The Insatiable Apostate – A Total Commitment To Acquisition

We are taught at a very young age what our responsibility as human beings in this country is . That is to make a total commitment to acquisition. When is it enough? Where does it end?

The Insatiable Apostate – Rewarding Stupidity

BarrysKoolaid – STAR WARS night – Busch Stadium

July 29, 1972. The Day I was born..

day I was born

Sometimes, I wonder if people think I gloat about the fact that I was born on July 29, 1972. I mean why wouldn’t I? It’s the day NASA was born back in 1957.  But in 1972?  It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O’Sullivan. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Fat City, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 . Also, I bet most CHIEF fans didn’t know that it was the day Arrowhead Stadium was given it’s name. The day Lamar Hunt was inducted into the NFL Hall of fame.

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ARCHIVES – Hank Stram “miked for sound”

Hank Stram “miked for sound”

The night before the game, Ed Sabol of NFL Films met with Hank Stram and convinced Stram to wear a hidden microphone during the game so his comments could be recorded for the NFL Films Super Bowl IV film. They agreed the microphone would be kept secret. This would be the first time that a head coach had worn a microphone during a Super Bowl. This has led to one of the best-known and most popular of the NFL Films Super Bowl films due to the constant chatter and wisecracking of Stram. Ed Sabol had his number one sound man, Jack Newman – who also wired Vince Lombardi in a previous playoff game – place the microphone on Stram. Newman, a multiple Emmy award-winning sound man and cameraman, shot Stram for the entire game as well as monitored the sound to make sure it continued to work. The success and popularity of this first Super Bowl wiring of a winning head coach led to 24 years of Newman continuing to wire players and coaches for NFL Films.

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