Does anyone else remember The Wild World of Sports on ABC? It was an "anthology" sports show on ABD usually on Sunday afternoons.
This was back in the olden days when only CBS and NBC had football, so this was counter-programing with off the wall sports. Now my father was not a big football fan, so if we watched anything that was on the Wide World of Sports. Oddly, it introduced me to a bigger world.
I first remember wanting to travel with the coverage of the Mexican Cliff Diving. It was a yearly stable of the station. The also showed bizarre sports (at the time) including the first national coverage of NASCAR, coverage of gymnastics, Scottish Highland games, and (my favorite) demolition derbies, anong many many others.
I looked it up in Wikipedia, and it started being broadcast in 1968 and ended in 1998. It became redundant when cable TV channels started broadcasting anything it could get its on. ESPN in particular.
Anyway, I thought of it last night. Don't know why.