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WGN Channel 9 - Chicago Bulls Vs. Seattle Supersonics (Opening, 1979)

Here's the opening of a broadcast of Chicago Bulls basketball on WGN Channel 9. Features Bob Costas and Johnny "Red" Kerr live from The Kingdome in Seattle, Washington for the Chicago Bulls Vs. the Seattle Supersonics. There is also a short interview with Bulls Coach Jerry Sloan.

Sponsored by: Chevrolet, Schlitz, and True Value Hardware.

Includes a "Last Farewell" WGN-TV ID at the beginning. (not sure who the announcer is)

(Quality's a little iffy at parts - this was at the end of a tape before it ran out, so unfortunately this is all there is)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 9th 1979.

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Comment posted by 1980sfan on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 10:13am.

Man,alive.I don't know what's rare,that opening from the "pre-Jordan" era,or Bob Costas announcing.

I could be wrong,but that guy in the Ch 9 ID might have been Marty McNeeley.

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 10:55am.

For those who are interested -- don't want to ruin the suspense or anything -- the Bulls won this one 121-112 for their 2nd win in a row out of 3, their longest winning streak of the season.
Comment posted by Ringthane on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 12:27pm.

Ringy - Did you look that up or are you a B-Ball Stats Rainman? :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 12:35pm.

Fuzzy... I know all.
Comment posted by Ringthane on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 12:54pm.

Too bad the Sonics look like they will move out of Seattle because the pople won't give them a new arena to replace one only redone in 1995. Also, currently on the Kingdome site the Seahawks's stadium Qwest Field.
Comment posted by 1cpw on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 1:14pm.

As a Yankee fan I am GLAD to death the Kingdome is no more. I need remind you in 1995, The Mariners beat my Yankees in the American League division playoffs on a walk-off hit leading to Ken Griffey, Jr. scoring the winning run. That place was nightmare alley for the bombers. Other than that, it's quite the thing seeing Bulls basketball pre-Michael Jeffrey Jordan, who happens to have been born on February 17th, as I was!
Comment posted by BobAnthony on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 6:15pm.

I was going to watch this game but the arena held more than 20,000 people so I didn't.
Comment posted by Polyrasmatazz on Thursday, March 6th 2008 at 6:46pm.

With that game alone,the Supersonics outdrew the Mariners!

And now,I hear the Sonics want to bail out of Seattle and move to Oklahoma City.

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Friday, March 7th 2008 at 9:26am.

hey Ringthane, if you know all then who were the starting five for the Bulls that night? The tape ran out before we could find out.
Comment posted by madsixtian on Monday, March 10th 2008 at 6:37pm.

Madsixtian,
OK, I don't know all... but my educated guess is that the Bulls started Theus and Gilmore, obviously, and then the rookie Greenwood, Sobers, and probably Dietrick.

Comment posted by Ringthane on Monday, March 10th 2008 at 7:36pm.

Also for those interested Rush Street Reggie lead the Bulls with 26 pts that night, David Greenwood and Mark Landesberger each pulled down 11 boards.
Comment posted by esmooth99 on Tuesday, March 11th 2008 at 3:30am.

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