After a big month for streaming sports entertainment, two documentaries arrive with a behind-the-scenes look at greatness. – Sports Business Journal

by | Aug 29, 2022 | Entertainment

Showtime debuts “McEnroe” on Sept. 2.courtesy of showtime
Summer has traditionally been a slower time of year on the sports calendar, but there have been plenty of streaming options available for fans who can’t get enough.
On Aug. 12, Amazon Prime released “A League of Their Own,” a re-imagining of the hit 1992 film about the real-life, World War II-era All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The new series stars Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden and has been Prime’s No. 1 show since it arrived.
Three days later, Hulu debuted the 10-episode docuseries “Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers,” which highlights the franchise’s “Showtime” era of the 1980s and features interviews with a long list of team legends.
The very next day, Netflix dropped the latest in its Untold series. “The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist” is a two-part documentary that revisits the catfishing saga around former Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o from 2012. The honesty Te’o displayed about the way it impacted his life both on and off the field has struck a chord with viewers, who have kept it a steady presence in Netflix’s top 10.
And just last week, FX and Hulu premiered “Welcome to Wrexham,” a docuseries that follows a pair of clueless Americans who take the reins of a soccer team. Unlike the Emmy-winning “Ted Lasso,” of course, “Welcome to Wrexham” is a true story. Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney invested 2 million pounds to buy Wrexham AFC, a fifth-tier Welsh football team, b …

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