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(Some Interviewer Guy)   20 years ago, Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, and Ted Williams met to discuss Boston sports. "Orr was solid, Larry was shy and Ted was the go-to guy for everybody. The other two really just wanted to talk to Ted"   (golocalprov.com ) divider line
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2012-06-28 10:50:07 AM  
Watched this one live in 1992. It was missing Bill Russell, but he was still MIA at the time with his Boston hate.
Bob Lobel had the best job of all time - he did his job the way he wanted - always kept it light and fun, although I've heard he's not so nice in person. Supposedly a drinker.

One other fun note, this was a local late-night Boston sports week wrap-up. That format was brought to Boston by a guy named Bob Gamere (on WLVI-TV Channel 56). I didn't have cable and don't even know if Sports Center and ESPN were anything worth watching at that time. Gamere was as big a drunk as there was, and every local female who ever went to a bar had a story about (him) 'some creepy guy from TV saying things to me'.
May have been a jerk, but he brought some good sports TV to Boston, and this interview may have been the pinnacle.
/perhaps Bob Ryan saying he was going to smack Jason Kidd's wife was a close second.
 
2012-06-28 11:33:20 AM  
I wish I could find old footage of that. I'll have to hunt around later.
 
2012-06-28 11:41:07 AM  
This sounds contrived and boring.
 
2012-06-28 12:22:15 PM  

fatalvenom: I wish I could find old footage of that. I'll have to hunt around later.


The footage of the interview that's on the bottom of the page in TFA?
 
2012-06-28 12:26:21 PM  
Met Ted Williams at spring training as a kid. He was an asshole for the most part, but he did sign my hat. It's the only autograph out of hundreds I wish I still had.

/dude was an incredible fisherman and pilot as well
 
2012-06-28 12:41:37 PM  
This is the Ted Williams most Farksters know about:

www.cleancutmedia.com
 
2012-06-28 12:45:27 PM  

MAYORBOB: This is the Ted Williams most Farksters know about:

[www.cleancutmedia.com image 380x325]


Imagine if he hadn't lost those years to war.
 
2012-06-28 12:48:29 PM  

Donnchadha: fatalvenom: I wish I could find old footage of that. I'll have to hunt around later.

The footage of the interview that's on the bottom of the page in TFA?


I'm on my phone, it didn't come up on the mobile site.
 
2012-06-28 01:02:35 PM  
Did they decide to finally let blacks in?
 
2012-06-28 01:02:54 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Watched this one live in 1992. It was missing Bill Russell, but he was still MIA at the time with his Boston hate.
Bob Lobel had the best job of all time - he did his job the way he wanted - always kept it light and fun, although I've heard he's not so nice in person. Supposedly a drinker.

One other fun note, this was a local late-night Boston sports week wrap-up. That format was brought to Boston by a guy named Bob Gamere (on WLVI-TV Channel 56). I didn't have cable and don't even know if Sports Center and ESPN were anything worth watching at that time. Gamere was as big a drunk as there was, and every local female who ever went to a bar had a story about (him) 'some creepy guy from TV saying things to me'.
May have been a jerk, but he brought some good sports TV to Boston, and this interview may have been the pinnacle.
/perhaps Bob Ryan saying he was going to smack Jason Kidd's wife was a close second.


I'm sorry, did you say "supposedly?" LOL My dad worked the phone systems for WBZ - Bob had more than one bottle on his desk, at the ready. But, I've met him and he is a good natured, genuinely funny guy.

Also, didn't Gamere go to jail for being a pedo-bear?
 
2012-06-28 01:13:38 PM  

LarryDan43: Did they decide to finally let blacks in?


No, we still hate them all.
 
2012-06-28 03:49:52 PM  
When Ted got back from the war, he used to come to my hometown in western MA to fly an airplane. He took my Dad up one time for a flight. My dad also was in the Navy and got to make mouthguards for the Navy quarterbacks so he met Roger Staubach. In the late 70's, early 80's he was getting a degree at Texas A & I University and used to tutor Daryl Greene at our dining room table.

My interaction with sporting greats, none. But I did hang out with Allan Pinkett one night at charity event so I got that going for me. Nice guy.
 
2012-06-28 05:33:54 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Supposedly a drinker.


www.bear-left.com
 
2012-06-28 08:24:37 PM  
Random observation:

Twenty years ago, this town cared so little about the Patriots that in an all-Boston legends round table discussion, they weren't even represented.

Try doing that now.
 
2012-06-28 08:47:27 PM  
Bookmarking to watch later. Thanks, subby.
 
2012-06-28 10:44:31 PM  

FriarReb98: Random observation:

Twenty years ago, this town cared so little about the Patriots that in an all-Boston legends round table discussion, they weren't even represented.

Try doing that now.


Considering at that time John Hannah was still considered one of the best offensive linemen of all time it's a miss. But since Hannah didn't win any rings it's a small miss.
And other than Hannah, there's really no other Patriot you hold in much regard until the1996 team (after the linked interview). And on top of that, when you talk champions and local Patriots legends, no one belongs at the Bird/Orr/WIlliams/Russell table other than Brady. I'd take Cousy or Havlicek or Pedro Martinez before I pick my next Patriot. Maybe a couple of others. And I don't even know who my next NFL legend/Patriot is. Maybe too soon, but it's probably Wilfork after these last few seasons.
Part of that is that pitching and basketball lend themselves to allowing an individual to dominate a game, whereas football in the time of good Patriots, the game is more team oriented. The only individually dominant players the Pats have had that require major game planning are/were Brady, Wilfork, and Randy Moss. Everyone else is a very good and very consistent soldier.
 
2012-06-29 12:38:03 AM  

FriarReb98: Random observation:

Twenty years ago, this town cared so little about the Patriots that in an all-Boston legends round table discussion, they weren't even represented.

Try doing that now.


You also have to remember that in Boston, football was obscure. At that time, a kid wanted to be a hockey player, a baseball player, and you could still grasp at straws to be white and play basketball.

Flutie put football on the radar at that time. Football was insignificant. Hell, my uncle almost became owner of the Pats through stadium alcohol licensing. The asking price wasn't much either.
 
2012-06-29 06:39:37 AM  
Grogan
 
2012-06-29 09:11:07 AM  
Ted Williams was a dick.
 
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