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 Chicago Bears Safety Gary Fencik, 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 video begins with two promos.
00:18Copy video clip URL Opening sequence for the program. The narrator gives a brief overview of the episode which includes: an interview with Chicago Bulls Forward/Center David Greenwood, a look at the athletes involved in America’s Marathon in Chicago, and an interview with Chicago Bears Legend Sid Luckman.
01:02Copy video clip URL Dissolve into a shot of the four commentators in the back room of the “Time Out” set. They first begin to talk about the winning streak that Chicago sports teams have recently been on. They focus on the Bears and Jim McMahon’s performance as Quarterback, Cubs Pitcher Rick Sutcliffe’s winning of the National League Cy Young Award, and Michael Jordan’s NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls. This leads into a segment on America’s Marathon.
03:41Copy video clip URL Cut to a segment on America’s Marathon. On a rainy day in Chicago, runners talk about their anticipated performances in the marathon before it begins. We follow a number of runners as they make their way through the twenty-six miles of pavement towards the finish line. Spectators comment on the performances of the marathon runners as well.
06:23Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who talk about the Bears and their winning performance over the weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
08:28Copy video clip URL Cut to a short football quiz. This leads into an interview with former Chicago Bears Quarterback and Hall of Famer Sid Luckman. Fencik and Roger Wallenstein sit down with Luckman in place of Bill Veeck, who was in the hospital at the time. The soft spoken Luckman talks about the differences between the Bears of the past and present, his relationship with former Bears coach and owner George Halas, and his experiences playing at both Wrigley and Soldier Field.
13:00Copy video clip URL Cut to the “Time Out Sports Almanac” segment.
14:11Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who quickly introduce a segment on last year’s State Soccer Champions, the Glenbrook North Spartans.
14:33Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the Spartans’ practice field. Players are seen hard at work out in the field as Coach Mike Radakovich describes the team’s philosophy. Striker Luke Garrott talks about his greatest strength as a player.
17:00Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who begin to talk about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan’s effect on the team. This cuts into a collection of interviews from Bulls fans in and around the Daley Center Plaza commenting on the David Greenwood contact dispute.
18:33Copy video clip URL Bulls fans are all in agreement that Forward/Center David Greenwood should be signed to the Bulls team. This leads into an interview with David Greenwood.
19:10Copy video clip URL Mengelt sits down with Greenwood in his home to talk about his current contract dispute with the Bulls management. Greenwood politely complains about the Bulls management for leaving him hanging and not offering him a contract. He also believes that the Bulls have a real chance of making it into the playoffs this year. Mengelt asks Greenwood where he will be in a month. Greenwood responds by saying that he is an optimist and that he will be playing on an NBA team somewhere.
23:01Copy video clip URL Cut to the NFL preview segment with Mengelt and Gary Fencik. The two talk about the football match ups for the weekend. This leads into a collection of interviews with Bears fans who comment on Quarterback Jim McMahon.
25:41Copy video clip URL Cut to a few clips from Bears fans in and around the Daley Center who comment on McMahon’s playing style and what he can do for the Bears.
26:06Copy video clip URL Cut back to the four commentators who continue to talk about the Bears’ team before making their predictions for the week. Shortly afterwards, the credits roll and are followed by a number of promos and commercials.
30:57Copy video clip URL Tape ends.