Rifled through 3 of these on my last day of holidays yesterday. 3 absolute clinkers but in order of preference;
A quality insight into the wheeling and dealings of Draft Day. Elway comes across as some cunt but you have to take your hat off to him. The kid was not going to Baltimore for love nor money. Tom Selleck's gravy-like narration make this the ideal supplement to a wet, miserable day. 4 stars.
A look at the origins of ice hockey in the Soviet Union and how they became the most powerful nation on Earth. I think they never played ice hockey until 1946, rather an 11-a-side version (bandy). Some of the training they 'endured' was ridiculous. There was one lad juggling 2 balls in one hand, curling a 20kg weight in the other, allthewhile squatting. The second half poignantly deals with one man's struggles to leave the soviet army and become the first Russian in the NHL. The final scenes are filmed in Moscow where he's parading the Stanley Cup. Scenes. 4 stars.
I wouldn't be the biggest fan of the basketball doco's (Bad Boys aside) but this was enjoyable viewing. Considered by some as the greatest college player ever, we get an insight into what made Laettner widely despised. They cover the key factors fairly extensively; He was white, went to a rich kids school, showed no respect on the court and yet was the best around. It would've been nice if they'd got Shaq on the film to comment, but howandever. 3 & a half stars.