This Is The First Document In ESPN History

ESPN's earliest days—as documented by Bill Rasmussen's Sports Junkies Rejoice; Michael Freeman's ESPN: An Uncensored History, and James Miller and Tom Shales's Those Guys Have all the Fun—are usually viewed as part of a generally accepted narrative. It goes something like this: The charismatic and recently fired New… » 11/06/13 12:02pm 11/06/13 12:02pm

How To Watch Football On Television, According To 1964

Spend enough time on sports boards and you start to absorb a multimedia shorthand. Someone asks why Raul Ibañez is a defensive liability, and you automatically post an animated gif of his laser-like throw from the outfield right into the dirt eight feet in front of him. Someone wonders why people dislike Laker fans, and … » 2/02/13 3:00pm 2/02/13 3:00pm

The Best Super Bowl Documentary You've Never Seen (Featuring Bill…

TVTV (Top Value Television), a group I co-founded, was a band of merry videomakers who, from 1972 to 1977, took the then-new portable video camera and went out to document the world. In those days, there were only three TV networks, using giant studio cameras, and no one had ever seen a portable camera stuck in their… » 2/02/13 10:15am 2/02/13 10:15am