HBO's On Freddie Roach wrapped up this past weekend... and man did I eat that ish up. The series started a bit slow, focusing more on his struggle with Parkinsons, his brother's stroke which takes place right outside the Wild Card Gym, and his character building upbringing. But, it quickly ramped up as the series dove into the training of some memorable 2011 fights and his involvement with the 2012 USA Olympic boxing team.
I did suffer a bit from Liev Schreiber withdrawal though and at times missed the faster pacing of the 24/7 boxing series, but in the end thought this was a more telling and powerful series as a whole. Below is a trailer from the series in case you're curious as to what you may have missed.
On Freddie Roach is just another feather in the cap of Peter Berg as he continues to build out a pretty damn impressive resume in the sports world. Below is a quick glance at Berg's accomplishments within the realm of sports.
Friday Night Lights (Movie) - 2004
Studio/Channel: Universal Films
Friday Night Lights (TV Show) 2006-2011
Role: Executive Produer (wrote and directed a couple of episodes)
Studio/Channel: NBC and later DirectTV
30 For 30 King's Ransom
Role: Director (also hits golf balls with The Great One)
On Freddie Roach
In Production- Mike Leach Series
Studio: HBO likely?
Probable Friday Night Lights Movie (based on television)
Berg has also starred in some sports movies and some well received Super Bowl commercials, but you get the point. The guy is pretty passionate about turning out a variety of high quality original sports programming...