Changing it up a bit today, both style and "sport". That's right we're talking professional wrestling. Now, some would argue it's not a sport. And they are very right. But three things: 1) Hey it's on the list of sports on the ESPN app. 2) You try growing up a boy in the 90s and … Continue reading BAH GAWD THAT’S _______’s MUSIC: The Definitive Top 10 Wrestling Themes of the 90s
WHAT: 1996 ESPY Awards WHEN: February 12, 1996 WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY WHO: The Worldwide leader in sports MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I don't recall this specific ESPY's (hosted by Tony Danza!) but feel like I would usually make an attempt to watch growing up. I do know John Caponera's Harry Caray … Continue reading “Don’t ask me for no more tickets”: Michael Jordan’s acceptance speech for Comeback Player of the Year at the 1996 ESPY Awards
What: Coverage of the last Cleveland Browns game in 1995 before they moved to Baltimore When: December 17, 1995 Where: Cleveland, OH Who: WJW Channel 8, home of former weatherman and noted animal liker Dick Goddard My personal experience: I have a strange relationship with the Browns moving. I was 9 at the time so … Continue reading “But you know what we’ll get another team and go to the Super Bowl before Art Modell does.” WJW coverage of the 1995 Cleveland Browns last game
WHAT: Columbus Chill music video WHEN: March 4, 1993 WHERE: Columbus, Ohio WHO: The 1992-1993 East Coast Hockey League Columbus Chill players and uhhhh "musicians" MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: The Columbus Chill were a minor league hockey team from 1991-1999. I can't say I have too many personal memories of them other than going to one … Continue reading “Chillin”: The Columbus Chill Music Video
The Internet has reduced my attention span to that of a gnat (Nicholas Carr wrote an interesting book a few years back about how the Internet rewires our brains, BUT OO LOOK SPORTZ). It takes me multiple sittings to get through any longform article as I get easily distracted by the world wide web's never ending … Continue reading “The Trainer is from your Cleveland Cavaliers, Gary Briggs!”: 1997 NBA All-Star Introductions (Part Two)
WHAT: 1997 NBA All-Star Game Introductions - Western Conference WHEN: February 9, 1997 WHERE: Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio WHO: The world's finest professional basketball players convene for their annual exhibition of DUNKZ MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: You know those awesomely cool people sportscasters reference during a game when they say "If you're scoring at home"? That was me.....and depending … Continue reading “Unable to participate and not here today, from the Los Angeles Lakers, Shaquille O’Neal”: 1997 NBA All-Star Game Introductions (Part One)
For the first look back I have actually chosen a moment that just barely comes in under the wire of the decade: Jean van de Velde’s 18th hole meltdown at the 1999 Open (Don’t call it the British Open or so help me you will be attacked with tweed jackets and newsboy caps) Championship. For … Continue reading “This is really, this is uh, this is so, so, so, so, so sad”: Jean van de Velde’s 18th hole at the 1999 Open Championship
Do you love the 90s? Who doesn’t! That huckster Don Draper was on to something when he reminds you that nostalgia is nothing but the pain from an old wound. Believe it or not I am actually a proponent of "nothing is as good as you remember it" but from Legends of the Hidden Temple to … Continue reading Welcome! Where am I?