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FanPost Friday: Save your “Last Dance” for the Mariners

Be like Mike...Cameron? Jackson? Schooler? Morse?

Michael Jordan And Spike Lee
“i’m tellin’ you, Spike. Space Jam is gonna be a classic, you sure you don’t want to direct?”
Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Even if you’re not a basketball fan, “The Last Dance” documentary about Michael Jordan and his last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is an fascinating watch. Even though it’s clearly biased and probably skewed way too much by Jordan’s own viewpoint and his own narratives, it still has a ton of super interesting behind-the-scenes content and little peaks into his world and the NBA of the 80s and 90s. He was/is also, of course, a well-known world-class competitive asshole of the highest order, but I guess that is what it takes to win 6 championships. Oh, and an ungodly amount of talent with a team full of great players, too. That helps.

Anyways, the idea of what other sports events/teams should get this 10-part documentary treatment has been floating around Twitter the last few weeks. Dorktown’s History of the Seattle Mariners is more or less accomplishing this very goal as we speak, but it’s all from Jon Bois’s own particular perspective and style, which doesn’t include actual access to the teams and athletes involved. What I would love to see is an 10-part documentary on one particular Mariners season, from start to finish, with as much inside dirt, stories, and outlandish content as possible. I know what season I want to see the most, but I want to know YOUR top picks. I’ll even include a poll! Sound off in the comments with your reasons why you chose your season or tell me why you want a season I didn’t include in the poll.

Which Mariners season should get the “Last Dance” documentary treatment?


Pick the season for which you’d most want to see an 10-part, all-access documentary

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    1977 (first year of existence!)
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    1989 (Griffey’s rookie year)
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    1992 (First season with a winning record)
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    1994 (the strike, Griffey’s home run record chase, on the cusp of greatness, etc)
    (4 votes)
  • 24%
    1995 (‘nuff said)
    (38 votes)
  • 9%
    1997 (what could have been!)
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    1999 (RIP Kingdome, hello Safeco Field!)
    (1 vote)
  • 31%
    2001 (also ‘nuff said)
    (48 votes)
  • 3%
    2004 (Ichiro hit record)
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    2010 (some people just want to watch the world burn)
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    2016 (Just for the Dae-Ho Lee content pretty much)
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    2018 (what the actual fuck happened to this team?)
    (18 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now