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SportsChannel - The Sports Writers On TV (Part 3, 1991)

Here's an episode of The SportsWriters on TV, as aired on SportsChannel - one of the hosts of which we lost recently (Bill Gleason).

Featuring Bill Jauss of the Chicago Tribune, Rick Telander of Sports Illustrated, Bill Gleason from the South Bend, Indiana Tribune, and hosted by Ben Bentley.

In Part 3, they discuss the annoyances of cell phones on golf courses and whether they should be banned there.

Includes:

Commercial: Old Style beer with Dennis Farina - "It's Our Great Beer - and They Can't Have It!" (different one)

Commercial: The Catapult shoe by L.A. Gear (with Karl Malone)

Commercial: Jerry Gleason Chevrolet / Dodge / Jeep / Eagle / Buick & Golf Mill Ford with Bill Gleason, in a parody of sorts of the Sports Writers. Also features Mike Gleason, Bill Shea, and Mario Buonauro (rerun from earlier)

Commercial: Illinois State Lottery - The Daily Games - "This is my lucky day!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, May 6th 1991. (it was a repeat of an episode originally aired on Monday, April 29th 1991)

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