Tuesday, October 22, 2013
'Big Shot' premieres Tuesday at 8 pm ET
By Katie Strang
Any Islanders fan who remembers "The Gong Show" that was the John Spano era in team lore will want to tune in to ESPN at 8 ET tonight.
That's when "Big Shot" will premiere as one of 30 for 30's film series for ESPN. The documentary, a labor of love for director/diehard Isles fan/former "Entourage" actor Kevin Connolly, details the epic scam pulled by Spano. Spano, a former Dallas businessman, owned the Isles for a brief time in the mid-1990s before he was exposed as a con artist who didn't have the funds to purchase the team.
He was later investigated and arrested on different charges, after which he spent several years in prison.
For more about one of the franchise's most bizarre sagas, tune in at 8 p.m. ET. To learn more, check out the trailer here.