Dan O'Brien, left, and Dave Johnson were the stars of an ad campaign...which wasn't quite so dramatic after O'Brien missed 15'9 three times in the pole vault decathlon competition June 27, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana...failing to qualify for the Olympics.

Dan O'Brien, left, and Dave Johnson were the stars of an ad campaign...which wasn't quite so dramatic after O'Brien missed 15'9 three times in the pole vault decathlon competition June 27, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana...failing to qualify for the Olympics.

In 2009, ESPN commissioned a series of documentary films commemorating its 30th anniversary. Recently, the network launched the audio version of the successful franchise: 30 For 30 Podcasts.

Hosted by Jody Avirgan, 30 for 30 Podcasts covers all kinds of narrative sports stories, including the tale of decathletes Dan & Dave, the first all-women’s trek to the North Pole and the guys behind those Yankees Suck t-shirts.

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