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Only The Ball Was Brown

  • Ep. 05—Wilt Chamberlain and the Hawaii Volcanos

    2 DEC 2021 · This week, Steve and Sydney talk about Wilt Chamberlain and pro basketball’s continued obsession with him even after his retirement in 1973…which was at its most farcical in 1979 with his alleged involvement with the Hawaii Volcanos [sic] of the Continental Basketball Association Be sure to like and subscribe whenever you get your podcasts. Follow us on: Twitter: @inthelowpost Facebook: www.facebook.com/OnlyTheBallWasBrown YouTube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCWaSIz6CIm1qaaYonrALBNw Instagram: @OnlyTheBallWasBrown Snapchat: @inthelowpost Questions? Comments? Suggestion? Write to us at soccermavn@yahoo.com
    12m 12s
  • Ep. 04—The NBA’s First Network TV Broadcasts

    17 NOV 2021 · This week, Steve and Sydney discuss the NBA’s not-always-successful history with network television, focusing on its very first TV deal with the long-forgotten DuMont Network in 1953-54 More important—the team announces its release of the only known complete footage from an NBA syndication package from that season…now fully restored and COLORIZED The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/0CjHx_-DtiE Be sure to like and subscribe. Follow us on: Twitter: @inthelowpost Facebook: www.facebook.com/OnlyTheBallWasBrown YouTube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCWaSIz6CIm1qaaYonrALBNw Instagram: @OnlyTheBallWasBrown Snapchat: @inthelowpost Questions? Comments? Suggestion? Write to us at soccermavn@yahoo.com
    11m 24s
  • Ep. 03–The World Professional Basketball Tournament

    9 NOV 2021 · This week, Steve and Sydney revisit the legendary World Professional Basketball Tournament, a Chicago-based even in the 1940s that had a resounding impact on both professional basketball and society at large, as it presented blacks and whites on equal footing like no other sporting event in the country The books referenced in the podcast: Chicago’s Showcase of Basketball: The World Tournament of Professional Basketball by John Schleppi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1878282492/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_ZDF17T4HDBFH69NWRS0J The National Basketball League by Murry Nelson: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003C1QSIM/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_KPH6J8G1HM06TBDCFCHG Be sure to like and subscribe. Follow us on: Twitter: @inthelowpost Facebook: www.facebook.com/OnlyTheBallWasBrown YouTube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCWaSIz6CIm1qaaYonrALBNw Instagram: @OnlyTheBallWasBrown Snapchat: @inthelowpost Questions? Comments? Suggestion? Write to us at soccermavn@yahoo.com
    14m 3s
  • Ep. 02–The American Basketball League (1925-31)

    1 NOV 2021 · In this episode, Steve Holroyd and Sydney the Wonder Chug revisit the American Basketball League of the 1920s, the sports first attempt at a major, national league. After initial success, the league was ultimately doomed by the Great Depression…but not before providing the best pro basketball of the era. Hear about the famous Original Celtics, and how the ABL resorted to extortion to force them to join the league…only to wish they hadn’t ABL footage from the 1929-30 season featuring the Celtics can be seen here: https://youtu.be/2qPTWhmtFZg Be sure to like and subscribe. Follow us on: Twitter: @inthelowpost Facebook: www.facebook.com/OnlyTheBallWasBrown YouTube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCWaSIz6CIm1qaaYonrALBNw Instagram: @OnlyTheBallWasBrown Snapchat: @inthelowpost
    14m 54s
  • Ep. 01–Who Are We, Why Are We Here? (Introduction)

    25 OCT 2021 · Join hosts Steve Holroyd and Sydney the Wonder Chug as they introduce the podcast, explain the ground it hopes to cover…and clears up any misconceptions about the show’s title
    12m 21s
  • Only The Ball Was Brown 2d Promo

    22 OCT 2021 · 2d promo
    55s
  • Only The Ball Was Brown—Promo

    9 OCT 2021 · Promo for Only The Ball Was Brown—coming soon!
    40s

Join host Steve Holroyd and his sidekick Sydney the Wonder Chug as they revisit the early days of pro basketball—played below the rim, with set shots galore and traveling not...

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Join host Steve Holroyd and his sidekick Sydney the Wonder Chug as they revisit the early days of pro basketball—played below the rim, with set shots galore and traveling not allowed—in convenient, chug-sized bites
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