*ESPN’s “30 for 30” film “Believeland,” which painfully details the struggles of Cleveland sports fans, will re-air at 8 p.m. on June 30 with a new ending, in light of recent events.
Watch it June 30th at 8 ET on @espn.
— ESPN Films 30 for 30 (@30for30) June 20, 2016
The new version will include footage of LeBron James and the Cavs winning the NBA championship and new interviews with personalities featured the first time around.
“Believeland,” from director Andy Billman, premiered May 14 on ESPN as an ode to fans of Cleveland’s professional sports teams, who have come heartbreakingly close to national titles since the Browns earned one in 1952, but have fallen short in dramatic fashion.
Watch the original trailer below:
Below, the film’s synopsis:
There’s a special place on the southern shore of Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River known as Cleveland. It is the site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the home of the Indians, the Browns and the Cavaliers. But it’s also the home of an agonizing losing streak. Of all American cities that have at least three major sports franchises, Cleveland is the only one that has failed to win a championship in the last half-century. Those sports teams, and the hearts they’ve broken over and over again, have inspired a different name for the city, and the title for this 30 for 30 film: “Believeland”. Directed by Ohio native Andy Billman, this evocative documentary will take you on a trip that goes back 50 years and captures the seminal ups and downs of the once-thriving metropolis — Superman, after all, was created there. Despite the economic and athletic misfortunes, and the T-shirt that reads “God Hates Cleveland,” the people still believe and worship Jim Thome and Jim Brown and LeBron James. But they also can’t forget Edgar Renteria and John Elway and Michael Jordan, the men who extinguished their dreams of a long-awaited championship. Painful as it is, “Believeland” is a celebration of faith, a testament to how much sports mean to Cleveland, and how much Cleveland means to sports.