Radio Appearance

Doc appears on live on radio ESPN 1340 AM 92.7 FM Humboldt Sports Radio Northcoast Tonight,  Monday, June 19, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at 6 Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville

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Doc will be talking about his recent trip to Italy where he had a  private tour of the Roman Colosseum, site of some of the most complexly choreographed and staged mass “sporting” spectacles of all time.  – The Romans were masters of engineering, staging, and crowd management as well as playing to the  insatiable appetites of the public for blood-sport entertainment.  And then there was the food, the wine, the music, the art, the sculpture…the language!  Italy!

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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:  The Roman Colosseum and the staging of mass public spectacle.

Friday, June 16,  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Today we’ll be taking a small departure from our normal themes and discuss part of Doc’s recent trip to Italy, Italian anecdotes, and in particular, his tour of the famous Roman Colosseum, site of some of the most brutal and spectacular events in our history. 

 
We’ll discuss the famous line “bread and circuses”  that was written to describe how the citizenry was diverted from its “civic” responsibilities by the bloody spectacles put on with great efficiency and planning by the Roman emperors.  The Colosseum itself, given that it was  built almost two thousand years ago was a masterpiece in terms of its design  and function (Circus Maximus, the venue of chariot races could reportedly hold 150, 000 spectators is now occupied by a public park).  Great stadiums are now commonplace in the United States and the world, but the Roman Colosseum was and has been the standard for two millennia.  
 
The United States has eight of the ten largest (capacity) stadiums in the world – all college football stadiums. Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca has the largest (capacity) stadium in the Americas and Caribbean exclusive of the United States – and the site of some great historical sporting/political events.   The largest capacity stadium in the world currently?  Well, that might surprise you.  Listen in for a unique show on Friday!
 Roman Colosseum, completed CE 80, capacity approx. 60,000 – 85,000

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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.  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

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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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