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02/13/2010

I Miss Wide World of Sports

Every four years when the winter games roll around, I miss ABC's Wild World of Sports. Back in the day before everyone on the planet had cable and sports had their own channel, Sunday afternoons we had ABC Wild World of Sports. We saw downhill, slalom, ice skating, ski jumping, pretty much all the winter game sports. What was the result of this exposure? Well, when the games rolled around, I knew who the best skiers in the world were. I knew who the best skaters in the world were because I'd heard all those names before and had seen them compete. I knew who to watch and consequently, I enjoyed the games more. 

Don't get me wrong, I like sports channels, but I miss those little glimpses into the oddball sports that I used to get back in the day when Wide World of Sports was on right before Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and The Wonderful World of Disney. 

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