November 23, 2007

CBC Radio and TV Archives, Sports Category: includes vintage clips such as Wayne Gretzky interviewed after scoring 1,000th career goal (at age 13); NHL doubles in size (1966); Rocket Richard in playoffs (1944); "skurfing" the streets in 1965; wrestling legend Gene Kiniski interviewed in 1978; making wooden lacrosse sticks; Montreal Expos first home opener in 1969; no beer at Blue Jays games; Russ Jackson and Rough Riders beat Roughriders in 1969 Grey Cup; novelist W.O. Mitchell reviews curling; and much more. Worth a browse.

posted by rumple to general at 03:03 AM - 3 comments

Great link. It was neat to hear the greatest hockey player ever as a kid talking about the game like a kid. I was impressed (as you have to be whenever hearing Gretzky stats) with the 178 goals and only a little disheartened to hear that he had already played in 70 games that year. I guess they become that great in part because they get serious at such a young age.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 07:42 AM on November 23, 2007

The Gretzky interview was fascinating. (Did you catch the coach mentioning that the goalie on Wayne's peewee team was Greg Stefan? Neat.) There's some stellar stuff here.

posted by chicobangs at 12:37 PM on November 23, 2007

I like that link. I wish they had more (say, a full period) of that 1944 Montreal Canadiens game.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 04:40 PM on November 23, 2007

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