“the u” is the university of miami, specifically referencing the miami football program. this is another 30 for 30 on the rise and fall of the miami football program in the 80s and 90s. they produced a glut of nfl talent but were always marred by rowdy players and bad sportsmanship. their bad boy persona was definitely earned in my opinion and while one could point to the upbringing of many of the players or the fact that other programs wouldn’t recruit them as some form of motivation, it just doesn’t hold in my opinion. ultimately a lot of these guys just didn’t conduct themselves properly and the coaching staff was complicit in a lot of ways. they’re the adults, they should have helped raise these guys above where they came from.
at any rate, it’s a great documentary on a controversial program.