0:16 top-ranked jobs, squaring off in a tournament for all the marbles!
0:07 different classic sports game settings!
0:10 of the most famous (and infamous) commentator calls of all time!
This meeting of minds and pixel-based bodies on the fields of simulated battle decides the ultimate 80’s video game championship – The 8-Bit Cup!
Inspired by a Keith Olbermann broadcast Mar 20, 2014.
In homage to great jobs I’ve had and great calls I’ve heard over the years.
©1951 Giants Radio (recorded), Russ Hodges Giants/Dodgers NL playoff
©1966 BBC Television, Kenneth Wolstenholme FIFA World Cup Final
©1972 NHL on CBC, Foster Hewitt Canada-USSR Summit Series
©1972 ABC Wide World of Sports, Howard Cosell Foreman vs Frazier
©1984 WRKO-AM, Dan “The Duke” Davis and Gino Cappalletti Boston College vs Miami
©1986 MLB on NBC, Vin Scully World Series, game 6
©1991 NFL on ABC, Al Michaels, Super Bowl XXV
©1993 NFL on NBC, Dick Enberg and Bob Trumpy, Super Bowl XXVII
©2000 Tennessee Titans Radio, Mike Keith and Pat Ryan Super Bowl XXXIV
©2013 Dan Patrick Show, Will Ferrell, Dan Patrick, Ron Burgandy visits the show
00:34 “We have the excitement here that we look for!”
00:38 “Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!”
00:48 “Flutie takes the snap…He drops straight back…has some time…”
00:51 “Now he scrambles away from one hit…looks…uncorks a deep one for the end zone…Phelan is down there…
00:56 “Oh, he got it!… Did he get it?…He got it!”
00:59 “Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown!”
01:07 “It’s a 60-yard run…could he get across?”
01:11 “He came up one yard short.”
01:19 “Lookout here…”
01:22 “A little roller up along first; Behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!”
01:34 “Cournveyer has it on the wing, here’s a shot! Henderson makes a wild stab for it and fell”
01:40 “Here’s another shot. Right in front. They Score!! Henderson has scored for Canada! Henderson (garbled) ”
01:56 “The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!”
02:06 “No good! Wide right”
02:13 “They think it’s all over… it is now!”
02:17 “There’s a little roller up along first…behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it! And that was who…?
02:25 “That was…”
02:29 “Vin Scully.”
02:33 “Pull the car around the back after the game, I’m going to strike this sucker out.”
Xonco presents: The 8-Bit Cup
original music + sound effects in Milky Tracker
design in Graphics Gale
animation in Macromedia Flash 8
a Paul Johnson film 2014