I have the TV on regardless whether I am watching it or not. I have shows that I DVR and none that I can say are can’t miss viewing. Most of my shows have jumped the shark and so I watch out of habit, not because they are interesting anymore.
Because of this I have thought about a show that I would love to watch. Here is my idea.
Imagine Back to the Future meets a Roberto Clemente documentary. What would have happened if Roberto Clemente did not get in that plane? What would his stats have projected to be? What good would have come to the world? Based on trends for players stats of his age and like stats project out for a complete career. His personal life? What relationships did he have that would have made him a major player in the politics of his local country? Build a story around what life for us as baseball fans, humanitarians, and people would be like had Clemente lived a full life.
The stories of tragedy in sports are endless and full of emotion and motivation. Thurman Munson, Daryl Kile (come on I am consciously streaming here), Marshall football, Oklahoma State basketball, Roy Hobbs , the 72′ Olympics, Hank Gathers, Len Bias, and so many more stories.
Sports help me deal with my daily life with the lessons I have learned. Imagine what these people could have brought to our lives or others. Would you watch it? Comment on the site and share this story on Facebook or Twitter so maybe I get the chance to pitch it?