ESPN 30 For 30: Volume 2 is a continuation of the landmark series that celebrates 30 years of ESPN. There are some great documentaries in this volume, but it might be weaker overall than the first volume, but taken as a whole it is a great enterprise. The first episode in volume 2, "Two Escobars" about the drug lord Juan Escobar and his influence on soccer in Colombia and one its greatest stars Alex Escobar who was killed by the drug element that infiltrated the game. It is a portrait of two men, a country, a great upset, and a great fall. This and the OJ Simpson episode are my favorites from the series. Some the other great episode for me were: "Into The Wind" (The Terry Fox Story), "Once Brothers" (Yugoslavian NBA players Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac and the ethnic tensions that destroyed a friendship), "The Birth of Big Air" (Matt Hoffman and the birth of X-Games), "Four Days In October" (about the great Red Sox comeback against the Yankees in 2004), "Fernado Nation" (the meteoric rise of the Mexican pitching sensation) "The Best That Never Was" (the story of the non-career of Marcus DuPree), and "Pony Excess" (college recruiting scandal that killed the SMU footbal program). There were several that were flawed for various reasons and might have been better in in another director's hands: "LIttle Big Men" (about the Kirkland Little League World Champions which suffers from pretentious narration), "One Night In Vegas" (Tupac getting shot at a Tyson fight, which has strange poetry slam narration and comic book panels), "Jordan Rides The Bus" (Jordan's return to baseball, which is respectful but un-insightful), "Unmatched" (about the great rivalry between Chris Everett and Martina Natravalova, which plays like a rom-com-complete with a Natalie Merchant theme song). I just didn't have much interest in a few epsiodes this time around: "The House Steinbrenner Built" (not a Yankee fan), "To The Limit" (Tim Richmond-again little interest in car racing), and "Press Pause" (Marion Jones doping scandal seemed to have a bit of an agenda).