. I gave it 4 stars, and found it a very interesting documentary, as are many in ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series of sports documentaries. Like most people, I had heard of running back Ricky Williams being unable to stay away from marijuana and losing a multi-million dollar football contract because of it. Continue reading