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Jonathan Abbott

Jonathan Abbott
Currently studying Economics & Sociology in UL. Internship in Luxembourg this year and Erasmus in Stoke next semester. Constantly ponders if he will ever see Kildare win Sam. Strong fondness for going against the grain. Would watch anything from NRL to T20. Follow on twitter @officialjabbott.

VIDEO: Sports Doc Of The Week – Without Bias (Basketball)

In the eighth of our weekly series of sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘Without Bias’.   “ Without Bias ” profiles Len Bias the Number 2 draft pick in the NBA class of 1986. Bias was drafted by his dream team, the successful Boston Celtics. Bias celebrates his childhood dream by returning to his college, the University of Maryland where he …

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VIDEO: Sports Doc Of The Week – The Two Escobars (Football)

In the seventh of our weekly series of sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘The Two Escobars’. As we saw in last year’s World Cup with Colombia’s James Rodriguez, the world is your oyster if you perform on the biggest stage of them all. However, swing that upside down and you see what happened to one of Colombia’s best. In 1994, …

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VIDEO: Sports Doc Of The Week – Slaying the Badger (Cycling)

In the sixth of our weekly series of sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘Slaying The Badger’. Slaying the Badger is simply about the Greatest ever Tour De France in 1986. On one side you have this new breath of fresh air coming across the Atlantic from America to take on all of Europe, the Cycling Kings of the World. His name …

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Sports Doc Of The Week – Boston Strong (All Sports)

In the sixth of our weekly series of sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘Boston Strong’   Even though this is only a mini 15 minute documentary, it belongs on this list. When faced with adversity in life and witnessing people going through the toughest times, where do they look to find comfort in the outside world? The answer is often Sport. …

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Sports Doc Of The Week – ‘The U’ (American Football)

In the fifth of our weekly series of sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘The U’ The historically white University of Miami would change forever when Coach Howard Schnellenberger started to recruit Football players from the inner city ghettos of Florida. What resulted was a whole new brand of Football, never seen before in America. They quickly originated the term “swagger”, through …

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Sports Doc Of The Week: The 16th Man (Rugby)

In the second of our new weekly series of sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘The 16th Man’, which charts the role of Rugby in creating an Apartheid free South Africa. Narrated by none other than Morgan Freeman, this documentary is one of, if not the Greatest Sports Story of all time. A country which lived through segregation its whole life, transitioned into integration, …

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Sports Doc Of The Week: Once Brothers (Basketball)

In the first of a new weekly series on sports documentaries, Jonathan Abbott discusses ‘Once Brothers’, an incredible story of two Yugoslavian basketball players torn apart by civil war. Once Brothers is one of the many putstanding ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries. Each individual production has their own unique way of pulling the viewer in. This documentary focuses on Vlade Divac …

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