ESPN is turning 30 this year. I can honestly remember the day we got the cable box on our TV for Christmas in 1983. My parents told their sports obsessed daughter about the "all sports" channel. I was the happiest little girl in the world. Of course, back then it was mostly Bowling, World's Strongest Man competitions, and the occasional NBA game. How things have changed.
Over the past year, ESPN has been celebrating their 30th anniversary with a series of films called 30 for 30. Each of these films focused on different sports "events" that have happened in the past 30 years-from the SMU football program death sentence to the Wayne Gretzky LA Kings trade. It has been a fascinating and sobering look at the world of sports. If you haven't seen these films, look for them to air on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN Classic over the next few weeks.
While these documentaries took a serious look at the world of sports, ESPN has also been famous for their fantastic SportsCenter commercials that have aired over the years. I found some of my favorites, and a compilation of various spots that have aired throughout the years.