30 for 30 has seen a solid, if not unspectacular fall slate this year with several good documentaries that haven't quite reached the upper echelon of the acclaimed documentary series. With the fall slate finished, our attention looks ahead to what has become the prime timeslot for the series, directly after the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
ESPN has traditionally placed one of their most anticipated 30 for 30s in the lucrative post-Heisman timeslot. They've also all been linked to college football. 2009 saw the debut of The U, 2010 featured Pony Excess, and last year it was You Don't Know Bo. All of them have done well in ratings and reviews.
This year should be no different with what looks to be another excellent 30 for 30 about notable college football figures planned for Saturday night after the Heisman Trophy ceremony. This time, it's the story of two former Ohio State Buckeyes - Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel. (Side note: thanks ESPN for listening to us.)
The film Youngstown Boys will follow the journeys of both men from the blue-collar northeast Ohio city to the state capital, following their successes and downfalls. What's perhaps most exciting about the project is the return of directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, who produced arguably the best 30 for 30 to date, The Two Escobars. From ESPN...