Episode 30: The St. Olaf Milk Diving Tournament

Episode 30: The St. Olaf Milk Diving Tournament

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I talk about this more in Part II, but the reason I missed these (and many, many others) is because I chose to not re-watch the entire series on DVD before diving into the podcast.

My fear was that, as with many other projects, I'd start researching, then somewhere down the line, I'd get bored or sidetracked by something else. Once I had more than enough sports references just from the syndicated Golden Girls episodes, it seemed like the right time to start.

Right from the beginning, I knew I'd miss some jokes throughout the course of the podcast. I didn't realize the list would be enough to fill two episodes, but whatayagonnado?

My favorite parts of this one were the section on mud wrestling, which has a much more interesting and documented history than I expected, and the look at McLean Stevenson, whose brutal self-realization is still haunting me weeks after I first read it. Dang, dude.


REFERENCES

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

McLean Stevenson Dies at 66; Star of TV's M*A*S*H* Series, New York Times, by William Grimes, 1996

McLean Stevenson; Played Lt. Col. Blake in Early 'MASH,' LA Times, by Myrna Oliver, 
February 17, 1996

30 Second Guide to: Mud Wrestling, MensXP, Mandovi Menon, July 22, 2012

First Women's Mud Wrestling Match Draws 2,500 Customers, Life Magazine, January 24, 1938

Pehlwani Wikipedia entry

South Asian Men Are Wrestling in the Dubai Desert to Keep the Art of Pehlwani Alive, Vice, by Gaar Adams, April 4, 2014

Yogeshwar Dutt: Former mud wrestler gripped by Olympic dream, CNN, February 25, 2015

Why Do Baseball Managers Wear Uniforms?, Mental Floss, by Matt Soniak, October 18, 2017

Bob Keeshan Wikipedia entry

Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo' is Dead at 76, New York Times, by Richard Severo, 2004

Handball Wikipedia entry

Holger Nielsen Wikipedia entry

FACTBOX-Facts about CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, Reuters, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University

7 facts you may not know about Walter Cronkite, Decades.com, November 3, 2017

Walter Cronkite Dies, CBS, July 17, 2009

Primetime Boxing on Network TV? A Brief Examination – Part 1, Boxing Insider, by Charles Jay, January 17, 2003

PERSON TO PERSON, The Museum of Broadcast Communications, by Richard Bartone 

Person to Person Wikipedia entry


MUSIC via FREEMUSICARCHIVE.ORG

Do the Jelly Donut by Johnnie Bismarck and the Fillings

The Queen by Malaventura

Main Stem by U.S. Army Blues

1911 - Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert Orchestra

Episode 31: More Winners Than Willie Shoemaker

Episode 31: More Winners Than Willie Shoemaker

Episode 29: I’m too short to play Jai-Alai

Episode 29: I’m too short to play Jai-Alai