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Black Magic on ESPN

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackS, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. JackS

    JackS Member

    No thread about this yet? Did anyone watch last night?

    I think it dragged a little bit, making the same point over and over again, but I also think this is much better original programming than any of the dramatic presentations ESPN has done in recent years. I'll be watching again tonight.
  2. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I caught a little and thought it was very moving. Strong narration by Jackson.

    I'll probably try to watch again tonight.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Anybody else think Black Magic is a bad idea for the title of this series?
  4. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    how so?
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I can see that, in that "black magic" often has a negative connotation, but I think the play on words probably overwhelms that connotation. I don't have much of a problem with it.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Black Magic is normally a term you hear connected to voodoo or witchcraft.
  7. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Wow I didn't even think of that. Reading up on the guy who did it... His other big film was something called 'Crazy Love'... looks really interesting.
  8. Slash

    Slash Member

    I missed the first part. When does it play again? I scanned TiVo guide no luck.
  9. I haven't seen it, but that's exactly what I thought when I first heard of it.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Glad I wasn't the only one.
  11. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    This was my reaction too. Awful title. Another in a long line of bad puns that are killing sports journalism these days.
  12. Name discomfort aside, the first part of the doc had me entranced, like I couldn't move from the screen if I wanted to. As an HBCU grad and fan of all things Black College Sports, I learned some new things last night, and I look forward to watching the conclusion tonight.
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