A week before this year’s Super Bowl, ESPN Films will air a “30 for 30″ documentary on the Super Bowl-winning Ravens team titled, “Bullies of Baltimore.”
The documentary, which is a “lively and colorful look back at the team’s magical season,” per an ESPN news release, will air on ESPN on Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m. and then be available on ESPN+ afterward.
The Ravens set a record for fewest points allowed (165) in a 16-game regular season in 2000 and then held each playoff opponent to 10 points or fewer on their way to a 34-7 win over the New York Giants in Tampa in Super Bowl XXXV. The news release described those Ravens as “arguably the most dominating defensive team in NFL history — and perhaps the most entertaining club that pro football has ever seen.”
With commentary from the likes of Shannon Sharpe, Ray Lewis, Brian Billick, Trent Dilfer, Rod Woodson, Jamal Lewis, Marvin Lewis, Kevin Byrne, Jack Del Rio and the late Tony Siragusa, the documentary is framed by a reunion in May 2022 filmed in front of a live audience in Baltimore.
“Being on stage together, just a month before Tony Siragusa passed away, gave them an opportunity to celebrate their glory days in the perfect setting,” co-director Jason Weber said in a release.
Added co-director Ken Rodgers: “We’ll never see another team like the 2000 Ravens. If they played in today’s NFL, given the social media landscape, their braggadocious personalities and physical style of play would constantly spawn memes, talk-show controversies and Twitter wars. No team dominated the sports world, on and off the field, quite like this one.”