The Videos of the Week have been popular today so I’m going to give you a few more from various sports.
Let’s do the NFL and this theme from NBC Sports used for its last three years as rightsholder for the AFC package from 1995 to 1997. Composed by Randy Edelman, it became quite popular. For me, it’s a reminder how stubborn NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol was in refusing to do a scoreboard bug while Fox, ABC and ESPN were all using one. But I digress. The music was good.
Continuing with NBC, this is the Sunday Night Football theme composed by John Williams.
Let’s go to CBS and the theme it used from 1992-1994 and then again from 1998-2003. I liked this theme as well. This is from CBS’ return to the NFL in 1998 when the New York Jets took on the San Francisco 49ers. This is very good quality.
Here’s the Monday Night Football Heavy Action theme composed by Edd Kalehoff that has been used as the intro dating back to the early 1970′s. I don’t think it was used in the first years of MNF, but certainly from 1974 through the ESPN days.
This is the NHL on ESPN theme that was used from 1994-2007.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t post the NBA on TNT’s current theme. I do like this.
This is the MLB on ESPN theme. Not bad.
I’m posting this not due to the theme which was pretty pedestrian, but for the memories it brings back watching Braves baseball on TBS. The late Skip Caray with the call and the late Don Harrison of CNN being the voice of TBS Sports. Trememdous stuff.
We end this edition of the Videos of the Week follow up with the last Baseball Game of the Week open for NBC from 1989. This is from June 10, as Bob Costas and Tony Kubek call the first US nationally televised game from Skydome in Toronto. Marv Albert is the host of Major League Baseball … An Inside Look.
That will do it for the Videos of the Week until next week.