Monday, February 23, 2015

What's On TV Today (1969)?

The 11th-annual Daytona 500 is today 1969 (Feb. 23), and Bill Flemming (a member of Ann Arbor High's 1943 Michigan state-championship football team!) says on ABC's Wide World of Sports that the "largest sports crowd ever to watch an event in the southeastern part of the United States" is on hand.


I hope this YouTube video also includes the bobsleigh finals that Jim McKay mentions at the opening of the show.

29 comments:

  1. On Saturday, January 22, 1969, the 6th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats blasted LSU in Lexington by the score of 103-89. Kentucky shot 95 field goals in this game, which is something you may never see again. Dan Issel finished with 36 points and 29 rebounds, and you probably won't see that any time soon as well.

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    1. Pete Maravich went 21-53 in this game, and 3-7 from the line. He finished with 45 points.

      21-53! Maravich took far more than one shot per minute. That's amazing.

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  2. On Monday, February 24, 1969, the Cats blew out Alabama by the score of 108-79. This time Issel had 35 points and 11 rebounds.

    With only three games left in the regular season, UK is now 14-1 in the SEC, and 20-3 overall. It's almost time to start thinking about the Mideast Regional, which will be played in Madison, Wisconsin this year.

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  3. That was a fantastic Daytona 500. Bill Fleming and Chris Economaki are two of my favorite broadcasters ever, and it was so great to see a race that didn't end in a welter of caution flags.

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  4. It's neat seeing the school buses lined up behind Bill Flemming at the opening of the broadcast.

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  5. Why are all these race-car drivers wearing black cowboy hats?

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  6. Did Bill Flemming say that Cale Yarborough had won the last three Daytona 500s? He's the leader at the first commercial break of the 1969 race, too.

    PLEASE SHOW THE COMMERCIALS! PLEASE SHOW THE COMMERCIALS!

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  7. A compelling sell for the Ford Econoline van.

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  8. Oooh, split screen! That's a very effective technique for sports. There's not enough split screen. I always thought that Ahmad Rashad should've ordered NBC to always have a split screen going--one camera on Michael Jordan and one camera on the whole game.

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  9. Interesting ... L&M cigarettes is trading on the claim that "every puff of an L&M tastes good, as good as the first." I didn't realize that smokers might notice a dropoff in taste as a cigarette burns down.

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  10. Now Donnie Allison is the leader.

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  11. Shoot! Bill Flemming broke for Jim McKay to report on the bobsled tournament in Lake Placid, N.Y., but that coverage was cut out of this YouTube video.

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  12. Some really pretty writing for an Allied Van Lines commercial ... "Moving out ... moving out is saying goodbye to the room you brought your newborn home to ... to the kitchen you finally got just the way you wanted it ... and to your special roses. That's what moving out is. Moving in. Moving in is discovering you won't need new draperies after all ... and that there's a perfect spot for roses ... and that your neighbor has a boy your son's age. That's what moving in is." That's really quite excellent.

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  13. Yes! Cale Yarborough had won three straight Daytona 500s. Wow. Does that often happen?

    Well, he won't win a fourth today ... his car wrecked.

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    1. For the record, Cale Yarborough had not won three straight Daytona 500's. In 1966, the Daytona 500 was won by Richard Petty. In 1967, the Daytona 500 was won by Mario Andretti. In 1968, the Daytona 500 was won by Cale Yarborough. So he had won one straight.

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  14. Argh. Bill Flemming says there's snow on the ground in Lake Placid.

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  15. OK, five laps to go ... LeeRoy Yarbrough (no relation to Cale Yarborough) is leading. I'm rooting for second-place Charlie Glotzbach, who is from Edwardsville, Indiana.

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  16. NO, WAIT! MY MAN GLOTZBACH IS IN FIRST! GO, GLOTZBACH!

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  17. Yarbrough passes Glotzbach on the final lap and holds him off for the win. Shoot!

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  18. Oh, man, that's sweet. LeeRoy Yarbrough and his wife are both torn up talking about his win.

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  19. Tomorrow on ABC Sports: New York vs. Philadelphia NBA basketball, the Citrus Open Golf Championship and The American Sportsman.

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  20. Top five finishers: Lee Roy Yarbrough, Charlie Glotzbach, Donnie Allison, A.J. Foyt and Buddy Baker.

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    1. Yeah, I was hoping you wouldn't look that up.

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