The Lost Bob Mccown Years

While looking for video of Mccown vs. Maclean I stumbled upon these gems- in a word- PRICELESS:

and then this one:

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September 15, 2009 12:00 am

I remember the Rickey Henderson one! Amazing!

That’s when I started listening to Bob – right about 92/93.

Garrett Bauman
Garrett Bauman
September 15, 2009 6:43 am

Trac-II: a nice capitalist tool.

I forgot how much advertisers used to be able to get away with. Try doing a Gillette ad now about Kim Jong Il. Not. Gonna. Happen.

Love that intro music though. The synthesizer will make a comeback yet!!!

The Meatriarchy
September 15, 2009 7:32 am

I remember that Ricky ad as well. I still say “weather and traffic??” every so often and people just look at me.

Love the cheezy porno/70’s cop show music for the sportsline intro. Awesome.

Pal Hal Pall
September 15, 2009 9:41 am

Any idea where I can find a clip (audio or video) of the Primetime Sports where Gary Bettman storms out of the studio?

September 15, 2009 9:51 am

nothing like the porn music for sportsline …

Mike S
Mike S
September 15, 2009 10:21 am

I think McCown & Brunt are exaggerating when they say that Bettman “stormed out of the studio”

I believe they are making reference to an interview from two years ago when they confronted Bettman about how much revenue the 6 Canadian franchises contribute to the league…………….Bettman definitely got a bit miffed and agitated but as far as I know he did not storm out of the studio

Pal Hal Pall
September 15, 2009 11:08 am

was that his infamous ‘last appearance’ on the show? Any idea how I could track it down?

September 15, 2009 12:48 pm

Love the ’82 clip….amazing how far technology has come…a camera panning a cut-out / static scoreboard…amazing. Love the Argo coverage….I saw the names on the back of the jerseys as they talked about how bad the team was but the names were all stars. ’82 was the turnaround year…and they won the cup in ’83….I miss the old CFL days….

Al from Burlington
Al from Burlington
September 15, 2009 1:30 pm

I always thought McCowan could’nt grow a full beard…

Do they still sell Labatts 50?

September 15, 2009 2:12 pm

Mark Hebscher and Jim Tatti took Sportsline to another level in the late 80’s, but this is cool video

September 15, 2009 2:20 pm

If you like that, check out this guys youtube videos:

He’s got some awesome news clips/commercials etc from the 80s.

September 15, 2009 5:22 pm

@Eggbert….Can you think of a career that dropped as fast and far down as “Hebsie’s”?

September 15, 2009 6:36 pm

Tatti & Hebscher = Canada’s Beavis & Butthead. 2 guys laughing about jokes no one else got.

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