Deion Sanders was one of the most electric players in the 1990s, both in the MLB and the NFL. Nicknamed “Prime Time,” he had a penchant for jewelry and extravaganza that got him labeled as “selfish,” “stuck up” and “not a team player.”

Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders To Appear In Doc

Perhaps he’s best summed up by the time he held Dan Marino to 21 points, returned two kicks and a punt, led the defense at the corner spot and then left Miami by helicopter and flew to Pittsburgh to join the Atlanta Braves against the Pirates. Though he wouldn’t play, the cameras focused on him throughout the game.  But that didn’t matter. Deion was never a stranger to cameras.

That should make ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 documentary, Deion’s Double Play, a hit. The man who once said, “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good,” can’t possibly be bad television. The documentary will follow Sanders and how he played two postseason baseball games with an NFL game sandwiched in between the two.

The 30 for 30 originally premiered Thursday night on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. EST.  If you can verify your cable provider, you’ll be able to stream it on the WatchESPN app or on ESPN’s website.


Sanders’ tale becomes incredibly relevant as Heisman winner Kyler Murray may become the first athlete since Sanders and Bo Jackson to try and take on both the MLB and NFL at once. Though Murray won’t face the same racial discrimination and dog whistles that Sanders and Jackson faced, he’ll still have to fight an extremely uphill battle.

Here’s the trailer for Deion’s Double Play: 

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