Category Archives: Sports

Atlanta Braves Opening Day 1992 TV Spots (TBS)

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.

TBS Sports: “USA/USSR Boxing Dual” (circa 1989)

I’m not sure if the (mis)spelling was intentional or not.

Fighting NOT for money, but for pride!

TBS Sports: Hawks vs. Pistons (circa 1992)

Another TV spot for TBS’s coverage of Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball–highlighting the talent that viewers could expect to see playing…on the opposing team.

Also notable is Dennis Rodman looking “normal”.

Summer of 100 Photos, Day 95: Something yellow

IMG_20160610_155923136Helluva helluva helluva helluva helluvan engineer!

Brazilian Soccer Finals

We’re in Rio for the Brazilian soccer finals! Let’s check in on the festivities!

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

1500 Tara Place: “The Most Prestigious Address In Motorsports” (circa 1992)

Following a major renovation at Atlanta Motor Speedway, some forward-thinking real estate developers decided to build a condominium complex adjacent to the grandstand. 1500 Tara Place is, technically, the address for the track, too–which is odd. The condos still stand today, even though they function more as corporate club-level boxes than anything else. I honestly don’t know who would pay $800k to live in a condo in Hampton, GA when they could buy an estate house in an adjacent neighborhood for less than half that price! Even the main selling point–the fact that it overlooks the track–is only good for a couple weekends a year! For the money, I think I’d rather buy a helicopter to fly in on race weekends.

Atlanta Boat Show: 30th Anniversary (circa 1992)

Nearly 25 years later and I STILL have the damned bed music stuck in my head! The Atlanta Boat Show is a bit of a tradition at the Georgia World Congress Center–a trade show built around one of the region’s favorite passtimes: weekending at “The Lake” (Allatoona, Lanier, Hartwell, Blue Ridge, Oconee….)