Source: Awful Announcing
On a night when Sports Illustrated lost its best print storyteller when Lee Jenkins left to become the Los Angeles Clippers’ executive director of research and identity, the company unveiled its new foray into storytelling with the premiere of its SI TV documentary, “14 Back: Hate, Fate and the Summer of ’78.”
“14 Back” is a 90-minute feature detailing the New York Yankees’ comeback against the Boston Red Sox and the one-game playoff for the division title punctuated by Bucky Dent’s iconic home run.
If all of SI’s feature-length work – earlier efforts include “89 Blocks” and “We Town” – is going to be as good as “14 Back,” directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, narrated by Ray Romano, and co-produced with Major League Baseball, SI TV will be a worthy adversary for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series in the sports documentary space.
Read the story at Awful Announcing.
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