I've been watching the Tuesday night Soccer 30 for 30's on ESPN, including these 2 most recent installments. Thirty minutes documentaries, complete with commercial breaks have to be pretty limiting. This was evidenced in the Maradona one which was little more than a highlight package that glossed over his run in the '82 and '86 World Cups. They are incredible highlights though. My one big complaint is what knucklehead decides to subtitle Maradona highlights?!? It's impossible to see all of the crazy stuff he does AND try to read the captioning. I found myself rewinding quite a bit. They should have reduced the volume on the original narrative and done a voice over instead so as to not distract from the action. The other takeaway is how ridiculous the announcing was during those World Cups. I don't know if those are Argentinian or Mexican announcers, but the stuff they were saying was crazy, especially by the broadcasting standards we are used to. The Opposition was a much better documentary. While I was aware of the political event, I'd never heard the soccer story around it. I'm reluctant to open up this political can of worms other than to say this is one of those times that make me feel kinda embarrassed to be an American. It's about Chile's qualification for the '74 World Cup amid political turmoil. I thought the film glorified Allande a bit, but regardless, what happened was terrible. And big surprise, it serves as yet another example that shows FIFA to be (at best) a joke and/or (at worst) absolutely corrupt. While sad, it is a rather incredible story and a good glimpse into what wearing the colors can involve in developing/underdeveloped countries.