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  • Dave Meggyesy and the legacy of dissent in the NFL

    Dave Meggyesy and the legacy of dissent in the NFL

    This weekend will mark Super Bowl LVII, one of the biggest events of the year for television viewership. Many of us recall that in 2016, San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick used the visibility provided by the television platform in order to protest racial injustice in the United States by taking a knee during the National Anthem during NFL games. But it’s less remembered that 50 years before Kaepernick’s protest, St. Louis Cardinals linebacker Dave Meggyesy also used the National […]

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 2

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 2

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggyesy was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. In this tape, Meggyesy gives specific examples of the ways in which he feels organized sports in America dehumanize people, and also answers some questions from the audience.

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 3

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 3

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggyesy was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. This tape is from the end of the talk, where Meggyesy answers questions from the audience.

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 1

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 1

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggyesy was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. This tape features the beginning of Meggyesy’s talk, which focuses on his discussion of the dehumanizing value systems that are implicit and explicit within football.

  • Bill Murray and Christopher Guest at Super Bowl IX 1/2

    Bill Murray and Christopher Guest at Super Bowl IX 1/2

    Before covering 1976’s Super Bowl X, TVTV experimented with some comedy journalism by covering the pickup game between the CBS Super Bowl Broadcast team. The game featured hall of famer Johnny Unitas with play-by-play by Phyllis George. It’s also one of the earliest TV appearances for Bill Murray and Christopher Guest. Also enjoy the full documentary, TVTV Goes To the Super Bowl.

  • TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    A behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype.

    This video is for personal/educational use only. Learn more at TVTVNow: //www.tvtvnow.com/

  • O’Bradovich #1

    O’Bradovich #1

    00:00 This video is of a brief interview with former Chicago Bears defensive end Ed O’Bradovich. 00:23 The tape opens with several takes of O’Bradovich throwing his helmet to two men in the stands, and them throwing it back to him. “It took twenty-two years and they say patience is a virtue.” 01:08 He starts by talking about winning the championship game with the Bears and throwing his helmet into the stands. He wanted to lob it, but it caught […]

  • Bruiser #1

    Bruiser #1

    00:00 Bars and tone. This video is the first in a series of videos featuring b-roll footage and an interview with former professional wrestler Dick the Bruiser. 02:00 Dick the Bruiser sits in his yard and wraps up a phone conversation. 04:05 The Bruiser talks about his various real estate and business ventures, as well as how he got involved in wrestling promotions. 07:31 He talks about playing professional football for the Green Bay Packers and then transitioning into wrestling. […]

 
 
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