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 John Mengelt, broadcaster and NBA veteran.
00:00Copy video clip URL Black, Station ID and sponsor intro.
00:52Copy video clip URL Show intro and overview of this episode.
02:00Copy video clip URL Opening conversation among the hosts, who discuss the Cubs, Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, and their ability to keep the streak going.
04:29Copy video clip URL Taped footage and interviews of Cubs fans out on Sheffield Avenue near Wrigley Field.
05:20Copy video clip URL Return back to Schulian and Mengelt who discuss the Olympics.
07:56Copy video clip URL Cut to Bill Veeck at Wrigley Field with columnist Skiop Myslenski, who comments on sports in television, contracts, investing, and the impact of business on sports.
13:05Copy video clip URL Cut back to hosts, who talk about the Bulls and their recent legal issues and ownership of the team. They also talk about the cut of Noah Jackson from the Bears team. The hosts claim that coach Mike Ditka was aiming to create discipline and made him an example by cutting him. They talk also about the White Sox.
16:03Copy video clip URL Cut back to Veeck at the bar, who talks about the sale of the Minnesota Twins by Calvin Griffiths, who was the last of the owner-operators of ball clubs.
18:50Copy video clip URL Cut to Time Out Sports Almanac, which highlights events on this date in sports history.
19:48Copy video clip URL Norm Van Lier sits with Mengelt at the bar. They discuss Van Lier’s volatility and intensity, the perception that basketball is changing, and the expectations that the media have of athletes today. Van Lier also talks about his promotion of inner city tournaments as a way to offer scholarships and his desire to coach college ball.
24:00Copy video clip URL Taped footage of Chicago Sting soccer camps for kids. Mengelt interviews some of the kids about their interest in soccer.
25:50Copy video clip URL Cut back to studio, where hosts speak about the rise of soccer in America. They also debate the reinstatement of Art Schleister in the NFL.
26:47Copy video clip URL Hosts offer predictions of the week.
27:45Copy video clip URL Wrap up and final credits over footage of kids playing soccer with Mengelt.
29:05Copy video clip URL End of tape.