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  • Bruiser #4

    Bruiser #4

    00:00 The final video in a series of b-roll and interview footage taken of Dick The Bruiser for “Once A Star.” 01:08 Dick the Bruiser says they called people turkey-necks who had narrow necks. He talks about his special hold. 02:35 He discusses the difference between the Bruiser persona and Dick Afflis. He responds sarcastically to Tom Weinberg’s question about the difference. He says he’s polite to people who don’t irritate him, but if people get on his nerves, “then … Continue reading

  • Once A Star #2

    Once A Star #2

    The second of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program includes segments on Former Chicago Bears Doug Atkins and Bill Wade;  pioneer female jockey Robyn Smith; hockey’s Dennis and Bobby Hull; pool hustler and oddball raconteur Minnesota Fats; baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn; and former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson. Continue reading