September 07, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

On this day in 1979, ESPN started airing

posted by NoMich at 09:28 AM on September 07, 2022

On this day in 1979, ESPN started airing

Aussie rules football...


college soccer...

Wow, have they come a long way!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:42 PM on September 07, 2022

Didn't they also air Whalers games back then?

posted by NoMich at 02:09 PM on September 07, 2022

I was working in Hawaii at the time. With the 5 hour time difference to the East Coast, some of the televised 'events' shown as late night fillers were actually in prime time in Hawaii. Sports addict that I am, I frequently found myself staring at one contest or another wondering "what am I watching and why am I watching it"? I was off to Japan for 3 more years after this, and I returned to the US to a maturing ESPN. There is much to dislike about them, but they still broadcast many of the biggest events, and do a creditable job of it as well.

posted by Howard_T at 01:17 PM on September 08, 2022

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