The Super Bowl champion 2000 Ravens are getting the “30 for 30” treatment.
ESPN Films has announced that the Ravens will be the subject of an upcoming “30 for 30,” the award-winning documentary series that has taken a deep dive into some of the biggest stories in sports.
ESPN bills the show as an inside look at “one of the most notorious teams to ever play the game. No team in NFL history has boasted, bullied or brandished as much bravado as the 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens. The rest of the NFL hated the Ravens but no one could say a thing, because they couldn’t beat them on the field.”
The Ravens actually were beaten four times that year, en route to a 12-4 record, in part because they went five straight games without scoring a touchdown. But their ferocious defense led by Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis was as dominant as any in NFL history. The Ravens allowed 165 points, the fewest ever in a 16-game season, and recorded four shutouts, including two in a row.
The dominance continued in the postseason, as they gave up just two touchdowns in four postseason games, including a 34-7 rout of the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
The Ravens, led by head coach Brian Billick, featured outsized personalities including Lewis, tight end Shannon Sharpe and defensive lineman Tony Siragusa.
The Ravens’ “30 for 30” will be co-directed by Ken Rodgers, who has directed other “30 for 30” episodes including “The Tuck Rule” and “Al Davis vs. The NFL,” and by NFL producer Jason Weber.
In announcing the documentary, ESPN says the Ravens “full-throated reign coincided perfectly with the rise of the “reality television” era via Hard Knocks.
No release date was announced, and ESPN says further details will be given at a later date.
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