HBO Real Sports Pinball Story

As someone who opts not to spend much time paying attention to athletics, my familiarity and interest in sports comes in the form of movies about them. Whether it’s a drama like Remember the Titans, a comedy like Semi-Pro, a childhood favorite like The Mighty Ducks or a compelling documentary like the classic Hoops Dreams, I have fallen in love with plenty of stories from the world of sports.

That’s why I find myself occasionally sucked into a segment from HBO’s long-running program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Since the series takes an in-depth look at athletes, teams, training and all the good stuff that is blasted all over ESPN 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a format akin to something like NBC’s Dateline, I’m not usually interested in what’s being covered. But every now and then a piece comes along that just connects, and the story of pinball wizard Robert Gagno is one of them.

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