Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“NFL Films”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  Sept. 5, 2016 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 father and son team of Ed and Steve Sabol use the artistic masters to market to the masses in the 1960’s and pro football becomes the dominant television sport in America.


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“Racquetball Zen”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  August 29 – Sept. 2, 2016 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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Two highly-competitive best friends in college discover the meaning of “a man’s gotta be who he is.”


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“Junior Johnson”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  August 8 – 12, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Junior Johnson's career included a 1963 Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 24, 1963 win as a driver and several points championships as a car owner and crew chief. His life story was also featured in a best-selling novel by Tom Wolfe. (Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 24: Junior Johnson’s career included a 1963

Race-car driver Jr. Johnson sets the tone for racing in the 1960’s and embodies the term “good ‘ol boy”


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“Roberto Clemente”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA, August 1 – 5,  2016 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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“The Apparition of Casey Stengel”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 25 – 29 , 2016 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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Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramirez has written a poignant and bittersweet baseball story with sporting, political and historical allusions- and the alchemy of magical realism. Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel appears to a small boy in Central America shortly after Don Larsen’s improbable perfect game in the 1956 World Series. From Ramirez’s short-story Apparition in the Brick Factory (2010).


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“Is Chess Sport?”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 18-22 , 2016 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 international chess match of the century that filled up the sports bars and captivated the world in the sizzling summer of ’72 – Fischer vs. Spaasky (the Ali-Frazier of chess!)


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“The World Series of 68″  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 11 – 15 , 2016 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 1968 World Series featured two of the finest pitchers of the day, The St. Louis Cardinal’s Bob Gibson (1.12 ERA) and Detroit Tiger’s Denny McLain (31 wins)…but another Detroit pitcher, Mickey Lolich stole the World Series show winning three games.. . But baseball and the nation are never the same again after 1968.


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“Jack London Got Game!”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 4-8, 2016 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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(Jack London (right)  in a fencing work-out, early 1900’s in Northern California)

American turn-of-the-20th century author Jack London was one of the founders of serious American sport fiction. Stemming from his own love of sport and his background as a sports reporter, London’s short stories and novellas revealed early thematic treatment of youth vs. age rivalries, gender issues and sport narratives that went beyond the box scores and revealed the human dimension of sport and competition.


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“Ancient Greek Athletics”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  June 27 – July 1, 2016 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 more things change…Ancient Greek Athletes were rock stars and “free agents” – akin to athletes today in more ways than we realize.


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