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Da Football/Sports Show Archive
Back in the day, we didn't "proudly present" Da Football Show,
Da Sports Show, or any kind of show. An early October
Friday afternoon (10/6/95, to be exact) found two guys sitting on a couch,
just talking about the next Sunday's football games. A QuickCam and a
Macintosh were locked and loaded; someone downloaded CU-SeeMe (client and
reflector), and the dream became real. Da Football Show--the first regularly
scheduled CU-SeeMe sports 'n more Internet event! Bill Gates knows about it,
and he's scared. Jerry Seinfeld is scared, too.
Let's look at some memorable moments from Da Football/Sports Show archives:
Not long after our
10/6/95 debut, an organization with vision and wisdom recognized the need for
the quality content that we at Da Show provide. ISP-TV quickly syndicated us, making Da
Football Show the first, and now longest-running, regularly scheduled
syndicated sports talk teleconference on the infobahn. The staff of neither
ISP-TV nor Da Show had to grovel very much to make the deal a reality.
Da Football Show
introduced the proprietary Internet technology ARML (Actual Reality Modeling Language)
on 1/26/96 to predict the outcome of Super Bowl '96. ARML predicted a 26-20
Dallas overtime victory; ARML was only one interception away from being
exactly right! Our technology put the likes of Beano Cook and Will McDonough
to shame. Accurate team figurines were generously provided by Miggle Toys,
makers of Super Bowl Electric Football®.
CBS radio network, desperate for sports content, used none other than Jeff
Hostetler in their RealAudio coverage of Super Bowl '96. Of course, Da Show
was responsible. For months, we'd been giving "Hoss" a consistent hard time.
In fact, we made Jeff an international Internet star (not unlike what Dave
Letterman did for Joey Buttafuoco on Late Night). Jeff has our
good-natured malevolence to thank for actually having something to do on Super
Bowl Sunday other than drive up the NJ Turnpike, go to his favorite sports
bar, suck down free beers supplied by an easily impressed bartender, and brag
about how he was in The Giants' other Super Bowl appearence, the one
that the Buffalo Bills helped them win.
We've been telling
people to imagine the possibilities of Da Show for a year now, a virtual
millenium in Internet time. Trust us, we love doing Da Show, and we love our
audience for being there and growing! Please keep tuning in and sending email. It's something you can tell
your kids about in 20 years!
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