Last week, we told you about some of the things we miss in sports, things such as Evel Knievel, the St. Pete Cards and The White Shadow. We asked you to pass along some of the things you miss in sports. More than 200 of you sent in memories from back in the day. Some of the things you miss in sports:
Watching a game without constantly being reminded of the pitch count or speed of the pitch.
Dom Cassano, Tampa
The Tampa Bay Bandits.
The California Golden Seals.
Scott Stark, Tampa
Muhammad Ali's championship boxing matches on free TV on Saturday afternoons, seemingly almost monthly.
Bob Mielke, Spring Hill
A pro football touchdown where the scorer hands the ball to the ref and doesn't make a big deal of it.
Ed Renollet Sr., Hudson
The Firecracker 400 being run on July 4th, no matter what day of the week July 4th fell.
Shirley Buttacavoli, Brooksville
Watching baseball on TV from behind home plate.
David Lubin, Tampa
Tom Brookshier and Pat Summerall hosting This Week in Pro Football.
Bill Turner, Tampa
The live dolphin tank in the end zone at the Orange Bowl.
Tom Platt, St. Petersburg
Gillette Friday Night Fights followed by Make That Spare.
Tim Toal, Tampa
Suncoast Suns hockey and Cliff Pennington at Bayfront Center.
Women's Golf Tour, Orange Blossom Classic and JCPenney Classic.
Anthony Ross, St. Petersburg
Yankees PA announcer Bob Sheppard saying, "Now batting … Derek … Jeetah!"
Bob Guckenberger, St. Petersburg
The Way It Was with Curt Gowdy.
Shell's Wonderful World of Golf.
Ron Wenzell, Tampa
Al McGuire and Billy Packer calling college basketball for NBC.
The "Top 20" poll.
The Prudential College Scoreboard Show.
Jeff Clarke, Tampa
Gaylord Perry and spitballs.
Rich Tron, Wesley Chapel
Booing "Bingo Bob" at Lightning games.
"Heeeeeere come the vacuums" commercial at the old Tampa Stadium.
Mark Rulison, Land O'Lakes
Ken Venturi doing golf analysis on TV.
Todd Green, Spring Hill
ABC's Wide World of Sports.
Susan Supley, New Port Richey
Street and Smith's preseason college football magazine (in black and white).
Curt Rindy, St. Petersburg
Showdown in the NHL.
John Zappa, Lutz
Goalposts being on the goal line and seeing receivers running into them.
Jesse Campbell, Largo
Dandy Don singing, "Turn out the lights, the party's over … "
Rick Johnson, St. Petersburg
Billy Packer and Jim Thacker doing an ACC basketball game.
Pete Rose running to first on a walk.
Mike Pietrzyk, Brandon
The "Bo Knows" commercials.
Jim Ahearn, Clearwater
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fight songs like "Ho, ho, ho, we're the Buccaneers …"
Eric Sloss, St. Petersburg
The old-style uniform pants the baseball players wore that came below the knee and were met by team color socks.
Yogi Berra catching and Bob Cousy running the basketball court.
Joan Perry, Wesley Chapel
The days of three baseball teams in New York.
Roger Duffett, St. Petersburg
Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese on Game of the Week.
Bill Rogers, Tampa
Pirates announcer Bob Prince saying, "You can kiss it goodbye."
Bob Orris, Largo
Roller Derby (Joanie Weston, Ann Calvello).
Martin Gangloff, Madeira Beach
The American Sportsman with Curt Gowdy.
Pete Blasse, Clearwater
TV sports segment on the local news instead of ESPN.
David Bradley, Largo
The board game All-Star Baseball.
Ira Fialko, Crystal River
Phil Rizzuto announcing Yankees games.
Chris D'Agostino, Riverview
Brian Driscoll, Clearwater
Saints fans with paper bags on their heads.
Brett Harrell, Tallahassee
Salty Sol and Andy Hardy fishing reports on TV news.
Craig McGill, St. Petersburg
The halftime H-O-R-S-E competition during NBA games.
Michael Carli, Odessa
Listening through the static on radio to hear Marv Albert say "Monroe … 15-foot fadeaway … YES!"
Tony Marina, New Port Richey
Bob Innocenti, Safety Harbor
"The Big Sombrero."
Jonathon A. Schwoerer, Tampa
When infielders and outfielders left their gloves on the field at the end of an inning.
Eric Rhodes, New Port Richey
Gordon Solie hosting Championship Wrestling from Florida on Saturdays.
Irwin Heichen, Temple Terrace
The USFL and Mel Allen on This Week In Baseball.
Dick Tranell, Clearwater