Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.  The oldest ball game:  Ulama 

Friday, May 5  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Ball games such as baseball, football, and basketball are central to the United States sports market and our cultural identity– and yet the oldest ball game in the world predates the ancient Greek Olympic games –  and comes from Meso-America.  Ulama, as the game is referred to today, was played by the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations and originated almost 3600 years ago.  Ulama was a violent team sport ball-game played on a various sized courts where teams attempted to advance a ball over end lines or put it through an elevated ring using only their hips and thighs to advance the ball.  

Join Doc and Danielle today when we talk today about the history and cultural significance of Ulama– a game that was first introduced to the modern world on a mass scale in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and still can be seen today in certain parts of Mexico.  All this, and Ulama’s erie physical and cultural connection to a fascinating dystopian and prescient American film made over four decades ago about the cultural significance of violent sports in a future world of transnational corporations. 

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Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.  

Friday, April 7  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on a review of last months World Baseball Classic.

The once-every-four-years World Baseball Classic last month was notable for its ever- increasing fan attendance, highest ever television ratings and participation by 16 international teams from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the United States.   But perhaps the the most outstanding feature of this year’s classic wasn’t just the quality of play, but the celebratory and infectious revelry of the spectators and fans.  Commentators and sportswriters from the United States all commented on the great infusion of national pride and energy from the Latin American and Caribbean countries in particular  – as did major league players from the United States who were  inspired and proud to be a part of the international Tournament.

 

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Roberto Clemente”

ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  April 24-28, 2017 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday


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The first Latino elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame and only the 11th player in baseball history to amass 3000 hits in his career, Roberto Clemente’s tragic death at the age of only 38 in 1972 touched the Americas. Clemente’s passion on the diamond and his humanitarian ethic set him apart as a man who personified the “fire of dignity.”

 

 

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The Game”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  April 17-21, 2017 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

drydens the game

Ken Dryden of the Montreal Canadians writes one of the most thought-provoking books in sports. Dryden writes like a poet – his analyses of the players, the fans, management, the psychology of the goal-keeper and the “game” is rich in insight.


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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Babe Ruth’s Personal Trainer – Artie McGovern”

ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  April 10-14, 2017 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

 

Artie McGovern

 Fast-talking, peripatetic Artie McGovern, the “trainer to the stars,” remakes the “Sultan of Swat.”

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Shelby’s Folly”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  April 3-7, 2017 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

Shelby's Follay

Heavyweight championship boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons is heroically staged by a Montana mining town in 1923 with Dempsey’s promoter absconding with the money.  A great, great story and piece of Americana.


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Radio Appearance: Humboldt Homepage, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, March 3,  2017 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment:  2017

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.

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With US -Mexico relations and border/immigration issues at a crisis point, there non-the-less exists the intertwining of huge financial interests on both sides of the border – exemplified in Mexico’s enormous fan interest in the National Football League (NFL).  The multi-billion dollar corporate entity, the NFL, is embroiled in it’s own existential crisis due to increasing demands to address concussion and brain injury lawsuits brought by former players as well as accusations of scientific cover-ups relating to the medical consequences of concussions, is seeking to expand television, radio and live-attendance markets outside the US with Mexico as a prime and willing market…a fascinating economic and political microcosm of our joint border economy in the wake of the current administration’s  complex and recently contentious relationship with Mexico.    

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