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  • Is soccer un-American?

    Is soccer un-American?

    Today, tens of thousands of Americans filled up places like Soldier Field in Chicago to watch the USA team in a World Cup Soccer game (futbol match). It wasn’t always like that. Until the 1980s, soccer was on the way back burner and FOOTBALL was king. The US has played in the World Cup continuously only since 1990. Some resent its growth. This week, controversial conservative columnist Ann Coulter called soccer “foreign…like the metric system…and it’s not catching on,” basing … Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #3]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #3]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at a cocktail party in honor of the “Dream Game ’86.” Shot for the television special “Once a Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #9 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #9 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. Walt Bellamy (1939-) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star : 1986 Old Timers’ Game clips]

    [Once a Star : 1986 Old Timers’ Game clips]

    This tape is a collection of clips from the 1986 Old Timers’ Game between the ’69 Chicago Cubs and the ’69 New York Mets. In the footage, we see both the Cubs and Mets players make some great plays and some terrible errors. Harry Caray does commentary for the game. Continue reading

  • Dennis Hull #1

    Dennis Hull #1

    An interview with former Chicago Blackhawks left winger Dennis Hull. Hull discusses his current career as the athletic director at IIT, his years playing on the Blackhawks, and what it was like to play in what some would describe as “the shadow of his brother”, Bobby Hull. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #4]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #4]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at a cocktail party in honor of the “Dream Game ’86.” Cubs Announcer Jack Brickhouse introduces the entire Cubs roster at a cocktail party. Shot for the television special “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #10 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #10 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” from the 1986 NBA Legends basketball game during the All-Star Weekend. Nate Thurmond (1941-) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #1]

    [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #1]

    00:00 Bars and background noise. 01:07 Video opens with b-roll footage of traffic in Angola. 03:17 A sign for “Captains Cabin: Unexcelled Dining Overlooking Beautiful Crooked Lake” 04:20 Footage of swimmers in the lake. 06:13 In a Jungle Jim’s Saloon, talking with former Chicago White Sox outfielder Jim Rivera. He talks about sliding headfirst, and Rogers Hornsby. 08:26 Why don’t baseball players play all-out? He blames the contracts. Players don’t need to earn the big payout. 10:56 Rivera talks about … Continue reading