Wide Wide World of Sports ABC

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  1. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    I always looked forward to this on weekends when I was a kid. They had some off beat coverage of sports that were not mainstream like Acapulco Cliff Diving,pool,boat racing,air plane racing,curling,arm wrestling and so many others.
    The thrill of victory
    and the agony of defeat.
    Anyone else look forward to it like I did?
     
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  3. Grenadeslio

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    Sometimes the thrill of victory brought agony to de-feet lol.

     
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  4. 70'sMusic

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    Yes, it was a good show. Saw everything from Boxing to the now famous best bar bouncer contest featuring Mr. T!
     
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  5. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    Suck on that Adolf
     
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    Jim McKay best sports announcer for me in the 60's
     
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  7. sKiZo

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    Yeah, they tried to get McKay to do one of their other sport shows, Championship Dwarf Tossing, later in his career, but he didn't bite ...

    Anybody remember this? Lasted all of six weeks before getting canned ...

     
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  8. mgkfifty

    mgkfifty Active Member

    :)
     
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  9. 70's Rockfan

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    I always enjoyed the show also.
    but their really wasn't much else on worth watching back then.
     
  10. sKiZo

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    Ah ... memories of the good old daze, when there were only three channels of sh!t on the tube ... now we've got hundreds to flip thru that aren't worth watching ...
     
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    Chris Schenkel was my favorite sports announcer.
    Another good ol’ Indiana boy.
     

     

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  12. ETLS

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    No love for Cosell?
     
  13. 70'sMusic

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    One of the many great moments from this show:

     
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    Still remember the day when this show aired. Didn't miss a Saturday:

     
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    Mystic We're all born mad

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    We watched it regularly in The Sixities into the mid Seventies, sorta lost contact with, if not interest in, the program starting @ around 1978. We were always most interested on those (seemingly rare) occasions when WWOS aired (olympic style) international weightlifting competitions, emphasis on international, 'cuz w/out The Soviets and Bulgarians, the competitions were (far) less involving.
     
  16. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    Loved Cosell but I think his popularity took off with Monday Night Football.
     
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  17. Grenadeslio

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    And a racial comment during one of the games got him canned lol.
     
  18. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    Was that Cosell?Cosell quit he wasn't fired and it was long after his little monkey brouhaha. . Jimmy the Greek was fired though.
     
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  19. rickiroo

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    Could not wait for Saturday evening. It was my turn for the tv over 4 sisters. Always like the skiing and bobsled/luge coverage among many others. The ski jumping was always a highlight too. I also remember the demolition derbies, fun stuff.
     
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    Let's not forget Evel
     

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