Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Battle of the Network Stars" video clip

This video clip is hilarious. Absolutely hilarious. Very worth watching. AND...it's running related. It'll take about 10 minutes, but if you were around in the '70's and watched TV at all, you will appreciate this video clip (and even if you weren't around then, or didn't watch TV, you'll still appreciate it).

It's from the "Battle of the Network Stars" show. Telly Savalas, Gabe Kaplan, Farrah Fawcett(-Majors... :-( ), Robert Conrad, Howard Cosell, Lynda Carter(!!! :-) ), Penny Marshall, Ron Howard, Bruce Jenner...the list goes on. There is controversy. There is suspense. There is an exciting finish. There is Howard Cosell calling the whole thing.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3712343

I highly recommend reading the commentary, too. It's fantastic and will add some depth to the video. Read it before or after, doesn't really matter (unless you don't want to spoil the ending - then read it after).

I've watched it a couple times already. It's really a classic bit of TV from the '70's.

2 comments:

Rick Gaston said...

Ah so you blog too. Great man. Hey it will be good to see you this weekend. Wait do we even get to do that? Maybe at the finish line. I know the 50-milers start 2 hours early. Dang that means headlamps. Oh well. Maybe the arm flailing was me punching myself in the face for making it harder on myself Saturday. Self-flagellation and all that. We do a great job of that out there. Good race on Saturday.

andyb said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rick. Yeah, I've been blogging, but have been a bit lazy about it lately. I want to get back to it, but for some reason it's just not happening.

It was great to see you at the finish area after North Face. You really rocked it - congrats.

Happy holidays, and I'll see you out on the trails soon.