ESPN Films 30 for 30: The Band That Wouldn't Die (DVD)
In late March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Coltsí belongings and its fleet of vans to sneak off in the darkness of the early morning, leaving a city of deeply devoted fans in shock and disbelief. More than most NFL teams, the Colts were an integral part of the city, and fans struggled to cope with losing the team they loved.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man, The Natural), himself a long-standing Baltimore Coltsí fanatic, probes the changing relationship of sports to community and tells the story of the cityís loss through the eyes of the Baltimore Coltís Marching Band. For the 12 years that the city was without an NFL team, the band continued to play, acting as musical ambassadors for the city, keeping football alive until the NFL returned. Bonus Features:
Good Morning America Feature,
Baltimore Colts Fight Song,
Robert Irsay Press Conference,
Outside the Lines Feature.