ESPN Films Presents: The Fab Five

The overview of our project here at Home Field Advantage is to examine the many sports cultures throughout the United States. When we have the opportunity to highlight the effect of culture shock in one of the sports, we take advantage of it.

No other college hoops team has created so much buzz and media fanfare than the Fab Five of Michigan in the early 1990s. The rise and fall of the team is a story that will be told for generations to come, and ESPN Films, the creators of 30 for 30, are highlighting this team in their documentary “The Fab Five”. The program will air this Sunday at 9pm.

The Fab Five forever changed the landscape of college basketball and basketball as a whole. This team preceded the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, Jordan’s titles and Pat Riley’s Knicks. The shockwaves this group of college freshman sent through the country is unique and unprecedented. To truly understand what makes basketball today, you need to watch this film.

This film has nothing to do with Bay Area sports, but has everything to do with Sports Culture in America today. Even though these events transpired 20 years ago.


About Home Field Advantage
We are two senior Sports Communication majors at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. We have launched this blog as part of our senior year capping project, with the goal of creating a comparative analysis and multimedia approach to the differing sports cultures in America.

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