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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Kaepernick refuses to stand for Mr. T’s UncleTomFoolery.

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      Gary E.

      Battle of the Almost Relevant Stars. Who are these people? And bringing back actors from the 80s and 90s? Horrible.
      I could almost watch it though if it weren’t for the insufferable Mike Greenberg. That guy is an absolute show killer.

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    The new version makes the original look like the Super Bowl. TERRIBLE! The original was packed with dozens of stars you actually recognized from current shows, spanning all three networks. Plus they were actually busting their asses in the events. This one has two teams of five unknowns or desperate has-beens. When your biggest names are Bronson Pinchot and Kim Fields, it’s just celebrity boxing.

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    I remember watching this when I was kid. I thought it was a great show to watch.

    Did you see this clip Steve. You can almost see through Catherine Bach’s swimsuit. Giggity.

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      Hosel Rocket

      That was my fondest recollection. Hot stars in swim suits, tank tops and skimpy shorts. Saturday Night Live captured it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0f1Ywnjq0A

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      Gary E.

      I remember Drowning Joe Frazier on the original BNS. I didn’t think he was going to make it out of the pool haha.

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    Alan Wilson

    In the 70’s & 80’s you tuned in to this because you never saw much of TV celebrities outside of their actual shows, unless you happened to catch them on Dinah Shore or The Muppets. Today these attention starved narcissists are so utterly over-exposed already, and this ridiculous reboot is just another iteration of bad reality TV for C-list celebrity has-beens trying to stay relevant. No thanks!

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    Scott Baio just killed it

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    Czabe: B&B listener here in suburban Milwaukee; we’re same age(ish); I could never forget the Kaplan/Conrad showdown, and particularly how it ended, but I don’t blame you for subbing in a black athlete in the Conrad role: Michael Warren, from Hill Street Blues, who had been a Scholarship/Team Captain/All America for The Wizard of Westwood on a team with Kareem, was no joke on BNS…the only player that could give Scott Baio a run for his $ in anything. When teamed with Ed Marinaro, who damn near won the Heisman playing for CORNELL (with the Nard-dog in the stands) those NBC teams were LIGHTS OUT.

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    “Superstars” on ABC was better. The 1977 Cowboys vs 1977 Yankees was riveting. Too Tall Jones vs Bucky Dent in a bike race was something to behold.

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    SCTV once did “Battle of the PBS Network Stars.”

    Mister Rogers v. Julia Child in boxing. William F. Buckley was caught sneaking Harold Carmichael onto his football team. Good times.

    As for the real show: it was the 70s. Bouncy bouncy.

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    Jim O'C

    I preferred The Superstars individual competitions, not the team competition. Athletes from obscure sports taking on football players. Kyle Rote Jr kicked everyone’s ass and won overall title 3x in the 70s.


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