This tape features a 1984 episode of "Time Out," a weekly sports program that was 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 John Mengelt, broadcaster and NBA veteran.
00:00Copy video clip URL Black, Station ID and sponsor intro.
01:38Copy video clip URL Show intro and overview of this episode.
02:37Copy video clip URL Opening conversation among the hosts. They discuss the Cubs, who are in first place. They also talk about the White Sox, who are improving. The hosts comment on the Detroit Tigers, and the rise of shortstop Allan Trammell. They also discuss Larry Bird’s comments on the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
08:30Copy video clip URL Cut to Bill Veeck, who speaks about coaches and their contracts. He criticizes coaches who seek lucrative contracts and have little loyalty, often breaking them to seek greener pastures.
11:55Copy video clip URL Cut back to hosts, who further discuss the issue of breaking contracts.
12:58Copy video clip URL Taped footage of Simeon Vocational High School, which has a winning record in several sports, including baseball, football, and basketball. The coaches of each of these teams are interviewed, as well as the principal of the school. Some of the star players are also interviewed.
17:20Copy video clip URL Cut back to Veeck at the bar. He interviews Joel Skinner, catcher for the White Sox. Skinner speaks about his father’s influence, his move from shortstop to catcher, and his unique style as a catcher.
23:00Copy video clip URL Cut to Time Out Sports Almanac, which highlights events on this date in sports history.
23:58Copy video clip URL Cut back to studio, where the hosts discuss the Olympics. This is followed by silent footage of Olympic weightlifting hopeful Mario Martinez who matched his personal best in the two handed snatch by lifting 404.5 pounds.
26:16Copy video clip URL Cut back to studio, where hosts speak about the current “winners” and “losers” in sports, including Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, the Northwestern softball team, and Jim McMahon.
25:30Copy video clip URL Hosts offer predictions of the week.
28:14Copy video clip URL Wrap up and final credits over footage of Simeon High School students breakdancing.
29:20Copy video clip URL End of tape.