Fan Central Mailbag: 30 for 30 questions; LeBron vs. Heat; CFB maps; more


Before we get to your questions, just a few quick programming reminders for the weekend:
• Landon Donovan will play in his final U.S. Men’s National Team match tonight, when the U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Ecuador (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).
• LeBron James and the Cavaliers face Dwyane Wade and the Heat in James’ first game against his former team tomorrow (5 p.m., ESPNEWS).
Tomorrow’s college football schedule across ESPN’s networks is packed with great games. A quick reminder that the Michigan State versus Purdue and TCU versus Baylor games at 3:30 p.m. will be available on either ABC or ESPN2, depending upon where you live. You can view this week’s coverage maps below or by visiting


Now on to your questions:

Is the 30 for 30 Soccer Stories documentary The Opposition available for purchase yet? If not, do you know when it will be available? — Tammy
To get your answer Tammy, we went to Shelley Tabor, director of digital films and distribution at ESPN. In the video below, Shelley not only answers your question, but also explains how you can view or purchase other ESPN films. She also discusses ESPN Films’ “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection,” which will be available on Nov. 25.

If you missed Tuesday’s premiere of Playing for the Mob — part of ESPN’s new slate of 30 for 30 films airing on Tuesday nights this fall — you can catch it again tomorrow at 5 a.m. or Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.

Also, don’t miss “The Day The Series Stopped,” which premieres Tuesday (9 p.m., ESPN).

What happened to ESPN Classic on DISH? — Steve
Steve, DISH customers who receive ESPN networks as part of their video subscription will now have immediate access to on-demand programming from ESPN Classic. ESPN Classic on-demand provides access to more than 600 hours of events from ESPN Classic, any time directly from set top boxes. Archived programming of memorable moments available to fans nationwide through the new service will follow the seasonality and relevancy of each sport year-round.

Has the time of the Florida State versus Notre Dame college football game been announced yet? — Doug
Doug, you can watch Florida State take on Notre Dame next Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC. Remember, you can always view the college football schedule on

Video produced by Stephen McDonald

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