Episode 21: This isn’t the Orange Bowl, is it?

Episode 21: This isn’t the Orange Bowl, is it?

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When planning this season out, this episode on stadiums felt like it would be one of the easier ones to research and write. Turns out, as usual, I was wrong.

All of these places - the Miami Orange Bowl, the Astrodome, Caesar's Palace and Shea Stadium - have decades and decades of history behind them, even when you skip actual games being played there. Just getting them built are long stories in and of themselves, so I hope I covered the basics enough to give each venue its proper respect. As I say at the end, I can relate to everyone who was sad to see them go.

I also got a chance to talk about some of the show's bigger guest stars. I just saw actor/stuntman Carl Ciarfalio on something the other day, but I can't remember what it was. Terry Kiser should be pretty well-known by now and, if you're an old TV watcher like me, Inga Swenson will always be Miss Kraus. Paula Kelly's sorta fallen off the radar by now, which is a shame because I've always found her such a welcome presence in anything. I had no idea she was nominated for an Emmy for her work in Night Court (or that she had appeared in Playboy, which I found out after I did the recording). Wherever she is these days, I hope she's enjoying life.

One more episode to go before the end of Season Three.


REFERENCES

Colucci, Jim. Golden Girls Forever. Harper Design, 2017. (Amazon link)

Miami Dolphins wikipedia entry

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ASTRODOME, Ballparksofbaseball.com

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Remembering the Astrodome, the Eighth Wonder of the World, Smithsonian Magazine, by Jeff MacGregor, April 2015

HOW CAESARS PALACE MADE LAS VEGAS THE BOXING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, Las Vegas Blog, by PJ Perez, October 4, 2016

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The Beatles Made Music History at Shea Stadium, Variety, by Matt Hurwitz, September 15, 2016

Shea Stadium, History of New York City Blog, November 16, 2016

Opening Day – An Interview with 1986 Shea Jumper Mike Sergio, New York Personal Injury Blog, by Eric Turkewitz, March 31st, 2011

The Mets fan who parachuted into Shea Stadium, Ephemeral New York, April 12, 2014

World Series parachutist sentenced, History.com

James Miller (parachutist) wikipedia entry

Ingrid Svenson The Soap Opera Wiki

Miami Orange Bowl wikipedia entry

The Orange Bowl Stadium Movie via YouTube

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas: The venue that changed boxing, RingsideBoxingShow.com

Seven Fights That Made Las Vegas the Boxing Capital of the World, Vegas Seven, by Matt Jacob and Mike Grimala, April 30, 2015

The Glory That Is Caesars, Sports Illustrated, by John Papanek, June 7, 1982

Citi Field wikipedia entry

Giants Stadium wikipedia entry

TWO LOST DECADES LATER, Sports on Earth, by Shaun Powell, November 5, 2013


MUSIC via FREEMUSICARCHIVE.ORG

To be like a chased rabbit by Alpha Hydrae

Champ de tournesol by Komiku

Entering the Head Quarter of Angry White Male by Komiku

message for garcia - lloyd rodgers by Lloyd Rodgers

Coexistenz by Loyalty Freak Music

Monarch of the street by Loyalty Freak Music

We are all lepers here by Psalters

IX. La Cabane sur des pattes de poule Allegro con brio feroce An by Skidmore College Orchestra

Night train by TRG Banks

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