YouTube is really a site where you can totally get lost in watching what’s out there. For some folks, it’s music videos, for others, the totally random stuff. For me, it’s seeing videos of sports from the recent past. Today’s journey started with watching a clip from Ken Burns’ “Baseball” about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. That then led me to searching for the game announcer, Vin Scully. A video of the Shea crowd singing along with Queen’s “We Will Rock You” led me to this video from 1985 featuring Bob Costas.
That led to the following –
- A clip from Game 5 of the 1980 World Series with Bryant Gumbel in the NBC NFL studio
- NBC News Update during the pregame for Game 3 of the ’80 World Series, featuring a commercial for Polaroid and a network promo
- The Intro to Sunday Night Football from 1989 on ESPN
That got me searching for ESPN; watched a few videos of that, then added Nascar to that search, and then I got lost 🙂
I watched racing videos from all through the years, from the 1976 Daytona 500 to the IRL race at Watkins Glen in June this year – with the “international” commentary with Larry Rice and Gary Lee – those who might remember the old Thursday Night Thunder on ESPN would remember the old “Larry and Gary” show.
The search for nostalgia ended in watching this video where I find the commentary absolutely hilarious.
In all, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the hours I’ve been spending on the ‘tube (and on Wikipedia). It’s definitely something I need to do more often, and stop worrying about what people are talking about in different sections of the internets. 🙂