This tape features a 1984 episode of "Time Out," a weekly sports program that is hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week's commentators are Ray Sons of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University's Men's Basketball team, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt. Bill Veeck appears on the show as well. On this episode, the commentators interview DePaul Freshman and basketball sensation Dallas Comegys about his experience with the team.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a black screen and a couple of promos.
00:23Copy video clip URL Opening sequence.
00:46Copy video clip URL Dissolve into a shot of of the four commentators on the set of the show. They discuss the viability of the United States Football League signing rookie Quarterback Steve Young to a forty million dollar deal. The four seem skeptical about the USFL’s decision to sign the young rookie to such a large contract. They also talk about the upcoming NCAA Tournament and the University of Illinois Men’s Basketball team. McReynolds addresses the retirement of Ray Meyer from the DePaul Men’s Basketball team as well. The four go on to talk about the recent happenings in Chicago baseball. This eventually cuts into a segment with Bill Veeck.
07:50Copy video clip URL Veeck comments on the selection of a new commissioner in place of Bowie Kuhn in the MLB.
10:05Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators at the back bar table. They talk about the issues and concerns raised by Veeck in the previous segment. Sons goes on to talk about the Chicago Sting and what their attendance records were like over the weekend. This eventually cuts into a segment on the die hard Chicago Blackhawks fans that watch hockey games from the nosebleed section at Chicago Stadium.
12:42Copy video clip URL Blackhawks fans voice their opinions on the team and what is is like watching the games from the highest balcony in Chicago Stadium.
14:01Copy video clip URL Cut back to Mengelt and McReynolds as they sit down with DePaul University’s newest basketball sensation Dallas Comegys. A collection of clips featuring DePaul basketball fans praising Comegys for his quality playing style rolls before the interview begins.
16:08Copy video clip URL Mengelt begins to talk to Comegys about his reasons for attending DePaul University. Comegys cites his dream of playing for Ray Meyer as one of his determining factors for coming to DePaul. He goes on to talk about his introduction to the team and praises his teammates and coaching staff for their support and guidance. The interview is followed by a number clips of Comegys in action on the court.
21:40Copy video clip URL Dissolve back into a shot of the four commentators at the back bar table discussing the upcoming high school State Championship Tournament. They then make a few predictions for the next week’s sporting events.
24:21Copy video clip URL The credits begin to roll while clips of a young Babe Ruth are shown. A WTTW telethon interruption follows the program.
25:53Copy video clip URL Tape ends.