This is video of a SportsCenter update from Christmas 1984. It's exceptional in every way you might imagine it to be.
There's so much to unpack here. SportsCenter ran only a half-hour back then? And it led off a programming block with the Mr. Universe contest? One has to wonder how many of the contestants from the 1984 Mr. Universe contest were still alive for the 1990 Mr. Universe contest.
Then, we are thankfully taken away from Jim Simpson and what has to be the most boring NFL highlights show of all time to: Chris Berman with a SportsCenter update. ESPN was ahead of the field in the graphics department even back then, I guess. If there's one thing a show intro should do, it's make me feel like I'm furtively copping a feel under a blanket at a drive-in theater in 1978.