15 Sports Documentaries to Cheer About

They're not just for diehards – a great doc inspires know-nothings and hardcore fans alike
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Sports documentaries aren't just for dedicated fans like season ticket holders and hardcore tailgaters. A truly great sports doc can inspire those with a passing interest as well as diehards. In fact, an impressive number of documentaries across a wide array of sports have gone mainstream by garnering significant critical acclaim and major awards. Here are 15 of the greatest ever. Donald Deane

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