Okay, so if you read this blog you definitely know that at times I can favor certain programs. When schools like SMU, USC, or Tennessee are doing well, I tend to favor them in what I write about.
But no program is more fun to write about than the University of Miami; and after ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary The U became the sports hit of the holiday season, a demand for University of Miami nostalgia via visual media has exploded.
Billy Corban's documentary The U was great, but left many viewers wanting more. "What about the teams of the 90's with Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, and the Rock?" A lot of people asked. Personally, I feel those teams had some great players, but aren't worth mentioning in the same context as the Championship teams of the 1980's-early 1990's.
The team we really want to hear about now is the team from the early 2000's. The national championship team that dominated everyone from 2000 to 2002. The team that sent more successful players to the pros than any team ever.
We hear about the parties, the friendships, how these players still go to war for one another, even when they're in different uniforms. As a football fan, you can't help but notice how the University of Miami players share a more unique bond than players from any other program in the country.
Now we get our first glimpse inside of Butch Davis-Larry Coker Hurricanes team with A Tale of 5, a documentary that goes inside the triumph and endearment of five of it's backs; Edgerrin James, Najeh Davenport, Frank Gore, Clinton Portis, and Willis McGahee.
You can check out a trailer for the documentary here.
There's not much else I can say about the documentary, hopefully I can keep you up to date about it's future, but obviously if you're a football fan; pro or college, you're going to want to see this documentary.