Ken Burns Figure Skating

September 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm (Uncategorized)

With Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Tenth Inning, airing on PBS this week, I had a chance to combine my nerd love of history, the 90s, baseball, and PBS in two glorious hours.  Picking up where his monumental Baseball left off in the 1992 season, The Tenth Inning replays the ups and downs of the 90s and the Aughts from the player’s strike and steroids scandal to the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry.  As Stephen Colbert aptly pointed out Monday night, the Chicago Cubs still don’t win in this edition, however, the BoSox Cowboys of 2004 will surely make an appearance given that Burns is a Red Sox fan.

Ken Burns, I beg you to create a Figure Skating documentary.  Just think of all that drama, all that glitter, all that jazz (oh wait, you literally made a fabulous 10-part series on Jazz already)… all the Cold War references!  Or as Colbert stated, maybe a Ken Burn Fuseball edition?  We just can’t let the NFL take over America. With the amount of excitement for the start of the football season I feel like Americans forgot that Mr. October and Mr. November are baseball players.  The Superbowl isn’t until the dead of winter!

If you refuse to make a Figure Skating documentary series, then what about less George Will and more Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Yes, she’s my favorite Red Sox fan if I don’t have to stare at Will’s helmet hairdo.  Can’t wait till next installment even if it’s to relive the 2004 season!

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