Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Freakin' Weekend (1970)

What are we watching tonight 1970?

This is, of course, one of the seminal Brady Bunches.

And there's a football game on tonight, too!

And the rest of the weekend?

Truthfully, though, I don't even know why I'm looking this far ahead. Hoptown 1970 me is apparently going to be in Pennsylvania starting tomorrow (Aug. 29) 1970.

I can't believe I'm going to miss Jack Staulcup at the VFW again.

Maybe I'll take a good book to read in the hotel room.


And this week's Sports Illustrated.

Peter Carry's got a story in the new Sports Illustrated that suggests the rest of the American League should just give up--Baltimore is going to win the pennant this year, and the Orioles are so stocked that surely no other team could win, say, the 1972, '73 and '74 A.L. championships.

Also, it's a little dispiriting to learn that, just two years out from Munich 1972, the U.S. men's basketball team is losing to Soviets.


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    1. I can never remember the names of hymns, but I love whatever song they used to close that Davey and Goliath.

  2. I always look for Washington in the baseball standings.

    1. Yeah, I haven't been paying a lot of attention, but I imagine Ted Williams has had just about enough.

  3. Hopkinsville's Kentucky New Era recently (in 1970) reported that, when the J.C. Penney moved from downtown Hopkinsville to the Pennyrile Mall, it would go from 15 to 100 employees. A 38-year-old former sales and merchandise manager from the Penney's in Huntsville, Alabama, was brought in to manage the new Hoptown store. He had also worked at the company's stores in Norfolk, Virginia; Decatur, Georgia, and New Orleans, the New Era reported.

  4. The Internet Is Amazing. I just learned that the public libraries in Benton, Hoptown and Russellville all appear to have a copy of 1970's Pro Frank Beard on the Pro Golf Tour, which was written about at the time as a kind of PGA version of Ball Four.

  5. Here's Buddy Rich on Friday 1970's Mike Douglas Show. I love how crazy the hard-core drum people go for the Buddy Rich clips.

  6. August 17, 1970, Sports Illustrated: "SEESAWING—STEVE COOPER and GARY TURPEN, both 17, of Castro Valley, Calif., teetered and tottered to a world record for continuous seesawing, going 124 nonstop hours to surpass the former record of 115 hours, 33 minutes set last spring in Yorkshire, England."

    This must be where the Brady Bunch got the idea.

  7. Yeah, I'm ready to declare To Tell the Truth as my favorite 1970 game show, unless something from the new season catches my fancy. The new TV season starts Sept. 15, by the way.