While you guys were probably busy hanging with friends and boozing up outdoors in the summer weather this past weekend, you want to know what I was doing? Binge-watching a bunch of sports content on ESPN+ — yes, even though the weather where I live was 75 and sunny all weekend long.
Contrary to popular belief, no, I haven’t fallen into some summer depression. Like most of us need, though, I did have a weekend of actual laziness, where lounging on my couch and getting to bed before the clock struck 3 a.m. was how I spent the past few days. It was glorious for lots of reasons, and one of the best was catching up on a bunch of 30 for 30 documentaries on ESPN+.
So why’d I choose this weekend as the one weekend I should be a sloth and watch a ton of ESPN+? After both the NBA Finals and NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs ended last week, I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to scratch my sports itch. Sure, there were other sporting events on — including live events on the streaming service itself — but as someone who can never get enough of the 30 for 30 library, I just needed to watch some of the docs I hadn’t seen yet.
Given the fact ESPN+ has every single 30 for 30 ever made, it seemed like a good place to start, with Friday night giving me the chance to watch Hit it Hard — the documentary on golf’s John Daly — along with rewatching Broke, an in-depth look about athletes going from millions to financial difficulties and even bankruptcy.
But don’t think that my ESPN+ binge-watching stopped there, because, come Saturday morning, I ate a hearty breakfast while getting a little teary-eyed over another 30 for 30 doc I had never seen, Seau. If you haven’t yet watched the emotional story of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau, get ready for an emotional charge, because it’s heavy, as it explores Junior Seau’s fall from charismatic NFL player to a depressed dad, ultimately leading to his suicide.
For those who don’t have an ESPN+ subscription yet, it’s definitely worth it. Not only does a it cost $4.99/month — with an annual payment option of $49.99/year — but it brings you sports in a way that no other place can. Seriously, I haven’t even scratched the surface of the service yet, but you can be sure I’m about to watch even more 30 for 30 films and live events.
Plus, for those mega UFC fans, as mentioned, ESPN+ is the exclusive home for all the badass action. So check out some of the programming on ESPN+ that you’ll get to watch all the hard-hitting action.
- 20 Live UFC Fight Nights Exclusively on ESPN+
- 100+ total UFC fights, including early prelims, prelims and main-card events
- Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series, which airs exclusively on ESPN+
- ESPN+ members get Ariel & The Bad Guy, as well as award-winning editorial coverage
- Classic Fights and Fight Replays
- Streaming UFC (including pay-per-view fights) from any device through ESPN+
Whether you’re someone like me who loves ESPN+ for the 30 for 30s, want it for the exclusive UFC content, live events or original series’ like Detail: From the Mind of Kobe Bryant or Alex Morgan: The Equalizer, among others, every single sports fan should include the streaming service into their monthly budget. The fact that it costs just $4.99/month — or $49.99/year — is just an added bonus.
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