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 Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University's Men's Basketball team, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, Steve Daley of the Chicago Tribune, and Gary Fencik, All-Pro Safety for the Chicago Bears.
00:00Copy video clip URL Black, Station ID and sponsor intro.
01:34Copy video clip URL Show intro and overview of this episode.
02:38Copy video clip URL Opening conversation among the hosts, who discuss the recent Cubs trade with Cleveland, where they picked up Rick Sutcliffe, and their recent losing streak. The discussion moves to the White Sox, who are hoping to turn things around on their West coast road trip. They also discuss Fuzzy Zoeler’s win over Greg Norman in the U.S. Open. The other recent news is that a Kentucky Derby and Belmont stakes winner suddenly died.
07:55Copy video clip URL Cut to Bill Veeck, who speaks about betting and the hypocrisy that gambling is illegal, but we still do it all the time. He proposes legalization of betting in order to improve the game and to raise funds for education, rather than it supporting the bookies.
10:50Copy video clip URL Cut back to hosts, who further discuss the issue of betting. They speak about the NBA draft, and the potential for the Bulls to draft Michael Jordan. This moves to a taped clip of an NBA scouting camp, and interviews with Bulls general manager, Jerry West; general manager of the Lakers; Stan Albeck, coach of the New Jersey Nets; and Mike Fratelo, coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Interviews with some of the hopefuls, as well.
17:20Copy video clip URL Cut back to Bill Veeck at the bar, who interviews recent Cubs trade, Rick Sutcliffe. He talks about his time in Cleveland, and how he feels about coming to the Cubs. He discusses his pitching style, and the pitches he’s working on perfecting.
20:05Copy video clip URL Taped footage of fans and their opinions on the trade.
20:54Copy video clip URL Cut to Time Out Sports Almanac, which highlights events on this date in sports history.
21:50Copy video clip URL Cut back to the hosts, who comment on the interview with Sutcliffe. Spielman introduces and then hosts a taped clip of a husband and wife team who created a water ski course in their backyard. They teach Spielman how to ski.
26:42Copy video clip URL Cut back to studio, where the hosts wrap up that piece.
27:20Copy video clip URL Hosts offer predictions of the week.
28:29Copy video clip URL Wrap up and final credits over footage of water skiing.
29:37Copy video clip URL End of tape.