Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekend Flashback! ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Okay, so I get this call from my Mother the other day. Normally she wants to talk and talk..... Usually about good stuff, but sometimes it's about nothing important at all. Just random happenings, gossip, relatives, or ailments (hers and mine). This particular call, she really didn't say much at all. In fact, she was sort of short. She says; "oh here's your Father. You want to talk to him?" Sure, why not? I respond. So Dad gets on and after we exchange our typical pleasantries he starts harassing me about football. NFL teams and such. Before I know it, he's baited me into a wager on who will win the NFC North Division. He allows me to take the Chicago Bears who are currently 3-1 and he takes the Minnesota Vikings who are 4-0. Funny thing is - I'm a Minnesota Viking fan! Da! Go figure.

After that, he sucks about 1 hour of tech support out of me because his computer wasn't cooperating. The other funny thing..... I don't know jack about computers; but I manage to help him get his computer fixed.

Dad, you are one shrewd Dude! It sure was cool waking up on weekends and watching ABC's Wide World of Sports with you!

"Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport"

and of course the well known:

"The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!"

Dad, and everyone else who remembers those days! Here ya' go:


Bowie Mike said...

R.I.P. James Kenneth McManus (aka, Jim McKay). McKay was a big part of the Maryland horse racing scene (see related story here), of which Bowie has always had a prominent role (I blogged a bit about Bowie's early role here).

Jane Turley said...

What a funny, sweet and sentimental post:) Your mum and dad sound like very strong/interesting characters!

Gez, I miss my mum and dad:(

Hope you don't have too many ailments:)

Undercover Black Man said...

With my dad, it was "The American Sportsman." I'd watch that with him every weekend. (He grew up in the country and used to hunt.)

ABC Sports kinda had it going on in the '70s.

Footsteps said...

I loved that intro! It always brought me running into the TV room.

Sigh. I miss my mom and dad too, Jane.

dickster1961 said...

I used to watch WWS religiously. I really used to enjoy the boxing back before it got to be all pay per view