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Join host Steve Holroyd and his sidekick Sydney the Wonder Chug as they revisit the early days of pro basketball—played below the rim, with set shots galore and traveling not allowed—in convenient, chug-sized bites

Only The Ball Was Brown Steve Holroyd

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Join host Steve Holroyd and his sidekick Sydney the Wonder Chug as they revisit the early days of pro basketball—played below the rim, with set shots galore and traveling not allowed—in convenient, chug-sized bites

    Ep. 05—Wilt Chamberlain and the Hawaii Volcanos

    Ep. 05—Wilt Chamberlain and the Hawaii Volcanos

    This week, Steve and Sydney talk about Wilt Chamberlain and pro basketball’s continued obsession with him even after his retirement in 1973…which was at its most farcical in 1979 with his alleged involvement with the Hawaii Volcanos [sic] of the Continental Basketball Association

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    • 12 min
    Ep. 04—The NBA’s First Network TV Broadcasts

    Ep. 04—The NBA’s First Network TV Broadcasts

    This week, Steve and Sydney discuss the NBA’s not-always-successful history with network television, focusing on its very first TV deal with the long-forgotten DuMont Network in 1953-54

    More important—the team announces its release of the only known complete footage from an NBA syndication package from that season…now fully restored and COLORIZED

    The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/0CjHx_-DtiE

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    • 11 min
    Ep. 03–The World Professional Basketball Tournament

    Ep. 03–The World Professional Basketball Tournament

    This week, Steve and Sydney revisit the legendary World Professional Basketball Tournament, a Chicago-based even in the 1940s that had a resounding impact on both professional basketball and society at large, as it presented blacks and whites on equal footing like no other sporting event in the country

    The books referenced in the podcast:

    Chicago’s Showcase of Basketball: The World Tournament of Professional Basketball by John Schleppi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1878282492/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_ZDF17T4HDBFH69NWRS0J

    The National Basketball League by Murry Nelson: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003C1QSIM/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_KPH6J8G1HM06TBDCFCHG

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    Instagram: @OnlyTheBallWasBrown

    Snapchat: @inthelowpost

    Questions? Comments? Suggestion? Write to us at soccermavn@yahoo.com

    • 14 min
    Ep. 02–The American Basketball League (1925-31)

    Ep. 02–The American Basketball League (1925-31)

    In this episode, Steve Holroyd and Sydney the Wonder Chug revisit the American Basketball League of the 1920s, the sports first attempt at a major, national league. After initial success, the league was ultimately doomed by the Great Depression…but not before providing the best pro basketball of the era. Hear about the famous Original Celtics, and how the ABL resorted to extortion to force them to join the league…only to wish they hadn’t

    ABL footage from the 1929-30 season featuring the Celtics can be seen here: https://youtu.be/2qPTWhmtFZg

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    • 14 min
    Ep. 01–Who Are We, Why Are We Here? (Introduction)

    Ep. 01–Who Are We, Why Are We Here? (Introduction)

    Join hosts Steve Holroyd and Sydney the Wonder Chug as they introduce the podcast, explain the ground it hopes to cover…and clears up any misconceptions about the show’s title

    • 12 min
    Only The Ball Was Brown 2d Promo

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

PumpkinGoesChomp ,

soccer soccer

very informative but could use more pizza references

Hkgdtuvcd ,

Great bite-sized nuggets

Steve offers interesting nuggets of soccer history and 15 minute increments. Perfect for a short commute and loaded with Great pieces of trivia and little-known soccer facts. Definitely recommend for anyone who considers themselves a serious fan of US soccer.

AquaLGND ,

It's ok.

I listen to this podcast every single day. All the time. On the way to work. At the gym. In the shower. When i go to bed. I listen to it all the time. But it's ok. I don't like it that much.

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