This tape features and episode of "Time Out," a weekly sports program that is hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week's commentators are Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University's Men's Basketball team, Rick Telander, a Chicago-based writer for Sports Illustrated, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and broadcaster and former NBA star John Mengelt. Gary Fencik joins the group later in the tape.
00:00Copy video clip URL Advertisements on WTTW, as well as station identification, before Time Out! begins.
01:03Copy video clip URL The Time Out intro, the panel and the segments for the show are introduced. This is followed by a roundtable discussion by the commentators about the past week’s notable sports moments.
04:07Copy video clip URL McReynolds introduces a video montage of the Spielman and Mengelt competing humorously in several sports.
05:27Copy video clip URL Mengelt visits a kids’ hockey team in Northbrook. Mengelt puts on a hockey goalie’s uniform, and then heads out onto the ice, and tries to block pucks shot by the kids.
09:29Copy video clip URL Back to the Time Out set, Gary Fencik joins the others to talk about hockey.
11:27Copy video clip URL Spielman introduces a piece on the fishermen at Montrose Harbor, followed by interviews with Cubs fans in a bar about Wrigley Field. Fencik then introduces a man who explains that in Chicago you can only be loyal to one team at a time.
15:52Copy video clip URL Mengelt introduces Bill Veeck, who speaks fondly about spring training, comparing the baseball field to the garden of Eden, and calling it a “state of mind.”
19:07Copy video clip URL The Time Out Sports Almanac.
19:52Copy video clip URL The commentators list their favorite guests of the show, since this episode marks the anniversary of the first airing of the show.
21:52Copy video clip URL A montage of their favorite Chicago sports moments (put together by Joel Cohen).
23:34Copy video clip URL The group talks about the parties after the Superbowl.
26:01Copy video clip URL Football Quiz (How many times has Gary Fencik broken his nose?), and this week’s predictions, about their own futures.
28:30Copy video clip URL Credits.
30:21Copy video clip URL End of tape.