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1-76 by G. Love and Special Sauce (from Yeah, it’s That Easy, Okeh/Epic, 1997)
Here are the lyrics for verse 2:

Back in 1982
Man it was real cool
And in school
If we got good grades
Our parents would take us to a 76ers game
I got my game and there ain't no shame
Big shots for Mo Cheeks
And Moses Malone
Julius Erving called Philly his home
Bobby Jones, Daryl Dawkins
Andrew Toney sinking threes
Rocky Balboa comes from South Philly

Very evocative. There would be an equally compelling song about the 1982 Celtics, I’m sure, but they lost to the 76ers in the Conference Finals. I remember it well. Boo hoo. The only cool thing about that was the chant at Boston Garden of “Beat L.A. Beat L.A.!!!” That’s where it originated.

Tour de France 3 by Kraftwerk (from Tour de France Soundtracks, Astralwerks, 2003)
Wait, what…it’s Tour de France time? Uh, nevermind…

Sunday Drive by Alabama (from NASCAR: Hotter than Asphalt, Sony, 1996)
Should the 2010 NASAR compilation be titled “Lukewarm at Watkins Glen”? How about “Chilly at Chicagoland”?

American Salute by the Cincinnati College Conservatory and Wind Symphony (from American Variations, Klavier, 1995)
Nothing to say here, except: Salute! And that Wind Symphony sure can rock a patriotic tune.

Wheel of Fortune Theme (from Classic TV Game Show Themes, Varese Sarabande, 1998)
Naming this tune is easy. But can you name the composer? If you said Merv Griffin, you’d be correct. Merv also composed the Jeopardy theme, which puts him in the same category as Ravel, Neil Sedaka and Pachelbel.

Dragnet Theme (from Television’s Greatest Hits, TVT, 1986)
Dragnet was set in Pittsburgh, right? It wasn’t? L.A., you say? Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!

This segment aired on November 13, 2010. The audio for this segment is not available.

Gary Waleik Producer, Only A Game
Gary Waleik is a producer for Only A Game.

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