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  • Once A Star #1

    Once A Star #1

    The first 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 features “no-hit” Chicago Cub pitcher Kenny Holtzman; Cy Young Award winner Steve Stone;  first African American in the NBA, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton; TV wrestling pioneer “Dick the Bruiser” (Afflis); all-time NFL scoring leader, kicker and quarterback George Blanda; bowling champ Carmen Salvino; Casey Stengel speaking “Stengelese;”  Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin; and one-season phenomenon, pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. Continue reading

  • [Blanda clips from “Think Win”]

    [Blanda clips from “Think Win”]

    Clips from a video starring former football player George Blanda called “Think Win”. Blanda relates his principles of success in football to success in business through clips of his days as a quarterback and placekicker in the NFL. He explains that his experience in business early in his career is what gave him the drive and work ethic to become one of the top players in the league. Continue reading