February 9, 2014 |
Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we'll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a notable way, as only the most televised event on the planet can be covered. Olympics TV coverage can follow some time-tested narratives. There's the comeback tale (Kerri Strug or Bode Miller in past Games) the indomitable champion (Shaun White)
December 18, 1998 |
Another storm blew through Sunday, and with it came Jonny Moseley, the flashy young skier who took the world by storm last February at the Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Moseley did this, you probably recall, by performing a tricky little maneuver called a 360-mute-grab: a helicopter that includes crossing and grabbing one's skis in midair and then landing as though it's no big deal. Most people just call it a "Moseley" now, which is fine with the man who made it famous.
February 11, 1998 |
It figured to be a shootout between top qualifier Jonny Moseley of the United States and Jean-Luc Brassard of Canada here Wednesday in the men's mogul finals of freestyle skiing. But Brassard misfired, just as he had in Sunday's qualifying, and Moseley, of Tiburon, Calif., shot nothing but bull's-eyes, giving the United States its first gold medal of these XVIII Winter Olympics.
February 13, 2002 |
Jonny Moseley completed his new signature trick, the Dinner Roll, much to the delight of the raucous, flag-waving crowd who came to watch the men's freestyle skiing moguls competition Tuesday. Just about the only folks he didn't overwhelm, it seems, were the judges. Although he temporarily stole the show with his new move, Moseley, 26, won't know the spotlight at these Games of standing on the medals podium.
July 12, 1998 |
This is life that should exist on the other side of the moon with no chance of ever being seen down here. Forget the United Way campaign. Support NASA and a one-way space shuttle capable of jettisoning the get-a-life-challenged people here, who willingly spent $15 a day to be demeaned and disappointed at the Isuzu Celebrity Golf Championship.
March 13, 1998
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Luc Robitaille, Cameron Dollar --"The Big Show," today, 6-9 a.m., Fox Sports West 2 and AM 1150. * Former Michigan coach Steve Fisher --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m. and midnight, ESPN * Galaxy Coach Octavio Zambrano, editor John Papanek of ESPN the Magazine --"The Irv Kaze Show," 6:45-7:45 p.m.