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You know that you're old school if you can....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Actually, I recall announcers taking to task players (Hi Frank Robinson!) who started wearing their stirrups so high that you could no longer see the stripes on a players' socks.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    You remember stadiums and bowl games without corporate names...and can name them.

    It was a big deal when Monday Night Football came to your town

    Graphics on game broadcasts weren't sponsored, they just gave you information about the teams
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    ...remember when runners were for gym class. We played in oxfords because otherwise your roller skates wouldn't have anything to clamp on to.

    ... remember the Brady Bunch and Partridge Family before they were in reruns.

    ... knew it was Sunday night because Bonanza was on.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Tube skates.

    Remembering the first game Jacques Plante wore a mask.

    Bobby Baun playing on a broken ankle.

    Seeing the Leafs win the Cup in '67 and not thinking it was a big deal.

    As old as I am, I'm not old enough to remember Bill Barilko's goal.

    Oh, and old enough to remember having to wash the ink off your hands after reading the Toronto Star.

    The smell of copies from a Gestetner machine.

    No Sunday shopping. As a matter of fact, no Sunday anything except church.
  5. JackyJackBN

    JackyJackBN Guest

    Penny for Fleers, a nickle for five sticks of Juicy Fruit, ten cents for the Saturday matinee at the only movie theater in town...

    And you threw the baseballs back onto the field because you had to.
  6. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    ... your family actually rented the telephone from the phone company.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Bottle Caps are still around, but they aren't as good as they used to be. Haven't had a Lik-M-Aid in a long damn time.

    So apparently they changed the name to Fun Dip...
  8. Big Game

    Big Game Member

    Some things I remember:

    * The first cable system my family ever subscribed to: ON-TV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ON-TV)
    * When ColecoVision (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleco_Vision) and Intellivision (http://www.intellivisionlives.com/) were the video game systems to own.
    * When the only boxing matches on pay-per-view were actual PPV-worthy bouts, and 10-20 friends and family members would come over to watch.
    * The old CBS 60-second montage/intro that highlighted the previous games before the NBA Finals games that got me 100 times more pumped up for the game than today's "studio show." (
  9. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    You actually dialed a telephone.
  10. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Coleco and Intellivision were the greatest.
  11. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    remember "It's about time. It's about Space...."
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