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.
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30 Second Guide to: Mud Wrestling, MensXP, Mandovi Menon, July 22, 2012
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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
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PERSON TO PERSON, The Museum of Broadcast Communications, by Richard Bartone
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