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ESPN Outside The Lines: Pat Tillman's death

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Holy SHIT, is anyone watching this excerpt on SportsCenter?

    Interviews with the fellow platoonmen who witnessed the shooting.

    Fucking riveting. I cannot believe this made it to air.
  2. 35in44

    35in44 Member

    I was about to go to bed when this came on. Now, I'm not going to be able to sleep for a bit. This is truly amazing stuff. For all the crap ESPN gets on here -- things like this show why it can be a good network.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Agreed, 35. This is some remarkable work.

    And I can't believe they got all these guys to talk on camera. I find it very hard to believe there wasn't pressure from "up high" to let this go.
  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I wasnt, but I am now.
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    It's the best work ESPN has done in years. Give the devil his due.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    No kidding. Glad to see the sensationalism and other stuff disappear.

    Nice work, ESPN.
  7. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    looks like it's on espn2 at 3:30. already set the dvr
  8. Yep, it and the last SI piece were both excellent.

    I was fortunate enough to meet and cover Pat both at Arizona State and with the Cardinals, and his death still bothers me. He was a special person.
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    As good as Gary Smith's story was, he couldn't do the visualization that ESPN did with the computer animation. That was a damn fine job by ESPN.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Outside the Lines just started.

    What a shock: Of those with Tillman at the time of his death, only those who are no longer in the armed forces spoke. Gotta keep quiet! Everything is going great!
  11. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    You ... You ... Y-Y-You mean w-w-w-we're not winning over there?

    Haven't seen the Tillman piece yet, but I'll make sure I do. OTL is about the only show worth watching on ESPN other than live events.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    was on Sunday morning before TSR... caught it then and it was far more compeling than Loopy and Michael Kay
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