Let’s count all the 1990s things in this commercial!
Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most famous–albeit lopsided–matches in all sports. This video from SB Nation is probably the best retelling of the (in)famous Georgia Tech football game against Cumberland University. This is the game that helped solidify John Heisman’s reputation in collegiate sports and the game that embodied the notion that Karma is a helluva bitch wearing white and gold.
It’s already expensive, and the scene is fractured between the “sport” surfers and the “soul” surfers (I’m in the latter category), creating a fairly high barrier to entry to the uninitiated. Mainstream popularity could be the best–or worst–thing to happen to surfing. When sports are injected with a lot of money and interest, they tend to spoil. Just look at NASCAR.
Surfing has been added to the list of sports competed in at the Olympic Games. Despite the PR puff, the reality for surfers is there’s nothing to celebrate.
Remember when everyone caught “Braves Fever” in 1991 when they went from worst to first in the National League only to heartbreakingly lose to the Minnesota Twins in the World Series? Remember when everyone was “doing The Chop” when Deion Sanders came on board? Remember when TBS provided television coverage for the games with Skip Caray and Don Sutton? Remember rain delay programming featuring The Andy Griffith Show and Sanford and Son?
These are a couple of montages featuring highlights from the Atlanta Braves 1991 “Cinderella Season” teasing the upcoming 1992 opening day on TBS.