Doc’s Seven word legacy on HBO’s Sport in America: Our Defining Stories
Doc on HBO’s Sport in America
I was part of a closing montage of 25 fans in the final minute of HBO/Sports Illustrated documentary Sport in America: Our Defining Stories, speaking about the meaning of the great sporting events that we’d witnessed. I said, “We wish we were forever young.”
I barely remember saying this in my interview -the thought came spontaneously to mind from the classic 1974 Bob Dylan song.
My regaling of the Muhammad Ali – Ken Norton fight in San Diego, March 30, 1973 after almost an hour of taping at End Game Productions/HBO over a year ago didn’t make the final cut, but I was still nonetheless honored to be a small part of the first documentary of its kind on Sport in America.
Here’s a link to the story which I published in the Eureka Times Standard Sept. 20, 2013 in memory of Ken Norton.
Here’s the cover of Ring Magazine that I bought in Mac’s Smoke Shop in Palo Alto in 1964 with my dad when I became an Ali fan for life:
This picture was taken before the Ali Norton Fight II in my apartment in Burbank, CA, where Ali won a narrow split decision at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA in September of 1973 after I’d witnessed Norton breaking Ali’s jaw earlier that March in the San Diego Sports Arena -the basis for my story about the amazing resilience of Ali.
…like the memories of Ali, I wish we could be forever young.
Doc Stull, November 29, 2013