CBS Sports continues its successful “Four Sides of the Story” franchise with four new documentaries airing over the next four months, showcasing memorable sports stories from the past year. Created in 2017, “Four Sides of the Story” highlights seminal sports moments through four unique points of view with each segment narrated from a different perspective.
This season’s episodes:
Alabama Audible, which unpacks the stunning events of Alabama’s comeback victory in the National Championship and features interviews with both Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and head coach Nick Saban. The documentary premieres on CBS Television Network on Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:30 PM, ET) leading into the network’s SEC on CBS broadcast and will re-air on Monday, Sept. 24 (7:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Network.
Mayweather vs. McGregor, an unparalleled look at the iconic Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight (Monday, Oct. 22, 7:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network).
UMBC – Bracket Busted, the story of #16 seed UMBC’s historic upset over #1 seed Virginia in the 2018 NCAA Tournament (Monday, Nov. 19, 7:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network).
Holy Loyola!, highlighting the remarkable Loyola (Chicago) Final Four run (Monday, Dec. 17, 7:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network).
Below is a brief synopsis for each episode.
Down 13-0 at halftime of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game against SEC Champion Georgia, Alabama head coach Nick Saban made the gutsy decision to bench his starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, and insert the back-up, true freshman Tua Tagovailoa. What happened next will never be forgotten in Tuscaloosa and Athens – or the rest of the college football world. Highlighted by interviews with both Tagovailoa and Saban; Tua’s parents Diane and Galu Tagovailoa; ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit and Georgia defensive back Aaron Davis, CBS Sports takes a look back at one of the boldest coaching decisions in sports history and the events that led to Alabama’s historic 17th National Championship.
MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR
One of the most anticipated fights in history, Mayweather vs. McGregor was a spectacle unlike anything the boxing or MMA world had ever seen. Featuring interviews with key behind-the-scenes players that made the fight happen, including President Sports & Events Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Stephen Espinoza; Mayweather’s assistant trainer, DeJuan Blake; Owen Roddy, McGregor’s Coach; and fight referee Robert Byrd, this documentary breaks down the fight night experience that had the sports world buzzing.
UMBC – BRACKET BUSTED
Prior to tip-off, 16 seeds in the NCAA Tournament were 0-135. When the final horn sounded, it was 1-135. Featuring interviews with UMBC point guard KJ Maura and his father; coach Ryan Odom; CBS lead reporter Tracy Wolfson and UMBC “Twitter Guy” Zach Seidel, who became famous overnight, CBS Sports recounts the historic upset and the night that shocked the college basketball world.
Two buzzer-beaters, four wins and one Sister Jean later, Loyola (Chicago) became a household sensation and one of the greatest Cinderella stories of all-time. Highlighted by an interview with Sister Jean, the beloved 98 year-old team nun who captured the nation’s attention with her charm and fandom; along with head coach Porter Moses; leading scorer Clayton Custer and Don Ingram (starting guard Donte Ingram’s father), this documentary explores how a small school in Chicago pulled off a stunning Final Four run for the ages.