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The Chase, 20th anniversary (running thread)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gator, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    In the next few weeks, we'll be hearing a lot of the O.J. Simpson chase, which happened on June 17, 1994. Personally, I was watching the NBA finals between the Rockets and Knicks when the local affiliate broke in. I know ESPN did a 30 for 30 on the subject, which was really well done. I would recommend it.

    Figured this thread could serve as a "Where were you when you watched it?" and all the stories on the 20th anniversary. For better or worse, it's a moment that, in a way, changed the face of how people viewed the news.
  2. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Link to the ESPN doc.

  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I was covering a high school football all-star game. Got home in time to hear Captain Jenks slip through the ABC screeners...
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    And I first thought this was about the Charlie Sheen-Kristy Swanson movie.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Possibly one of the best pranks ever.
  6. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    And Baby Booey to you all...
  7. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Al Michaels calling to say it was a prank was also great. You could just picture Peter Jennings' face.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I was at a restaurant with friends. It was a normally a pretty loud burger and beer joint. But once the coverage of the chase started, it was silent. Just whispers.

    We finished and walked down a block to our local. Same thing there. Jukebox was off. Volume on all the TVs on the chase were up. Everybody watching and shaking their heads between beers.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    We've gone through this a million times, but that wasn't Captain Jenks.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected. Thought Jenks had taken credit for it.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I was working my once-a-month Friday night shift at the Daily Journal in Franklin, Ind. I had just come back from my rounds picking up, naturally, the police reports when the Bronco was rolling across the fuzzy color TV in the office.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I see O.J and he looks real scared.....
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