Monday, May 10, 2010

Run Ricky Run

Run Ricky Run details star running back Ricky Williams 2004 decision to leave football and spend a year on his own instead of facing a four game suspension for smoking marijuana. Williams took much heat from the media and was portrayed as a selfish, pot smoking thug, but this documentary offers a different Ricky: A genteel, introspective man who may have left the game for all the right reasons, instead of the supposed wrong ones. Run Ricky Run is a fine installment in the 30 for 30 series as we are introduced to several sides of Ricky, meet his family and friends, learn about his troubled childhood, and witness his triumphant return to the NFL. Despite that these docs do become somewhat repetitive, 30 for 30 is proving to be a worthwhile series.