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 award winning sports columnist John Schulian, WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University's Men's Basketball team Kenny McReynolds, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and former NBA star John Mengelt.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with two promos.
00:19Copy video clip URL Opening sequence for the program.
00:42Copy video clip URL Dissolve into a shot of the four commentators in the back room of the “Time Out” television set. The narrator gives a brief overview of the program which includes: an interview with boxing promoter Ben Bentley, an interview with Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach Dick Stanfel, an interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Evelyn Ashford, and a preview of the coming weekend’s football match ups with Chicago Bears Safety Gary Fencik.
01:27Copy video clip URL Cut to the four commentators who begin the night by discussing Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe’s possible future with the team. Sutcliffe was a free agent at the time. They also talk about Cubs Manager Jim Frey becoming Manager of the Year and Bears Coach Mike Ditka’s paranoia about his team. This cuts into a segment on the State Champion Field Hockey team.
04:00Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Lake Forest High School where the State Champion Girls Field Hockey team is playing. Team members are seen hard at work on the field during a scrimmage.
04:49Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who begin to talk about recent college football scandals. This leads into a discussion on the lack of emphasis on academic performance in college sports.
07:27Copy video clip URL Cut to an interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Evelyn Ashford. McReynolds sits down with Ashford to talk about her ability as a track and field athlete. McReynolds also asks Ashford about her future plans after her track career.
11:27Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who introduce an interview between John Schulian, Roger Wallenstein, and boxing promoter Ben Bentley. Wallenstein briefly explains Bill Veeck’s absence before beginning the interview. Veeck was in the hospital at the time. The three talk about the lasting power of boxing. Bentley talks about the need for a “Boxing Czar” to be used as a spokesman for the sport. The three also talk about the need for a new boxing personality to revive the sport.
16:54Copy video clip URL Cut to the “Time Out Sports Almanac” segment.
18:10Copy video clip URL Cut back to the commentators who begin to talk about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan’s current rise in the NBA.
19:32Copy video clip URL Cut to a collection of interviews with NBA superstars who weigh in on Michael Jordan’s talent and future in the NBA.
21:27Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Jon Mengelt and Gary Fencik who begin to talk about the football match ups for the upcoming weekend.
24:35Copy video clip URL Cut to an interview with Bears Offensive Line Coach Dick Stanfel who talks about the improvement on the team, specifically the offensive line. Center Jay Hilgenberg also weighs in on the team’s success.
26:27Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the four commentators who begin to talk about the USFL’S impending decline. They go on to make their predictions for the week. The credits roll shortly afterwards and are followed by a promo.
29:49Copy video clip URL Tape ends.