ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series returns tonight with ‘Broke’

Why do so many athletes end up broke despite making millions of dollars in their career? That’s the question posed by documentary filmmaker Billy Corbin in “Broke,” the new documentary from ESPN Films that relaunches the acclaimed “30 for 30” documentary series. The athletes interviewed range from Andre Risen to Bernie Kosar as Corbin tries to find common threads in their stories.

Corbin also directed “The U” from the original 30 for 30 series along with the excellent “Cocaine Cowboys.” The story of broke pro athletes is unfortunately a very common one, and recently reports surfaced that Vince Young has blown through millions.

“Broke” premieres tonight at 8:00 PM EST on ESPN.


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30 for 30 Shorts series launches with ‘Arnold’s Blueprint’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American icon, but his roots go way back to his childhood in Austria. ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series returns this week, but this time around they’ve added “30 for 30 Shorts” that can be seen at Grantland, and the first installment cover’s Arnold’s early years in Austria. “Arnold’s Blueprint” is a 12-minute film focusing on his teenage years in the Austrian Army as he used the sport of bodybuilding to turn himself into an international celebrity. We’ve embedded the video below so you can watch it here.