Fall is here. With it comes frigid days perfect for cozying up on the couch and binging a Netflix documentary – several. Olympus at Ross is here to help with a few suggestions sports fans will love.
“Last Chance U”
This five-season docuseries digs deep into the often unglamorous world of community college, uncovering riveting backstories of players trying to make the most of one “last chance” at the game they love. Many experienced difficult childhoods and have turned to the gridiron to turn their lives around. The most recent season focuses on Laney College in Oakland, California. Where to watch it: Netflix
“The Last Dance”
If you’ve been living under a rock and still haven’t checked out “The Last Dance” yet, then get on it! This 10-episode documentary chronicles the rise of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, who won six NBA titles in the 1990s. This highly entertaining series focuses on the 1997-98 season – the Bulls’ final of the six title runs before General Manager Jerry Krause broke up the team’s nucleus – while intermittently flashing back to tales of Jordan and the Bulls’ rise to glory. Bonus: You’ll finally know what all those Jordan memes are about! Where to watch it: Netflix
“Battered Bastards of Baseball”
This 2014 documentary offers a fascinating glimpse at the short-lived Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team owned by actor Bing Russell – aka Kurt Russell’s dad – that was as big on character as it was skilled at baseball. Russell held open tryouts to piece together the team in 1973 and Portland quickly began to love their Mavericks – a team filled with castoffs, misfits, and ragtag personalities. Where to watch it: Netflix
For lifestyle tips, fun things to do in Dallas, and more, visit the Olympus at Ross blog.