Category Archives: Sports

Atlanta Hawks: “Not A Dream” (circa 1989)

Hapless Atlanta basketball fan can’t sleep for dreaming of The Omni’s Highlight Factory, so he dashes down to the box office to get his season tickets.

Why adding surfing to the Olympic Games is bad news for surfers

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.

Source: Why adding surfing to the Olympic Games is bad news for surfers

TBS Sports: SEC Football commercials (circa 1989)

Remember when TBS showed all the sports none of the other networks cared about, like NASCAR and college football? My, how times have changed!

College Football on TBS Brought To You By Domino’s (circa 1989)

Back when TBS showed college football.

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”.