Bill Simmons may no longer have a hand in formulating new episodes of ESPN’s popular “30 for 30” series, but that’s not stopping the network from making 30 more mini-documentaries for next season. While ESPN’s been coy about releasing all of the program’s future subjects, it did reveal details about four upcoming episodes, AdWeek reports. They include:
- The rivalry between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll
- The Buffalo Bills’ four consecutive Super Bowl losses in the ’90s
- And golf pro John Daly, who confirmed his participation in the series via Twitter on Thursday.
While most every “30 for 30” is good, Daly’s will likely be a notch above, entertainment-wise, due to his personality that often overshadows his accomplishments on the links. First, there’s the pants.
Not to mention, the two-time major winner’s fairway smoking habit. But then there’s the darker stuff, such as his most recent troubles that involve a legal battle between his ex-wife and new fiancee.
Daly, 49, has also dealt with alcoholism, which he says began in high school. And he is known to have penchant for gambling. USA Today has more:
Daly, by all accounts, isn’t a malicious person, but rather a good-hearted man who has never been able to overcome his unbelievably destructive demons. Even today he remains a popular, every-man figure among the fans. Asked in a press conference why that is the case,
Daly responded as he always does: frankly and honestly.
“Why? I’ve been honest with a lot of the problems I’ve had in life. Everybody has problems. They can relate to that.”
Honesty makes the best reality TV.