Disney has released some new details and a trailer for the upcoming ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, “Bullies of Baltimore“, which will air on ESPN on February 5th 2023, at 8:30 p.m. ET and it will be made available on ESPN+ immediately after its premiere, along with the rest of the 30 for 30 library.
It is directed by Ken Rodgers (“The Tuck Rule,” “The Two Bills,” “Four Falls of Buffalo”) and Jason Weber (“NFL 100,” “The Way Up: Chris Long & The Waterboys”), the documentary is a lively and colorful look back at the team’s magical season framed by a reunion of its key figures filmed in front of a live audience in Baltimore in May 2022.
They were arguably the most dominating defensive team in NFL history – and perhaps the most entertaining club that pro football has ever seen. A behemoth on the field that turned into, literally, one of the classic shows of the reality television era. Now, a little more than two decades after one extraordinary season etched their legacy for all time, the documentary tells the story of a Super Bowl champion for the ages.
Check out the trailer below:
Co-director and NFL Films VP Ken Rodgers said in a statement:
“We’ll never see another team like the 2000 Ravens. If they played in today’s NFL, given the social media landscape, their braggadocious personalities and physical style of play would constantly spawn memes, talk-show controversies and Twitter wars. No team dominated the sports world, on and off the field, quite like this one.”
Added co-director and NFL Films Senior Producer Jason Weber added:
“In making this film, we decided the best way to highlight these incredible personalities was to bring them together for a reunion. Being on stage together, just a month before Tony Siragusa passed away, gave them an opportunity to celebrate their glory days in the perfect setting. There was a reason these Ravens were the first team selected for Hard Knocks – they’re a team made for the screen and the stage.”
The film features commentary from Shannon Sharpe, the late Tony Siragusa, Brian Billick, Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson, Jamal Lewis, Marvin Lewis, Kevin Byrne, and Jack Del Rio. The documentary is executive produced by ESPN Films in association with NFL Films.
Disney+ does offer a wide selection of ESPN 30 For 30 films, and it’s likely that this documentary will be released on the streaming platform at a later date.
Are you looking forward to watching “Bullies Of Baltimore”?
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