It opens with the episode of Jimmy getting into a bar fight with Brent Musburger while they were both on the NFL today. The film goes on to do a great job of providing an overview of his life, including:
- the murder of his mother and aunt when he was 10;
- the loss of three children to cystic fibrosis;
- his years in Las Vegas;
- his pardon from a gambling conviction by President Ford;
- his twelve year stretch on the NFL Today on CBS;
- his combative relationship with Phyllis George;
- outtakes from commercial appearances at the height of his popularity;
- his comments on Martin Luther King Day in 1988; and,
- his subsequent firing from CBS.
You couldn't make up the story of his life. People would think that it was too outlandish.
Right behind Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?, this is my second favorite of the 30 for 30 films so far.