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As wonderful as this is as a ND fan, I can't help but feel saddened that this is an exception more than a rule and how dramatically college sports continue to move away from these sorts of exceptional representatives than they do towards them.

In all honesty, I'm guessing guys do less dirt now than before. Sites just jump onto anything bad and it gets reported over and over again. Blessing and curse of the internet, I guess.

 

For example, Tom Waddle said many bears players would spend entire nights in bars throughout training camp. Couldn't happen now without 400 pictures on twitter and 90m of skip bayless wondering if they're a "distraction".

 

ND example, George Gipp died because he was stone cold drunk and missed curfew so he had to sleep outside. Hell, on this board alone people questioned Louis Nix's "dedication" and "focus" because he has a goofy personality.

 

TL;dr the dirt just gets more attention.

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In all honesty, I'm guessing guys do less dirt now than before. Sites just jump onto anything bad and it gets reported over and over again. Blessing and curse of the internet, I guess.

 

For example, Tom Waddle said many bears players would spend entire nights in bars throughout training camp. Couldn't happen now without 400 pictures on twitter and 90m of skip bayless wondering if they're a "distraction".

 

ND example, George Gipp died because he was stone cold drunk and missed curfew so he had to sleep outside. Hell, on this board alone people questioned Louis Nix's "dedication" and "focus" because he has a goofy personality.

 

TL;dr the dirt just gets more attention.

 

I hear you there, but I'm more concerned about Roethlisbergers, Ray Rice's and such. Not to mention the egoism.

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The BOZ 30-for-30 was awesome actually.

 

And he had a far greater impact on the future of college football than Reggie Ho.

 

but that also doesn't mean Reggie isn't a great story.

 

Also not sure who decides how long to make each 30-for-30. I would think that is up to producer and director and so forth. Also seems crazy to do all that work for just 13 minutes. that is why I don't understand the shorts.

 

with that said, Reggie's story honestly probably would have to get strung out quite a bit for 60 minutes. could be done well, but would have a lot of talking about how he felt 30 years ago about individual field goals.

 

this 13 minutes spot did a pretty great job wrapping it up quite tightly.

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Pretty sad that 30-for-30 does 60 minutes on a crap story like "The Boz" and puts no money and 10 minutes into Reggie Ho.

 

....and 120 minutes on "The U".

 

Ho's story could be vastly more entertaining and inspirational. But "s---" sells.

Bias much? Sixty minutes of this story would've sucked and The Boz is good, Da U I&II were great.

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Bias much? Sixty minutes of this story would've sucked and The Boz is good, Da U I&II were great.

 

I have never seen a 30 for 30 I didn't like. Obviously, some are better than others. I don't watch much TV, but this is always must see for me.

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