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 John Schulian 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.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a countdown and promos.
00:41Copy video clip URL Opening sequence for “Time Out.”
01:04Copy video clip URL Dissolve into a shot of the set of “Time Out.” The narrator does a quick summary of how this episode will play out. Bill Veeck speculates on the result of inflated players’ salaries in the world of professional sports, DePaul’s Athletic Director Ed Manetta visits the set to talk about March Madness, and Fran Spielman attends a Chicago Sting indoor soccer game.
01:47Copy video clip URL The four commentators begin by discussing the upcoming NCAA Basketball Tournament. Ed Manetta joins the group at the back bar table. He talks about DePaul’s involvement in the NCAA Tournament, network input into possible high ratings match-ups, and the business aspects of College basketball. They go on to talk about the possibility of DePaul cutting women’s sports programs and what it is like to work with Head Coach Ray Meyer. Manetta says that the two have a bit of a “father/son relationship.”
13:04Copy video clip URL Cut to the Sports Almanac segment.
13:50Copy video clip URL The four commentators continue to discuss the current happenings in and outside of Chicago sports, which includes: The Chicago Blitz of the USFL and their poor attendance, and spring training in baseball.
17:04Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Bill Veeck behind the bar table. Veeck gives his opinion of the inflation of professional sports players’ salaries and the seemingly unethical practices of many franchise owners.
19:10Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators at the back bar table. Spielman begins to talk about her experience at a Chicago Sting indoor soccer game. They then show a segment featuring Spielman interviewing fans and players about their love for the sport and clips from the game.
20:20Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the players as they are being introduced before the game. Spielman asks Team Captain Karl-Heinz Granitza why forty percent of the team’s audience is made up of women. Granitza states that it is because of the entire team being “very good looking” and down to earth with the fans. Spielman interviews some of the women who attended the game about their reason for liking the sport. Most of the women state that the players are very attractive in comparison to the players in other professional sports. Spielman goes on to interview Sting player Pato Margetic who says that “every sport is a little bit sexy” when asked about the sex appeal of the indoor soccer league.
24:34Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who discuss their thoughts on the Chicago Sting and indoor soccer. They go on to make their sports predictions for the week. The episode ends shortly afterwards.
26:56Copy video clip URL Cut to the credits, followed by a promo.
28:19Copy video clip URL Tape ends.