Originally Posted by RockChalk
Booth wanted nothing to do with it until Mark Allen had Bill Self call him.
It actually proves just the opposite. As soon as Josh mentioned it, Booth immediately said he was in for a million dollars on them. It was only after the university said that it was a bad investment did he back off. Josh's persistence paid off by getting Self and Allen to talk to him. Neither of those things happen without Swade.
The only thing I will give superfan credit for is that he somehow forced his way into Dr. Mark Allen's home at 11pm and convinced him to fly to Austin to talk to Booth. But Allen's wife had a hand in that convincing as well, plus I believe he felt it was a duty to his grandfather (Phog) to make this happen.
Ultimately, it all falls on Bill Self being who he is.
He didn't force his way in at all. Allen's wife heard about the plight through the radio/media and invited him to come out. Did you even watch the thing? It seems like you didn't.
It's true that it ultimately doesn't happen without Self and Allen, but without Swade, none of it happens at all.
Also, Ron Howard tweeted that it was a great documentary, so not everyone hated it.