Sports are full of passion, loyalty, and commitment. And for some people, their favorite sports team is pretty much their religion. So, if there is a documentary on TV about their favorite sports team or a popular tournament, then you wouldn’t want to miss it. Moreover, sports are such a diverse theme that many shows and movies are based on it as well.
Many can be docuseries about the life and career of popular athletes. While others might be scripted shows about a sport or team. For instance, if you have the Spectrum TV Silver package, you can catch most of the live sporting action. But later, you might want to enjoy a casual viewing show about a small-town basketball team with a new coach. They can be both entertaining and exhilarating to watch.
1: The Last Dance
You might know who Michael Jordan is even if you aren’t an NBA fan. He is more than just an athlete as most Americans would recognize him as a part of their basketball-loving culture. The 10-part documentary is all about Jordan’s rise to fame. It covers all the stages of his wonderful and decorated career starting from his high-school team to the 1990s Chicago Bulls.
The TV show got its name from the Bulls’ coach Phil Jackson. He coined the term because he knew that the Bulls 1990 dynasty was about to end. Most of the core players of the team, including Jordan, left after that one season.
2: Ted Lasso
If you are more of a fiction and football fan, then you will enjoy the story of Ted Lasso. He is an American football coach who has relocated to the UK. Now, he has to manage a soccer team AFC Richmond. He has no clue about his new job and doesn’t even understand the rules of the game. But what he has is compassion and a strong belief.
The first season of the show came out in 2020 and another one is on its way. The show has some great footballing action, the right amount of compassion, and tons of emotions. It might bring a tear or two down your eyes. And by the end of it, you would be chanting with the team “We’re Richmond till we die!”.
Dwayne Johnson truly acts like himself in Ballers. And you can tell that he enjoys playing his character in the show. The Rock might be one of the most popular actors of all time and yet we mostly see him on the small screen. In this show, he plays a former NFL player, Spencer Strasmore. The ex-athlete now has to find something else that he is good at.
So, he decides to become a financial advisor after the end of his sports career. The show is hilarious and honest at the same time. Strasmore helps the younger NFL players under his belt with financial and sporting advice. It is a great show with The Rock’s usual antics and a bit of comic relief.
4: Big Shot
Disney’s Big Shot is a classic play on the VIP coach and a small-town team. So, a college basketball team loses his job because of his temper and unreal ways. Now, he has no other choice but to coach a team of an all-girls elite private school. Both parties take some time to adjust to the needs and demands of the other. As a result, we see one of the most remarkable and funny coach-athlete relationships of all time.
5: The English Game
Soccer is the game of the British and they might enjoy it more than any other nation in the world. But the early years of the FA were reeking of an obvious class divide. The English Game is a story of two soccer players in the 19th Century. One of them is part of a rich and privileged football club while the other plays for a team of factory workers. Both are equally talented, though.
The story is about the FA Cup and its rich history. It talks about how the underprivileged made their way into the tournament that was meant for the elites.
Cheerleading is more than just a high-school popularity contest for teenage girls in the USA. The regional and national cheerleading competitions are huge. And only the best, most dedicated cheer teams can make it to the finals. The nerves are high in the small town of Texas as they get a new hard-working cheer coach. She demands more work and determination from her cheer team and they bring their A-game.
It is a Japanese anime that first aired in 2014. You will definitely enjoy the passion and spirit of the show. The story is about a young volleyball player that wants to become a star. Even if you don’t know anything about the game, the story and graphics are quite gripping on their own.