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"Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:22:39 PM »
The ESPN documentary series "30 for 30" has a goody on tonight called "Broke." It's about certain high paid athletes in football making sometimes tens of millions of dollars having to retire around thirty due to various reasons.  But they are broke because of their lifestyle.

I find the irony amazing given the goal of this site is kinda to showcase retirement about the same age and being "well-off" for the normal people in this world.

http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=broke


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Re: "Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 11:19:43 PM »
I have been wanting to watch this, heard a few other people talk about it.

Anywhere to watch it for free online, without cable?


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Re: "Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 05:25:36 AM »
It's on a certain site that starts with "thepir" and ends in "atebay".

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Re: "Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:37:43 AM »
You can also find the whole thing (1 hr 15 mins) on YouTube (for the moment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rYaJGc_-Eeg

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Re: "Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 01:36:49 AM »
You can also find the whole thing (1 hr 15 mins) on YouTube (for the moment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rYaJGc_-Eeg

Awesome, thanks!

Just watched it. They do actually do a nice job in detailing the reasons why these guys go broke. I can see why it happens... but ultimately its their responsibility to manage that money and they blew it, so I don't feel sorry for them.

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Re: "Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 04:15:43 AM »
You can also find the whole thing (1 hr 15 mins) on YouTube (for the moment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rYaJGc_-Eeg

Awesome, thanks!

Just watched it. They do actually do a nice job in detailing the reasons why these guys go broke. I can see why it happens... but ultimately its their responsibility to manage that money and they blew it, so I don't feel sorry for them.

No problemo. I finally got around to watching the whole thing, too. I feel sorry for them (young kids often without any financial education and often with a lot of dependents) but my compassion is limited. It's not like anyone forced them to spend the way they did on fancy cars, giant houses, multiple wives, etc.

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Re: "Broke" on ESPN. Oh the irony.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 09:47:51 AM »
You can also find the whole thing (1 hr 15 mins) on YouTube (for the moment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rYaJGc_-Eeg

Thanks watched the whole thing, very interesting!
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