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  • Bill Wade #1

    Bill Wade #1

    Raw interview footage in Nashville, TN with Bil Wade, former quarterback for the Chicago Bears, who started in their 1963 world championship season. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Bill Wade #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Bill Wade #2]

    Interview with former football player Bill Wade, the quarterback for the Bears’ 1963 Championship team. Wade, standing in a suit and tie across from his current place of work, comments on the 1985 Chicago Bears team and offers his thoughts on the philosophy of football, staying in shape, and his time on the Bears. Following the interview are clips from the Bears’ historic 1963 season. Shot for the documentary Once A Star. Continue reading

  • Once A Star #2

    Once A Star #2

    The second of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program includes segments on Former Chicago Bears Doug Atkins and Bill Wade;  pioneer female jockey Robyn Smith; hockey’s Dennis and Bobby Hull; pool hustler and oddball raconteur Minnesota Fats; baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn; and former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson. Continue reading