America, Dennis, Gale Sayers discussed on Sonny Hill


In terms of the real world. And do some great things. Just the fact that we can talk about it is an opportunity to give you. A little more insight into what these individuals were able to do as they pay through. So those are the kind of conversation that we're going to have as the month flourishes and goes on with that you're going to get involved and talk about what's going on. And we're going to say good morning to Dennis and mount laurel the morning sunny. Good morning. How are you today? Wonderful before I get to my Super Bowl point. I I want to congratulate you on that award. You got a week or so ago the Ed Snider humanitarian award from the sports writers of the greater Philadelphia reach you up there on the podium. You were dapperly-dressed that usual. Well, you were at the event now I saw some tape. Okay. Good. And then I also want to congratulate Chris long you'll man. Yes, sir. Last night. He won the Walter Payton, Nancy your ward what a great honor and he fits within the category. What we're talking about? People can make a difference. And you have to think about long from his family. Howie that is a root of what his family is all about. And it tells you kind of environment he grew up in that would make him take the positions that he has. And the do the things that he's done in terms of making a difference in the society, we live in not only in America but outside America. So I wanted to start off the conversation graduating both of you. Thank you. Number two. I watched the first Super Bowl game in the sporting. They said there's fifty different, you know, protecting agencies FBI fifty different back in the first Super Bowl that probably wasn't fifty cops in the Coliseum. You go back that far. I was my neighbor invited over to watch Super Bowl the colored TV 'cause we had a black and white. All right. And I was the Coliseum and then was sixty seven and sixty eight Oakland and sixty nine you know, the jets and you article. So your point is that there was such a lack of interest. There was there was no interest. You could walk up to the game by a ticket. Yes. And tickets were not expensive. Couple couple things for your listening audience. And I always bring some different points of view one was the first telecast of this World Series game. You know? I know this. I had a TV set in my neighborhood. The only ones you in nineteen forty eight. I saw the championship game at twenty three twenty seven off sixteenth street with some of my guys Houston Lewis who still alive junior Lewis. And also Melvin Robinson who lived through three doors from me. And I remember I would come from school. Get home as quick as I could. So I could watch the World Series between the Cleveland Indians. And the Boston Braves the first telecast was forty seven forty seven. It was the Yankees and the dodgers. Okay. And in nineteen fifty only nine percent of households. TV? Do you believe that? Yeah. I can believe that. In the last thing I want to bring up, but let me go back to what you're saying. Because you taught history for those were young and don't understand it. People. Don't understand this. Most people didn't have a radio. Back in the day. Now, I was born in one thousand nine thirty six hours fifty one. So when the Brown bomber fort who is America's hero the Brown bomber Joe Lewis when he fought. People who didn't have radios. People would put radios in the window the window, the other neighbors could hear so neighbors could hear like this. This this bad weather. We just had people will be standing out net kind of weather. To listen to the Brown bomber Joe Louis fight. I remember listening to somebody else's ridicule actually. Listen, I wanted to give you my last point is, you know, one of the shows this week WBZ brought up to twelve greatest players are the modern era. Well, here's my twelve from my my youth, and I'll go through it in a minute. And it was fifty sixty seventy Wilk Chamberlain. Jim Brown Willie Mays, Bobby ORR. Johnny United Bill Russell Gordie Howe sandy Koufax Pistol, Pete because he change how basketball was played in college in the pros Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Ted Williams, and they can't just comment unity, Kansas, comet was sayers. Twelve he's got a pretty big twelve. That's a very good twelve. Most people don't. Gale sayers played seven years and was youngest inducted into the pro football hall of fame. And she did what back then was unheard of keeping running back. He could punt returns kick off. He did everything while football players as I said earlier Dennis playbook. They had to do multiple things. You didn't have as many players on your roster. You didn't have the specialists as we have in the modern game. Not only it specialists in football. But you have an in baseball. You haven't in in other sports as well. So you had to do all of the things that needed to be done and gale sayers on the offensive side building play defense now on the offensive side. He did all of that, unfortunately, because of his running style you got injured and when he got injured it Kerr tail what could have been one of the most fabulous football careers, and one of the most fabulous athletic careers. That America's ever seen. He was that great at what he did. I just didn't want to go on numbers because I wanted to go on greatness and yell. Shares was great. Well, he he would be one of those individuals. You said you you don't wanna turn away from you? Don't wanna miss the moment because you never know when the moment is going to be. So he was he was that good in terms of what was going and don't forget we didn't have the hype that we have today. So when you talk about those individuals that you have on your list, you're talking about less hype. That was not a lot of hype around any of those individuals who were the early guys yet. As great as Ted Williams was and the critics and the and the greatness of what he did. And the accolades that he received this think of Ted Williams were playing in the modern era of baseball. And he was able to do what he was able to do how many more accurate would he have received not only that he missed six years of his problem. We talked about that last week that meant that. He missed a minimum of one hundred and eighty home runs in the five hundred twenty one I would say more than two hundred because they were his prime years. Yes. Yes. He was the splendid. He wasn't well liked by a lot of sports writers and fans because of his antics, but wasn't this antics? It was the fact that he wouldn't cowtail to them. Now, he went he felt that you know, he was a man of of statue. And he expected to be treated from that point of view, and in the sports writers, and at that time had a lot more power. And that's one of the reasons that when he was selected to go into the hall of fame. He didn't get one hundred percent of the vote because of the fact that they held that against him Babe Ruth didn't get a hundred percent east. Nobody got one hundred percent of what Mario did recently. We did a show in that two weeks ago. Dennis. Thank you for the conversation. Thank you..

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