ESPN's 4-time Emmy nominated film (Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics, Outstanding Sports Documentary) is based on the book, Ali Rap, by George Lois. Hosted by Public Enemy front man Chuck D., this film explores the theory that boxing legend Muhammad Ali unknowingly invented rap by closely examining the relationship between the famed boxer and Hip-Hop. The film focus on Ali’s famous quotations and witticisms as told by Ali himself and several celebrities including James
Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Sylvester Stallone, Angelo Dundee, Al Sharpton, Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri.
Using stories from the past and present, ESPN's, "Say it Loud" discusses many of the major issues facing the modern day black athlete, and raises the ultimate question, how far have we come and how far do we have to go before there is equality both on and off the playing field? Whether it's a discussion of the fate of America's pastime within the black community or the evolution of professional golf and the effect Tiger Woods has had on the sport, "Say it Loud" offers the viewer an intimate look at the issues from an unbiased and completely original point of view. Narrated by Golden Globe and Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard
ESPN's Emmy Award - winning documentary (Outstanding Editing, Jeff Reilly) honoring the boxer and the man, defines Ali's impact on society and culture as he celebrates his 65th birthday. Narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeffrey Wright, this inspiring special examines how one man, at a difficult time in our nation's history, decided to risk everything, and by doing so, became the most popular sports icon on the face of the planet. Ali's 65 takes a fresh look at the past, offering a host of candid opinions and new insights from those who either knew him or followed his meteoric rise.
ESPN Films - The 1958 National Football League championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants is known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played". It was the first (and only) professional football title game to ever result in an overtime, featured 17 men who were ultimately inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and included wild swings of momentum and the Colts execution of their two-minute drill to tie the game in the closing seconds of regulation time. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, ESPN Films pairs eleven of the games participants with current players from the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants to compare the nature of the sport 50 years later, as well as sportscasters, reporters, photographers, spectators, cheerleaders, majorettes and marching band members who contributed their reminiscences. Featuring Chris Berman, Barry Levinson, Art Donovan, Michael Strahan, Tony Dungy, Frank Gifford, Tom Coughlin, Adam Vinatieri, Pat Summerall, Rosey Grier,
October 3rd 1951. Giants 3rd baseman Bobby Thomson hit the most dramatic home run in the history of baseball. The moment occurred in the bottom of the ninth inning in a sudden-death playoff game between the New York Giants and their arch rivals from Brooklyn, the Dodgers. People across the nation watched on their new TV sets, and the home run became known as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World."
But after clearing the left-field wall, the central artifact of the play - the ball itself - inexplicably went missing. The mystery of what happened to that legendary baseball has remained unsolved for a half century.