Six word legacy on HBO’s Sport in America: Our Defining Stories
Doc on HBO’s Sport in America
“We wish we were forever young” – 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.
My telling the tale my experience attending 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. The thought came spontaneously to mind from the classic 1974 Bob Dylan song and the beauty and poignance of great sport memories.
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.
Doc Stull, November 29, 2013
Landing on HBO: HSU prof Stull to be part of sports documentary Thanksgiving night
Ray Aspuria/The Times-Standard Posted: 11/28/2013
Finding Interdisciplinary Connections
A Case for Bringing Back the Generalist Approach in University Teaching
Richard Arlin (Doc) Stull
THE NATIONAL TEACHING & LEARNING FORUM Vol. 5, No. 2 1996
…We need to humanize the classroom more. We need to stand back from a narrow disciplinary foci and show more cross disciplinary relationships. And, we need to be more entertaining, more fun, to marry fact to passion in our teaching…
To read Doc’s original article, click on the link below to download:and go to page 8 for:
Doc to appear on HBO’s Sport in America: Our Defining Stories, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6:00 PM Pacific Time
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 – HBO, Sports Illustrated and Endgame Entertainment, in association with Playground, present SPORT IN AMERICA: OUR DEFINING STORIES, an all-new documentary that examines how the universal thread of sport unites us as a people and has shaped America’s character. The special debuts on Thanksgiving Day, THURSDAY, NOV. 28 (6:00-7:35 p.m. ET/PT), when families from coast to coast gather to enjoy the holiday and share sports.
Doc narrates a poignant story for the LibraVox Project (The Cabuliwallah) about a father’s love for his daughter from the Nobel Prize winning Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore’s short story collection, The Hungry Stones. To listen, click on the link below:
Heart of Darkness Revisited: Down the Mad River
Doc Stull’s JAZZ NOIR performance with Tim Randles and the Jazz Noir Trio at Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville, CA….allusions to Conrad and Coppola, 2007
Doc and the Jazz Noir Trio (Geoff Daugherty, Doc Stull, Tim Randles, Mike LaBolle)
ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Nov. 25-29, 2013
Homer’s 23rd chapter in the 2800-year-old poem The Iliad has no rival. As the western world’s oldest sports-writing, it set the standard for the timeless themes of competition, age vs. youth, victory and defeat and wisdom.
To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:
My “New Books in Jazz” book reviews/podcasts on the New Books Network can be found at the link below: